Wake up, Mom and Dad! Creating a boudoir on a budget for Valentine's Day fun

For many parents "doing it" and "gettin' some" refer to sleep, not sex. Sure zombies and vampires are all the rage right now, but if you're a parent, you've been that way for at least a year, maybe more. Wake up parents! The time has come for you to get your sexy back and it doesn't even have to cost you a lot of coin.

Creativity and imagination aren't just for the kids. Can't afford a babysitter? Have an attached garage? After the kids are asleep, grab the electronic baby monitor and make some heat in the back seat of your car. Maybe it will bring back memories of when you were first dating -- an old way for you to feel young.

Indeed, there are lots of common items in the homes of every parent that can, in the right hands, be turned into objects d'amour. "Don't let time and money tie your hands. Instead look around your own home for the tools, or in this case, the toys," says Mistress Blaze, who pens a sex advice column for Arena Blaze, an online resource for committed couples who want to dabble in domination. "A leather belt holds up your pants but in the right hands, it can also hold down your partner." How about an old pair of pantyhose? Those can be used to restrain your Valentine "pet" while you run to the freezer and grab some ice cubes. "Think 9 /12 Weeks meets 9 months," says Mistress Blaze, "Your ice-maker might just make you into a naughty little love machine."

As parents it may feel like we are constantly buying toys for our kids. But what about for us? Let's have some adult-type fun with adult-type toys. Why not consider sojourning to a sex shop -- clicks or bricks -- you can surf the net or cruise the aisle for a little somethin' somethin' to bring you and/or your Valentine infinite pleasure. We have the inside scoop on affordable, and safe, toys any parent can keep in their bedroom.

Kristen Chase mom of three and the author of recently released, The Mominatrix's Guide To Sex, encourages parents to discover their wild sides. "Regardless of your financial situation, parenting can be a pretty expensive endeavor, with mouths to feed and behinds to diaper, spending beaucoup bucks on sex toys might not be in your budget. Thankfully, there are plenty of smart options that will give you plenty of "bang' for your buck."

Here are the top three must-have toys for your budget boudoir as recommended by The Mominatrix:

1. Tongue Dinger & Frisky Fingers ($4.99 each)

Pick up a Tongue Dinger and/or Frisky Fingers. Regardless of how handy you already are with your own appendages, these sexy and super thrifty toys will give you a little bit of an edge, and a whole lot of pleasure without breaking into the piggy bank.

2. Pleasure Ring ($12.99)

If you're looking for a cheap toy that you both can enjoy, for just under $13 you can grab a Pleasure Ring, which is worn by the male partner during sex and features a small vibrator that can offer benefits to both participants. Aside from the extended benefits (ahem), the emitted vibrations can be particularly helpful to women who have a hard time reaching climax during intercourse. Added bonus? If your baby is napping and you're craving "me" time, this little ring can be used alone for your own enjoyment.

3. Hitachi Magic Wand ($50)

At just under $50, the Hitachi Magic Wand might not seem like a budget choice, but sometimes, paying a bit extra for quality up front, has more substantial benefit in the long term. Aside from being a superb, although pretty large, clitoral stimulator, it doubles as a back and body massager. And since it's gained uber popularity over the years, there are a plethora of add-ons and adapters to make it more titillating. Instead of having to purchase a bunch of different vibes, you can dress up your old HMW and upgrade annually. Yes, I did say annually. As an added bonus, this electric gadget plugs into the wall so there's no need to keep buying expensive batteries!

Intrigued? Go to it, you crazy love birds. Have a happy Valentine's Day (and don't forget to lock your bedroom door!)

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