Dare to share – write an erotic story with your lover
The original surrealists, back in the 1920s, used to play Exquisite corpse, a game in which each person takes turns contributing to a collection of words or images. (The name comes from a line of poetry thus created: “The exquisite corpse will drink the young wine.”). André Breton, the charismatic founder of Surrealism, described the game as both ‘fun’ and ‘enriching’ and the results were often otherwordly beautiful.
How about you play a sexy modern day version of this game with your lover? It not only helps you to get in the mood, but will also reveal so much about each other’s sexual desires and dreams.
This is how it works: you write an erotic story together by taking turns in contributing a sentence. You start. Don’t think about it too long, just write. Let your subconscious take over. Wearing something that makes you feel sexy definitely helps! I suggest sitting down together with a piece of paper or a laptop, but you can also do it by phone, texting each other over the course of a few days. (which would be an excellent warm up for Valentine’s day)
There aren’t really any rules, except that during the time you write this story, you don’t talk about it. You only react to each other’s contributions by writing the next sentence. Try not to judge, just go with the flow. Keep writing until you almost literally explode with desire. Warning: the sex that results from this game might be ‘surreal’. Enjoy!
REFLECTIONS FROM YOUR MIRROR
FOR THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD
Between king and QUEEN
Who is Tasya van Ree? The mysterious girl in the big black hat has been fascinating art connoisseurs and fashion lovers alike since she burst onto the scene with her stunning black-and-white photographs of celebrities like Michelle Rodriguez and (one-time lover) Amber Heard. I asked the Hawaiian-born visual artist of Dutch-Japanese ancestry (41) about her art and soul. “Between both King and Queen is where I exist.”
Sara Mearns (31) is New York City Ballet’s boldest ballerina. A passionate, intense dancer, she started dancing at 3 and starred in Swan Lake when she was only 19. But instead of resting on her laurels, Sara has kept challenging herself with daring projects, from a collaboration with hip-hop dancers to a leading role in a Broadway show. I talked with the fierce Swan Queen about sacrifices, body confidence, and how to turn pain into gain. “I’m not the typical skinny, tall, long-neck kind of ballerina.”
The art of love!
Get your creative juices flowing
This Valentine’s, don’t wait around for that love-note or those fancy chocolates to feel loved and desired. Express yourself to fall in love with yourself, now!