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Halloween's Aphrodisiac Effect & Learn How Elevate The Seduction!
Dr. Lisa Lawless, CEO of Holistic Wisdom
Clinical Psychotherapist: Relationship & Sexual Health Expert
A Spooky & Sexy Time Of Year!
Halloween isn't just for kids chasing after fun-sized candies. It's also for us grown-ups! The spooky and fun atmosphere during Halloween allows for exploring hidden desires and fantasies, sending shivers down your spine while increasing sexual arousal.
In this guide, I will review why Halloween is often perceived as a sexy holiday, as well as provide some fun ways to spice things up and make it even more sexy, fun, and romantic.
Why Halloween Has Sensual Undertones
Let's explore specifically why Halloween can pique your sexual interests:
Halloween costumes allow people to adopt different personas; you get to ditch those 'normal you' vibes and become a fearless pirate, dazzling unicorn, or even the sassy hot burrito you've always felt like inside, unleashing that fabulous fun within.
Such costumes provide a sense of freedom from societal expectations and allow us to be less self-conscious. Thus, it can make people feel more sexually confident and a bit saucier than usual.
Everyone knows about those sexy costume choices, such as the Naughty Nurse or Sultry Superhero, or maybe you really go out on a limb as a Sensual Sasquatch. It can be the one night a year we proudly flaunt our spicy sides without a hint of reservation.
There's also that whole mysterious aura when we slap on a mask or some crazy makeup. Suddenly, you are the master of mystery. Who's behind that mask? No one knows, and that's part of the fun!
When wearing a costume that allows one to take on a different identity, one can feel more empowered to act out sexual fantasies they may typically suppress. Costumes can create an altered self-perception or sense of anonymity, creating a sexually charged feeling that lowers inhibitions and increases confidence.
Scary movies and haunted houses, oh my! Adrenaline? Check! Our hearts race faster than trying to beat a yellow light about to turn red.
Because Halloween promotes a playful atmosphere where social rules may feel less restrictive, it can make things feel more exciting and encourage sexual expression.
Social Norms Are Out The Window
Everyone seems to forget their inhibitions around Halloween. You may watch your grandma don a cat costume while your boss does the monster mash in the middle of the street. Halloween is like a 'Free Pass' to let our freak flags fly.
Halloween promotes a playful atmosphere where social rules may feel less restrictive; thus, it can make things feel more exciting and encourage an increase in our sexuality.
Halloween is just a big ol' party whether you can celebrate inside or out. Everywhere you turn, there are mysterious yet joyous celebration vibes. We eat sugar and celebrate the fun, spooky and weird! This festive fun can make use feel less inhibited as well, allowing our sexual side to emerge.
Fear Imitates Sexual Arousal
Thanks to a thing called misattribution of arousal theory, fear can sometimes stimulate sexual arousal. So when you're scared out of your wits, and your heart is going pitty-pat really fast, your body's like, "Oooh, is this...sexy?"
Misattribution of arousal theory is when people mistake what is causing them to feel aroused, and your brain mixes up "I'm terrified!" with "Hubba hubba!" The reason for this mixup is because thrill-inducing experiences, such as haunted houses or scary movies, can increase one's heart rate and give an adrenaline rush.
These physiological responses are similar to sexual arousal and can give you the sense that you are sexually excited, even if you are just scared. Thus, the same rush you get from a jump-scare might make you feel all tingly and romantic.
How To Have A Sexy Halloween
When people think of 'sexy Halloween,' they often think of costume ideas. If you're looking to add a touch of allure or flirtatiousness to your Halloween celebrations, here's a smidge of inspiration.
Costumes that bring out your sexy side, like witches, vampires, cats, and a sultry version of a popular movie or TV character, can make for a sexy Halloween. You can also be really creative, like blending two ideas, such as a "zombie pin-up girl" or a "vampire mermaid.
Making your costume accessories sexy can also give a sensual twist to your look. Fishnet stockings, lace gloves, or chokers can add a sexy touch. Feathered masks can be mysterious and sensual, and velvet cloaks can be soft and luxurious to the touch.
When it comes to makeup, go for that sultry eye makeup or bold red lipstick. Also, give your hair a grand look with voluminous curls and updos with some strands falling around the face to look mysterious and attractive.
Don't forget to use dim lighting, such as candles or string lights, for a romantic and mysterious ambiance, along with some sensual scents like cinnamon or vanilla to set the mood!
Halloween Date Ideas
For you Halloween lovebirds out there, enjoy some spooky and fun moments having a great time with your BOO. Whether you're grooving like a zombie or whispering sweet nothings among tombstones, remember: It's all about the love... and maybe a little about the candy. Ok, maybe a lot about the candy! Here are some ideas to get you started:
Make Halloween Treats Together
Make caramel apples, pumpkin spice lattes, and other fun spooky treats like ghost-shaped cookies, adorable mummy dogs, or sweet potato jack-o-lanterns.
Enjoy a few Halloween-themed cocktails for an evening of shaking, mixing, and stirring spooky drinks! Think deep reds or dark purples. Drinks like red wine sangria or a blackberry cocktail can certainly fit the bill.
Mysterious Corn Mazes
Stroll in a corn maze with the golden corn doing the salsa in the crisp fall air. To make this date a bit spookier and see if you can visit the maze in the evening. Some locations offer evening tours!
