Lickerish Love wants to celebrate December with a festive 12 Days of Intimacy, bringing you closer to yourself and the spirit of the season.
The holiday season is here, and no matter what you celebrate or with whom, Lickerish Love wants to be a part of your season. This year, we’re bringing you 12 days of intimacy, a festive list of ways to immerse yourself in the joy of the season and lift your spirits after a very long year. We hope you use this as a self-care tool, bringing yourself moments of peace and happiness, regardless of what these days hold for you.
It doesn’t matter if you’re non-observant, celebrating with family or socially distancing at home, December reminds us that as long as we are here, there is a reason to celebrate. In November, we spoke about the importance of gratitude. This month, we’re shifting our focus to joy – a full body, uncensored sensation of delight.
Celebrate with us during the 12 Days of Intimacy, and let these daily devotions bring you moments of joy. We won’t repeat the whole song, but you know the tune!
On the first day of intimacy… make it hot. Challenge yourself in the kitchen with a meal you’ve been dying to try. Extra points for something that slowly simmers away, filling the house with those intoxicating aromas, and you with anticipation.
On the second day of intimacy… get risky. Whether you’re in a relationship, a situationship or single, get your heart racing by sending out two flirty texts. You’ll make someone’s day, and who knows where the conversation might lead.
On the third day of intimacy… express your sexuality. Turn yourself on today in three unique ways. Dance to your favorite songs, wear your sexiest lingerie, fill yourself with a Snug Plug butt plug, or don an irresistible fragrance like the Myths/Legends Aphrodisiac Scent. The possibilities are limitless.
On the fourth day of intimacy… gaze deeply. This deeply vulnerable exercise can be uncomfortable at first, but lean into it and reap the rewards of a deeper connection with someone. It’s based off a psychological study made famous by a touching New York Times essay, and it works just as well virtually as it does in real life!
On the fifth day of intimacy… tantalize the senses. Find creative ways to stimulate each of your senses today. If you need some ideas, try a feather duster or vampire gloves against the skin, a seductive candle, a new-to-you bottle of wine, an evening of records and an erotic moment for the eyes (dance naked by a mirror or watch yourself or your partner masturbate, whatever turns you on!). To go all out, spoil yourself with the BLUSH box from our limited-edition Founder Series.
On the six day of intimacy… press pause. It’s easy to get swept up in the flow of the festivities, but that can quickly lead to burnout. Taking time for yourself means you can show up more fully for everyone else. Bonus points if you lock the door, turn off your phone and take a few deep, grounding breaths.
On the seventh day of intimacy… get inspired. List seven goals and aspirations you have for yourself in the next year. Write, sketch or paint them into existence and keep them somewhere you can easily see them, bringing you and your future self closer together each day.
On the eighth day of intimacy… find connection. Devote at least eight minutes to a phone call and commit yourself fully to that conversation. Ask questions and truly listen to their answers—no scrolling through Instagram allowed. Be present there, in that moment, even if you’re hundreds of miles apart.
On the ninth day of intimacy… embrace a mantra. Find a positive affirmation that speaks to what you need in this moment and commit to repeating it nine times throughout the day. If you don’t have one, try one of our favorites, like “I radiate sexual energy and confidence” or “My creative energy abounds” and “I am lead to my highest calling.” Each time you repeat it, you start to believe it a little bit more. Set timers if you need to!
On the tenth day of intimacy… steal a few kisses. Kiss your partner, kiss your pet, air kiss your friends, kiss your mirror with your favorite lipstick – just make sure to express your love and appreciation ten times today. Whether it’s a sensuous embrace of the lips or a quick peck on the check, kissing releases your brain’s happy chemicals, like oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin, and it reduces stress and anxiety – all of which leads to a joyous day.
On the eleventh day of intimacy… get moving. Get out of your mind and into your body today. How you choose to move is up to you, connect to the rhythm with a private dance party, do a virtual yoga flow with a friend, take a walk through nature or grab your partner for some spontaneous sex, anything to get to get your heart rate up.
On the twelfth day of intimacy… give back. Finish your twelve days off in the true holiday spirit – by spreading joy and happiness with twelve random acts of kindness. Hold the door open for a stranger (in a socially-distant way), pay for someone’s coffee, offer sincere complements, donate to a few charitable causes, or do that one thing that drives your partner wild – just seek out ways to lighten people’s spirits where you can.
Lickerish Love wishes you and yours a warm, healthy and joyous December.