A Sexy Date Night In

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We’re craving sexy, playful, hedonistically indulgent adventures right now, and whether that’s a full-on date night or living it up solo, we’re staying in for it. On the menu: easy massage, a bath that all but stops time, and multiple orgasms (as in the bestselling candle–and the real thing, too, of course). Everything below is designed to rouse the senses, leave your whole being glowing (there’s a new exfoliating miracle for instantly luminous skin, an easy hair trick for all textures, and a vibrator that works miracles), and truly get you in the mood to make the whole night feel more intimate.

1

Massage and moisturize

Like sex, massage can pull you into the moment like few other activities (when the latter is a segue to the former–the best). There’s no wrong way to do it, either: For a great massage, for yourself or a partner, simply do what feels good and smooth on a nourishing moisturizer as you go from head to toe, giving every area in between some love.
To take it to the next level, incorporate an infrared mat; the radiating heat feels sublime.

THE BUTTERY BESTSELLER

This melting, clinically tested formula tones, smooths, lifts, and moisturizes like crazy, leaving skin glowing and supple.

goop BeautyGOOPGENES Nourishing Repair Body Buttergoop, $55/$50 with subscription

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SPRITZ-ON DRY OIL

Rose, citrus, and botanical oils smell incredible, and the plant-derived lipid complex melts into skin like magic.

Seed to SkinThe Serenity Time Defying Dry Body Oilgoop, $162

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RICH LOTION

Firming, plumping, and swirled with the brand’s patented skin-restoring complex.

Augustinus BaderThe Body Lotiongoop, $100

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CUSHIONY FOOT CREAM

The high concentration of nerves in our feet makes massaging in this silkifying blend of shea and jojoba feel epic.

LavidoThera Intensive Foot Creamgoop, $28

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TROPICAL BODY OIL

An intoxicating blend of hibiscus and coconut oils that leaves skin gleamy.

Balmyard BeautyRomantic Call Body Oilgoop, $82

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INFRARED MAT

Our favorite massage “table.” (Drape it over your bed, on an actual massage table, or on the floor–heaven.)

HigherDOSEInfrared Matgoop, $995

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2

Get specific

Here are little forms of upkeep some of us do at home that can make a big difference in how we move through the day and interact intimately.

PUBIC OIL

Smooth on this essential oil blend for pubic hair before waxing or shaving to soothe skin and ingrowns. If your vibe is more bush than bare, work it in periodically to soften and add luster to hair.

FurOilgoop, $46

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BREAST CREAM

Massaging with this gorgeous coconut and peach butter cream feels so, so good.

True BotanicalsBoob Creamgoop, $48

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TRIMMER

You don’t need water or shaving cream with this cordless trimmer that gives the pubic area, legs, underarms, and anywhere else the closest shave ever.

FurTrimmergoop, $89

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3

Trick out your bathtub

Lying in a hot bath already feels like stolen time–you’re sequestered from email, texts, and life’s many demands. When you go the extra mile and dump in a big bag of pink sandalwood-inflected bath salts or polish your skin with the most heavenly smelling jasmine body scrub as you soak, the simple act of taking a bath feels as deeply indulgent as it gets.

DRY BRUSH

Sweep this brush over your (or your bathing partner’s) limbs to soften skin and energize the psyche–the perfectly dense bristles get right in there and really hit the spot.

goop BeautyG.Tox Ultimate Dry Brushgoop, $20

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ROSE-SCENTED BUBBLE BATH

Sinking into this softly bubbling, rose-bergamot-lemongrass-infused soak is full-on bliss–and you emerge with jojoba-oil-softened skin.

Well KeptBlossom Bubble Bathgoop, $42

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JASMINE BODY SCRUB

This exquisite jasmine-rose-scented body polish illuminates skin with cane sugar and rice powders–and feels especially stirring smoothed gently over your shoulders and abdomen.

UMAPure Love Body Scrubgoop, $45

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PINK SALT AROMATHERAPY

Swirled with calming passionflower and valerian root, these pharmaceutical-grade Epsom salts transport you to another planet.

goop Beauty“The Martini” Emotional Detox Bath Soakgoop, $35

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GROOVIEST BODY WASH

It smells like a grove of redwoods and lathers beautifully–it’s made with a mix of skin-soothing sustainably harvested oils–and the rainbow on the bottle is instant vibes.

Bathing CultureMind and Body Washgoop, $20

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4

Shift the mood with candles (and scent)

Our attraction to flame is primal, and the soft glow and gorgeous scent of a clean, essential-oil-based candle is especially alluring. Light a few wherever you are–in the bedroom when you’re playing massage therapist, in the bath so you can watch the mesmerizing flicker from the tub, or all over the living room for a sexy-loungy atmosphere.

