There is something about being on vacation that automatically kicks up the heat in bed, regardless if you’re spending time sunning yourself on the beach, hitting the slopes for a winter getaway, snuggling up with your honey or flying solo with a group of friends. There are a ton of reasons why sex on vacation seems to top any other kind of sex. You’re dealing with less stress, and while some people have sex to deal with stress, there are others who find stress the ultimate libido killer. Less stress? More sex.
If you’re traveling with your boyfriend or girlfriend, you’re most likely trying new things, from exotic food to extreme sports. This kind of adventure revs up a new kind of excitement, comparable to the hot-flushy feelings that you used to get when you and your significant other were first dating.This means you will revert back to your I-just-cant-keep-my-hands-off-you status, that nice honey-moon bliss stage that occurs with initial attraction.Maybe you are discovering a new passion or talent you never knew that you possessed (the balance for surfing/endurance for mountain biking, etc). Maybe you are learning something new about your guy/girl (look how cute his butt looks ahead of me on a hiking trail). Either way, trying new things together outside of bed most certainly raises your level of confidence, and encourages spending more time trying new things in bed, too.
Vacation sex may also seem phenomenal because it gets you out of your day-to-day routine, allowing you more time to choose what you want to do, not what you have to do.This allows you to give yourself permission to spend an extra hour in bed in the morning, or the option to run back to your hotel room for a quickie with your guy after lunch. Would you rather spend some quality time in bed than go snorkeling? You can do it, because there is no boss to call, no pissy clients, no pressing deadline. Vacation allows you to do what you want, when you want (and who you want).
For any sexhibitionists out there, vacation allows you a plethora of new spots to get it on, from the privacy of your hotel room to a ton of new semi-public spots. Get busy on the beach (make sure to lay a towel down first or you’ll end up with a crotch full of sand..), try sharing one sleeping bag while camping, or sneak away from your tour group to do a little sightseeing of your own.
For those of us who are single, vacation is especially exciting when it comes to meeting new people. Being in a new place allows you to go out of your comfort zone and do things you may not normally do, from being gutsy and approaching someone in a bar, or trying a bold new trick in bed. Vacation allows you to reinvent yourself, because you will most likely never see that person again. However, this can also be very risky. How many horror spring break stories have you heard about abductions and disappearances? While it may seem like an awesome idea to go home with that guy you met in Cancun, you should probably rethink it. I have a friend who has a particularly startling story (although I suppose it is amusing now) about waking up naked in a shed in Croatia…
With the economy being as awful as it is, and everyone’s wallets feeling a bit lighter than usual, you shouldn’t have to go on vacation to reap the benefits of super hot vacation sex. Have a staycation instead. Take a Sunday and turn off your blackberry, grab your honey, and promise not to get out of bed til the alarm buzzes Monday morning. Try something new (ballroom dancing, a cooking class) to rekindle that new-romance kind of passion. Take a group of your friends to a new bar a few towns over and create alter egos for yourselves, or make a bet on who can score the hottest guy/girl by the end of the night. (I wouldn’t suggest actually going home with a stranger however, because I watch wayyy too much Law and Order SVU to condone that kind of behavior…get their number and meet up some other time.)
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