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Get Into Role Play This Spooky Szn

Spooky. Sexy. Slightly unhinged? Here’s what’s trending in the bedroom this Halloween.

"In girl world, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it."


Forget Valentine’s Day - if you’re looking for a holiday to help you step into your most sensual self, look no further than October 31st.


Though officially a pagan holiday designed to welcome the harvest and ward off ghosts, Halloween has since become synonymous with dressing up and exploring the opportunity of becoming someone else, even if just for the night.


So, with the season of costume parties officially upon us, what better time to start considering bringing your hottest alter-egos to life? Whether you're a seasoned role player or a beginner looking to add a little spice to your relationship, we’ll break down some of the best role play for 2023, from cool, to classic, to just plain kinky.


Thank you, pagans.

What Is Role Play?

Sexual role play is one of the world's most commonly practiced kinks. It involves partners assuming specific characters or roles in the bedroom to explore their fantasies, desires, and even their most taboo fetishes in a fun and safe environment. The beauty of role play lies in its personalizability. From classic student-teacher cliches to the deep niches of video game characters and fandom phenomena, experimenting with role play can help you get in touch with your most escapist fantasies, and keep your sex life feeling refreshed.

How to Role Play Safely

Like any kink, it's crucial to ensure when roleplaying that all parties involved feel safe, respected, and comfortable. Many role play scenarios incorporate elements of power play, so it's essential to establish boundaries and safe words before beginning.


Open communication is key; make sure to be honest when discussing your desires to create a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all.

Classic Spooky Role Play

Devil

Take ‘The Red Dress Effect’ to a whole new level with this sexy Halloween staple. Not only does this costume provide a shortcut to increasing physical attraction, sexual desire, and romantic sentiments, but it’s also extremely easy to pull together from items you probably already have in your wardrobe.


And as long as you’re open to getting a little creative, I’m sure there’s a long list of ways to utilize a pitchfork…

Angel

On the flipside, why not play into your ‘good girl’ fantasies with some angel roleplay? Your partner might adopt a ‘devil’ position, trying to influence you to explore your naughty side. Alternatively, you might choose to adopt a ‘fallen angel’ position - and your partner might be the one to deliver your punishment.


This could be a fun way to explore power dynamics within your relationship, and challenge whichever dom/ sub role you might usually fall into.

Firefighter

We all like a uniform, right?


This 2010 article by Marie Claire on how to pick up firemen only proves the infatuation with these Hi-Vis heroes. Whether you like the idea of saving or being saved, the firefighter persona offers you the chance to explore notions of power and authority, whilst the emotional implications of being rescued could help make your play that little bit more intimate.

Strangers

Any Modern Family fans will immediately associate stranger role play with Phil and Clalre’s adored alter-egos of Clive and Juliana - and they’re adored for a reason.


Coming in as one of the most popularly explored fantasies, stranger role play works particularly well for couples who’ve been together for some time. You can refresh your relationship by reliving the moment you first met, or you can use your alter egos to reimagine your first meeting and change some details, perhaps to appear more confident or seductive. Alternatively, you can create entirely fictional characters, and use them to unlock parts of yourself which may have previously laid hidden.


Overall, stranger role play isn’t a one-size-fits-all - and that’s why it works so well. Its flexible nature allows for you to personalise the kink, and find the roleplay which turns you on the most.

Kinky Halloween Role Play

Vampire

One word: odaxelagnia.
 

Though you might not have heard of it, chances are you’ve probably experienced it.


Odaxelagnia is more commonly referred to as a ‘biting kink’, and can even encompass arousal at the sight, scent, feel, and/ or taste of blood. One study by Alfred Kinsey revealed that roughly half of those surveyed had experienced sexual arousal from biting, and vampire role play could be the perfect way for you to explore this fangy fetish. Just make sure, whether the blood is real or fake, that all parties are comfortable, consenting, and content with their established boundaries.

Doctor/ Nurse and Patient

Coming in as another popular fantasy played out throughout the year, taking on the roles of doctor/ nurse and patient can allow for couples to play with notions of care, control, and trust.


