There is absolutely nothing wrong with having sex in a bed. In fact, I’d even say it’s my favorite spot, mainly because I’m generally lazy and not terribly flexible. But sometimes nothing is better than having sex outside the bedroom, especially if your room is where you usually do it. And for those in long-term, monogamous relationships, something as simple as moving from the bed to the couch can reignite that sexual spark that tends to flicker when you’ve been with someone for a long time.
“It’s a good idea to switch things up every once in a while, because it allows us to connect with our partners in a new way that can be very erotic and exciting,” Sarah Watson, LPC and sex therapist, tells Bustle. “I would encourage couples to go outside the bedroom to the bathroom, kitchen, or even just the living room couch! Make sure you are both comfortable with the setting and go for it.”
So in order to help get you motivated and out of the bedroom, here’s a schedule of places you can do it this week that aren’t the bedroom. Follow the schedule or switch it up — but definitely consider committing to a full week of out-of-the-bedroom sex.
1. Monday: The Bathroom
There are so many possibilities in the bathroom! Do it in the shower, up against the sink, or with one of you sitting on the toilet lid.
Try this position in the shower: Standing Doggy Style
2. Tuesday: Living Room
Couch sex is great sex and it’s almost as comfy as doing it in bed. And armchairs are obviously an option too.
Try this position on the couch: The Sofa Brace
3. Wednesday: Kitchen
Doing it in the kitchen not only gets you out of the bedroom but also provides ample opportunity for some fun role play. See if you can do it while doing the dishes or bent over the counter. And if you’re into incorporating food into sex play, obviously the kitchen is the place to do it.
Try this position in the kitchen: Seated Oral
4. Thursday: Dining Room Table
5. Friday: Office
If you have access to your office after hours, invite your partner for a quick, dirty rendezvous. Just keep an eye out for any security cameras or cleaning staff.
Try this position in the office: Reverse Sitting
6. Saturday: Bar Bathroom
It's a classic for a reason. Have a couple of drinks and lock yourself in the bar bathroom for a quickie.
Try this position the bar bathroom: The Three-Legged Dog
7. Sunday: Rooftop Or Car
These are, of course, just the beginning of your options for sex outside of the bedroom. But you have to start somewhere, right?
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