Oily and sugary treats can make food play exciting, but remember to keep them above the waist. Oils break down traditional latex condoms and can trap bacteria and other irritants near the skin. Sugars taste good, but they stimulate the growth of yeast and bacteria which can lead to nasty infections. If you insist on using them down below, make sure you clean up quickly and thoroughly.
The sense of smell is strongly linked to libido, so make sure you avoid anything with offensive odors. Garlic and onions might enhance your Italian cooking, but they’ve got no place in food play.
The same goes for chili peppers, cayenne pepper, and other spicy foods. These ingredients can irritate - and even burn - the sensitive skin around the genitals and mouth. That might be hot, but it sure won't be sexy.
There’s nothing less sexy (or more embarrassing) than a trip to the emergency room, so make sure you consider potential allergies when planning your meal. Even if your partner isn’t eating the foods, a nasty reactions can still occur on contact with the skin - or even kissing someone who has eaten them.
Use a well-lubricated condom on foods meant for insertion to prevent irritation and infection, and remember that new condoms are essential if the food’s moving from one orifice to another.
Also make sure you don’t double dip, especially if you plan to eat the foods later. Squeeze bottles are also a great way to make food play more sanitary.
Make Cleaning Up Dirty
After a steamy session of food play, the fun doesn’t have to end. Jump in the shower together and take your time cleaning one another up. Not only does it minimize the risk of infections; it’s a great way to prepare for another round!