Have you seen the new series, How to Build a Sex Room, on Netflix? The show follows 11 couples and a single woman as interior designer Melanie Rose comes in to help spice up their sex lives with rooms filled with specialty furniture and other décor designed to fulfill fantasies and fetishes. If you haven’t seen the show yet, please note that a few spoilers lie ahead. Check out the preview here.
A sex room, also referred to as a dark room or fantasy room, is a dedicated space for individuals, couples, and other types of intimate partners to explore their physical, emotional, and spiritual connection often through erotic play. Many think of dark, dungeon-like basements filled with various instruments of torture; however, a sex room can be a much softer and more romantic journey that doesn’t have to involve much kink at all.
Throughout the series, Melanie Rose, also known as the ‘Mary Poppins of Eroticism’, helps several clients transform their chosen spaces into safe havens where they can feel sexy and uninhibited. Each episode begins with an introduction and consultation with the clients to determine their unique fantasies, fetishes, and boundaries. Melanie Rose then both educates the clients about ways to tap into their innermost sexual desires and renovates their homes to reflect these wishes.
In episode 1, we meet Taylor and Ajay who ask designer Melanie Rose to spice things up with a rock ‘n’ roll sex basement. In the next episode, Melanie creates a sensual, swank and sexy suite to help couple Raj and Ryan communicate with blindfolds then Hannah and Wesley’s basement becomes a sexy spot for shower sex.
Episode 3 follows Orlando and Matthew who want a masculine room with a view to maintain the chemistry in their long-distance romance. The black and white shots from their sexy photoshoot are red hot! We also meet Shenika and Matthew who need to bring their sexy back after having kids. What parent can’t relate to this plight?
The series continues with a swanky dungeon to fit Lester and Soriya’s polyamorous family where Melanie adds special touches to incorporate each partner’s needs. We next meet Meaghan and Dave who seek five-star spa vibes for their intimate escape while Melanie pushes the couple to explore new levels of kink. Queer performers Bettie and Brody get a backstage boudoir and first-time homeowners, Ouima and Jesse, ask Melanie for a seductive cabaret lounge complete with a stripper pole.
Next we are introduced to frisky high school sweethearts Tricia and Gary who have a freaky farm fetish. Episode 8 features nomadic artists Heather and Sara whose van gets a sexy satin and sex swing upgrade. Finally, stand-up comedian Lisa gets a secret garden where she can get her groove back as a newly single woman.
How to Build a Sex Room is one of the most entertaining and enlightening reality tv series currently streaming. It provides a gentle, nonthreatening introduction into the world of kink and alternative sexual lifestyles in a familiar reality-style makeover format making it easily digestible for the average viewer. We give the series a 9/10 for content originality and delivery.
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