To take it one step further, you could even use this role play to explore medical fetishism. Medical fetishism, also known as medfet, is essentially a sexual interest in medical scenarios, procedures, equipment, or attire. Some people with medical fetishes are drawn to the idea of undergoing medical examinations and treatments, whilst others simply enjoy the experience of being cared for and feeling safe.

Policeman

For many years, the meeting of policemen and sexual fantasies has resulted in, quite simply, a whole lot of leather.


The origins of the leather kink can be traced back to the mid-20th century, particularly in the context of gay culture in the United States. It emerged as a response to the social and cultural challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals during that time, and specifically evolved within the gay male community, drawing inspiration from the aesthetics of biker culture and BDSM practices.


Gradually, leather bars and clubs began to open up all over the country. They became recognised as safe spaces for the queer community to both socialise and explore their sexualities in a safe and controlled environment. To this day, the leather community exists as an integral part of the LGBTQ+ community, offering support, inclusivity, and a space for self-expression.

Student / Teacher

By far one of the most common role play fantasies, student/ teacher scenarios are practiced all year round by couples all over the world. This scenario can facilitate the exploration of various kinks such as ageplay, dom/ sub dynamics, and spanking.
 

Student/ teacher role play also offers the perfect opportunity to further explore using toys and props. Whether this is a cane to be punished with or a desk to be bent over, it allows couples to get creative and personalize the scenario to best suit them.

Trending Role Play for 2023

Ghostface

By now, you’ve probably seen the TikToks: girl buys boyfriend a Ghostface mask, boyfriend wears Ghostface mask and pins girlfriend against the doorframe. It’s unclear where this collective fetish has come from, but it seems to be universally popular. Whether the appeal of the Scream franchise antagonist comes from his dominance, his menacing voice, or the mystery of his identity, it’s a cheap and easy way to begin exploring roleplay which is perfect for introverts and thrill seekers alike.

Avatar

Inspired by the hit sequel released at the end of 2022, Avatar role play could offer the perfect gateway into body painting.


The body painting kink offers the perfect opportunity to explore sensory foreplay, and allow yourself to be stimulated by the tactile sensations of fingers, brushes, and different types of paint. It also lends itself to a deep exploration of meaningful aftercare, as you can develop a sense of intimacy with your partner through helping one another clean up.

Barbie

In an interview with Huffington Post, Sophie Rhyder, model at Live Jasmin, explained that requests for blonde wigs, plaid dresses, and foot fetishes saw a huge increase following the release of the Barbie movie.


For those wanting to fully embrace the Barbie fantasy, you may use this roleplay to explore the dollification kink.


Though it may look different for everyone, the somewhat self-explanatory dollification kink typically involves adopting a doll-like appearance, demeanor, and movements. This kink particularly caters to those intrigued by notions of consensual objectification and control, with the ‘doll’ surrendering autonomy to their ‘maker’, ‘handler’, or ‘owner’. As with any kink, clear communication and consent are fundamental – but with these boundaries in place, dollification can be the ultimate iteration of power play.

Oppenheimer

Though role playing any historical figure can come with its ethical challenges, it also offers the chance to bring an element of intellectual stimulation to your play.


This rings particularly true in the case of Oppenheimer, inventor of the atomic bomb and co-star of this summer’s Barbenheimer craze.


Though you may be less interested in role playing his career trajectory, many couples may be drawn to emulating Oppenheimer’s dominant and powerful persona. This roleplay could allow you to explore elements of BDSM to create an overall intensified experience.


Plus, it’s the perfect chance to step into your favorite black lingerie - and we’ll never say no to that.

Though it may seem an intimidating concept at first, roleplay has established itself as a staple in kink culture, for newcomers and long-time players alike.


Whichever scenario you choose to explore this spooky szn, it’s important to remember that prioritizing safety and comfort should be at the forefront of any intimate adventure. With open communication and a truly open mind, roleplay could prove to be the key to unlocking a whole new dimension in your relationship - so use this Halloween to begin exploring, and see if you’ll receive a trick or a treat.

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