Valentine’s Day Essentials that Nobody Talks About

By Colette

Feb 08, 2017

We all know the usual must-haves for a Valentine’s Day date: sexy lingerie, your favorite lipstick, chocolates, etc. However, there are two other things that deserve space in your handbag. Those of you who are already familiar with these products know just how TMI this article is about to get! Stay tuned—these Valentine’s Day essentials that nobody talks about are the keys to avoiding some embarrassing situations on Valentine’s Day.

POOPOURRI

We’ve all been there. No matter how prepared you try to be, sometimes mother nature calls and you need to drop the kids off at the pool. But if you’re in a small, intimate space like a hotel room or apartment, stinking up the bathroom is the absolute last thing you need when you’re trying to set (and keep) the mood.

That’s where Poopourri comes in. Just before you go, spray the toilet bowl a couple times.  The spray creates a film on top of the water, which traps bad odors while smelling wonderful. Trust me, IT WORKS and it’s such a godsend. It comes in a whole range of sizes and scents, many of which can be found on the company’s website or on Amazon.

If you’re curious and want to know more, check out their commercials on YouTube—they’re hilarious!

SPONGE

If Aunt Flo has the audacity to pay a visit during your romantic Valentine’s Day date, first of all—I’m sorry. That sucks! On the plus side, your date likely bought you chocolates to fulfill your cravings.

On the downside, intimacy has now become… complicated. Now you need to go through the awkwardness of figuring out how the two of you can still have fun. Sure, there’s shower sex, laying out a sacrificial towel, etc. But if you want to just have sex without awkwardness, the best way to go is by wearing a sponge.

Just to be crystal clear, “wearing a sponge” means inserting a sponge vaginally (like a tampon) before having sex—only, there isn’t a string attached, and the sponge is flexible so it doesn’t get in the way while having intercourse. You can find one here.

I’ll admit I was skeptical when I first heard about this method. Does it really work? Will it give me a yeast infection? Will I be able to get it out afterwards?  

To answer the first question, yes it works. I’ve used a sponge without mess and without my partner noticing or saying anything. To answer the second question, I haven’t had any issues so far, though it wouldn’t be a bad idea to run this by your doctor before trying it out. Be sure to follow the cleaning instructions. Experiment and find what works for you.

And to answer the third question, YES you will be able to get it out afterwards. There’s nowhere for the sponge to go or get lost inside you. No matter what, STAY CALM. You got this!  Also, follow the brand’s recommendations on which sizes are best for intercourse, otherwise you’re going to be fishing for a long time!  

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!