From the wild-and-crazy to the tried-and-true, we’ve rounded up the 12 best places to have sex. If you need a little inspiration to switch things up, read on to discover our top picks for where to get it on.
1. Your Backyard
Sex in the great outdoors can be surprisingly sensual, thanks in part to romantic elements like a starry night or the scent of flowers carried by a light breeze. Taking it out of the house and onto a porch swing, picnic blanket, or poolside lounger lets you experience outdoor action without fear of prying eyes—just make sure your neighbors don’t have a view into your yard.
2. On the Beach
Sure, sand will get in all the wrong places, but can you live life without experiencing sex on the beach at least once? If you find yourselves alone on a beach, grab a blanket and get busy. There’s nothing like getting it in on under a wide-open sky as the waves crash behind you.
3. Your Car
Although fumbling around in your car might feel like a throwback to your high school days, there’s something about pulling over in a secluded spot and getting it on that’s exhilarating and pretty hot. Opt for the front seat, or hop in the back if you want to spread out a little more. Add in the extra thrill of hoping you don’t get busted by a passing highway patrolman (or overly curious driver), and it can make for a steamy session.
4. A Movie Theater
Try sitting in the last row and paying more attention to each other than what’s on the screen. If the theater is empty (or very nearly empty), that could present an opportunity for you to take things past PG-13.
5. The Kitchen
Hoist yourself up on the kitchen counter or dining table, and, well, get cooking. You could also lean against an island—or even park yourselves right in front of the fridge.
6. Your Laundry Room
It might sound odd at first, but the laundry room is the perfect place to get down and dirty. There’s something about the height of the machine, and the vibrations of a washer or dryer mid-cycle that make for a super-sexy combination. If your heights don’t quite match up, try stepping on a stool to even things out. You can also experiment with sitting or lying on the machine, or with your partner sitting on top of it with your legs wrapped around their waist. Pro tip: Try getting it on during a warm or hot wash for a little extra heat—and use the cotton cycle for the longest and fastest spin and most vibration.
7. The Bathroom
There are so many possibilities here, from sitting up on the bathroom counter to pressing yourselves up against the bathroom wall. What’s especially hot about bathroom action? The large mirrors that let you take in the view. And then, of course, there’s sex in the shower: It’s warm, it’s wet, and it lets you go wild since the sound of running water (mostly) drowns out any sounds. Try it with you bending over, and your partner entering from behind—this works well in the shower because you can anchor your hands on your calves for support. Helpful hint: Use a silicone-based lube like Pjur any time you’re getting frisky in the water. Silicone lubes are waterproof: You’ll need to rinse it off afterward with soap and water, but it won’t wash off until you’re done with it.
9. A Sauna
Get things extra steamy the next time you two find yourself alone in the sauna. If you have a sauna at home (lucky!), this is a cakewalk; if you’re getting it on a gym or health club, it might get a little trickier. Either way, you won’t ever have a sweatier session (just make sure not to overheat).