Sex and witchcraft make intimate bedfellows. Both practices harness primal desires and powerful energies — and are still taboo for women and queer folks to engage in, according to Christian patriarchy. As Halloween approaches and the air is thick with magic and mayhem, trying out a few sex tips from a witch is one way to tap into the seasonal spirit. After all, the streets outside are filled with folks in fantastical (and often highly erotic) garb, and we all know that sometimes the best treats aren't the ones that come in candy form.
For non-practicing folks interested in dipping their toe into the waters of witchcraft, it's important to start with spellwork that's simple. Cleansing your surroundings and centering yourself in your body is vital to set the stage for any kind of magic. Because witchcraft practices are incredibly diverse (there is no unified text and there are as many varieties of witches as there are weeds in the wilderness), it's also important to figure out what kind of magical practice you're suited to. Like sex, careful trial and error with magic is often the best way to figure out what resonates with you.
The following are seven sex tips from witches that newbies and lifelong practitioners alike can try: