Sensory Deprivation – is the deliberate reduction or removal of stimuli from one or more of the senses. Simple devices such as blindfolds or hoods and earmuffs can cut off sight and hearing respectively, while more complex devices can also cut off the sense of smell, touch, taste, thermoception (heat-sense), and 'gravity'.
Now that we have a working understanding of the meaning, let’s talk about how we can use this during sex. Sensory deprivation can be used during foreplay or right on through sex as a way to add a little something extra to your partners’ experience. Even if you are not into the lifestyle of BDSM, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy this. As with any thing we do with our partners there should be trust, they are handing control of their pleasure to you.
The most common thing most people think of is blindfolding their partner. This heightens the expectations of what is coming next and raises the awareness of each touch no matter how light. Their hearing even seems to be heightened as well, picking up on each little sound. It can feel as if your body has come truly alive, simply by having sight temporarily removed.
There are many other facets to sensory deprivation; such as with head phones to block the hearing or a combination of sight and sound. Even suspending one's partner in a swing, giving the feeling of floating. No matter which of these you use on your partner, remember they trust you to take care of them and keep them safe.
Besides it always fun to spice up our sex life and push our limits a little. Have fun, I know I do.
Thank you Jessie for your thoughts!