So after my very long discussion of hair and removal options, I realized there was another thing that I’m a bit obsessed about that I should mention – finger nails.
I used to have a terribly disgusting habit of gnawing at my nails endlessly and now that I’ve stopped, I’m a bit obsessed. And I should clarify that by long nails I mean I let them get long enough that I can sometimes type without my fingertips hitting the keys…
Everyone I’ve ever been with has expressed concern over the length of my nails – though most thoroughly seem to enjoy my awesome back scratching abilities. The problem is, that for digital penetration (like during mutual masturbation), the nails can seem a little dangerous but here are a few tips on how to keep the nice nails and still have a lot of fun…
- Keep the nails finely manicured – no jagged edges! I have a nail file and nail clipper on me at all times, mostly because I’m a little anal retentive but also because it’s super handy to fix tiny snags and even big breaks on the spot. The smoother the nail, the less likely it will scratch.
- For penetrative sex, use finger cots or gloves and if you’re worried that the nail will tear thru the cot/glove – put a little bit of cotton or tissue under the nail in the glove. Sounds weird, but it keeps the nail from tearing thru the latex and protects against accidental jabbing (ack!).
- Acrylic or Silk wrapped nails don’t scratch the same way natural ones do. It’s because they’re much thicker and the edges aren’t nearly as sharp – they’re much safer in respect to cuts/scratches. Also, they are less likely to tear thru gloves/cots and the polish on those doesn’t chip or fade like it would on natural nails.
That’s the basics, if you’ve got any other tips – pass them on!