The Best And Worst Small Spaces To Have Sex In
Dig getting down in less than conventional spaces? You’re not alone. Having sex in a small space can be hot, spontaneous, and just the right amount of wrong. “Small spaces are great for both enhancing intimacy and cultivating a sense of adventure," says sex therapist Ian Kerner, author of She Comes First. “The sex itself can sometimes be challenging, though, and I wouldn't necessarily depend upon having an orgasm, especially if you're sneaking in a quickie.” He also notes that when having sex in a confined space, the position you choose is key: If you’re fantasizing about, say, breaking in your new Prius adult-style, try a sitting version of reverse cowgirl.
Granted, not all small space sex is created equally. Here's a ranking of the best and worst places to get freaky...and a little claustrophobic at the same time.
1. A Limo
Having sex in a limo strikes the perfect balance of elegance and shamelessness and is the perfect way to embrace your inner rock star. Plus, the seats are comfortable, and there’s champagne to toast with afterwards. Bonus points if you guys leave the sun roof open.
2. A Hot Tub
It’s tough to beat a game of foreplay in the hot tub when neither of you can see each other’s bodies through the jets and you can only feel one another’s touch. These things are called hot tubs for more than one reason.
3. A Small Cave
The only way to up the ante of some exhilarating vacation sex is to do it outside, preferably while in the middle of a great adventure. The acoustics are fantastic, and there’s the element of danger in that at any moment, you guys could be surprised by a bat (or a park ranger).
4. A Tent
Into the great outdoors, but no so much a spelunker? A tent is a rustic and primal place to get in touch with your innermost desires. A little starlight and the smell of a campfire can get you both in the mood to redefine “roughing it.”
5. A Closet
Having sex in a closet implies that you guys were both so overcome with desire that you couldn’t wait to get somewhere a little more discreet and comfortable. It feels naughty and secretive, and it’s a hell of a lot more fun than organizing your shoe rack.
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6. The Shower
Shower sex seems like it should be a heavy hitter in the small-space sex game, but it never quite turns out to be the sudsy seduction fest we imagined. Unless you’re in a big fancy shower, you both have to be standing up, it’s tough to fit both people under the water stream, and your boyfriend’s nasty bar of cake soap with that one stray hair stuck in it seems to be all you can really focus on.
7. The Backseat of a Car
Want to instantly feel younger again? Go for a good-old makeout session in the backseat of a car. It feels dangerous and passionate. And when you end up slamming your lower back into a seat belt, not nearly as good as you remember.
8. An Airplane Bathroom
There’s a reason “The Mile High Club” sounds exclusive. Few people are willing to put up with the germs and cramped space that come part in parcel with making your own turbulence on an airplane. If you can pull it off though, this is one way to make a flight interesting without having to shell out five bucks for the movie.
9. A Bike Locker
Riding your bike to work may be good for the environment, but riding a man inside a bike storage locker is unlikely to be good for anyone involved. The idea of getting kinky in the middle of a strip mall or office campus may be a fantasy for some, but we’re guessing almost no one wants to find a spider or other insect crawling into their own small spaces.
10. An Outhouse
If this is how you like to get dirty, you should probably receive a medal of valor...and maybe some psychological help.