Temps are soaring, and you know what that means. Time for some summer lovin’! That time of year when long days, well-deserved vacays, and skimpy clothes (whoa, all that skin!) leave us drenched in feel-good hormones that get us turned on and jonesing for hot summer sex. It’s the perfect season for sexual exploration and erotic adventures. So, are you ready for steamy days and sultry nights? Check out these tips to turn up the heat.
Get this. Having sex outside your bedroom can improve your sex life and your relationship. True fact. (01) Turns out that people who take it outside the bedroom have sex more often and are more satisfied both sexually and with their relationships. And, what better time of year to venture out than summer? A secluded beach, bubbly hot tub, rustic row boat, tent under the stars…they’re all fair game. Spontaneity ups the fun, but even in the moment, be sure to select your location wisely. You’ll want privacy and to be mindful of local regulations. You’ll also want blankets or towels. Sand, dirt, and other elements in sensitive spots can be real mood killers, if you know what we mean.
Be an Explorer
It’s time to try something new and exciting. Spice it up with role play, experimenting with toys, or light bondage. New postures can be fun too. Think reverse cowgirl, doggy, and other styles. As long as you and your partner are both willing to play, let your imagination run wild. Not sure how far you or your partner want to go? Set a safeword before you get started so you both know right away if it’s too much and one of you wants to stop.
Test the Waters
No matter how old you are, playing in the water is always fun. Take a dip in the pool or have a naughty water fight. Sensuous showers and baths…ooh la la! Let the water flow down your back, stimulate each other with the shower head or faucet, or enhance sensual caressing with a soapy lather. Waterproof sex toys and vibrators add an extra buzz. Best of all, easy peasy clean-up!
Ice, Ice, Baby
Ice can enhance sex and masturbation. Putting ice on your bare skin and your intimate areas is an extreme sensation, though. The cold isn’t for everyone, however, there really isn’t a downside. Worst case scenario, you don’t like it and ditch the ice. You can even start by running a rinsed ice cube (Yes, rinse it. Remember Ralphie in a Christmas Story?) over the inside of your arm or the inside of your thigh. If it feels good, experiment on. Tease with the ice cube or even pop a cube into your mouth before giving oral sex. Use a blindfold to play “Guess where the ice cube will go next.” Freezable sex toys and using wet wipes stored in the fridge for post-sex clean-up are also cool ideas. Again, a safeword is always a good idea, just in case one of you has a frosty response.
Dress for Sex-cess
Summer heat is the perfect excuse to stock up on sexy outfits. Show off your best assets with light, breezy fabrics. Flirty sundresses that show off your curves and bathing suits that make you feel like a rock star are eye candy for your libido. Don’t forget the lingerie that says, “bring it!” Flowy chemises, teddies, bustiers, or camis…anything goes as long as you’re confident.
Shop ‘Til Ya Drop
Need some new summer toys? Forget the pool floaties. Shopping for adult toys is much more fun. There are sex toys for couples that are specifically designed for partners to use with each other. Sure, there are standard dildos and vibrators. But, some come with a twist. Features that put your pleasure in your partner’s hands (think remote-controlled vibes) or extend your partner’s pleasure. Going solo? Look for washable, waterproof products made from premium quality silicone. A good time can be had by all!
Create Sweet Sensations
Ready to indulge? Select your favorite summer treats and start your sex sesh with food play. Food play elevates your senses and heightens your arousal. Certain foods like whipped cream, honey, and chocolate ramp you up before the big event. If more intense orgasms are on the menu, try taking turns spreading ice cream or whipped cream over each other’s bodies. Just wait for the delightful sensation that happens when you kiss and suck it off. Keep anything sweet away from the vulva, though. Sugar could cause a yeast infection, which nobody wants.
Capture the Moment
Summer is filled with vibrant colors and breathtaking scenery. Keep the passion alive by documenting your intimate summer moments with photographs. Just remember to set boundaries and be respectful of each other’s boundaries. Photos shouldn’t be posted anywhere or shared.
Remember, Safety First
Trust us, dealing with an STD or unplanned pregnancy is not a good ending to your summer, so remember to use condoms. Condoms don’t have to be all about protection, though. They can be fun too. Test out Fire & Ice to get warming and tingling sensations. Or condoms that extend pleasure by delaying ejaculation. There are ribbed and textured condoms, too, for more intense sensations. Don’t forget the lube, though! Let your imagination run wild with Mini Escape. It contains coconut and sandalwood essence and smells like you’re on a beach vacation. And then there’s Date Night, that’s perfect for romantic summer evenings with champagne and vanilla essences.
Ready for a sexual heatwave? Summer is the time to create memories with your partner (and leave you both begging for more!). Think outside the bedroom. Explore new positions. Role play. Experiment with new outfits, toys, condoms, and lubes. After all, possibilities for hot summer sex are only limited by your imagination.