you're new to massage products, we recommend buying several small
bottles so you can sample your oils before committing to a huge purchase
-- the 32 ounce-bottles can be a little pricey! Fortunately, MyPleasure
has several types of oils to choose from, so you can find out what
flavors and textures work for you without spending a small fortune.
use massage oil, pour a small amount in the palm of your hand and
rub your hands together before gently applying to your lover's body.
Never pour the oil directly on from the bottle -- it feels cold and
weird. Rub the lotion or oil into your lover's body, reapplying as
necessary. If you have oily skin, make sure you shower after your
massage: many massage oils can cause breakouts on your back or chest.
free to rub oil into your lover's back, arms, legs, buttocks, chest
and neck, but keep it away from genitals unless the bottle specifically
says the lotion is safe for internal use. Even if it is safe, test
a small amount on the skin first, ensuring you and your lover won't
have an allergic or "burning" reaction to it. Massage oils
are not safe to use with latex products, such as sex toys or condoms,
unless the bottle specifically states otherwise. Massage oils should
also not be used as a lubricant for penetration, unless the product
has been specifically formulated for anal, vaginal or oral play.
If you don't like slightly greasy residue that massage oils can leave
behind, you might want to try a massage lotion. In addition to being
a little less slippery, massage lotions don't usually cause breakouts,
as massage oils have been known to do. If you have oily skin, you
may want to start with a lotion, as opposed to oil. However, massage
lotions also moisturize dry, flaky skin, so if you have dry or combination
skin, they're a safe bet too.
you can use regular hand lotion for a back rub, it's best to use lotions
specifically developed for massage. They leave less of a sticky residue
and often have a pleasant aroma and/or taste. Try to avoid the Ben
Gay-scented athletic tonics when combining sex with massage -- the
mentholated fumes, while effective at relieving stress and tension
from the body, can be a huge sensual turnoff.
lotions are used in much the same way as oils: rub a tablespoon-sized
dollop between your hands, and then apply it with long, languorous
strokes. You'll need to reapply lotions more often than oils as lotions
are usually absorbed more quickly. Also, unlike oils, lotions can
usually be rejuvenated with a spritz of water from a spray bottle,
which also creates a pleasantly slippery texture that can be quite
massage oils, lotions will destroy latex products, such as sex toys
or condoms, unless the bottle specifically states otherwise. Also,
massage lotions should never be used internally, for activities such
as vaginal or anal play. Many lotions are non-toxic, and therefore
safe to lick; however, you'll want to check the bottle's label first.
Be warned: lotions that aren't specifically made to be edible (which
is different than non-toxic) can taste really terrible, so you may
want to avoid oral experimentation unless you're using a product formulated
for oral play.
While not the best option for full-body massages, warming oils, also
known as edible oils, are great for genital massage, or for massaging
small, concentrated areas, such as breasts, buttocks, thighs and arms.
oils work about the same way massage oils work: pour a small puddle
in one hand, rub both hands together to distribute, then apply in
a thin layer to the desired area. Gently rub into the skin, applying
more as necessary. As you continue to massage, the warming oil will
begin to heat up, causing your partner to feel a pleasantly warm sensation.
warming oils can't be used with latex products -- make sure to read
the label before using. Warming oils aren't appropriate for internal
use -- don't use them for vaginal or anal penetration. However, you
can apply them to the surface of your genitals. Be warned: some of
the warmth-inducing elements may irritate skin; do a skin patch test
before using during sex or your genitals may end up hotter than you
or not you feel comfortable using massage products or warming oils
at every sexual encounter, it's smart to have a few bottles lying
around in case you need them. Most keep for a couple of years without
damage; open the bottle and sniff them before using. If the bottle
smells unpleasant, or if there's any icky-looking residue, toss it.
It's better to be safe than sorry.