5 Surprising Ways to Have Sex Outdoors

There are few things more revitalizing than spending time outdoors. Whether you're merely enjoying a day-hike or backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail, time spent outdoors is time well spent. Mother nature possesses a truly special power that allows people to decompress and reconnect with the important things in life. But, of course, there are other natural remedies for decompressing and relieving some stress, such as sex.

Sex is natural, raw and spiritual -- just like the experience you find every time while out in nature. So why not take these two natural, beautiful and instinctive acts, and combine them into one? Having sex outdoors can be one of the most enlightening experiences of your life. Whether your in a tent, atop a mountain or in shallow waters of a lake, you and your partner will connect on a whole 'nother level with not only each other, but also Mother Nature.

Read on to discover 7 ways you can have sex outdoors and begin your reconnection with your natural self and Mother Nature.

  1. Rocking in a Hammock

    One of the most extravagant ways to have sex outdoors, without having to get down and dirty, literally, would be through the use of a hammock. All you need is your hammock equipment and two trees. You could set up next to a river and listen to the running water, atop a mountain and enjoy the vast view, or even in your backyard or at your campsite. The trickiest part is merely figuring out how to make the most of the hammock and use it beneficially.

    While they do make double hammocks -- which are designed to accommodate two people -- they are fairly uncomfortable and hard to maneuver when two people merely try laying together, meaning sex would be even messier if not impossible.

    So instead of both laying in the hammock, you use it as though it was a sex swing. While one person lays in the hammock sideways, with their legs hanging over the side, the other merely stands next to the hammock and goes in that way. The person lying down can be on their back, their stomach or even their side -- it doesn't matter because it all works and it all feels great. Use the swaying motion of the hammock to your benefit and sync up with it as you or your partner thrusts. The possibilities are truly endless and the thrill of being outside will make it all the more pleasurable.

    Trust me, it's a great time. And you can trust me...I spend a lot of time outdoors hiking and camping, and I own multiple hammocks.

  2. Standing Upon a Mountaintop

    Few things are more rewarding than working your ass off to hike a mountain and finally reaching its peak. Whether it's only 1,000 feet above sea level, or 14,508 feet above sea level, conquering a mountain can spark a new sense of adventure and confidence in oneself. While some people reward themselves with a new purchase, a greasy and fattening meal for dinner, or merely the thrill of hiking, why not try rewarding yourself with sex? Right then and there, atop the mountain.

    Think about it: you just finished a grueling workout with the huge reward of conquering a mountain and standing atop its peak, feeling confident, excited and daring. Your body just performed in exactly the way it has been made to perform through thousands of years of evolution, so why not cap off your hike with another act your body has been made to perform and has been throughout the past thousands of years: sex.

    Sex is already a natural and, sometimes, spiritual expression of oneself -- just imagine how spiritual and enlightening sex would be after a hard hike and standing atop a mountain peak, peering over the surrounding landscape as far as your eyes can see.

    All you gotta do is make sure you have a cute hiking buddy.

  3. Under the Stars (a.k.a. Cowboy Camping)

    If you aren't already aware, there is a type of camping referred to as Cowboy Camping. What this entails is merely sleeping outside, in the dirt and under the stars. Many backpackers have begun to forego tents and are adopting this style of camping to save room and ease up on weight in their packs. While there is the danger of bad weather and animals or insects, the risk is always worth the reward.

    There is something...magical, about sleeping outside under the stars without any fancy camping gear or division between you and the surrounding natural world. You can feel the natural energy soaking into you and becoming one with Mother Nature as you fall asleep while trying to point out the different constellations in the night sky.

    Adding sex to the mix would make you feel like the ultimate naturalist -- and a total badass, I'm sure.

  4. Swimming in a Body of Water

    One of the most relaxing and relieving things to do is visit the local water hole or take a dip in the lake/river after a long day of hiking. It is a time to unwind and enjoy the refreshing water, but it can also be a great time to have some hot sex.

    Clothes are usually far and few between, and it is difficult to see underwater. The thrill of having sex, plus the cool water surrounding your body, cooling you off and making you feel weightless all add up for a very special and enlightening experience.

    There is nothing more raw and natural than two naked human beings engaging in sex outdoors among Mother Nature. Taking it into the water will only enhance the spiritual aspect of the experience, while cooling you off and remaining a little more discreet than say, atop a mountain.

  5. While Canoeing

    Now this one is a bit more far-fetched and requires some important and hard-to-acquire items -- such as a canoe and a lake -- but I'm including it on this list because, well, lets just say that it's possible and it's definitely a great fucking time. You can take my word for it, but I do hope you go find out for yourself!

    I suggest you start paddling out at sunrise because the lake will be nearly empty, making it easy to navigate and easy to find privacy somewhere on the water. We all know morning sex is phenomenal, but imagine morning sex while in the middle of a lake, in a canoe, watching the sunrise. If you don't feel a sense of reconnecting with nature during that, then you've probably never connected with nature the first place.

    The calmness of the water, the quietness of an empty lake and the beauty of a rising sun, all on top of all the great feels that come with having sex. Honestly, it can't be beat...but I do intend to try and encourage you to do the same.