What constitutes foreplay?

When you think of the term "foreplay," what images come to mind? Some of us may think of back massages and making out, while others might envision much steamier activities. The truth of the matter is that foreplay means many different things to many different people, and couples who are open to talking about sex are likely to find a definition that suits their love life.

Miriam-Webster defines foreplay as "erotic stimulation preceding sexual intercourse." This explanation leaves a lot of wiggle room, as a wide variety of sexual and romantic acts can be described as "stimulating."

For those who like a lot of romance in the bedroom, foreplay can often last a long time, even longer than the sex itself. Taking time to make out, give massages and even compliment one another can all be considered forms of foreplay, and often times, these can make the actual act of getting down with your lover all the more exciting.

Some couples may choose to bring a personal vibrator into the bedroom, such as the LifeStyles® Vibrating Ring. Sex toys like that can be a great way to get each other pleasantly worked up before getting down to business.

There are many other creative ways to practice foreplay, and couples should experiment to see what works best. Don't be afraid to try out a fetish here or there, as long as it's safe and both partners agree..

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