Roleplay Secrets!
Playboy Africa|October 2020
Roleplay Secrets!
Sales of sexy costumes are spiking as socially isolated couples fight bedroom boredom
Anita Little

Many of us have passed the six-week point in quarantine. For those lucky enough—or unlucky enough—to be marooned with a partner, this may be when things start to fray. The frustrating habits you formerly had a workplace refuge from are now your 24-7 reality.

Of the challenges couples may be dealing with, bedroom boredom is a big one. Physical intimacy is one of the few joys folks have left right now, and the increased time together is a great opportunity to refresh your sexy-time repertoire. And there’s arguably no better form of sexual escapism than pretending to be someone else.

Enter sexual role-play. Your brain is your biggest sex organ, and role-play is an easy and safe way to test the limits of your imagination. Recent stats show that more and more couples are discovering this. We reached out to Alicia Thompson, director of brand marketing at Yandy, a lingerie and costume company that has experienced a significant uptick in sales since quarantine started. (Full disclosure: Yandy is owned by Playboy’s parent company.)

“People want to transport themselves out of what’s going on during quarantine,” she tells Playboy. “They are allowing themselves to push their boundaries a little bit more and maybe try to seek out pleasure in a new way.”

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October 2020