Some of the most memorable nights of our lives take place during trips away—and here’s how to up your chances of quality coitus
1. Go somewhere hot
This might seem obvious, but it bears saying. Go somewhere warm and that seductive feeling of sun on bare skin will help enliven your libido. Not to mention seeing more of your beau’s body.
There’s something sensual and, frankly, erotic about being bare-armed on balmy evenings, and sleeping under just a wispy sheet.
No wonder a survey by online sex-toy retailer Lovehoney found that we have more sex in the summer months—with July the peak procreation time—than in any other season.
2. Look good, feel good
There’s a school of thought which runs like this: holidays are for relaxing, therefore wear relaxing clothes, therefore pack tracksuits and comfy undies.
This school of thought is erroneous. Holidays are for looking fabulous; the better you look, the more confident and sexy you’ll feel – and that will translate to your partner.
So pack your best garments, and park the velour.
3. Turn your phone off
Don't actually throw your phone in the sea...
Great sex is about intimacy and connection; a shared moment, with both participants fully engaged.
You can up your chances of that by concentrating on connection throughout. Could those emails wait? Probably. Are those show-offy Instagram posts vital? Unlikely.
Holidays for two can be special times, but it helps to make an effort, and put your opposite number first. Do that, and your bedroom time will be much the more memorable.
4. Make some space
All that being said, seven days or two weeks alone with someone can be hard; few of us are wired to get through that without the odd resentment.
Some brief separation can reap rewards—not only does absence make the heart grow fonder, and all that, but individual adventures can boost conversation later, and you’ll both emerge refreshed from a little me-time. And refreshment equals better play time.
Just be sure to propose this subtly, and not to imply that you’re desperate to escape. That won’t go down well.
5. Go romantic
Vacations, especially at nice hotels, offer all sorts of unusual experiences for lovers.
See if your chosen base runs private, side-by-side couples massages, for instance, or can arrange private champagne picnics on a distant sandbar, or perhaps dinner on your own villa’s balcony. Such things always help as aphrodisiacs…
6. Top-notch sleep
In the past decade, hotels have zeroed in on improving the quality of guests’ sleep, be that via blackout blinds or white-noise tracks.
One focus area, predictably, is on bed quality. Memory-foam mattresses and pillow menus are increasingly available, and can make a real difference.
Everyone knows, after all, that morning sex is the best sex. Factor in a holiday lie-in, the prospect of an indulgent buffet breakfast and the benefit of a wonderful night’s sleep, and who knows how good said nookie might become?
7. Try something new
Travelling is all about seeing new things, so why not try new things too? If there’s a sex position you’ve been desperate to try, perhaps this super-king-size bed is the ideal venue.
Maybe you’ve always fantasised about sex outdoors, under the stars or in tropical shallows? Whatever your pleasure, there’s unlikely to be a better chance to take the plunge.
TRAVEL OFFER - Get FREE membership to our Reader's Digest travel club with Tripbeat when you subscribe to the Reader's Digest magazine or newsletter - claim up to 60% off 600,000 hotels worldwide, plus discounted flights, car hire, activities and more.
Tripbeat members can enjoy:
- HOTELS up to 60% off 600,000+ hotels worldwide
- RESORT stays from £299 per week
- CAR HIRE –explore in the right vehicle with member-preferred rates
- ACTIVITIES –over 345,000 across the globe, handpicked for you
- FLIGHTS –get where you want to be at co
- TOURS –over 50,000 private, group and tailor-made tours to choose from
Click here to find out more about how you can make the most of your holidays, and gain access to these unparalleled travel discounts.
To claim your exclusive access code to our discounted travel club and to keep up with the top stories from Reader's Digest by subscribing to our weekly newsletter
*This post contains affiliate links, so we may earn a small commission when you make a purchase through links on our site at no additional cost to you.