Seductive Settings

14 Dec

Snowy EveningThere’s nothing like a cozy winter night to set the stage for cozy winter fun. Snow gently falling, fireplace merrily crackling, and your sexy partner relaxed and ready to frolic. Of course, getting the atmosphere just right for an intimate evening requires more than cooperative weather. Setting the stage can go a long ways toward getting you and your mate into the proper mood. Here are some things I like that make for a truly intimate evening.


Candles. And obvious kick-off to the list, but who doesn’t love them? And with candles you get a twofer, because they provide both romantic lighting and seductive scent if you get the aromatic ones. They also needn’t be expensive, so if you’re setting an intimate scene on a budget candles fit in nicely. You can get a bag of 100 tea candles for around five bucks. Place them everywhere you’re hanging out. They’ll cast a warm glow on you and your mate.

Coltrane BalladsTaste in music can vary wildly, so while goth metal might be just the right romantic touch for some, I’m going to recommend something a little more sedate. If you’ve never listened to John Coltrane’s CD “Ballads,” do yourself a favor and give it a go. Some people may immediately balk and think, “no thanks, I don’t like jazz.” But there are no atonal, dissonant, long improvisational sections in these tunes which can be off-putting about jazz to some people. Coltrane’s ballads are slow, soft, beautiful pieces that will captivate and seduce you. Give it a try. There’s nothing like cool jazz for a hot night.

The-New-Art-of-Erotic-MassageMassages can be delicious, stimulating precursor to lovemaking, so why not use them to their full potential. Before you start kneading away, however, (or before he starts kneading on you), bone up on your technique. The Art of Erotic Massage and its updated version The New Art of Erotic Massage are excellent references. The books come with easy explanations on perfecting a variety of techniques and include full color photos to show exactly what’s being talked about. Store in a handy place on your reference shelf.

If all this stimulation gets you thirsty, why not whip up a few sexy drinks? I came across an article at that provided recipes for some interesting cocktails with names like Pink Panties and French Kiss. Check out the article here: I happen to be a huge fan of prosecco, and one of my favorite all-time drinks is three parts prosecco mixed with one part Aperol. Aperol is an Italian aperitif, kind of bitter tasting like Campari, but mixed with prosecco and topped with a slice of orange makes it divine.

No matter what devices you use to set a sexy, romantic stage, I hope they result in some wonderfully cozy evenings for you and your mate during this cold winter season. Have fun . . .  🙂

2 Responses to “Seductive Settings”

  1. madelineiva December 14, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    You need to create a name for that awesome sounding drink. The Vixen? ;>


    • Elizabeth Shore December 14, 2012 at 11:52 am #

      It is pretty darn awesome, I must say. Makes me contemplate cocktails this evening. The Vixen seems rather appropriate . . .


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