Hot In Herre

Making The Most Of Steamy Summer Nights

By Mikey Rox

When the mercury rises, so should your creativity. Consider these nine ways to beat the heat - and add a little sexy time to your life while you're at it.

Make a batch of adult popsicles

First things first: If it's too hot outside to breathe - let alone move - it's time to break out the blender and get phy-sicle. Start with a pitcher of margaritas (or your favorite summertime cocktail with a kick) and pour the liquid into ice-pop molds. Molds are abundantly available these days in all sorts of (unintentionally phallic) forms, like the rock-shaped ice pop molds from Tovolo, available on Amazon. When the hooch sets, enjoy instant refreshment (and perhaps satisfaction) that'll not only cool you off but also help you perfect your form... if you know what I mean.

Use a rainstorm to act like a kid again

My mom never let me play in the rain - perhaps out of fear that I'd get struck by lightning (good lookin' out, lady) - but I'm a grownup now with the power to make all kind of stupid decisions. While playing in the rain may not be the wisest choice you can make (especially if you're hearing cracks and booms nearby), it can be a lot of fun if all that's in the forecast is harmless precipitation. Slip on your swim trunks and a pair of old sneakers, grab your lover and frolic in a summer shower like a modern-day Gene Kelly.

Play a game of strip (enter favorite game here)

Air conditioner on the fritz? Create your own climate control by playing a game of strip whatever-you'd-like with your partner and/or a group of friends. The best part about this game is that everybody's a winner (if you're a glass-half-full kinda group), so there are no hurt feelings when the last player crosses the "finish line."

Take a cool shower together

If you've been with your partner for a while, chances are the spontaneity has somewhat waned lately. Which is why a sweltering summer day is the perfect excuse to reignite some of that lost intimacy by cooling off with your clothes off in an invigorating shower. Of course, if you're a 'G' in LGBT, a too-cold shower can present a problem that's not conducive to the endgame of this activity, so be sure to regulate the temperature carefully.

Invite your friends over for a wet undies contest

One of the best things about being LGBT - in my humble opinion, at least - is that we generally don't subscribe to the social norms of our hetero counterparts. Basically because they're boring. Case in point: It's easier to round up our best LGBT guy and gal pals for an impromptu wet-undies contest in the backyard that will, if you've got really good friends, result in an afternoon of sopping-wet flirty fun with endless possibilities.

Hop on your bike and head to the ice cream parlor

Not everything you do to beat the heat has to be tainted with sexual innuendo and opportunity, of course. A super simple and surefire way to rejuvenate your sun-worn body from the inside out is to hop your bike and take a leisurely ride to your local ice cream parlor or stationary ice cream truck for a cool-and-creamy treat.

Drop trou and go skinny dipping

If you have the good fortune to have access to a pool - preferably one surrounded by a privacy fence lest you want to end up with a court date for indecent exposure - there's absolutely no excuse why you shouldn't be shimmying out of whatever you're wearing when the sun goes down to take a dip in the buff. If your partner is hesitant, do it the hard way - toss 'em in fully clothed (sans valuables in the pockets) to remind them that's it OK to play every once in a while.

Get a little dirty washing the car

Is there anything sexier than a shirtless hard body soaked in suds from head to toe? Fulfill your college car-wash fantasy at home by heading out to the driveway to get your ride clean as a whistle in the naughtiest way possible. Just remember, the neighbors may be watching - so put on a good show.

Bring a bowl of ice to the bedroom

Yeah, I know what you're thinking - this doesn't seem practical unless you want a waterbed. Easy fix: Just put a few towels down. I've employed what I like to call the '

"Frat Sex" method for more than a decade - whether ice is involved or not (because who wants to wash the sheets every single time you get down to business) - and it's the perfect solution to achieving all your goals by bringing ice to the bedroom. You'll cool down, you'll perk up, and you'll both feel fresh as a daisy when all is said and done. Aaaaah.

Mikey Rox is an award-winning journalist and blogger whose work has been published in more than 100 outlets across the world. He lives in Manhattan with his husband and their cuddle-buddy furbaby. Connect with Mikey on Twitter @mikeyrox.
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