Covid strikes again! This February, many people are celebrating yet another holiday away from their loved ones – Valentine’s Day. Fortunately, there are many ways we can stay in touch with our partners, even if we can’t physically be together. Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day in lockdown, under a quarantine order, or on a work trip, you can still have a great time. Here at PinkCherry, we’ve got some great virtual Valentine’s Day ideas up our sleeves to help make your night both fun and memorable. We also know a thing or ten about the sexy side of this topic, so stick around for a quick guide to virtual sex and the best sex toys for virtual sex.
Cupid-Certified Top Virtual Valentine’s Day Ideas
Are you fresh out of thoughts on how to have a great time on Valentine’s Day while away from your partner? While you can’t be with each other physically, it doesn’t mean you can enjoy each other’s presence with the help of your favorite video hosting platform. Whether you Zoom, Skype, Messenger, or Facetime, we’ve got a few virtual Valentine’s Day ideas for a date you’ll never forget. We can only hope that things will be more normal in years to come and we can tell others the story about the best virtual date night ever. Why not make your story stand out with one of the following?
1. Send each other recipes to cook together
This one may take a little more preplanning than the other virtual Valentine’s Day ideas we’ve come up with, but we know you can pull it off. You’ll need to pick a meal that has accessible ingredients, so be sure to consider what they can purchase wherever they are in the world. You’ll also need to give them enough time to get their grocery shopping completed, so send the recipe well in advance. During the date, you can cook real-time right along with each other. After you’re through eating, you can discuss the meal or head straight for “dessert.”
2. Sing karaoke
Do you love to sing? Or maybe you can’t carry a tune in a buck and just love to roast each other! Either way, hosting a virtual karaoke night can be different than any other virtual date you’ve had before. You can preselect songs that set the mood for Valentine’s Day or just choose them on the fly as you go. We personally prefer some corny love songs. Give these a try:
- Power of Love (Celine Dion)
- Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis)
- You’re Still the One (Shania Twain)
- All of Me (John Legend)
- I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (Aerosmith)
- I Want to Know What Love Is (Foreigner)
- God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You (N’Sync)
- I’ll Make Love to You (Boyz II Men)
- Lady in Red (Chris De Burgh)
- Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Elton John)
3. Play a board game or video game
If either of you is a gamer, you’re probably no stranger to streaming. Thanks to this amazing technology we can play video games with each other whenever we want. Take turns picking which game to play. If video games aren’t your thing, you can play a board game on certain online platforms or play the real-life thing if you each have the same game. Playing games can help you blow off steam and let you exercise your competitive nature. Don’t forget to check out our line of sexy games over at PinkCherry to heat up your game night.
4. Take a virtual museum tour
For the couple who enjoy the finer things in life, you can visit a museum virtually. Due to Covid-19, some of the most famous museums have set up virtual tours on their websites to help maintain interest and provide educational materials for students. You can look for one that is local to either of you or visit one far away that you might never get to see in person regardless of the pandemic. If you are unable to find a museum tour on your chosen location’s website, you can often find matching search results on YouTube for a less official walkthrough.
5. Virtual tour of a zoo
Thinking you’d like to try something more interactive for your date night? We hear you! How about watching cute animals play or learning more about how to care for exotic animals? Many zoos are offering virtual experiences just like these on their own websites. If you can’t find the specific zoo you’re looking for, head on over to your trusty YouTube account to search for certain zoos, aquariums, rehabilitation centers, and more. You can even search for your partner’s and your favorite animals.
6. Plan a trip for when you can be together again
We know you just can’t wait for the pandemic to be over. Why not plan a trip you can take for when we’re all able to travel more freely again. You and your partner can take time sharing your screens to show each other your dream destinations. Plan out where you’ll stay, what you’ll do, and what season you’d like to travel in. You can pick out all the restaurants, attractions, and venues you want to experience. Some say planning a trip is almost as exciting as going on the trip itself. Put this virtual Valentine’s Day idea to the test.
7. Play trivia
If you love the idea of playing a game but you aren’t into board games or video games, you could try a trivia game. There are many sources online for finding questions for topics you are both interested in. You can even create your own version of trivia where your lover must answer questions about you. If trivia sounds too cut-throat for you, you could try the “36 Questions that Lead to Love.” Take turns asking the questions, but both of you should answer to make this work. Some questions are a bit cheeky, and others drive deep to personal thoughts and opinions.
8. Watch a show or movie together – virtual Netflix and chill
A virtual Valentine’s Day idea that keeps it lowkey is a Netflix and chill session. You can pick a show or movie to stream at the same time. Choose intervals to pause and discuss or watch the whole way through without making a peep. Don’t forget the popcorn! When you’re through with your viewing, you can treat your eyes to some virtual sex.
Quick Guide to Virtual Sex and Toys to Make it Happen
We’ve gone through our whole list of virtual Valentine’s Day ideas, and now you’re wondering how to make the sex part of the virtual date a hit. While we’ve got you covered with the rundown, we want you to remember that you don’t need to stress over this. It should be an enjoyable experience for both partners.
How to Have Virtual Sex
Before you even begin, we want you to think about how you’ll make it great for your partner, and that means the virtual experience. They can’t taste or smell anything (except what they have on hand for themselves), and they certainly can’t feel anything (unless you have a high-tech sex toy, but we’ll get to that in a minute). So, how do you make up for this? With sight and sound, of course! Make sure their visual focus is on you: choose a room to video from that is conducive to your intentions, clear out the clutter that might be in the background and maybe wear some lingerie that contrasts with the colors around you. For sound, check that your mic is working well, and your partner can hear you well (and maybe play up some of the vocalizations if you want). The rest of the experience is up to you and what you’re comfortable with.
Best Sex Toys for Virtual Sex
Now that we’ve given you some pointers on how to up your virtual sex game, you’re probably wondering what the best sex toys for virtual sex are. Honestly, you can use whatever sex toys you are most comfortable with to make the most of your experience. If you want toys that your partner can control for your (or toys you can control for your partner), we highly recommend two brands sold by PinkCherry.
- OhMiBod Line – if you want something that is user-friendly, these are the best of the best. You can choose from several vibes that are discreet enough to wear when you go out, so you can even use them post-pandemic.
- We-Vibe Line – if you want a little more range in your options, you might have a hard time choosing. There is literally a toy for everyone that links to their We-Connect app.
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