There once was a time when I didn’t understand the significance of art. I had plenty of partners take me to museums to admire various artists’ works, but nothing ever struck me as amazing. I suppose it has something to do with my analytical mind, but then again I heard that some of the best art critics think exactly the way I do. Either way, love and art have never sat the same table in my life. Well, not until recently, that is.
I went out looking for something unique to buy my latest partner as an anniversary gift. We have been together for a few years now and things have started leveling out. I don’t feel stuck and nothing is stale, but we definitely needed something fun and exciting to keep the flame alive. Having no idea which way to go, I stumbled upon the “Love is Art” Kit and couldn’t get my mind off of it. How could someone who hates art as much as I do feel so strongly about a product like this? As it turns out, this thing is more about making art than admiring it.
What is the “Love Is Art” Kit?
The “Love Is Art” Kit is a complete amateur artist’s package aimed at creating a visual spectacle out of two bodies in motion. Unlike other sex games for couples, there are no rules and no regulations regarding how the evening plays out. You’re given several different paint colors, each of which can be specified before you make the purchase, and you’re given plenty of canvas to roll around on as long as you’re on top of a smooth, hard surface (like the floor). Everything is made to be safe on all skin types and stain-resistant as well, meaning the true purpose of “getting down and dirty” can be fully expressed with this unique pleasure product no matter who you are or what sort of body type you have. Best of all, it comes in a wide variety of different forms and can even be purchased as a gift set with other romantic items included.
The Main Features
Although it’s not necessarily a game, the LIA Kit packs just as much of a surprising punch as a directed play option. Not only is does it transform itself into a extremely affordable piece of one-a-of-kind art for your home, but it’s incredibly exciting to create. The kit features a specially treated cotton blank canvas that measures 41 inches by 54 inches (meaning you can likely make more than one piece of art). Furthermore, the most basic kit comes with at least one 4oz bottle of specially formulated organic, non-toxic paint in whichever colors you choose(basic kit comes with black). You have an option to buy more paint or you can always procure your own (as long as it’s non-toxic, skin-safe, and compatible with the other paints, that is). Buy one of the limited edition options and get a bunch of freebies too.
Each kit features supplies to help keep the mess to a minimum as well. You’ll be given a 10-inch by 12-inch plastic painter’s tarp to protect your floors, walls and bedding from becoming stained by the dyes, plus you’ll receive two pairs of disposable slippers for added safety and a soft mesh body scrubber to suds up after you’re all done. Instructions teach you how to properly dry, stretch, frame and maintain your new masterpiece, then everything remaining can either be disposed of or reused for at a later time for another kinky experience. The supplies have a relatively long shelf life and they’re all packaged inside a sturdy cylindrical container that keeps everything safe from the elements.
What Comes in the Box?
Usually with a couple’s sex game you get quite a few extras with the actual product. Well, the LIA Kit is no exception. You receive more than you need to create a piece of unique art, plus the container doubles as storage and is rather compact as well. Here are all the things you get for the money you spend (on the most basic kit):
- A 10′ x 12′ plastic painters tarp to protect surfaces from getting messy
- A 41″ x 54″ specially treated white cotton canvas
- 4 oz bottle of specially-formulated non-toxic black paint
- Two pairs of disposable slippers for added safety and cleanliness
- A silky mesh body scrubber for afterwards
You’ll notice that you don’t get any personal lubrication samples or even the first coupon for a couple’s sex toy. That’s probably because lube can negatively affect the quality of the paints provided, plus you won’t likely use a marital aid because this product serves as one itself. In the off chance that you do use a sex toy with this thing, just know that you don’t get any cleaning supplies whatsoever (and that goes for household cleaning supplies as well). Bring your A-game and have everything you need on deck before you begin for best results.
Neither my partner nor I are big into artistic things, so we weren’t quite sure how this whole “paint with your bodies in motion” thing was going to play out. Regardless of our inhibitions, we ordered our canvas and paint from an online source and eagerly awaited its arrival. It came in a black tube with a “Love Is Art” label on it that was inconspicuous enough to get by the neighbor radar without a hitch. Meanwhile, the inside was packed full of all the supplies we needed to get started right away so we did.
The instructions said to lay out the plastic tarp before doing anything else, so we followed along like good girls and boys. It was sort of difficult to keep the tarp in place as we got settled in, so my partner got the ingenious idea to tape down the corners. I highly recommend doing that, at least to keep the frustration down if not to further protect your flooring and furniture. Next, we were told to spread some of the paint on our bodies and sprinkle the rest on the canvas, so we did as instructed after laying the canvas out on top of the tarp. So far, so good (or so we thought).
About 5 minutes into our lovemaking session we realized that we weren’t on top of the canvas anymore. We had fucked ourselves into the corner of the room and there was black paint all over everything. My partner was taken out of the mood immediately when she spotted a stain on her grandmother’s quilt. I panicked and tried to wipe things down with a towel but it just smeared into the fabric. We decided to stop, clean up our mess and try again in another area of the house. I don’t know why didn’t think of that the first time. You live and learn, I guess.
The next couple of hours were extremely intense as we completely forgot about the mess and even incorporated a few extra colors into the mix to make our creation really stand out. The maker provided directions on how to stretch and frame the canvas, but we took it to a professional instead because, quite honestly, it was the neatest looking piece of abstract art I’d ever seen. I suddenly have a new appreciation for the creative side of humanity and so does my partner, although we still have a few hard feelings about the initial experience.
The Ups and Downs
As someone who is well aware of the fact that nothing on the modern-day market is perfect, I was already prepared for a minimal amount of disappointment when I choose the “Love Is Art” Kit as my next victim. It’s such a simple concept, yet the world has never and probably will never see anything quite like it ever again. And while that doesn’t mean I had no complaints on this product as a whole, it certainly means I had very few. Here are the things I think you should consider before spending your money:
- Paint colors are customizable
- Can be turned into home decor
- Makes an amazing gift
- Made from skin-safe materials
- Compact packaging for easy storage
- Simple instructions
- Can be kind of messy
- Definitely not discreet
Making love is one thing, but making art out of love is something entirely different. If you can find time to get dirty, then you should have no problem finding time to make it interesting. So, while everyone else is busy looking at the latest and greatest sex toy, or while all your friends are searching for the best couple’s game, you could be inside making the next artistic masterpiece with little more than two moving bodies and a thick piece of canvas. It may not be any cheaper, but at least you’ll have something to show for your investment. In fact, the idea behind this product is so ingenious that some of the pieces have been featured in popular art museums and the rest are currently displayed in homes across the world. In my humble opinion, if you can’t find a way to make the Love Is Art Kit fun and exciting, then there’s something seriously wrong with you.