The best thing about sex games is that they're all foreplay. Need I say more?

Does anyone really need to justify making sex more playful, creative, longer lasting, and intimate?

Also- you don’t have to be a couple to engage in sex games intended for couples. I’d say anyone you wouldn’t mind getting closer to is a great play partner candidate.

Contrary to popular belief, sex games for couples are not simply for people looking to “spice things up” after things in the bedroom have become less than noteworthy. If more people explored their playful naughtiness right from the start- without fear- women’s (and men’s) magazines wouldn’t have much incentive to capitalize on helping people improve “boring sex”.

If you’ve been blessed with a competitive spirit and find it rears its head in your relationship...the right sex game with your boo can be the perfect way to work it out. Everyone wins.

Did I mention couples’ sex games are also a fun way to get to know each other better?

And a highly accessible one at that: while you can definitely go all out and spend money on physical items for some games, you actually don’t need money or equipment to get most games on. All you need is desire.

Next time you’re looking for a way to move in closer or break the ice, consider these dozen sizzlin’ hawt ideas for couples’ sex games.

1. “X” marks the spot

Your body’s a wonderland, a treasure trove.

Your partner's job as explorer is to kiss a different part of your body ‘till he/she guesses which spot you’re thinking about. Up the anti by giving clues like “hot,” or “cold” as he/she gets closer or further away from your chosen zone.

2. Pick a card, any card

Redefine the four suits. Maybe diamonds now represent oral sex. Hearts can represent kissing. Say spades are now massage. And clovers can be hands-on action…. for example. The numbers on the cards can equal the number of seconds (or minutes) that whoever draws the card is supposed to then perform said act. Simply take turns.

Something similar can be done with two six-sided die (each number gets a different sexual act assigned to it). But with the die, the game isn’t over until all numbers have been rolled at least once. You may end up engaging in a multi-hour love-in.

Sounds terrible, right? 

3. Not so fast

Lie naked on your bed (or wear something that makes you feel like a sex bomb). Have your chosen one stand at your bedroom door. Test how well your partner knows you by asking him/her questions about yourself. They can range from sexy (i.e. what never fails to make me cum?), to personal (i.e. what’s my dream vacation?).

When they answer right, they get to take one step closer to you.

For each wrong one, they have to move a step back. Your partner will learn about you, while also going crazy with the teasing aspect, and when he/she gets there, well, let’s just say the real fun begins.

4. Truth or dare

It’s an oldie but a goodie, lovelies. You may wanna focus more on dare than truth…. or vice versa, depending on the mood. Dare your lover to kiss you with no hands. To please you with only the very tip of their tongue. This is a great way to exchange your wildest fantasies.

5. Orgasm contest

Except it’s not a contest, of course. That’s just silly. Masturbate next to each other. Whoever cums first (the “winner”) helps the other get to the pinnacle and gets to special request a reward in round two. 

6. Mirror, mirror

Sit down, facing each other. Begin to touch, kiss, lick, or graze your partner, and then have him/her repeat it back on your body as closely as possible to the way you did it. Very hot, and a great way to very descriptively communicate to your partner what you like without actually having to “tell” them. And then you can switch roles.

7. Keep it out to get it in

Get a timer of some kind (stopwatch, hour glass, cell phone), and pick a time interval: 20 minutes, 30 minutes, or even an hour (gasp!), and fool around with your partner however you please, but don’t allow any kind of penetration before the timer has gone off. Mmm.

8. Buy an actual sex board game

There are tons of them out there. Some use playing cards. Some require a special pair of die. Some are more traditional board games. Nookii’s a sexy mix of all three.

Or, buy a Jenga set if you don't already own one. On each block, write a command, ie. "kiss my ear" and go from there. When you successfully extract a block from the looming tower, your partner must then follow the command. Come up with a punishment for knocking the tower down—feel free to be wildly creative and naughty about it.

9. Overpower

This can take the form of a tickle war, a naked pillow fight, a wrestling session, a thumb war—whatever works for you. The point is struggling against your partner, getting worked up, competing. In any case, whoever surrenders first has to perform an agreed upon sexual favour for the other.

10. Choose your pleasure tool

Have your guy try to make you cum using any object/toy of your choosing. Great foreplay whether you get there or not.

11.  Santa’s bag

Put any sex toys you may have into a bag. Make sure to clean them first. Have your partner reach in without looking and pick one out. Or you can do the blind picking. Whichever one gets chosen is the toy of the night. This can take the self-consciousness out of intentionally adding a toy to the mix. 

12.  Hide and seek

R-rated version. When your partner’s on their way home one day, leave a trail of clothing or clues to your hiding place. When they get home finally and find you, they get to decide what comes next. And then switch roles if you like.

There you have it, babes. Let the games begin!