When it comes down to doing the deed, it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg (but using all body parts is always a plus). And just like good ol’ sex was experienced before the invention of the sex toy, it can be a hot experience with or without additional props and toys.
But if you are looking to spice things up in the bedroom with things that you can find around the house, sit back and enjoy this DIY guide because… you really can afford to!
Neck Ties, Scarves, Pantyhose
For those who have a kinky streak, using a neck or bow tie, a scarf, or pantyhose during a sexual adventure can be quite a thrilling experience.
These three items can be used to sensually tie your partner’s wrists or ankles. It’s a way in which trusted partner’s can exceed the normal boundaries, and experiment with the idea of BDSM in the bedroom. Just remember a safe word!
Neck ties and scarves can also act as a blindfold, and removing one of the senses is a sure way to heighten other senses and to increase intrigue. “Shutting one of your senses naturally intensifies the others, which means you’ll be extra receptive to touch,” says sex expert, Stephanie Alys.
A Shower Head
An oldie but a goodie! If you’re a woman with a shower head that’s blessed with strong pressure, you can use it to create quite intense clitoral stimulation.
This sensation is essentially the same as using hot tub jets or even a clitoral vibrator, and will not only leave you wet… but also extremely satisfied.
Who needs a cock ring when a scrunchie will do the trick? Sure, this hair accessory hasn’t really been a thing since, what, the 80’s or 90’s (or are they coming back into fashion?), but it’s a more versatile prop than you may have thought.
If you have one lying around, and you can experiment with this makeshift cock ring to see if it’s something you’d like to invest in. If it doesn’t float your boat, at least you had a bit of fun (and perhaps a little chuckle).
Want to embrace the sexual tension but ran out of lube? Coconut oil is here to save the day. This seriously useful item that graces the kitchen and bedroom of many, is more commonly used for cooking or as body cream. But did you know that it’s also a safe option to use as lubrication?
It prevents and even treats yeast infections, and it smells and tastes kind of delicious too.
Temperature play can be an exhilarating experience for both men and women, and it doesn’t get easier than simply raiding your freezer.
Grab one or more and use it to tease your partner’s inner thighs, nipples and other body parts, or create cold puddles of water to lick off of each other. The sensation will increase sensitivity and create a playful and sensual experience for both parties.
Has he or she been a very naughty boy or girl? A spatula has proven to be an excellent prop for spanking!
For those starting out, a rubber spatula may be the best option. For the more advanced, or those who seek a bit more of a punch, use a wooden spatula.
It’s a less intimidating way in which to give spanking a try, and is a more cost-effective way to experiment with new ideas in the bedroom.
Looking for something that adds a bit more sting? A belt is a sassy DIY sex toy that you can use to spank the buttocks (or another body part). Use with caution however, as a belt is way more intense that using a rubber spatula.
Additionally, a belt could also be used to tie your partner’s wrists, around his or her neck, or something for them to bite on during a sexual tryst. Again, use with caution and agree on a safe word. Trust is also a major component of using props of this nature.
Food, glorious food! There are so many ways you can use different kinds of delicious treats during playtime!
You could opt for the more sensual kind of experience by covering your partner in whipped cream, honey, or chocolate syrup, and licking it off. Or, you could use a donut strategically placed around a man’s hard penis.
Alternatively, you could use a few household food items, like a cucumber, carrot, zucchini, or an egg plant as a DIY dildo. This is fun for solo play or with your partner. After all, variety is the spice of life!