For many people, rising temperatures mean a rising libido. We reveal our top tips for sizzling summer sex as the sun comes out:
1. Embrace the summer
People often find that the summer brings out their sexy side. Warm sun on naked skin, longer days and a relaxed holiday feeling all contribute to a more care-free approach, so it’s no surprise that research found that August, followed by June and July, are the months when we have the most sex. Researchers say this is down to the mix of hormones and feel-good endorphins that we produce more of during the summer months. Summer gives us a sense of freedom and often takes us out of our normal routine, so bring that sense of freedom into the bedroom and allow yourself to try new things. A great place to start is by introducing simple sex toys, such as the Durex® Play Vibrations, which can add new realms of pleasure to your steamy summer encounters.
2. Keep things cool as you heat up
While the hot weather has many benefits, you don’t want to overheat or find that things are getting too sweaty rather than steamy. One simple solution is to head into the shower, where it’s much easier to control the temperature and cool things down. Otherwise, find somewhere with a cool breeze, invest in a fan, have fun playing with a spray bottle of cold water, or use ice cubes as makeshift sex toys and trace them over your bodies to cool down while also heating things up.
3. How to get in the mood
It’s often easier to get in the mood for love during summer, but there are ways you can get the romance raging even more. Research has shown that people have more sex while on holiday, so if you’re able to take a break, do it. Even a day trip or an evening at home where you turn off the TV and head outside together to enjoy a balmy evening can have the amorous effect you’re after – the key is a change of scenery and a break in routine that encourages your sense of adventure and unleashes your sexiest summer side.
4. Top summer positions
For the very best in summer sex, you need to perfect the best positions. If it’s very hot and clammy, minimize skin-on-skin contact. So think positions with the girl on top (such as the cowgirl), doggy style or with the woman lying on her back hanging her legs off the end of the bed with the man stood between her legs. If you want more skin-on-skin contact, sex in the shower can make for a refreshing change. Try standing up with the woman raising one leg slightly, and make small, shallow movements to avoid slipping (water pressure means that shower heads can also double up as sex toys, if you’re feeling adventurous).
5. Get your summer playlist right
Music can be fantastic for setting the mood, so make sure you have the right songs for the occasion. Get prepared and make a playlist in advance, as nothing kills the mood like hunting around for an old CD. Everyone’s idea of sultry summer sounds is different, so go with what works for you, but if you need a little inspiration, here are some suggestions to help you get started:
George Michael – I Want Your Sex
Prince – Raspberry Beret
Roberta Flack – Feel Like Makin’ Love
R Kelly – Bump ‘n’ Grind
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
Donna Summer – Love to Love You Baby
Seals & Crofts – Summer Breeze
Ella Fitzgerald – Summertime
INXS – Need You Tonight
TLC – Red Light Special