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10 Ways to Heat Up Summer Sex

Go for Fireworks

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Literally. Head to a local fireworks display, lay down a blanket, and get a little frisky with your guy. We’re not talking anything that’ll cause a glare from the family next to you, but indulging in some PDA and hand-holding skin on skin contact releases endorphins, sparking the mood and getting you both ready to really get it on when you head someplace private.

Get a Little Wet and Wild

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Have a garden hose fight in the backyard or wash the car together wearing next to nothing. Because it’s not something he sees every day, the sight of a t-shirt clinging to your curves or a bikini out of place can be even more erotic than him seeing you in your undies.

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Try a Change of Scenery

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Even if you and your guy don’t have a vacay booked this summer, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck at home for the season. Try swapping apartments with a friend for the weekend. A new neighborhood (and a new bed!) can make you feel like you’re miles away, and can put you and your guy in a vacation state of mind.

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App-ly Yourselves

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Apps like Couple let you chat with each other over a private interface, as well as “thumb kiss” by touching the same part of your screen at the same time. Sounds corny, but having an all-day connection means that you’ll be feel even more in sync when you finally see each other face to face.

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Keep the Windows Open

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Overrated, illegal, and potentially infection causing, sex on the beach is a scenario best left to fantasy. Experts agree that keeping the windows open while you do the deed still gives you some fresh air—and a slight exhibitionistic kick—minus the risks. Or, try spreading out a beach towel on the floor and get down to business.

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Lube Up

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Not only will the cool liquid feel amazing on your skin on a hot day, but studies show it may also increase pleasure. Not to mention it’s essential if you’re getting it on in the shower or the tub—ironically, water can dry you out down there.

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Choose Your Fruit Wisely

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Watermelon contains arginine, a compound that can help improve below-the-belt blood flow. Eat some as dessert, or feed it to each other—and lick away any excess juice.

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Downward Dog Together

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Recent studies have shown that yoga can make partners feel more intimate toward each other. Not only that, but plenty of yoga studios offer outdoor sessions during the summer; try one out instead of going out for beers for date night. Not only will you be more alert, but you’ll also be much more limber when it’s time to take everything off.

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Spice Things Up

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Head to the local Indian restaurant or try a new recipe together—the spicier the better. Studies have found that ginseng and saffron, in particular, are two spices proven to be bedroom performance boosters.

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Have a Beach Weekend at Home

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Part of what makes a beach vacation so sexy is the fact that you and your guy are pretty much constantly showing skin. But even if you live miles from the beach, why not wear your bikini the entire weekend? Cancel plans, leave the to-do list for Monday, and spend the days alternating between drinking cocktails in the backyard and getting busy in the bedroom with the A/C blasting. To really get in the mood (and let your guy know what you’re thinking) accessorize with some leis.

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