Is it just me, or does summer reek of casual sex? Winter is the time for getting in a relationship and hibernating, because bar crawls are less sexy when it’s 20 degrees out and it’s no fun to spend the holidays alone. But summer–when the nights are long, it’s too hot for clothing and everyone is doin’ a bit more boozin’–is the time for a casual fling. And maybe that casual fling will become something more serious come September, but the point is that summer seems to be the time for fun, playful relationships. I mean…didn’t you watch Grease? No? I’m a 90′s child, don’t hate.
Here are a few tips for an awesome summer romance:
1. Keep it light. Do fun things together—check out live music, new restaurants, fresh bar scenes. Go hiking or kayaking. But unless you’re trying to get serious, avoid long weekend trips and visits home to the parentals—next thing you know there will be an extra toothbrush in your bathroom and your mom will be calling you thrice weekly to ask about your new girlfriend.
2. Consider keeping it separate. This depends on your style, but similar to not introducing a fling to my parents, I don’t really like introducing someone to all of my friends unless I think they are going to be around for a while. Why? By the time you’re ready for the fling to have flung, your room-mate’s boyfriend and your new friend have started a bromance and now you have to see them all the time. Get out of me, already!
3. Keep it honest. Not looking for anything serious? Make sure they know. Not SURE what you’re looking for? That’s fine to say, too. Keep your book open from the start so it won’t be your fault if you end up on different pages.
4 Keep it safe. Buzz kill, right? Flings are fun, but unless you’re both rushing to get tested and have a results swap, use condoms! Casual sex is best when kept safe. Also, what the hell is the deal with sex on the beach? It seems to be on everyone’s bone bucket list, and there is even a drink named after it…but personally, I think we should rename that drink to “Well that was fun, except now there is sand all up in my lady bits.” Gross. I mean, I hate getting the sand out of SHOES after a day at the beach.
Okay, now everyone tell me all your great summer sex stories, or how I can have sex on the beach without blasting my bits in sand…putting down a towel does nothing, so don’t give me that.
The Lusty Vegan is a lifestyle and sex column focusing on living and loving as a twenty-something year old vegan. More rants from Zoe Eisenberg can be found at www.sexytofu.com. Follow her on Twitter @Sexytofublog.