Breath play can be a new and exciting factor in any couple’s sex life, and can be used on both male and female partners. If you’re looking for how to initiate the conversation around breath play with a partner, how to encourage them to choke you correctly, or how to choke your partner correctly, you’re in the right place.

The best thing to do when starting breath play is to make sure that you and your partner both consent. While it might be common sense to some couples, it’s also important to state here that throughout this process you are communicating, and encouraging your partner to do the same. Breath play can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing, or if you do it wrong. That being said, if you don’t notice anything is going wrong, you might injure your partner, so you need to establish a safe word as well as a safe signal, so that you know you aren’t hurting your partner.

Make sure that you start softly, and are not pushing down on the front of the partner’s throat. If you’re using the front part of the neck to choke, you can cause coughing and damage their airway, which is not at all sexy and might require a trip to the hospital. When in doubt, ask your partner what feels good to them and allow them to guide your hand into the position that feels best for them.

Once you have the positioning of the hand down, apply slight pressure to the neck of your partner and ensure that they are comfortable. Do not put your whole body weight into the choking. The throat is not made to hold body weight, and you could seriously injure or even kill your partner if you are putting too much pressure on their airway. After you and your significant other decide on the correct amount of pressure, it’s time to change things up.

To make the choking more enjoyable, the person doing the choking can do several things to make it so that the partner is getting the most out of the interaction. A great thing to start with is turning your partner’s head to the side while choking and kissing the back of their neck, coming from the side opposite your choking hand. This can add a heat sensation to the back of the throat, and if your partner loves neck kissing it can be a huge turn on!

If you want to do a little bit more than just kissing, eye contact is one of the best ways to make your partner excited about choking during sex. Make deep and sexy eye contact without being creepy, and hold your partners gaze while you choke them. This intimacy can bring your sex life to the next level, and can be a huge bonus to choking.

Choking your partner can be a really easy way to create trust with each other through intimacy, as well as helping you or your partner to find different forms of pleasure to incorporate into your sex life.

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