Breathe some fresh air into your love life – literally – by taking advantage of the sunshine and having sex alfresco.
The fear of discovery, pounding heartbeats, that delicious jolt of adrenaline when you think someone’s coming (and it’s not either of you two).
Anyone who’s ever had sex outside knows just how fantastic it can be. Every touch is amplified.
Even if you do exactly what you usually do in the privacy of your bedroom, it still seems wildly exciting when it’s done outdoors.
As for that pesky problem of it being illegal to have sex in public – there are ways to indulge and keep out of jail.
It’s called being sensible. Sex outside requires nerve – and bucket loads of common sense.
Setting up your beach umbrella next to a kid innocently building a sand castle isn’t just wrong, it’s asking for trouble.
But a deserted, out of the way beach is doable and well worth the risk.
Assess each situation carefully, stay fully clothed (well, as much as possible) and use props to hide behind.
A picnic blanket, sarong or beach umbrella disguise a multitude of naughty acts; if you’re really shy, try a tent!
How many of these outdoor sex experiences will you cross off the bucket list this summer?
ON THE BEACH
There’s a reason why lying on the beach makes lots of people feel aroused: we’re permanently worked up by a combination of sensual triggers.
Everyone’s wearing next to nothing, a tan makes even the body-conscious feel good about being naked and spreading sunscreen on each other can be dead sexy.
Is it any wonder lots of couples feel the urge to steal away and find a private spot in the sand dunes for five minutes of fun?
Here’s where the ‘carnal cuddle’ position comes into its own.
He drops to his knees in the sand, you climb on his lap, putting your legs over his thighs and arms around his shoulders.
Drap a sarong or beach towel over your laps to cover what’s happening underneath then pulling your swimming costumes to one side, let him penetrate.
Rock together, rather than use the usual thrusting technique, so if anyone does discover you, they’ll be left wondering.
Were you really up to no good or just having a romantic moment?
HAVING AN AQUAORGASM
Hot tubs, swimming pools, the sea – who hasn’t fancied (or had) sex in these locations?
You can get away with murder floating in the ocean, away from the shoreline, or tucked away into a corner of the swimming pool where what’s going on under the water is pretty much invisible to onlookers.
ON TOP OF THE CAR BONNET
It’s hugely appealing because we’ve all seen it done in movies and it’s the sort of thing teenagers do: you both get to recapture the heady thrill of adolescence, feeling wild, free and terribly ungrown-up.
You could pile into the back of your car for privacy but it’s far, far, far sexier to do it leaning against the bonnet.
You sit on it, he stands in front of you. You then wrap your legs around his waist to let him penetrate, then lean back on the hood, balancing yourself with your arms.
Choose a suitably quiet street or country lane and the chances of getting caught are low: if a car appears from nowhere, both drop down and pretend to be examining a puncture.
AT ONE WITH NATURE
Be at one with nature by becoming a (literal) tree hugger!
Find a tree you can wrap your arms around and position yourself behind it, so you’re facing the direction another person might appear from.
Put your arms around the tree for balance, pushing your bottom out and up by standing on tip-toes while he enters from behind.
IN THE WINDOW OF YOUR HOTEL ROOM
Okay, so it’s not officially outside but it kind of is…
If you watched the movie Shame, you’ll know exactly what I’m on about here: remember the hot sex scenes where Michael Fassbender has sex with one of (many) conquests in the window of his room at the Standard Hotel in New York?
It’s the ultimate exhibitionistic thrill – you’re having sex in what seems like full view of lots of people – but it’s totally safe. You can see them but they can’t see you.
This is doable when you’re on a very high floor and don’t have equally high buildings facing you (or they’re a safe distance away).
You can also get away with it if the windows are tinted and it’s during the day.
Check by looking from the outside to see if you can see in – if you can’t, they’re probably tinted.
Test first: do something silly – stick your tongue out or madly wave your arms at someone who is looking your way and see if you get a response.