Ever try to dance on a beach? It’s slow-moving and tiring. Same goes for the horizontal dance—it feels about as liberating as doing it on a water bed made of cement. Plus, gritty sand is bound to find its way into tender areas. No thank you!
Underrated: The woods Unlike beaches, the woods aren’t typically associated with blow-your-mind sex, so you arrive with much lower expectations. All you need is a double sleeping bag, a campfire, and the occasional odd animal sound to make you and your sweetie cling to each other.
You’re exhausted and suffering from intimacy overload after being hugged and kissed by 150 of your closest relatives. Sleep now and save yourselves for the honeymoon.
Underrated: Saturday a.m. When the kids are glued to the tube for at least 15 minutes, grab each other. You’ll be amazed at how much more pep you’ll bring to the bedroom, versus waiting until after Jon Stewart signs off.
Sure the height may be right, but all those hard angles in Italian marble are an unsexy backache waiting to happen. No matter the position, sensual moves work best when there’s a little bounce beneath you.
Underrated: Finished basement floor A carpeted basement is soft and soundproof, and it brings back memories of after-school rendezvous. The result: You’ll have the passion of a teen with the wisdom of a woman at her sexual peak!
Once upon a time, being a member of the Mile High Club was something to brag about. But that was back in the day when planes were so roomy you could actually stretch your legs in coach. Besides, could you really hit your high note in a place that smells like pee and diesel?
Underrated: Powder room Logistics-wise, it works surprisingly well—the compact space allows you and your man to experiment with new positions (like him standing and you sitting on the sink!). And then there’s the sneaking-off factor: Try it at a party—as long as there are no lines—or a relative’s house (extra naughty!).
Never mind counting calories. Sticky stuff like honey can hurt when the two of you rub against each other, making the deed about as pleasurable as a Brazilian bikini wax. Ouch!
Underrated: Spicy meals Chili peppers. Cayenne. Curry. Foods with some kick get you hot—where it counts. Bonus: When food is zingy, you tend to eat just as much you need, not until you are stuffed. Much sexier.
It’s one thing to kiss and cuddle by the window; it’s another to actually do the deed. Giving your neighbors a peek of you getting it on may feel wild in the moment, but just picture bumping into them getting the mail the next morning.
Underrated: Hotel room, curtains just slightly open No neighbors! There is something undeniably hot about the prospect of strangers catching a tiny glimpse of you two. You’ll get a little thrill without potentially embarrassing yourself in front of the whole town.