While checking out colleges my senior year of high school (ah, the glory days!), I remember our student tour guides pointing out all sorts of well-known spots on various campuses. Some were known for their rare books collection, others for their top-notch laboratories, and a few for their, um, popularity amongst frisky undergrads. At the University of Pennsylvania, for instance, there's a giant button-like sculpture, and — as my tour guide claimed — students often made it a mission to have sex there at least once before graduating. Did they have a secret book of tips for having sex outdoors (and never getting caught)? They must have.
As anyone who's attempted to bang in the great outdoors can tell you, it's no easy task. Sure, the idea of getting it on at the beach, in a swimming pool, or on your university's quad sounds sexy. In theory. But the experience is often foiled by sand sneaking into incredibly uncomfortable places, grass burn, and panicking that someone is about to catch you.
There's also the issue of legality: If you and your partner choose a public spot to indulge in your outdoor sexual fantasies, it might land you with a hefty fine and maybe even jail time (yikes!).
"While squelching your pleasure isn’t ideal, it’s imperative to keep quiet if you don’t want to get arrested," explains Amy Levine, sex coach and founder of Ignite Your Pleasure. "Part of the thrill is the risk of getting caught, so choose a spot that’s 'public,' but not obvious. Better that it’s more of a fantasy rather than actually getting busted."
And there is something undeniably sexy about the thought of having sex in an unexpected space, isn't there? To help you pull it off, I chatted with a few sexperts — including Levine and adult film star Stirling Cooper. Here are their top tips for having great, enjoyable, and discreet sexual escapades (sexcapades, if you will) in a couple of outdoor spots.