When most of us hear the word "ice," we think of cold drinks, margaritas, and winter. How about taking that frozen water out of the freezer and into the bedroom? You don’t even have to literally take the ice into the bedroom because not all icy sex tricks require being horizontal.

So, what about ice makes it such a worthy addition to one's sex life? Researchers who studied stimuli and our bodys' reactions to temperature change found that ice touching our skin can cause erections and sexual arousal. This is good news for those of you aiming to expand your sexual repertoire.

Maybe you are thinking of going slow to add ice into your ritual, and there is nothing wrong with this. If you aren’t ready to go all out with ice, you can still use it as a prop for seductive tease. It's similar to licking and sucking on a lollipop. If you want to arouse your partner, suck on a piece of ice.

If you want to get the most bang for your buck, tease your partner with ice while you are out at a restaurant or even a bar. Take a slender piece and pop it into your mouth while he or she is watching. Suck on the ice nonchalantly, and make sure it peeks out between your lips every once in a while. The more seductive you are, the better. After this act, you and your partner will be making out at the very least.

While teasing in public is fun, take your ice into the bedroom if you really want to get things going. This is where things get interesting because there are more ideas you can try with ice to really ramp up the heat in a frosty way.

If you don’t want to use ice as an actual sexual act, you could use it as part of a massage. A sensual massage is a great way to get the festivities started, while feeling calm and cool. If you do a combination of hot and cold massaging, you will surprise and delight your partner.

Make sure you have a nice massage oil to use with the ice cubes. Warm up some massage oil in your hands. It's recommended to begin a massage along the shoulders or the upper back. After you rub some oil on your partner, take an ice cube and run it along the same area. As you work your way down his body, alternate between the warm oil and the ice cube for a dual sensations massage.

If want to take things up a notch or two, incorporate the ice while you are giving your partner oral action. Suck on your ice cube and trace your partner's skin with it. You can make a pattern with the icy water or can run it randomly down his body. This act will offer a juxtaposition of sensations for him.

You can also turn the tables and run that ice cube over your own skin. Decide where you want to run the ice cube and have your partner follow along with their mouth. Your nerves will be stimulated by the ice and the warmth of your partner's mouth will give you pleasure. Not only is this seductive, but it also puts you in the driver’s seat to get turned on where you desire.

Finally, if you really want to try something and you are both brave enough, suck on an ice cube for a very short period of time before heading south for some oral action. The contrast of warmth and cold will kick start the senses and have you both excited and stimulated. Not only does this work for both of you but if you really want to kick things up a notch, try using ice that has been crushed and leave it your mouth during the action.

Though ice play may not be for everyone, it is certainly something worth trying up the fun factor during sex. Not only is ice free to make, but it is also easy enough to replace so no matter when you want to break out the ice, you know it won’t be a problem. It is a mutually beneficial addition to the bedroom becaue you can both experience the thrill of the chill.

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