With temperatures around the world reaching record highs, you might be wondering how to keep the passion alive in the bedroom during a heatwave. As the mercury creeps higher and higher, you’re more likely to want to cool off than get hot and heavy. How are you supposed to keep the passion going when you can’t stand to be within 2 feet of another human being? Nevermind engaging in any kind of physical activity.
In this blog post, we’ll share our top tips for keeping cool while you get hot and steamy this summer. Whether you’re on holiday or just looking for a way to cool down during a heat wave, here are some of our top tips.
Perhaps the simplest solution is to keep a fan by your bedside. It’s not rocket science, it’s just about keeping the air moving while you get down to business. And if you live in a crowded house, the fan might even help to drown out the noise of your favourite toys or passionate moans. To make your fan even more effective, try placing a bowl of ice in front of the fan and enjoying the icy cool air.
You’re going to want to have a shower when you’re done, anyway. So why not just skip the bedroom and do it in the shower? If your shower head has variable jets, switch it to a light mist and turn the temperature as low as you can handle it. If you struggle to find your balance in the shower, you could try shower handles, a shower foot rest or even shower restraints. The best part is that they are all removable, so you don’t have to leave them on display.
If you don’t have any way to cool down the bedroom, then cool down your routine. By taking it slow and focussing on deep connection and eye contact, you might discover new levels of intimacy. Slowing it down will also help to keep your temperature down and prevent you from breaking out into a sweat.
If you want to stay cool while looking hot, satin is the way to go. This luxurious fabric will drape over your skin and actually provides a cooling sensation. If you want to surprise your partner on a warm night and can’t bear the thought of squeezing into your favourite corset or form-fitting teddy, then satin nightwear is the way to go. Satin nightwear is essential for the summer time as you’ll be able to feel incredibly sexy while also keeping cool.
When the weather is hot, it’s time to introduce some temperature play into your sex life. Rubbing ice cubes all over your body might not sound too tempting in winter, but by summer time, you’ll be running to the freezer for inspiration and supplies. The first step is to keep your lube and massage oils in the freezer all day. When you take them out, they’ll be deliciously cold and ready for action. You can also find chilling lubes which will give you shivers when applied to your skin. Cover your partner’s eyes with a blind fold and give them a cooling massage they won’t forget in a hurry.
When it’s too hot to move too much, sex toys are your friend. Explore sex toys made from materials which respond to cold, including glass and stainless steel. A glass dildo kept in the freezer will feel incredible when the temperature soars. You could even leave your favourite silicone vibrator in the freezer to cool off. Anything made from jelly rubber will also feel great when chilled in the fridge or freezer. If it’s too hot for body contact, then try using toys to get the job done.
And finally, if you really can’t stand to be in the same room as another human when the weather is hot and humid, there’s no harm in going solo. We recently shared our top tips for solo play when you don’t want to be overheard, including some discreet sex toys that will help you get the job done.