Grab those pumpkins, and make them fabulous, accompanied by some festive snacks or some Oktoberfest brew.
S'mores and Spooky Tales
Gather 'round the campfire (candles if you're city folks) and get storytelling. Pack a flashlight, ingredients for s’mores, a warm blanket, and your best scary stories.
Take A Ghost Tour
Go on a ghost tour and walk to different spots around your city to learn about every creepy and criminal event in your neighborhood.
Explore Haunted Spots
If you know of a haunted spot in your city, challenge your date to go visit the spot with you as a night time Halloween date idea. Then, digest the spooky spot over drinks at your favorite restaurant.
Enjoy a Halloween party with a witches brew, ghoulish snacks, and, of course, a costume contest. Because Halloween is basically fashion week for monsters.
Dinner With Extra Dressing
Go out, but make it EXTRA with your Halloween best. Wear those costumes, get the giggles, and dine like kings or queens of Halloween town.
Zombie Dance Off
Break out those 'Thriller' moves and play some fun Halloween-inspired music to dance to. Whether dancing to the Monster Mash or another fun hit, you can get your groove on while burning off some candy calories. Here are some fun song ideas to get you started:
- "Addams Groove" by MC Hammer
- "Banana Boat" by Harry Belafonte
- "Bloody Mary" by Lady Gaga
- "Creep" by TLC
- "Dead Man's Party" by Oingo Boingo
- "Disturbia" by Rihanna
- "Dracula's Tango (Sucker for Your Love)" by Total Coelo
- "Ghost Busters Theme" by Spooky (or original)
- "Halloween" by Aqua
- "Halloween" by Siouxsie and the Banshees
- "Highway To Hell" by AC/DC
- "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow
- "Monster" by Lady Gaga
- "Monster Mash" by Bobby Boris Pickett (or the 80s version by Sha Na Na)
- "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads
- "Season Of The Witch" by Lana Del Ray
- "Show Me How You Burlesque" by Christina Aguilera
- "Somebody's Watching" by Rockwell
- "Spooky Scary Skeletons" by Andrew Gold
- "Super Freak" by Rick James
- "This is Halloween" by The Citizens Of Halloween
- "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
- "Time Warp" by Glee Cast
- "Toxic" by Britney Spears
Pumpkin Spa Day
Carve those pumpkins, but don't toss the innards. Slather on a pumpkin goo face mask for some glamour and gore!
Pumpkin puree balances the skin, Greek yogurt adds moisture, and honey offers a natural glow. You can also add a bit of green or bentonite clay if your pores need a detox.
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon clay (optional)
Mix up the ingredients and apply your clean face, neck, and chest. Rinse with warm water after 15 minutes. Pat dry and apply moisturizer.
Cook a meal with only orange and black foods. If it looks weird, just say it's a spell! Many grocery stores sell pasta in black and orange colors, which can make a fun Halloween dish that is perfect for celebrating the night!
Haunted House Tour
Enjoy going to a haunted location or a fun haunted house for an exciting Halloween date night!
Hocus Pocus & Chill
Watch all those Halloween movies, throw some candy corn into your popcorn, and enjoy a relaxed and fun evening at home with just the two of you.
Buy a bunch of candy, including some you may not have tried, and rank them for a fun way to determine your favorites. Don't forget to freeze some to try them that way for a cool and different experience.
Halloween Sex Toy Ideas
Hold onto your broomsticks with these fabulously fun sex toy ideas to add a sprinkle of spook and a dash of sexy to your intimate moments.
Orange & Black Sex Toys
Orange or black sex toys are ideal for your favorite spooky season, and nothing screams "Halloween" more than a classic black and orange combo.
Glow In The Dark Sex Toys
Ever wanted to play hide and seek in the bedroom, but, you know, in a sexy way? Then glow-in-the-dark toys are perfect for you! Not only are they fun, but you won't have to fumble around in the dark trying to find them. And, a bonus? You get your very own lightsaber duel. May the force be frisky!
Sex Toys That Look Like Animals, Aliens Or Creatures
Some adventurous types want a bedroom experience that's a little...out of this world. Whether you're channeling your inner beast, looking for an extraterrestrial encounter, or just wanting to feel like you're part of a Halloween movie, creature-inspired sex toys have got you covered.
BDSM Themed Sex Toys
For those of you looking to explore a darker, edgier side of pleasure, BDSM-themed toys are the way to go. Not only do they bring all the thrilling sensations, but they're also perfectly themed for our favorite creepy holiday. Whips and chains might excite you, but so will the festive fun!
Candy Themed Sex Toys
Okay, who said you can't mix your love for candy with some intimate play? If you've ever dreamed of a world where your love for sweets and bedroom fun collide, then honey, this is your moment. Treat yourself this Halloween with these deliciously devious devices!
Need Help Finding Something For Halloween?
Need help finding a sex toy or adult product for your Halloween fun? Even if you can't spot it, we have many available in our warehouses that are not yet on our site. We also carry all the products shown here as well!
So give us a holler, and we'll summon it up for you faster than a vampire at a blood bank sale. And because it's Halloween, we'll even throw in a little witchy discount. So, don't be a scaredy-cat – reach out!
Alright, ghosties and ghoulies, go for it and unleash the mystery, masks, and madcap fun. Just remember to keep it consensual, and have a bewitchingly fun night. May your Halloween be as spicy or sweet as you wish! 🎃