There are many, many things that become undesirable in the heat. Like getting dressed, doing work, eating anything other than ice lollies, and, let's be honest, having sex with your partner.
It's nothing personal, but having sex while it’s hot is just not fun — it’s sticky, sweaty and exhausting.
However, sometimes our bodies just don't get the memo, despite the fact our brain is telling us to just sit in front of a fan for hours on end. Plus, it's well documented by experts that the sun can increase our sex drive and the extra Vitamin D we're all getting can intensify our orgasms.
So, whether you're in the mood, your partner is, or you've found yourself with a certain opportunity to have sex that won't be there tomorrow, sometimes we need solutions that will help us heat things up in the bedroom, while cooling things down.
Especially as many of us are now starting to have sex again after over a year of on-and-off lockdowns, it feels more important than ever to brush up on how to keep it pleasurable even when temperatures soar.
8 ways to have sex in the heat
In the shower
Move operations to the bathroom and have sex while the shower is blasting out cool water. You’ll finish feeling clean, cool and close.
Try having sex in doggy style (if you don’t already) as the position means less skin on skin contact.
Have sex standing up, even better if your hands are against a cool wall. This position means less body contact and allows way more breathing space than your usual missionary.
Use a fan
We hate to state the obvious but put a fan on, open the windows and keep the covers (and any pyjamas) off.
Experiment with ice
If you haven’t already played around with ice during intercourse then now is the time. Hold a cube in your mouth as you kiss each other all over or run cubes over each other’s more sensitive areas. An ice cube to the back of the knee during a heatwave is practically orgasmic on its own.
Have a shower or a cool bath before
Run a cool bath and soak in it together, starting foreplay while you’re there. Or hop in the shower… by the time you reach the bedroom you’ll be excited but not sweaty.
Put your bedding in the freezer
Put your clean, dry sheets in the freezer and then make the bed. Sounds weird, feels amazing.
Sex on marble floor or cool surface
Abandon the bed and try the kitchen floor or any tiled, marble, cool surface. Now just to fight for who has to go on top...
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