With the help of Fifty Shades of Grey, BDSM, bondage and any kind of kinky sex is pretty popular nowadays. If you are considering trying out kinky sex, good communication is key to turning good sex into great sex, and agreeing upon a safe word with your partner is an important step.

Having a safe word in place means that your sex can get as rough or kinky as you please, with the confidence that you can easily make it stop should you want to, with the mutter of just one word.

We present some of the world’s most popular safe words being used in bedrooms and red-rooms, as published by messaging app Whilpr (a kinky version of Tinder, if you will):

  1. Red

  2. Pineapple

  3. Banana

  4. Orange

  5. Peach

  6. Apple

  7. Vanilla

  8. Yellow

  9. Blue

  10. Unicorn

As you can see, colours and fruits are a popular choice on the list, but it can be as random as you like, while giving the option to say “stop” and “no” during play, and only completely stop when you really mean it.

When it comes to safe words, you don’t have to stick to the age old traffic light system if you fancy being more adventurous. If that’s easy for you to remember though, green to go, amber to ease up and red to stop does make perfect sense!

So what do you think? Have you got any ideas or do you already use a safe word? Let us know in the comments.