By Jaclyn Pelopida
Ladies, the time has officially come for what we have all been patiently waiting for to finally hit the big screen. The most controversially talked about book-turned-movie, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” has officially hit theaters just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend, (well-played). Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan take on the roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, respectively, in this erotic, sexually explicit movie in which the main message is that of dominance and submission in the bedroom. For those of you who have read the book, seen the movie, or have no idea what I’m even talking about, I’ve compiled a list of ways to spice up your Valentine’s Day with some tips and tricks from the book, (don’t worry, I’ve clearly chosen the tame version).
http://daveschristmastreelot.com/wp-content/themes/craftsman-construction/js/mediaelement.min.js Setting the Mood – Whether you’re having a candle-lit dinner at home or just getting ready for a night out with your partner, the best way to set the mood for the night ahead would be with some music. In celebration of “Fifty Shades of Grey” debuting in theaters, it only seems fit that the movie’s soundtrack would be the best choice to add some sensuality to the mood. With crazy-talented artists such as Beyonce, who puts a sexy new twist on her hit “Crazy in Love,” and the sultry Ellie Goulding lending their vocals to the movie’s soundtrack there’s no way these songs won’t put you in the right mood for the night’s festivities.
follow What to Wear– Although most women tend to worry tremendously about what to wear for a night out with their partner, the most important part of your outfit on Valentine’s Day is what you’re wearing underneath. Lingerie is the key point of your outfit to make your night sexy, spicy, and fun. Adding a little peek-a-boo bra and panty set under your outfit will be sure to get you and your partner in the mood; especially when you can sit throughout dinner knowing that you have a sexy surprise underneath. I would recommend Victoria’s Secrets for the sexiest and most reasonable lingerie sets, price and pride-wise.
http://ccs-usa.com/phpmyadmin/index.php Game Night – If you and your partner are choosing to have a low-key night at home for Valentine’s Days and are worried about keeping your night from being boring, fret not, there are tons of games to choose from, (and no, I do not mean Candy Land). Cosmopolitan Magazine has kindly taken their own spin on “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and has come out with their own game called “69 Shades of Cosmo,” that gives you tons of ideas to keep you up all night. With tips to help beginners, intermediate, and advanced couples, everyone can find a level they are comfortable with and play the games. Some of the tips Cosmo gives includes using everyday essentials such as hair elastics, a hairbrush, and an electric toothbrush, (you can let your mind wander on what those could be used for).
At-Home Spa – Another great way to spend your night indoors and in bed, would be to make an at-home spa for you and your loved one. Massage oils, candles, and a hot bubble bath are a great way to make a sensual Valentine’s Day. Not only does massage oils help spice the mood, it also gives your partner the appreciation they deserve as you take the time to give their body a rub down, (what part you rub down is entirely up to you). The fun part about making your own at-home spa is that you can play around with different intimate essentials such as edible underwear, and chocolate dipping sauce, (p.s. there is also an “Official Fifty Shades of Grey” lube and cream set, just saying).
Toys in the Bedroom – Probably the most tongue-in-cheek tip of this article is what to use for fun in the bedroom; remember I did promise to be as tame as possible during this article, so as to not offend or embarrass anyone, including myself. To keep things safe and sexy, the oldest and most reliable toys in the books would be handcuffs, blindfolds, kinky boots, feather tickler, etc. However, there are far more experienced toys, (riding crops, anyone?), that are talked about in vast detail in the “Fifty Shades…” trilogy.
If you feel you are up for the challenge and want to take your sexy night to the next level, then I suggest you pick up a copy of one of the three books and learn some new tricks, as those are too naughty for me to type. Have a safe and sexy Valentine’s Day!