6 Ways to Keep Cool During Summer Sex

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staying cool during summer sex blog sex with emily

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Summer temps are here to stay, but don’t let that put a damper on the sexiest season of the year!

Because there’s nothing hotter than steamy sex. Unless it’s steamy sex that literally gets too hot.

So to accompany the adventurousness that comes with summer’s arrival, here are our top 6 ways to beat the heat…. without sacrificing any sensuality in the process.

1- Shower Sex

Although sex in the shower may be harder than it looks, that doesn’t mean it’s not a fantastic fix for the sweltering sweats. Nice and slicked down, the cool droplets of water raining down on your supple skin…it’s a super-enticing visual that can really set the mood.

So grab your partner, some silicone lube, perhaps a water-proof vibe and definitely a steady grip. It’s time to kiss the discomfort of a scorching summer goodbye with one of the most refreshing solutions yet!


2- Creative Settings

We all know hot sex extends far beyond just the bedroom, so why not spice things up and get down to business in other places around the house? When it comes to summertime heat, stifling sheets and stuffy pillows don’t exactly sound enticing.


So, it’s time kick all of that to the curb and instead opt for more exotic locations that can bring some much-needed relief.  The downstairs couch, on top of a cool countertop, or even the floor itself. You might also discover some fun, new positions along the way, too.


3- Slowing Things Down

Jumping on a high-speed train to Poundtown can certainly be fun sometimes, but taking things low and slow merits serious pleasure perks as well. Especially come summertime! By dedicating an evening to acts that keep your heart rate down, all energy and attention can be focused on the sensations themselves.

Sticking to slower motions allows each partner to take in the effect of every move. This is so much better because you’re able to relish in all the moments without worrying that a heatstroke may beat you to it.


4- Low-Contact Positions

A little sweat during sex can certainly be a turn on, but not to the point of feeling like you’re a full-fledged slip-n-slide. When it comes to the heat of summer, minimizing additional warmth is a lifesaver. So taking advantage of positions that reduce bodily contact without forgoing intimacy is a worthwhile (and much more comfortable) route to go.


Rather than spending time on top of each other in missionary, mix it up. Try positions like cowgirl, doggy style, legs on shoulders or standing sex. And maybe not even touch at all! Mutual masturbation can also totally fit the bill as a way of getting each other off without, you know, touching.


5- Timing

Despite its simplicity, time of day can make a pretty sweet difference, too. Whether early in the morning or late into the night, getting it on any time that doesn’t involve the blistering sun is going to be a win in each partner’s books.

Of course, if you have A/C, it may not matter quite as much. But getting intimate at these times also offers an inherent air of spontaneity, which is one of the sexiest ways to begin or end a day.


6- Temperature Play

Our bodies are used to the warmth of touch, which means that turning those temps directly on its head can be another great way to keep things cool. Temperature play provides an alluring chance to invoke all sorts of sensual reactions through the skin. Just think about how fantastic a cool popsicle against your tongue feels on a hot day…


Try experimenting by taking something like ice cubes and running them along your partner’s back while they’re blindfolded. Another cool one is swirling an ice cube around your mouth before going down on your partner. This can incite bursts of pleasure thanks to the thousands of nerve endings throughout the body. Plus, erogenous zones are particularly prime for this type of stimulation. Or try putting a crystal dildo or butt plug (or any toy, really) in the fridge for some tantalizing temperature play…


As temperatures rise, so do our desires. Luckily, now we can dive into this summer knowing intimacy is the last thing we’ll have to forfeit.



Alex Anderson is an LA-based lifestyle designer proactively raging against the cultural grain. By day she works in television production, and by night enjoys writing, sewing and seeking guidance from the stars. She also finally has an all black kitty named “Cher.” You can follow her website and on Instagram!
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