You could get naked, lie spreadeagle in bed with a ball gag in your mouth, and a riding crop laying across your bare ass and wait for your partner to “find” you. Surprise! For the rest of you who are worried about how your partner will take your particular kink, let’s try a different approach, shall we?
If you and your partner have been together for a while, you probably have a good idea about how they might react. And even then, you may have convinced yourself that you’re about to be completely rejected. Take a deep breath to discuss the following ideas. See if they help you take the step from pure vanilla to spice up your sex life with kinky fun.
Introducing kink is a great way to spice up your sex life Image: via Shutterstock.com
To introduce kink, you want to set aside time to talk to them or wait for a quiet moment when they’re focused on you. (After great, sweaty sex is always an option.) Throwing this at them when they walk in from a busy day at work isn’t good timing.
Start with the small stuff. Your fantasy may include consensual non-consent rape and kidnap scenes or a gangbang. Perhaps it could consist of blood play or something equally in the “advanced” category of kink. Don’t lead with that. Pick something a little less threatening to spice up your sex life, something that you think you and your partner might enjoy, and start there.
Share how you were introduced to kink or things you’ve watched, read, or seen that turn you on. This could be a new territory for your partner. They may need to take some time to learn about it before they’re willing to commit. Be willing to listen to your partner's desires. I’ve met plenty of people who thought they were the only ones in their relationship with kinky desires, but then they began discussing kink and learned their partners had their own fantasies. You may be surprised at what you learn once you open up the discussion about ways to spice up your sex life.
Understand you might not get everything you want all at once. Even the most established people in the kink community take their time when they have a new partner. This isn’t any different. Yes, you want to do All The Things after you introduce kink, but you need to ease into it slowly.
Realise your education in kink has only just begun. If you get your partner on board with the idea of being kinky, now the real learning begins. Read, watch, and learn as much as you can. Additionally, come to understand that sometimes that kinky scene with ropes, vibrators, and blindfolds isn’t going to go according to plan.
Many people consider kink dark and dangerous. Be sure to mention safewords and consent. Moreover, ensure that you understand the importance of playing safe - and how to spice up your sex life without either one of you getting hurt.
If after you introduce something and the absolute worst happens - your partner completely refuses to experiment with kink or find the middle ground in your sex life - you’ll have some decisions to make. Stay where you are and find happiness without kink (something people do all over the world, every single day).
Leave that relationship and look for a partner (or multiple partners) who can fulfil your kinky needs. Some people find kinky partners outside of their vanilla relationship (openly or secretly). There’s no right answer to this one. Only you can decide what’s best for you and your relationship.
If your need to tap into your kinky side is important and you want to discover that part of yourself, don’t hide it away. As scary as it may be, you need to talk to your partner if they’re the one you want to get kinky with. You never know what might happen. One conversation to introduce kink could turn into a life of kinky fuckery and every sexual fantasy coming true.
Kayla Lords is a freelance writer, sex blogger, and a masochistic babygirl living the 24/7 D/s life.
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