There’s something about sex in the great outdoors that feels taboo and natural at the same time, which might be why camping sex is such a big turn-on for so many nature lovers. Camping sex can be fun for couples because it’s a change of scenery and takes you out of your comfort zone,” says Jennifer Berman, MD, author of For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide To Reclaiming Your Sex Life.
The fresh air, flowers, and sounds of the trees and wildlife can enhance the experience and add to the excitement since it’s not the normal bedroom or shower sex. That sounds lovely, but let’s be real: There are certainly some pitfalls that come with outdoor sex. )I mean, bugs and rocks do not add to the ambiance.) Luckily, with a little preparation and a few pro tips, camping sex can be comfortable and fun. Here’s how to set up your next outdoor adventure for some of the best sex of your life.
When it comes to tent sex, not all campsites are created equal.
Scout out the campground online before you arrive, and if you can, reserve a spot that seems secluded, such as on an edge or corner of the grounds. You want to be far away from any playgrounds or common areas, where families with children are more likely to pitch their tents. When you arrive at your site, look for a flat, grassy area that’s free of roots and rocks—feel around with your hands before you set up your tent.
Since they can be hidden in the brush, comfort is key here, notes Dr. Berman, more so than when you’re just looking for a place to crash. At the bare minimum, bring pads or yoga mats to put under your sleeping bags, and consider sheets or liners for inside or on top of your sleeping bags. Unfortunately, the materials used to make sleeping bags usually don’t breathe.
(they’re meant to hold in heat), and you don’t want to have to fall asleep inside a super-sweaty sleeping bag post-romp. If you want to ball out, pack an air mattress, along with extra pillows, a soft blanket to cuddle in after, and splurge on a two-person sleeping bag, so you never have to stop spooning.