Tonight I was invited to a champagne and exotic canapé fuelled birthday of an inner city restaurant. The who’s who on the guest list would be there and the photographers too, ready to snap our picture for the papers.
I even thought of what to wear: lingerie free with a spaghetti strap slip and fitted long sleeve sheer black dress over the top, killer silver stilettos with matching clutch and bold black eyeliner. But as the day carried on I realised more than anything I wanted to stay in. With me.
Then, I found myself fantasising about clipping my hair up in a lose chignon and running a hot oil bath, soaking for as long as my heart desired, then towelling dry to moisturise every inch of my body in organic coconut oil, entering the bedroom lit with candles and the smell of fresh sheets and incense in the air.
And so it was, I had to skip the party to seduce me…
This has been me on more than one occasion, and to ensure you could enjoy just the same I created your guide to a sensual night in alone.
Single or coupled it doesn’t matter. Pick and mix from the guide below and tell them you can’t tonight – you’re making love with yourself! Then switch your phone off to spend the night honouring and worshipping you…
Native American drums and flute or classical, some ambient lounge music or something heavier to entice you to dance around the room. Choose what makes you feel juicy, erotic, awakened, alive, turned on, sexy, sweet, open, feminine… and turn it on!
Set the Scene
(You make choose to slowly run the bath while you do this). Put clean sheets on the bed, light some candles and incense or an oil burner, ensure the sensual music will play for the next couple of hours, have some organic coconut oil and a towel handy. If it is warm you may need a fan/air conditioning in the room, or a small heater if it is chilly and you don’t have heating and cooling in the entire space.
Warm & Soak
Take a hot oil bath – organic; grape seed or almond work well with a few drops of essential oils like jasmine, ylang ylang, lavender, bergamot.