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The Importance of Communication and Consent

September 25, 2020 11:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The single most important factor in BDSM is consent—and the best way to get enthusiastic and informed consent is to communicate with your partner. Communication before and after a scene is the key to having a safe, fun and consensual BDSM experience, however that may play out. It might seem awkward or embarrassing at first, especially if you’re new to kink, but it’s the only way to make sure everyone is on the same page and is enjoying the experience. The more you do it, the easier it will become. Communicating about boundaries Before the clothes come off, sit down... View Article

What Is Aftercare in BDSM?

September 11, 2020 11:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

BDSM, either as an occasional practice or a lifestyle, doesn’t stop when the sex acts are over. Aftercare is a crucial component after any scene—it’s a chance for the participants to recalibrate after intense sex. What is BDSM aftercare, and how do you do it properly? Read on for some tips. Why is aftercare important? Most people who enjoy BDSM don’t make it the entire focus of their relationship, and even if they do, aftercare is still important. It’s a way for partners to connect, reassure each other and recover. Sometimes it’s physically or emotionally difficult to switch gears from... View Article

Top Five Things to Know About Kink

September 1, 2020 10:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What do you know about kink—and what do you want to know about it? If you’ve considered ramping things up (or tying things down) in the bedroom, it’s important to do some research ahead of time so you fully understand what kink is, how to do it safely and how to communicate with your partner. Here are some of the things you should know when you’re ready to embrace the kink lifestyle: Your friends are doing it: Believe it or not, about half the population is interested in kinky sex, which means that, chances are, someone you know is getting... View Article

Beginner to BDSM? Here’s What You Need to Know

August 18, 2020 10:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Does the idea of BDSM intrigue you? Given the success of wildly popular franchises like 50 Shades of Grey, it seems that we’re finally ready to acknowledge that sex can be a little racier than standard-issue vanilla practices. (Not that there’s anything wrong with enjoying vanilla, of course.) Trying BDSM for the first time can be awkward, nerve-racking and even goofy at first. However, with good communication and strong boundaries, you might find that you enjoy the darker side of sex. Here is our beginner’s guide to BDSM: Research beforehand: BDSM doesn’t have to involve pouring hot wax on your... View Article

Kink vs. Fetish: What’s the Difference?

July 30, 2020 7:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’re new to the world of BDSM, the difference between kinks and fetishes may not be immediately clear. Most people know that both refer to taboo or out-of-the-norm sexual practices, but what do they really mean, and how are they different from each other? While it’s true that both terms refer to sex acts or desires that are out of the ordinary, they refer to very different concepts. In short, “kink” is an umbrella term that encompasses all alternative sexual practices, while “fetish” is a specific need in order to become aroused or experience orgasm. Kinks and fetishes are... View Article

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