Truth or Dare: A Game of Passion provided for review by Good Vibrations
When I first heard that we were getting an adult Truth or Dare card game, I was pretty excited. Another couple that we know popped into my head and I thought that it might be fun to play with them. I assumed that the game would be pretty vanilla and geared toward multiple couples. I was wrong. A lot of the dares instruct you to do things that will more than likely lead to you be…distracted in short order. Now, I suppose that this would be ok for some groups of couples, but we are not quite there.
The game we were sent consists of 50 “truth” cards and 50 “dare” cards and six sided die labeled “truth”, “dare”, and “wild.” Pretty simple concept, pretty simple execution; you roll the die, you draw a card, and you do what the card tells you to do. Now what the cards tell you to do—that’s where it gets interesting. The dares range from modeling under ware for your partner to getting spanked for incorrectly identifying food that your partner feeds you while you’re blindfolded. The truths are mostly sexual experience and/or fantasy questions. Standard but steamy. This all comes in a fairly tasteful and compact pink box for storage.
I am particularly fond of this game because it fosters communication as well as encourages boundary pushing. Many of the cards are things that you may have wanted to do or talk about with your partner but haven’t had the opportunity to bring up. Or maybe you were afraid of their reaction. Either way, the game provides a perfect excuse to test the waters. Because of the exploratory nature of the cards, the game lends itself well to couples of varied experience levels. For fairly new couples, it is a great way to get to know your partner even better and for couples that have been together longer, it may bring some adventurousness back into your sex life or make you consider your partner in ways you may not have before.
My relationship with Joseph is already quite open and explorative in nature – he knows about my fantasies because I tell him and vice versa, plus we always discuss the possibility of carrying out fantasies – but even in our position I think some desires get buried under dirty dishes, errands, papers, and an overwhelming desire to do what we already know feels awesome. I mean, some days I just don’t want anything “new” or “exciting” to come anywhere near me. I want my tea, my blanket, and re-runs of Law & Order. Oh, and my cats.
This is why a game like Truth or Dare can be really refreshing and fun, even if you don’t need a drastic sexual wake up call. Sometimes we just need to give ourselves permission to stop worrying about the time, about a goal, or about doing something wrong. I’m not really inclined to do a striptease for Joseph, but if we playfully decide to choose a card each and mine happens to be a striptease, you bet I’ll shake my ass for him. And even if I’m terrible at it, we’ll have a good laugh. And it’ll be memorable.
Like the first night we decided to use some of the cards. I was already tied up, which made some of the cards quite difficult and therefore extra amusing, and by the time we decided to stop playing, we had sex in a room we had never had sex in before, I articulated a fantasy that I was barely conscious of before, and managed to find about three more ticklish spots on Joseph. (Ammunition, ladies. Ammunition.)
I don’t really believe that people need directives in order to have fun and try new things, but I do believe that we all need a nudge sometimes, a way of escaping the worry trap that makes us concerned with everything except having a damn good time with someone that turns us on. Play the Truth or Dare game and consider yourself nudged.
The Naked Truth (1-5):
That lipstick smells a little like Kool-Aid…