Something just about 98% of the people out there can get behind? Food is wonderful… amazing… even life sustaining. Yes, we need it to live, but we also, in just about every culture, find great pleasure in eating. But… there’s also finding GREAT pleasure in our food… or rather, having our food help us achieving the greatest pleasure… sex.

We all know the traditional concepts of licking your partner up and down, kissing their tender spots and even smelling them heightens arousal. But adding in things like flavored dust, honey or whipped cream? Wow! Right?

But… there’s some tips… yes, including some healthy and safety ones… I’d like to share with you to help you with ideas, some new concepts as well as maybe even save you from a bit of after effects that might not be wanted.

  1. Keep it sweet and light….

Whether using food on the tongue or body (more on this later) food foreplay is an appetizer, but sex is the meal. So hold the savory and spicy (which can burn skin or eyes), and stick to sweets for your sweet.

If you’re into healthier sweets, try pieces of fresh seasonal fruit, like cherries, strawberries or mango slices. If you’re more of a candy craver, play with ice cream toppings, like caramel sauce or marshmallow creme. Or go crazy and combine the two! You can gently hand feed each other or use each other’s bodies as plates.

Just remember that a little goes a long way. Eating too much before getting intimate will only make you and your partner feel sluggish, give you a sugar crash later, and may even lead to motion sickness. Besides, if your partner’s hungry enough to ask for seconds, you two should probably eat lunch first.

  1. Keep food away from your private parts.

Private parts and food don’t mix for various reasons, including possible infections, skin irritation, and let’s be real, sticky pubic hair. If you’re using plain ice, feel free to explore all over. Otherwise, the safest way to stimulate your partner is to keep all the food action above the waist. But don’t worry: there are plenty of erogenous safe zones.

  1. Engage all your senses.

Bringing food into the bedroom engages the senses and we don’t just mean taste. Use foods that smell and feel good on bare skin. (Sorry, stinky cheese lovers. Save that for a real meal!) To keep things hot, try foods you can heat up, like chocolate or honey. Or you can go the opposite direction with popsicles, frozen grapes, or just plain ice.

Play around with these items, hot and cold alike, running them over sensitive zones like the neck, earlobes, nipples, and lips. At the same time, don’t forget to use your hands to stroke, caress, and massage your partner, especially below the waist, where food is off-limits.

  1. Get creative with your mouth.

Good oral sex is about varying the amount of pressure and speed with your tongue and mouth. Good foodplay works the same way. Instead of simply licking food off part of your partner’s body, try sucking cream off his finger or gently nibbling honey off his body. (Yes, getting toothy’s okay, as long as your partner likes it.) Or start with simple lip touches and work your way toward completely enveloping skin in your warm mouth.

  1. Come prepared.

You wouldn’t go to a picnic without napkins, but you wouldn’t take your 10,000 thread count sheets either. So don’t forget to pack some appropriate gear for your naked picnic.

Lay down towels or sheets that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring napkins or even baby wipes for clean-up. Using tools, like a drizzle bottle for chocolate and honey, can make foodplay a little tidier and keep your hands clean. Ideally, licking fingers (or other parts) clean will suffice before you get busy. And don’t forget to keep the usual sexy stuff nearby — condoms, lube, and any toys.

  1. Have fun.

“Play” is a key component of “foreplay.” Be creative in the way you use food during sex with your partner. Tease each other with little bites. Dribble honey onto each other and slowly lick it off. Share a lollipop. Make a whipped cream bikini with cherry nipples on top a la Varsity Blues and make him beg for a taste. And don’t be afraid to laugh at each other. You might be surprised at how something that starts off silly can end up sexy.

  1. Clean each other off afterward.

You set the table and devoured your partner. Now don’t forget to wash up! Gather any plates, utensils, leftovers and food-splattered clothing or bedding, so you don’t have a big mess to worry about later. Then hit the shower and help your partner clean those hard-to-reach spots.

Great advice? no? Thanks Your Tango for that! BUT… how about some creative items to suggest that just might dive you in a bit deeper?

Very Naughty Things to Do With Candy…
Turn a candy necklace into an edible garter. Wear it underneath a skirt or dress, give your guy a sneak peek while you’re out, then have him eat it off you slowly when you get home.

Melted Chocolate…
Warm up a chocolate bar in the microwave for 15 seconds or until it’s gooey around the edges but not totally melted. Stand in the tub without the water on or on top of an old sheet and have him use the bar to draw a trail down your body. Ask him to lick it up without lifting his tongue off of your skin.

Sex Syrup…
Pour on the lovin’ with tasty sex syrups, made by various companies. Just like your pancake syrup, these add sweetness to every taste, and many come in snap-closed containers for freshness. By many, consider lickable massage oils, they are non-sticky, non-staining, and very delicious!

Take some of your favorite candies and lay your partner out, naked, positioned in a sexy position on the bed. You can use one kind of candy or various. Place them in trails that cover the length of their body. Then… tell them they can’t move as you lick and kiss the candies up, and they aren’t allowed to respond until you’re finished.

Now… go and get creative. Add a bit of sweet and savory to your sex!

*Thank you Your Tango for your bits of advice! Credited: