are a very popular form of pleasure enhancement, particularly for
couples who have been together a long time and need something new
to revive jaded appetites.
Looking at pictures together,
for example, can stimulate arousal as well as offer new and inventive
ideas. Reading to each other aloud from books of erotic literature
is both sharing and exciting.
Videos, of course, are
very stimulating if both partners enjoy them. They can be
viewed before sex as foreplay, or during the sex act itself.
Listening to the sounds of love-making while having sex, or watching
another couple, even if only on a screen, can add a lot to the whole
experience. Again, new ideas or positions which may not have
been tried before can be introduced in this way. Experimenting
and keeping the process fresh is a very important part of the pleasure
of sex, particularly for long-term couples.
Manuals serve an important
function as well. They illustrate a variety of sexual positions,
show how partners can pleasure each other more totally, and describe
different types of orgasms, and so on. Sex is definitely not
an activity that can be learned from the written page but information
is always useful, again to improve, not to take over.