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In everyday life, our senses are overloaded with stimuli. We’re constantly looking at our phones or computers in our downtime, so our mind never really takes a break.

So, when we deprive our senses of stimulation, it helps our minds to focus. Additionally, removing some of our senses sharpens whatever senses we still have access to!

Sensory deprivation is often used in BDSM to enhance sexual pleasure. By depriving your body of senses during sex play, you can bring yourself to new levels of ecstasy that were never before obtainable!

In this article, I’ll go through what sensory deprivation bondage is and how you can experience it in a sexual context!

What Is Sexual Sensory Deprivation?

Sensory deprivation is when you purposely dampen or block your senses to heighten sexual pleasure. When we stop receiving constant stimulation from all of our senses, it forces us to focus on whatever senses we have left, which boosts our awareness. 

For example, when you can’t see or smell during sensory deprivation sex, it forces you to focus on your other senses, such as hearing and touch.

So, depriving your senses improves your sex life since it takes away distractions, permitting you to focus on the experience at hand.

Different Types of Sexual Sensory Deprivation

Sight Deprivation

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Sight deprivation is one of the most common types of sensory deprivation bondage since it’s so easy to accomplish!

During this kind of play, you’ll cover your eyes to remove your sense of sight.

To do this, you can get a bondage mask or blindfold to cover your eyes. These masks are typically made from soft materials, ensuring optimal comfort.

For a more intense experience, you can invest in a deprivation hood, which covers your entire head, except for your mouth. These block out light from every angle, ensuring complete darkness.

My favorite is the Fetish Fantasy Spandex Bondage Hood since it’s comfortable, sexy, and 100% opaque, meaning your sense of sight will be removed entirely for a sightless sexual encounter!

If you don’t have a BDSM mask or hood on hand, you can use a tie or scarf instead. However, these items aren’t designed to be used as masks, so they don’t stay on very well. Therefore, you’ll need to tie them on tight to ensure they won’t fall off during your play session!

Another way you can explore sight deprivation is by turning off the lights. Make sure you block any windows and the crack beneath your bedroom door to ensure complete darkness.

As a safety precaution, you should keep a flashlight on your bedside table just in case something goes wrong, and you need access to light ASAP.

Sound Deprivation

Removing sound during sex is an odd experience, to say the least. Instead of hearing your partner’s moans and groans, all you can do is watch their facial expressions to determine how they are feeling.

To experience sex without sound, try wearing earplugs or noise-canceling headphones. Both of these methods should block out most noises, ensuring a silent sexual encounter.

If the idea of having sex in total silence doesn’t sound appealing, try listening to loud music instead. Although music is a sound, it helps to remove you from your thoughts. Additionally, it adds context to your sexual session, allowing for a heightened experience.

I recommend creating a playlist of songs you want to listen to. Then, put on a pair of noise-canceling headphones that’ll permit you to hear the music, but nothing else. I prefer songs without words since they encourage better focus, but the choice is up to you!

Dual Sensory Deprivation (Sight and Sound)

If you’re experienced with sensory deprivation play, you may enjoy combining sight and sound deprivation to intensify your sensations further.

Removing sight and sound will encourage you to focus on your sense of touch, smell, and taste.

If this is your first time trying dual sensory deprivation, don’t use intense sensory toys, such as whips or clamps. You’ll already feel very vulnerable, so adding these toys to the session may be too much. However, feel free to use gentle sensory toys, such as feather ticklers or a vibrator on low to explore various sensations.

Additionally, try experimenting with temperature play to enhance your pleasure even further. To do this, ask your partner to run an ice cube or a warm towel across your body. Since your senses will be heightened, the temperature changes will feel very intense!

While blocking your sense of sight and sound can be very pleasurable, it can also feel scary and disorienting. So, you need to develop a couple of safe words and signals that you can use in case the sensations become too overwhelming.

Touch Deprivation

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Usually, sex is highly dependent on physical touch. So, when you remove touch from the equation, it forces you to focus on your other senses that you may have been too distracted to pay attention to before.

To experiment with touch deprivation, start by telling your partner that they’re not allowed to touch you or themselves at any point during the session. If you don’t trust them to keep their hands away from themselves, use ropes to tie their hands to the bedposts.

Next, entice them visually by wearing sexy BDSM lingerie or fetish wear. Once they’re aroused, slowly remove your garments. When you’re undressed, stand right next to them so they can feel the warmth coming off of your body, but don’t touch them. The closeness will have them begging for more!

You can also try arousing them with moaning and dirty talk. Try touching yourself in front of them while describing what you’re doing and how it feels. The combination of the visual and auditory stimuli will make them burst with desire.

When you’re finally ready to touch them, use a sensory toy, such as a Wartenberg wheel or a spanking crop, instead of your fingers. Going from no touching to experiencing one of these sensory toys will produce a really intense sensation that will send them over the edge in no time!

Taste and Smell Deprivation

Taste and smell deprivation are less popular forms of sensory deprivation kink that aren’t regularly explored.

If you want to remove these senses, you need to be aware that our sense of taste is linked to our perception of a smell. So, if you’re going to block out the taste, you’ll need to block out the smell as well!

To block out your sense of smell, you should start by removing any smelly items from the room, such as diffusers or scented candles. Then, put plugs inside of your nose to block out any lingering smells.

Once your sense of smell is blocked off, you can block out your taste by overwhelming it with extreme foods, such as sour candy, hot sauce, or a lemon. While these intense flavors won’t remove taste, they’ll make it difficult for you to taste your partner. So, this method will remove the sexual aspect of taste so you can focus on your other senses instead!

Final Thoughts

BDSM sensory deprivation is when you block out some of your senses during sex to sharpen your other senses, which leads to greater awareness and increased sexual pleasure.

There are many ways you can explore sensory deprivation sex. Some of the most common include sight deprivation, sound deprivation, and touch deprivation.

You can also explore smell and taste deprivation. However, these forms of sensory deprivation are a little harder to accomplish, so they are less common.

I hope this sensory deprivation bondage guide helps you experience new heights of sexual pleasure!

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