7 Ways to Have Sex When It’s Hot as Hell Out
How to burn up the bedroom when it’s scorching outside.
Summertime sex has a lot going for it. When temperatures rise, clothes come off, and all that skin you see can be pretty damn arousing. No wonder people get it on more in July than in any other month of the year, according to a survey from sex toy retailer Lovehoney. An Australian study also showed that people have (slightly) more sexual partners in the summer.
But twisting the sheets when it’s hot as hell outside has drawbacks. The last thing you want to do when you’re sweating like a mop is brush up against your partner’s equally sticky body. Blasting the AC can be distracting, and the heat can leave you too fatigued to bump and grind. “Sometimes it can feel too hot for sex,” says Los Angeles-based sex therapist Vanessa Marin. “You’re sweating just standing still, so the thought of vigorous movement is just too much.”
But enduring a dry spell until Labor Day isn’t much fun either. So we’ve rounded up some expert-backed tips on the best ways to burn up the bedroom when it’s scorching outside.
Do it doggy style
The last thing you need is a sweaty body lying on top of you, no matter how (figuratively) hot that body is. So forget missionary and spooning and go for positions that minimize body contact, like doggy style, suggests Marin, with your partner gripping your hips while standing or kneeling. Even better is if you take the action out of the bedroom and onto the kitchen counter or table, which is probably a cooler surface.
Touch only with your hands
If your AC is on the skids and it’s just too uncomfortable for any actual penetration, this is a good time to go for some mutual masturbation, says Marin. You only touch with your fingers and palms, so you aren’t rubbing against each other. You can lie back while your partner teases your breasts and clitoris, amping up sensation so you’re more likely to orgasm. If you haven’t done this yet, you may discover it’s your new favorite way to get off—you each take turns, focusing on the other person, which can be super intimate.
Get a room
Vacation sex is some of the best sex—you’re away from home and in a new environment, which is always exciting. Plus, you’ve got that vacation vibe going, which makes you feel carefree, relaxed, and ready to romp. So if you can’t manage to get away this summer and a staycation sounds like a downer, book a luxe hotel room for one night only and enjoy yourselves. A hotel room also gives you the opportunity to do some sexy role-playing, like pretending you just met and can’t keep your hands off each other.
Find a breezy porch or terrace
A porch, terrace, back door stairs, even a hammock will do for this one. The point is to catch a summer breeze while your partner enters you standing from behind, tilting your body forward so you can lean on the railing or staircase for support. Let the wind cool you off while your partner controls the thrusting. Just make sure you have thick hedges to hide behind, or do it at night, when you’re sure the neighbors aren’t watching.