Does a heat wave make you less in the mood for sex? It's just too hot! Any activity (no matter how pleasurable) seems like too much of an effort.
Some people dislike sweating or feeling overheated. For them, feeling warm and then touching bodies makes them feel like they are melting and miserable. If you and your partner's desire seems to have gone down as the temperature goes up, you may want to consider some ways to stay cool when it's hot.
We've got a few ideas for you:
1. Bathe together
Fill your bathtub with cooler than normal water. Add bath oils, baking soda, or Epsom salts to the water to soothe your skin and make it tingle. You and your partner will enjoy a relaxing dip in the bathtub. Turn out the lights and add scented candles and you'll feel like you're at a four-star resort.
2. Make love in front of a fan
If you don't have a ceiling fan over your bed (and you should, you really should), then consider setting up a sex camp in front of a floor fan. Spread pillows and blankets out on the floor in a comfortable area near the fans. Staying close to the ground will help you stay cool since heat rises. Fill the room's electrical outlets with plug-in air fresheners. Choose scents that will enhance your intimacy.
3. Enjoy a naked meal of cool foods
There's a reason why everyone loves sushi. It's tasty and it's a great snack to nibble off of your partner's body. That's why Popsicles are so much fun. You'll enjoy the flavor and feel a cool down. If you're really creative, you can come up with an entire meal of cool snacks that you can enjoy naked -- and eaten off of a naked body!
4. Take a cool shower
After standing under water that is cooler than you normally would take it, make love in front of the fan or air conditioner. The cool air will be refreshing on your skin, and making love is a great way to spend an afternoon when it's too hot to go outside.
5. Plan an air-conditioned TV marathon
It's so hot that the idea of getting dressed and going down shopping at the air conditioned mall doesn't even sound appealing. And your feet are so swollen that you're not even interested in online shoe shopping. Hot weather is a great time to catch up on the television shows that you know all the cool people are watching -- but you can't seem to find the time to watch. Crank up the A/C and settle down in front of the television. After a couple of shows, you may be so cool and relaxed that you'll feel like snuggling…and you know where that can lead. Have fun!