Sex issue: Explore your sensuality

Sex isn’t just about the physical act. It’s about comfort, trust, occasionally love and sensuality.

People don’t often discuss the sensuality of sex, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a connection between the two. Understanding your sensuality may lead to a better understanding of your body, and better sex. Since this whole supplement is on sex, here are some ways that you can explore your sensuality.

Attend a Burlesque show

Burlesque is a sensual side to sex and performance that’s not often seen, in fact it’s often ignored. Did you know that Vancouver’s Rio theatre has many different burlesque performances throughout the year? Burlesque show themes range from nerdy to sensual and everything in between. And no, you don’t have to participate. Here are some upcoming shows to look forward to.

Valentines Day Burlesque Duos

@ The Rio Theatre

February 14, 9 p.m.

Suicide Girls BlackHeart Burlesque

@ The Rickshaw

April 7

Take a pole dancing class

This one does require a little participation. Not only is pole dancing a great workout, but it is also a great way to explore what your body is capable of in a safe and fun environment.

Taste test different aphrodisiacs

Trying a bunch of different, supposed, aphrodisiacs is a great date idea and also a great way to figure out what you like and what you want (at least from your food). Food options include oysters, chili peppers, chocolate, bananas, cherries and more.

Go to a sex shop

Sex shops are a great way to learn about things that intrigue and excite you. Perhaps the idea of being blindfolded turns you on, and a vibrating dildo does not. You’ll never know until you’re faced with the option.

Whether you actually do any of these things, spend some time learning about your body and figuring out your likes and dislikes.