GETTING FRISKY WHILE CAMPING: TEN TIPS FOR HAVING SEX IN A TENT
We still need to answer our bodies urges, even in the backcountry. When the moment takes us, anything can happen. For some the idea of sex in a tent is a fun novelty, a chance to branch out and do the dirty somewhere new. For others, the idea of being a little walk from running water and the potential dirt and critters is all a bit much. If you are going to give it a go in the great outdoors, there are some things that can maximise both of your pleasure.
BRING A BIGGER TENT
A two-man tent was built for two people laying down and sleeping. It was not built for either of you to stretch out, stand up, or roll over. This can make for some pretty cramped, vanilla sex. You may not be trying to get through every position in the kama sutra, but a bit more space for “activities” would be nice. It may be a hassle carrying a bigger tent, but your decision will pay off when the sun goes down and your tent becomes a love nest.
GET OFF THE BEATEN PATH
While the idea of being overlooked might appeal to some people, it is probably better to erect (pun intended) your tent off the beaten path, or at least in a corner of the campsite. You don’t need every family camper and their dog hearing your breathy, hushed moans.
OPEN THE VENTS
Opening the vents in preparation for sex may not be the ideal foreplay scenario, but if you’ve had sex in a tent before, you will know that it essentially becomes a steam room. Your sweaty bodies will cause a great deal of moisture to build up on the inside walls of the tent which will eventually drip down onto you. Get the vents open before you get down to business to stop the moisture gathering.
BRING PLENTY OF WET WIPES
If the shower block is a bit of a walk away and you are worried about personal hygiene becoming an issue, both before and after the deed, make sure you have plenty of wet wipes. It will also make the post-sex clean up much more efficient.
Even if you don’t usually wear a condom in your non-camping sex life, if you are concerned about hygiene, using protection is a simple way of ensuring cleanliness. It also makes everything simple to clean up afterwards.
DON’T SKIMP ON YOUR SLEEPING BAG
If you plan on having some backcountry sex, invest in a sleeping bag with ample padding. Sex without enough padding underneath is going to leave you sore in the morning.
TURN OFF THE LIGHT
You might like being able to see what you are doing better, but don’t forget when you illuminate your tent with a torch and lantern, your shadows are clearly visible through the tent walls. Unless you want to put on an adult shadow puppet show for all the campsite, turn your lights off when you get down to business.
TAKE HOME EVERYTHING YOU CAME WITH
Condoms and wet wipes are not biodegradable. Bring a rubbish bag to bring home everything you arrived with and leave no trace of your sexcapades.
Happy camping folks, and may your adventures be full of fun.
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