The best thing about festivals is the amazing sense of freedom you get from simply donning a pair of wellies and wandering around a field. Naturally, mix that feeling of pure liberation with booze, music and loads of hot babes and of course you’re going to want to bone the days away. Unfortunately, a muddy hole surrounded by thousands of drunk strangers is not sexy to make.
DW, we know you’re going to do it anyway. Joanna Coker, sex and relationship expert for Bondara, shares her festival sex tips because like it or not, mud and warm tins of beer are going to make you horny AF.
1. Condoms are AS essential as wellies
Whether you’re actively seeking some festival lovin’ or believe it’s strictly off the cards, condoms are as essential as your wellies. Things can and do happen and once you’re in a field miles from the nearest shops, opportunities to access contraception will be few and far between. Make sure you take loads of condoms with you.
2. Don’t get caught
Unlike most outdoor sex where you can find a secluded spot away from prying eyes – a festival is filled with thousands of people which makes not getting caught a little more tricky. Wait until the crowds are distracted by a popular band before sneaking back to your tent. If you’re not camping, your options are limited, soz. Besides the hygiene considerations (JUST STAY AWAY, PEOPLE), a festival portaloo has the obvious disadvantage of a constant stream of people queuing outside, so isn’t the most private location. If you really can’t resist the urge, again wait for a popular band to come on before finding a quiet corner a safe distance away to get it on.
3. Beware of beer goggles
Much has been said about the magical powers of beer goggles. Example; the guy with the anorak and a dodgy haircut talking into his shoe suddenly become uber cool and uber sexy – the drawback is that their powers are temporary and you may end up with cold, hard regret. To avoid a beer goggle-induced sexual encounter, it’s a good idea to have a pre-agreement with trusted friends to politely intervene and stop each other doing anything you may live to regret.
4. Save yourself (and your friends) embarrassment
If you do decide to bang someone, for your own safety it is always wise to let a pal know where you are going and with who. Plus, if you’re sharing a tent, give that person a heads up or risk subjecting them to an eyeful if they come back unannounced.
5. Watch out for group situations that go too far…
The combo of good festival vibes, booze and tent-sharing can lead to group situations which go further than you would be comfortable with normally.
At the time it might seem fun to share a sexual experience with more than one person, but if this isn’t something you’d usually do, you might feel differently afterward. Especially if it happens with people you know – you don’t want to spend the next year avoiding eye contact with your flatmates, right? Think carefully before engaging in any sexual activity that’s out of character for you.