Kids often “play doctor” without understanding its meaning. They might explore their body or someone else’s. As an adult, you can still play this game. Exploring your body or your partner’s can be great sexual exploration for consenting adults.
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Instead of telling your partner what you want, give them the adventure of finding it out hands-on. Psychology Today gives some tips on a safe and sensual way to play adult doctor”:
here you want to be able to talk candidly (i.e., unashamedly) about all the things that turn you on. To move beyond any awkwardness, or anxiety, that may in the past have prevented you from divulging your most secret sexual desires. And actually make use of your hands, lips, tongue, and genitals to expand, and enhance, your sexual repertoire.
We might know what turns us on from past experience, but your partner might discover some hidden things about your body you didn’t even know. No worries about whether your “doctor” is in network or your co-pay either.
Check out the link for tips on how to play doctor as adults.
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