Ronda Kaysen: The Hallmark-usurped holiday doesn't have to be an ode to overpriced prix fixe meals and cheap champagne. It can be an opportunity to surprise your mate with something a little, well ... naughty. Here are some tantalizing suggestions to steam things up.
Valentine's Day Gets Raunchy
A Message in ... Panties!
Who knew panties could have so many uses. Now you can titillate your special someone from afar by sending a pair of red lace panties to his office. For about $25, Sendapantygram.com will ship your main squeeze a pair of lacy panties with a message directing him to a website where he'll log on and read a hot and steamy missive from you. If you're short on dirty talk, Sendpantygram.com has plenty of ideas to help with their various templates that range from G-rated to truly raunchy.
Even grownups love their toys. Good Vibrations, that California-based oasis of adult gadgets, sells a Friday Nite Delight kit for $32, equipped with bath fizzies, massage oils, creams and lotions, body butter called Lick Me and a mini vibe for, well, some good vibrations.
Come on, we all like to be the center of attention. For $50, you can turn your love story into your own personal Harlequin novel. Answer a 26-question survey, provide YourNovel.com with a photo of the two of you and in return you get your own one-of-a-kind bound tome with your mug on the cover and a romance story as tame or as racy as you want it to be.
Pay a surprise visit at the office and lure him away for a three-martini lunch. Finish the mid-day retreat with a quickie in the car or, if you're feeling especially bold, arrive at the office with nothing but your coat and get straight to the main course.
Get a Room
Cut to the chase and just get a room. Hire the babysitter and rather than shell out cash on a pricey dinner, book a hotel room where you don't have to worry about any toddler interruptions. Just remember to pack the sexy lingerie.
|Ronda Kaysen is a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, BusinessWeek.com, Architectural Record, Huffington Post, New York Observer and AM New York. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.|