The blend of Turkish rose absolute, tart grapefruit, and neroli is utterly addictive, and the chic black container makes it even sexier.

goop x HereticThis Smells Like My Orgasm Candlegoop, $75

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Sexy, romantic, and beautifully skin-nourishing, this is a jojoba-and-baobab-oil candle and a gorgeous massage oil in one.

Neom OrganicsPerfect Night’s Sleep Intensive Skin Treatment Candlegoop, $46

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This limited-edition coconut milk, vanilla, and rose candle makes a statement and supports reproductive freedom and equal rights–$25 from the sale of each one goes to the ACLU Foundation’s Reproductive Freedom Project.*

goop x HereticHands Off My Vagina Candlegoop, $75

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5

Wake up your skin in four steps

Look instantly glowier, more sculpted, and practically poreless with these fast-acting skin secret weapons, used in succession.

STEP A:

This exfoliating jelly face wash smooths pores and moisturizes for instantly brighter, better skin.

goop BeautyGOOPGLOW Cloudberry Exfoliating Jelly Cleansergoop, $28/$25 with subscription

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STEP B:

To see a noticeable difference in your skin, press this potent antioxidant serum into damp skin after cleansing to tone, smooth, brighten, and firm.

goop BeautyGOOPGLOW 20% Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serumgoop, $125/$112 with subscription

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STEP C:

This firming, line-smoothing supercream is thick and ultramoisturizing yet sinks right in to leave skin dewy and supple.

goop BeautyGOOPGENES All-in-One Nourishing Face Creamgoop, $95/$86 with subscription

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STEP D:

After cleansing, treating, and moisturizing your skin, do the ultimate depuffing, face-sculpting trick: Use the vibrating gold bar to lift and tone your entire face, smoothing it over the cooling prebiotic eye sheet masks for instant wide-awakeness.

Jillian DempseyThe Sculpt + Smooth Duogoop, $245

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6

Whip up the prettiest bedhead
(before you even make it to the bedroom)

Casually undone, soft, healthy-looking hair is just about the sexiest look of all time–and the easiest. Smooth in a restorative oil or cream and fluff out your lengths with your fingers.

STYLING CREAM

A multitasking styling cream, mask, and conditioner in one that leaves hair silky, shiny, and beautifully textured.

Sangre de FrutaBotanical Hair Elixirgoop, $96

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HAIR OIL

This brilliant castor oil smooths frizz and flyaways, expertly retouches days-old hair, and doubles as body moisturizer.

Kreyol EssenceHaitian Black Castor Oil Lightgoop, $50

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EASIEST (BARDOT-ISH) HAIRPIN

For topknots, chignons, or any chicly mussed updo (for any hair texture).

Deborah PaganiLarge Sleek Hairpingoop, $90

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7

Look (sexily) not-so-made-up

A hint of pigment and a dab of iridescence refreshes your skin, takes seconds to put on, and makes you feel as sparkly as you look.

For a subtly polished look: tinted balmy gloss in Garconne (the chicest dusty rose) and a bestselling, ultra-inky mascara.

Westman AtelierClean Start Beauty Essentialsgoop, $82

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The teensiest dot of this face-oil-meets-foundation deeply moisturizes and softens the look of blemishes.

KosasTinted Face Oilgoop, $42

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Dab this over cheekbones, along the bridge of your nose, or across your collarbones for a fun dewy sheen.

Ami ColeLight Catching Highlightergoop, $22

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8

Have some fun

Giving yourself or someone else a reality-bending orgasm is one of life’s purest pleasures.

Curved at the perfect angle and self-heating. Enough said.

goop WellnessUltraplush Self-Heating G-Spot Vibratorgoop, $89

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You get a rabbit-shaped vibrator with ten vibration patterns for the vulva and a vibrating penis ring that nestles between partners during penetrative sex.

We-VibeDate Night Setgoop, $199

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This soothing water-based lube is supercharged with aloe and chamomile and adds the perfect amount of slip.

Personal FavWhet Plant-Based Sex Serumgoop, $24

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EXTRA CREDIT

Any form of exercise makes us feel more alive, but there’s truly nothing like a few vinyasas and crow poses to get the blood moving, stop the mind from ruminating, and noticeably glowify skin. And–again, it might be just us–we always emerge from yoga just plain liking our bodies better. This mat is made from cushiony, grippy natural rubber, so slipping isn’t a thing as you flow.

MandukaGRP Yoga Matgoop, $130

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*Donations will be made on each candle sold until the candle sells out or July 1, 2022, whichever occurs first, and are not deductible to purchasers.

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