A sensual massage can be a wonderful way to connect with your partner. As you dim down the lights, fire up some candles, and explore the sensitive sensation of touch… you get a moment to relax, unwind, and physically and mentally connect. Feeling his or her fingers slip and slide along your curves… linger at your most sensitive spots… and tease you with tempting touches in the places you desire most. Your romance is ignited as you explore each other’s bodies and find which places truly please you. When a sensual massage turns erotic, the passion and excitement is only heightened. As your partner glides along your intimate areas and begins to massage areas beyond your exposed skin, their gentle, sensual movements can have you lost in your own world of tantric fantasy. Your excitement builds and pleasure increases until you can barely think straight, and lose yourself at the hands of your partner.
Erotic massage is absolutely divine and is an act that’s captivated the desires of humanity since the dawn of sexuality. Yet, the ancient Japanese art of Nuru Massage takes this experience even further, with an erotic full-body slide that is designed to be partners as close as you can get without penetration. Nuru, meaning “slippery” in Japanese”, is a type of massage that is done entirely in the nude, with the masseuse’s bare skin gliding along their partner’s skin with the aid of a special thick and slippery massage oil, called “Nuru Gel”. It’s sensual and erotic, using each and every inch of your skin to stimulate your senses and spark your sexuality… all while bringing you intimately closer to your partner than ever before. If you’re unfamiliar with the art, check out Wet’s YouTube video below that goes over some of the basic practices and techniques. (Don’t worry, it’s safe for work – kinda!)
Note: The Nuru Massage Kit is no longer available. We recommend JO All-in-One Massage Kit instead.
Nuru Massage Kit
Before you start to explore Nuru massage, you’re going to have to prepare your environment and get equipped with a Nuru gel so you’ll be sufficiently slippery. Luckily, our great friends over at Wet have come up with a kit to help walk you through the process. Their Nuru Erotic Massage Kit comes with a concentrated Nuru massage gel (good for at least 2 full body massages), protective clear plastic re-useable sheet to lay over your bed (big enough for a California King), and an instructional DVD to help guide your moves. With these accessories by your bedside, you’ll be assured to be totally ready for a Nuru massage, whenever you and your partner please.
Wet’s Nuru Massage Gel is entirely odorless, tasteless, non-staining, and designed for long-lasting play. The super slippery water-based formula easily glides along you and your partner, and can easily be wiped off with a towel. The massage gel is diluted in water so that it goes on your skin with a thin and light-weight texture, similar to massage oil, but much smoother and silkier. It doesn’t get sticky or goop up like a gel at all during play. You can easily rinse or wipe it off with a damp towel or cloth. With the little amount you’ll be using, it’s not nearly as messy as you think it’ll be. It doesn’t leave a film or residue at all, and is actually soft on your skin and gently moisturizing, even after a wash. It’s so easy to wash off with a towel or simply water. Technically, you could go about your day after a quick wipe down. But if you’re doing Nuru correctly, you’ll probably want to shower after, because it’ll be in all your nooks and crannies. Plus, showering can be part of the fun!
External Massage Only
The massage gel hasn’t been tested internally or with latex, so it must be marketed for external use only – and is not recommended for use with condoms. It’s a bit hard to imagine that the Nuru gel would stay only external, though, as it is used in such an intimate type of massage. I wanted to make sure that it wouldn’t cause any harm internally before using it, so I wrote Wet to see what was up before putting it on my body. Wet assured me that even though it hasn’t been tested internally, it has many of the same ingredients that are typically found in lubricants, and is also free from parabens, glycerine, and scents which are often the cause of irritation. Wet’s reps said,
A lot of massage oils and lotions have added scents to them which often are in the form of alcohols and tend to be the main cause of discomfort, however the Nuru Gel is unscented. There are ingredients in there, such as the natural botanicals and extracts that may be sensitive to some individuals who have allergies to grass, pollen and other plants. Phenoxyethanol has been linked to a burning discomfort by some who are sensitive to it.
Although it’s promoted as for external use only, I thought it had a pretty low risk of causing irritation. So, I put my vagina on the line to give it a test. Even though I typically have a reaction to most lubricants, I didn’t have any sensitivities at all to this massage gel. No itching, burning, residue, pain, or anything of the like. Instead, it was very light and gently moisturizing. But I would recommend doing a “spot test” on both you and your partner before using it during penetration – or even contact with your intimate areas. If you do have a reaction on your intimate bits, it doesn’t mean you can’t ever use the massage gel. As shown in the video above, you can easily cover up with some panties or a bathing suit – which is especially easy because the gel is totally non-staining and can be washed out. If any irritation occurs elsewhere on your skin, definitely discontinue use.
