Places of Intimacy: lifted by the vinyl player in Paris
Places of Intimacy is SKYN’s own guide to the best places to get intimate. To bring this guide to life, we sent actual couples around the world to get inspired and tell us about the colors, textures, scents, sounds, and sensations that defined their most intimate experiences during the trip.
Our room in Le Pigalle Hotel feels distinctly Parisian: like the city it is elegant and seductive. We walk into our room hand in hand, and are pleased by its clean and modern space.
The walls are hung with photos, posters, and erotic drawings which speak to the history of the Pigalle area - of the bohemian studios where Toulouse-Lautrec painted the dancers of the Moulin Rouge, where Josephine Baker danced late into the night, clad in nothing but a skirt of bananas.
We too want to move to music: we put 1920s jazz on the period vinyl player. The setting is perfect. I give my partner a mischievous look as I press him against the wooden edge of the gramophone. The music lifts us. He can feel the heat of my body against his. I take an ice cube from my glass and run it cold across his lips. We clasp each other and we kiss.
I place a SKYN condom into the palm of his hand and lead him to the bed; he closes his eyes as his head sinks back into the softness of the pillows. The contrasting sensations delight us, and urge us on.
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