The 11 best places to have sex in public

Ranked from lowest to highest risk

There’s just something so juicy and thrilling about having sex in a public (or semi-public) place—the feeling that you’re doing something transgressive, that you’re dangerously close to getting caught, that you just couldn’t keep your hands off of each other long enough to get home. Of course, we don’t condone doing anything illegal! Why would you even say that? We’re just going to leave this list of our 11 fave places to get frisky alfresco here, and you can do with it what you will:

1. In the family bathroom at the airport

In reality, this is very low risk because there’s a lock on the door, but you can still get the thrill of feeling like you’re doing something you shouldn’t be doing. Knowing that people are right outside, possibly trying to get in, can up the excitement, but then again, you may feel like a real asshole if you come out and find a family with a crying baby waiting to get in.

2. At home, with the blinds open

This is a lower-risk way to experiment with exhibitionism. It’s a good option if the possibility of being watched or seen is what gets you off more so than the possibility of being caught. You are in your own home, after all. However, having sex in plain view of people outside could technically get you in some trouble, so just keep that in mind.

3. In a parked car

Strangely enough, this seems to be one of the most common types of public sex even though it’s not the least risky way to do it. Depending on how and where you do it, you can significantly minimize or up the risk factor. Sex in a parked car in the middle of the night in a ghost town in the desert? Low risk. Sex in a parked car in a Target parking lot in the middle of the day? High risk.

4. On the roof

The roof is a good place for sex in the open air while maintaining at least a shred of privacy. This one’s more for people who live in an apartment building (but not one of those super nice ones with a pool on the roof). The risk level involved in this endeavor really depends on how high up your roof is, how close together the buildings are, how many other people have roof access, and also how many squirrels live up there. #nuts4nuts

5. In the coat room at a party

How risky (and therefore how exciting?) this is depends on whether there’s a lock on the coat room door and whether it’s your bestie’s party or your boss’s party. Great for thrill-seekers who also like amenities like a bed and climate control.

6. In an alley

Not for the faint of heart (or the germaphobe). Whether it’s behind the bar you’ve just been to or just a random alley on your walk home, alley sex is some downright raunchy stuff. It can also be very, very hot. Just don’t touch anything.

7. In a pool

This is a solid option for a beginner, but also exciting enough for a pro. Just keep in mind that yes, you can get pregnant if you have sex in a pool (or hot tub). Also, please don’t do it with other people in the pool. That’s just rude.

8. In a public bathroom

At a restaurant, at a hotel, at a bar, pretty much anywhere. This is very risky unless the bathroom is a one-seater. Other people coming in and out can blow your cover in an instant. If you’re just starting off, try sneaking into a fancy hotel bathroom rather than getting down at Chipotle. In addition to being less trafficked, it’ll be cleaner and smell better.

9. In a broom closet at a restaurant

Not speaking from experience or anything, but this is HIGH risk. Most broom closets don’t have locks on their doors. Someone could walk in at any moment. Turns out people often need brooms in the restaurant business.

10. In a park

This is another option that can be higher or lower risk depending on how you do it. Heh, do it. Obviously waiting until it’s dark and most people have gone home will significantly reduce the risk of being seen and/or caught. In general though, being in a park means you’re out in the open, which means not only that your genitalia will feel the sweet kiss of fresh air (for the first time?), but also that you could legitimately get arrested for this.

11. On an elevator

We classed this as the highest-risk option because it involves both the potential for someone walking in and the potential for being seen via security cameras. If time pressure and fear get your juices flowing, this may be for you. If those things instantly dry up your juices, on the other hand, stick to the bedroom.


P.S. Check out what we learned from a recent survey of Bedsider visitors here.

Written by Lauren Kernan, MA

Lauren Kernan is the Director of Content and UX Strategy for Bedsider and Abortion Finder. In her spare time, she can be found sewing or starting and giving up on various other crafts.

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