It’s somehow hot but also raining, you’re caked in mud, you’re wearing wellies and an oversized mac, and suddenly the mood strikes. That’s right! You’re at a festival wondering how you’re going to get away from the endless hordes of people to spend some alone time with someone special.
There’s no reason you should abstain for a whole weekend just because you’re at a festival. Festival sex can be great fun – if you’re prepared. You just need to have a plan for dealing with things like hygiene, your tiny tent and all of the many people around you. And you don’t have to settle for unsatisfying missionary style. With a little planning, you can turn your festival experience into a hot and steamy retreat.
You need to make sure you’re prepared for everything. For starters, you’re going to want the basics, including protection and lube. Don’t worry about lugging a whole bottle around with you all weekend, just stock up on a few sachets of your favourite lube. You really don’t want to be scrambling around the campsite begging strangers for a condom, so make sure you come prepared. Want to stay in the festival mood? Try something glow in the dark to match your glow sticks.
Next up, you’re going to want to pack some wipes which can be used to help you freshen up before or after the deed. Baby wipes are great for keeping everything fresh if you can’t get into the showers (or if there aren’t any). If you’re planning to bring any toys with you, don’t forget your cleaning spray. Make sure you use it before and after use, as you never know what nasties your toys will come into contact with while you’re camping.
After you’ve packed the basics, it’s time to get creative. A silk eye mask is a perfect addition to your backpack as it serves two purposes. First, you can use it to blindfold your partner and have your way with them, and then you can use it to get some precious shut up.
Any sex toys you bring to a festival should be small and discreet – you don’t want your friend diving in your bag to find baby wipes and pulling out a massive dildo. A buttplug can be discreetly worn all day, or you could bring nipple clamps or a cock ring. If you’re flying solo, a discreet bullet vibrator is the way to go.
One of the biggest concerns people have about festival sex is how deeply uncomfortable it is to do it on the floor. It’s worth investing in an inflatable mattress just to make sure you’re not dealing with rocks and rubble digging into your back and ruining the mood. Check out our guide to doing it outdoors for more advice.
If you’re sharing a tent with a friend, make sure you give them a heads up before bringing a stranger “home” with you. You don’t want to leave them in an awkward situation if they unwittingly unzip the tent door when you’re in the middle of the deed. You should also avoid letting your new friend stay the night if it’s going to leave your friend without a place to sleep.
Some people would be mortified at the thought of strangers hearing them having sex. However, if you manage to sneak away while the main festival headliner is on stage, you might just get away with having the campsite to yourself. Once the sun has gone down and people are heading back to their tents, just be wary about annoying people with your passionate moans or you could end up getting beer cans thrown at your tent.
It’s normal to want to try new things at a festival, but make sure you give yourself limits. You don’t want to wake up in a cloud of regret, so try to make sure you stay in the moment. Beer goggles have a lot of answer for at festivals, so ask your friends to step in if you’re taking things too far with someone you might later regret sleeping with. Likewise, if a late-night gab in your tent takes an unexpected turn.
If you’re not the type of person who would normally get on board with an orgy, then maybe don’t make a festival your first time. Especially if there are friends involved.