A nurse, school teacher, hooker, Hermione Granger, the President’s daughter?
Role playing. It might seem challenging (I, for one, would have no idea how not to laugh), but apparently it’s good for your mental health and (hopefully) your sex life.
How can it help me mentally? I hear you ask… According to Scott Haltzman, author and assistant professor of psychiatry at Brown University in Rhode Island, it’s all about forgetting the stress of everyday life.
“Part of enjoying tantalising sex is experiencing a level of escape,” Haltzman told Men’s Health. “Role playing interweaves well with the natural tendency to dissociate from the daily demands of life.”
Just like meditation.
As for helping your sex life, it’s all about pushing your pleasure boundaries using the safety (and comic relief) of a character mask (Darth Vader anyone? But, actually – it’s a thing).
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“Role playing is a comfortable way for couples to explore their sexuality from behind masks. Often the roles people enjoy most are the ones that are the most different from their normal lives,” a sex researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago Brian Mustansk also told Men’s Health.