Now that spring is in full bloom, the same should be said about your sex life. Let the new season inspire you to try something new when it comes to getting it on. Take your naked selves outside of the bedroom, and just go . . . outside. That’s right, I’m talking about having sex in the great outdoors. There’s something very sexy, scandalous, and not to mention primitive, about knocking boots in the wilderness. Before you do the deed outside, heed the creed of the Boy Scouts: always be prepared, and always do your best (or, at least give it the ol’ college try).
Sure, the weather’s warmer now, but it’s not really “chaps-wearing” weather, you dig? When doing it outside, you want easy access, but also discretion. “Wearing clothing that still covers most of your skin while allowing access is key,” says McKay. “For her, a dress with thigh highs and crotchless panties underneath means less chance of being exposed to the elements . . . and less chance of seeing your naked selves being photographed by unanticipated onlookers.”
Try New Positions
If you’re changing up your atmosphere, why don’t you also change up your go-to missionary move? “Try new positions,” McKay suggests. “Try leaning against a tree for support and having her press back against you and bounce. Picnic benches also make for some fun and creative ways to get it on outside.” We’d suggest using paper plates and refraining from using any breakables.
Bring the Goods
Doing it outside isn’t exactly comfortable. Cushion your lady’s fall with a blanket, maybe even a pillow (which comes in handy for some lusty manoeuvring, too). McKay also suggests bringing some wipes for your hands, and, of course, condoms. “Keep a little sexy stash of essentials in your car and at the ready,” McKay says.
Don’t Go All The Way
Remember: second and third base can be just as fun, especially when you’re canoodling in an awkward space. “Logistics can sometimes get in the way and make it awkward to actually have sex . . . and that’s okay, says McKay. “It’s perfectly fine to make out like horny teenagers. Intercourse isn’t the be all and end all. In fact, a make out session can be just what you need to spice up that relationship—especially a long-term one.”
You Don’t Need to Travel Far
It’s okay if you’re a little shy about going buck naked wild in the wild (or scared you’ll get arrested for indecent exposure). So for those who prefer to walk on the tamer side of life, McKay suggests sticking close to home. “Set up a tent in your backyard or even on your balcony,” she says. “In the moment you can always role play other scenes that involve the threat of discovery . . . without the actual threat!”
Pack Some Snacks
You’re going to want to sustain your stamina. Plus, if you’re in the middle of nowhere, extra food is always a good idea. “Sex and warming-but-still-chilly temperatures can mean big appetites,” says McKay. ”Putting in the thought to bring something to nosh on afterwards may score you some major brownie points!” Just make sure there are no bears or raccoons around.
Brianne Hogan is a freelance writer based in Toronto, something of a humorist, and considers herself more Bridget Jones than Samantha Jones. Though she won’t reveal which parts, she will admit to liking emotionally unavailable men and drinking lots of wine. You can follow her on Twitter @briannehogan.