9 Great Places To Do It In Public

by Emma McGowan
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Sex in a bedroom is great — and so is sex on a kitchen table or a living room sofa or over the edge of the bathroom sink. But our houses and apartments are limited in their options for places to have sex, right? There’s just limited space. And when we’ve run out of surfaces to get our rocks off on in our own homes, it’s time to consider having sex in public. Now, not everyone is going to be into it — some folks are perfectly happy keeping their nudity in safely hidden, private spots. But if you or your partner are interested in getting it on outside, there are a few things you definitely should consider.

First of all, depending on what state you're in, it may be considered a misdemeanor — meaning you could be fined up to $1,000 or even spend a year in jail. If getting arrested is something that would seriously derail your life — or if you want to be like, a senator or something — then you should probably stick to fantasizing about public sex rather than actually doing it. Case in point: A Florida couple was convicted of “lewd and lascivious behavior” in May of last year after getting caught doing it during the day on a beach.

But for most people, it’s the possibility of getting caught — not actually getting caught — that makes sex in public hot. (So like, probably don’t bang on a beach in broad daylight?) You can take steps to get it on in spots that will, in all likelihood, not actually expose you or your bits to strangers. And you definitely won’t be alone: According to a study done by YouGov from last year, 36 percent of Americans have had sex in public.

So without further ado, here are the top nine places for having sex in public.

1. Rooftops

This one is mainly for city dwellers, although really anyone with a relatively flat roof can have sex on it. I can say from personal experience as well as the experiences of my friends that New York City rooftops, for example, probably see as much action as the beds they shelter. Rooftops are great because, 1) almost no one looks up, 2) you can be as loud as you want without having to worry about bothering your roommates, 3) probably no one can see you but you’re out in the open air, so you feel hella reckless. Seriously: Rooftops cannot be overestimated for public sex.

2. The Car

Car sex is a classic for a reason! You can drive to whatever secluded location you want and holler till the cows come home. It’s also awesome if you’re living with your parents, and feeling some kind of way about getting it on their house. Bonus: Cars provide a certain amount of enclosure, which means as long as both of you keep all but the necessary clothing on, you’re way less likely to flash an unsuspecting dog walker.

3. Parks Or Beaches, Late At Night

Parks and beaches are both great spots to get your freak on — but just not during the day! For goodness sake, wait until the sun goes down. Obviously this reduces the chances of you being actually getting caught but it also reduces the chance that you’ll be caught by, say, a child and get charged with indecent exposure. (Not to mention how uncool it is to bang in front of kids, of course. Just don’t do it.) So yeah, scope out your local park, pick a spot, and visit it for some late night friskiness.

4. On A Chat Or Cam Site

There’s a reason sites like Chatroulette inevitably end up as amateur porn sites: It’s super easy to expose yourself and super easy to “get away” if there’s any fear of getting caught. But it doesn’t have to just be lonely dudes wanking away in the dark. Set up your camera so that your face (and other identifiers, like tattoos) isn’t visible and bang away! It’s the least risky form of exhibitionism that the internet has given us.

But be aware, of course, that screenshots and recording are real so you have to be OK with the possibility of a video of you doing it existing. However, as long a you keep all identifying marks out of the image, who’s going to know that’s your body as opposed to the next person’s?

5. At A Sex Party

Sex parties are the best, hands down, for truly public sex. You can get it on in any way you like in front of other people who are also getting it on — and getting off on what you’re doing. It’s the perfect solution for exhibitionist/voyeur pairs. Also, FWIW, you can totally go to a sex party with a partner and only play with them. Just set up your boundaries with your partner beforehand so you both know what’s OK — and what’s not.

6. Hotel Windows

Rooms on higher floors obviously lower your risk, but any hotel room window can be a sex way to dip your toe into public sex. If you’re feeling a little shy, draw those filmy curtains that a lot of places have so that people can only see your outline. But remember: Most people never look up. Also, one of the beautiful things about staying in a hotel is that chances are you’re in a place where no one knows you, so who cares if they see you banging?

One hotel in New York, The Standard, not only has non-reflective floor-to-ceiling windows but they actually encourage guests to get randy in front of them, according to The New York Post. So maybe that’s a good place to plan your next vacation?

7. Bar (Or Restaurant) Bathrooms

Bar bathrooms are another classic, mainly because people get horny when they drink. There’s also something especially erotic about the seediness of getting on your knees in a dirty bathroom, so that can up the hotness factor. Make sure the door is locked, though.

8. Late Night In The Office

Offices after-hours are a great place to get it on, plus remembering it during your work day definitely helps get through the long afternoon hours. Two things to check before taking on this one: What the cleaning schedule is (most offices have late-night cleaners) and where the security cameras are.

9. Construction Sites

Again, only at night! But all it takes is one gap in the fence that you can squeeze through and suddenly you’re in a massive space that’s probably camera-free and almost definitely person-free. Just watch out for loose nails — nothing kills a hard on faster than a tetanus shot.