Pieces of Passion 3 – Gloves as Sensation Play

Today’s Pieces of Passion is brought to you by the fact that I just had an incredibly hot scene with someone very near and dear to my heart and his sweetheart on the floor of the dungeon at Beat Me in St Louis- he was wearing gloves, I was not, and she went from clothed to nude, lips, teeth, and hands, kisses and lust and me doing a backbend at one point to hold her up on all 4s and all kinds of good stuff with not a point of penetration in sight…

Pieces of Passion
Piece #3- Gloves as Sensation Play

Glove play. It comes in many names, shapes and types, but its a pretty delightful thing. Why? Our hands are one of our more versatile sex toys in the cabinet of curious available. Hands can barely touch the surface of the skin, they can grab hard, they can pinch, can brush along, can have finger tips jab and can slap lightly or with serious force. Gloves allow all of those different sensations to be easily modified without investing in expensive gear, and allow for quick changes- one hand can be in leather and the other bare, or both could be in latex and then stripped away, or fur-trimmed gloves can be replaced with an oven mitt!

Solo- Try seeing what your hands feel like running along your skin, pinching it, grabbing it firm, slapping it… whatever else you can come up with. Now dig through your closet and find your gloves. Wool, silk, velvet, cotton, leather, oven mitts, exfoliating (in your femme/metrosexual supplies), padded, industrial, latex, nitrile, soft, scratchy… what do you have already in the house? Now repeat every single way of running, pinching, grabbing, slapping etc that you did with your bare hands. How does it compare? What do you like best?

Partnered- Try it with one hand bare and one hand gloved. Try it with two different gloves. Try it bare handed then put on some gloves and repeat. Let them tell you what they like, and what they don’t prefer as much, and what they’d like to skip for now. Its ok to experiment, and ok to say no. Don’t push too hard, just have fun. They can tell you what they like with words, with obvious moans and grunts, or with giant smiles. Now, let them have the gloves! Or, for mixing it up, each wear one left and one right, with them being your mirror… and play the mirror game- they touch your left nipple, you touch their right nipple- with the same glove as in a mirror. Its a great way to show your partner how you like to be touched, by showing it on their body.

You decided you liked gloves? Coral Mallow is a great speaker on Glove Fetishism, and there is an entire group called Fits Like a Glove (FLAG) that celebrates glove fetishism internationally!

Bright blessings in your Passionate and Soulful explorations 🙂


Lee Harrington

Lee Harrington is an internationally known sexuality, relationships, and personal authenticity educator. Having taught in all 50 states and in 6 countries, he brings a combination of playful engagement and thoughtful academic dialogue to a broad audience. An award-winning author and editor on gender, sexual, and sacred experience, his books include “Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Journeys,” and "Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond," among many other titles. He has been blogging online since 1998, and been teaching worldwide since 2001. Welcome to his world, and your chance to expand your mind and heart alike.

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