Ever wondered why everything feels infinitely sexier in the summer?

It may have something to do with the fact that we’re seeing way more people on the streets now, and most of these people are showing way more skin. And since people are showing more skin, they’re also stepping up their exercise routines, which means increased endorphins and more self-confidence.

The reasons for the bump in sex appeal also has a lot to do with hormones — research shows that the shift in temperature and exposure to direct sunlight can cause a real boost in our hormones. Plus, that spike in Vitamin D-rich sunlight causes a major spike in serotonin (AKA the feel-good hormone).

So you’re feeling happier, healthier and way more randy…. All in all, the perfect cocktail for some hot summer sex!

We’ve covered the why. Want to know HOW to have sultry summer sex? Here are 5 tips to help you turn up the heat in your sex life without breaking a sweat.

1. Afternoon Delight

A recent sex study revealed that people have the most sex at 7:30pm, but report feeling their absolute horniest around 4:30 pm. So what’s with the three hour wait time? You don’t have to wait until the sun goes down to get busy, especially when everything looks so much better in that golden afternoon glow.

Capitalize on those long, lazy summer days to mix up your sex schedule and treat yourself to a little afternoon delight. Meet at your place for a lunch-break quickie, then go back to work to revel in your secret sexy rendevous. Plan afternoons together where there is nothing but sex on the menu. Or you can always be spontaneous and jump your lover right when the urge arises! You’d be surprised how midday sex can relieve stress, boost your mood and leave you even more energized for the rest of the day.

2. Ice, Ice Baby

Remember that ice tray chillin’ in the back of your freezer? Now is the time to break it out for a little summer fun! While chilly ice and naked skin may sound like they don’t mix, the fact is that the occasional shock of cold on an otherwise hot body increases arousal and heighten your body’s response to touch.

First, let the ice cubes melt in your mouth while you run your cool lips and tongue across your partner’s chest, stomach, shoulders, neck, or any other nerve-packed, thin-skinned locations. You can both strip down and take turns tracing ice across each-other’s skin, or try keeping the ice in your mouth while you orally pleasure them. The chill from the ice mixed with the heat from your mouth will provide them with a variety of thrilling sensations.

3. Get Wet

Shower sex is the perfect hot weather sex attraction, for a number of reasons. The limited space requires you to get creative with your sex positions. The cleanup is minimal, so you can work up a sweat and get squeaky clean, all in one go. Plus, contrary to popular belief, cool water actually heats up your sex drive! It’s been found to increase testosterone levels in men which boosts their libido and also stimulates circulation, which means blood will more easily flow to those place you want to feel it most. And if you are lucky enough to own a detachable shower head, you know what to do…

4. Show Some Skin

One of the best ways to up your sexual confidence is to love the skin you’re in, which is why you should spend lots of time this summer rocking your birthday suit. Think about it: It’s hot outside, your clothes feel so restrictive, and no matter how YOU feel about how you look, I can guarantee your partner will LOVE the view. To spice up your week, try scheduling some recurring naked time with your partner. Being in the buff makes regular activities like washing the dishes and doing laundry a whole lot more exciting, and if it happens to lead to sex… so be it!

5. Sex-plorations

It’s a gorgeous day outside, so why waste it indoors with the air conditioning cranked up and the shades drawn? Outdoor sex is a common fantasy, and the change of locale (paired with the fear of being caught) can add a scintillating rush to any regular love-making. Plus, it forces you to break from your regular sex routine and adapt to your new surroundings. Have you ever tried missionary position on a sandy beach? Not the best. Take advantage of the warm weather and endless possibilities to have sex somewhere new. Go camping, take a hike or find a secluded beach (emphasis on secluded!) and get busy au naturale.

Side Note: If the thrill of being caught is much less prominent for you than say, the fear of being arrested for indecent exposure, you can always fake it with some good old-fashioned back yard sex! Saddle up on the porch swing and rock your way to mutual O’s.

Some say “beat the heat”; I say create it. If you’re looking to spice up your relationship and your sex life, summer is your time! Turn off the air conditioning, open the windows and work up a sweat the good old-fashioned way…

About The Author

Dr. Emily Morse

Emily Morse is a sexologist with a doctorate in human sexuality, and is the host of the top downloaded podcast, Sex With Emily. Emily is cofounder of Emily & Tony, the author of Hot Sex: Over 200 Things You Can Try Tonight, and a weekly cohost of Loveline With Dr. Drew Pinsky.

 

 

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