Sweet Summertime Lovin’

Normally, we’re all for hot and steamy sessions in bed, but lately, things have been getting a bit out of hand. When you’re sweating before you even hit the sheets, it can be tough to get in the mood. Here, how to cool it down (literally) while turning up the heat (figuratively).

Experiment with Ice Cubes
Remember that scene from Do the Right Thing? Fill up a bucket with ice cubes and get creative. Think of it as the original air-conditioning technology.

Wake up Early
Go to sleep with the windows open and the fan on. When you wake up in the early hours, your room will be fresh and cool. Brush your teeth and grab a couple of icy cold glasses of water for extra freshness before gently waking her up.

Pitch a Tent
There’s something about sex in the wilderness — it’s rough, mysterious and cool. Avoid busy campsites and find a secluded spot to set up for the night. You can also take a hike in the afternoon and wander off the trail for some shaded leaf rustling.

Try Low-Contact Sex
Hot bodies pressed together results in sweat and stickiness. Get creative with some positions that minimize touching.

Play with Props
You don’t have to head to an adult-oriented shop for clever accessories. (Though if you do, we recommend a cooling lube, like Kama Sutra Cooling Intensifying Gel.) Dollar stores offer some fresh options, such as handheld Japanese fans and spray bottles.

Image courtesy Jim Nix / Nomadic Pursuits.

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