Role play a way to spice things up

(Graphic by Lena Yang)

(Graphic by Lena Yang)

Let’s go back to a much simpler time in our lives. A time when you were just starting to develop your more sexual side. This could have been in high school or maybe even in elementary school. Take yourself back and try to envision what you thought was arousing. Seriously, go ahead.

For guys, maybe the source of arousal was your attractive teacher, nurse, librarian or next door neighbour. For girls, maybe it was your math teacher, a police officer or a professional athlete. Or maybe it was even more specific and unique to your sexual prowess and desires. We’ve all had sexual fantasies at some point in our lives. Don’t be embarrassed, these sexual fantasies are exactly what make you the person that you are.

But we’re all grown up now, right? We, as adults, should still feel free enough to let our hair down, let our imaginations go wild and remember the joys of those teenage fantasies and bring them to life.

“I mean, I’ve always fantasized about the whole teacher figure thing, who hasn’t?” An anonymous male second-year student at Wilfrid Laurier University admitted .

Fantasy role-playing can really give you and your partner a chance to change up the same old routine and explore each other’s wildest desires. In today’s culture and society, a lot more couples are taking part in role play and are even buying all of the necessary tools for these new experiences.

“We have a ton of customers coming in and buying stuff for their partner,” said Love Shop employee Crystal, who declined to give her last name. “Most men will buy anywhere between $200-300 worth of stuff at a time.”

Role-playing certainly adds adventure and spice to the relationship and, as a result, is well worth the money. It can be utilized for either casual interactions or more serious relationships.

“Role play should definitely be looked at as important. The beauty of role play is that you can pretend to be absolutely anyone you want to be, and that usually means inhibitions for both men and women,” an anonymous female third-year Laurier student claimed.

Though role-playing fantasies are unique to each individual, there are some common desires men and women share.

“I think I can safely speak for most guys when I say that anything like a nurse, school girl, teacher or even a cop are some of the most desired fantasies,” claimed the anonymous male student. These fantasies are widely known in social settings and as guru Crystal explained, “those outfits and handcuffs are always top sellers.”

According to the anonymous female student, “women should initiate [role play].” Both women and men are true experts when it comes to dreaming up the sauciest of fantasies, but women don’t limit themselves to the traditional ones that men often do.

“Females have different fantasies than men in the sense that it’s not common for women to desire having sex with a male nurse, or naughty school boy, etc.,” She added.

Either way you slice it, fantasy role play can be quite the erotic experiment within a relationship. As long as you pay attention to what your partner is looking for sexually and vice versa, you’ll be stepping into those roles in no time at all.

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