Name: Wet Nuru Massage Kit
Type: Massage, Massage Oil
Hearts: 5 Hearts
Quality: 4 Stars
Naughtiness: 5 Devils
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Porphyra Umbilicalis (Sea Weed) Extract, PEG-90M, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid
Preparing to Nuru
So, you have your Nuru Massage Kit and you’re ready to get slippery. I’d recommend really setting the mood by turning down the lights, lighting some candles, and playing some soft, sensuous music to get all your senses tingling in advance. Making your bedroom into your own private massage parlor is part of the fun! Then, prepare your bed. Nuru massage is typically done on a slippery surface that will not absorb the gel, and allow for maximum glide. Sometimes, this is done with a vinyl blow-up mattress, but you can use a plastic sheet to cover any surface on which you wish to massage your partner. Wet’s massage kit comes with a thick, clear sheet that can be placed over your bed or any other flat surface, and re-used in the future. You can place pillows or rolled up towels or blankets along the edges of the bed, underneath the plastic, to create a barrier or border so that the gel won’t spill or drip off onto your floor, and instead pool in the center. It can be a little tricky to get it just right. I found that tucking the plastic underneath the pillows and towels helped to keep everything from moving too much. Of course, this isn’t a fool-proof method, so I would recommend laying some towels down along the floor around your bed, just in case. Although it can be cleaned up, it would suck to clean the gel out of the carpet or be slipping around if it hits your hardwood floor. You should also put a towel underneath the area where your partner’s head will be, for a slip-free cushion. It’s also a good idea to have some towels handy so you can clean up and walk around without creating a trail of gel-filled footprints behind you after you’re done. You can easily clean the sheet later by folding it up, pooling the gel in the middle, and pouring it out. You can wipe it off or hose it down to use it again!
So, you’ve set up your area and you’re ready to start your massage. Before you begin, warm the concentrated gel by placing the entire closed bottle in a bowl of warm water for several minutes. I found that the bottle didn’t seem air-tight and bubbles were coming out if I submerged it, so I just sat the bottle upright. Have another bowl of warm water ready, so you can mix the concentrated gel later to make it thin enough for use. While you wait for it to warm up, get wet in the shower or bath with your partner. The gel works best on wet skin, so it can say slippery and smooth throughout. In traditional nuru massages, a shower or bath to clean you off, relax your muscles, and get your skin ready is part of the sensual experience. When you’re ready to use the massage gel, you can use the concentrated version directly from the bottle, or mix it in a bowl with warm water (one part gel to one part water) so it becomes a thinner consistency. This is much better, not only because it makes a little bit of gel go a long way, but because it adds to the thin, oil-like slide. It also is a lot less messy than I anticipated!
How to Nuru
You’re all set up and finally ready to get slippery and slide-y with your partner. Pull up your hair, cause it’s about to get messy. If you’re the masseuse, have your partner lay down on your plastic sheet. Whether they face up or face down is totally your choice. Personally, I like the mystery of starting face-down. That way, your partner can’t see you, but can instead close their eyes and focus on the sensation of your body gliding against theirs, without distraction. Lather a bit of the gel along your body (front and back) and drizzle it over your partner. This can all be a part of exciting foreplay. Show your partner where you’re applying the gel to yourself, sensuously rubbing it along your curves, teasing yourself in the process. As you grab a handful of the gel and apply it to your partner, allow it to drip down them and run slowly along their body. The gel will already be warm, slippery, and sensual – and your body will activate it even more.
Then, use your hands to explore their body and spread the gel. As you get closer, use your forearms along their muscles, and gently slide your skin against theirs. As you get more comfortable, mount your partner, and get in a position that allows for more body-on-body contact. Lightly grip your partner with your legs, and grind your pelvis and buttocks up against them. Lean over to massage your breasts over their back and buttocks. Finally, lie down to glide and slide your entire body along your partner. If you feel a bit silly about it, don’t worry. It’s totally natural to feel that way and laugh with your partner. After all, it’s a novelty, and it’s meant to be fun!
When you decide it’s time for them to roll over, take your time before getting to your partner’s intimate areas. Don’t be worried about your body image at all. It’s a hot visual, and your partner will be thoroughly enjoying it! Watch Wet’s instructional DVD and nuru massage videos online for inspiration. As with all tantric and erotic massages – the excitement and intrigue aren’t about the final orgasm, but rather, appreciating the sensations and the journey to get there. Make your partner wait for it, and tease them with your touch along the way. Then, switch positions and let your partner give it a try on you. Take your time, and have fun exploring these new sensations!
Note: The Nuru Massage Kit is no longer available. We recommend JO All-in-One Massage Kit instead!
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