FINALLY. Spring is here, which means it’s time to pack up your puffer coats and throw on some lacy lingerie. And just in case your libido has been hibernating all winter, allow us to remind you what it’s been missing. Here are 13 reasons from Women’s Health why spring sex is pretty fantastic.
1. This month’s forecast: Sexy!
Seriously, something about this warmer weather just makes you want to strip down. Plus, the mild forecast does wonders for your skin and hair, and oh look, you can see your legs again! Bonus: Everyone else is showing a lot more skin, too. Hm, you never noticed that your barista had such awesome biceps…
2. Sex with the windows open is just hotter.
There’s really only one thing better than sleeping with your windows open on a nice spring night… and that is having sex with your windows open on a nice spring night. Think of it as exhibitionism without the threat of jail time. Just keep those blinds drawn—your neighbors will thank us.
3. It’s just as sensual as summer…without the sweat.
Those summer months get all the sexual glory, but it’s hard to feel hot when you’re actually, legitimately so hot! When your bedroom turns into a sauna mid-hookup, it’s a little hard to get in the mood.
4. April showers are awesome—just ask chick flicks.
Remember that steamy scene between Noah and Ali in The Notebook during that downpour? Or, you know, every kissing-in-the-rain scene ever? The next time it starts drizzling during your date, take that as your cue to make out instead of reaching for your umbrella. Cliché? Sure. Still romantic? Absolutely.
Oh hey, your Thursday nights are free again! While you wait for Olivia Pope to start handing things again, make like Huck and Quinn and get it on somewhere totally unexpected. (Actually, we’re going to suggest you don’t have sex in your office…but these places are still up for grabs!).
6. Two words: allergy season.
Your raging sniffles will make you want to stay indoors… in bed… all day… naked. And that’s perfectly acceptable. In fact, we’re pretty sure you could use your scratchy throat and bloodshot eyes to call out from work.
7. Your foreplay repetoire just expanded.
Let’s get real, there is no way you were going to use ice cubes during foreplay in December. But now that preplay move is back on the table—along with making out in a pool or hitting up a secluded spot in the park to get busy. This time, you’ll get only the good kind of goosebumps.
8. Your body confidence is booming again.
Maybe it’s because your skin isn’t as dry and flaky as it used to be, or maybe it’s the fact that you finally worked off all those calories you consumed during the holiday months. Whatever the reason, you’re starting to look and feel a whole lot sexier again. And that deserves some celebrating—in bed.
9. You’re waking up earlier.
Sure, it’s annoying to get woken up with the sun at 7 a.m. (and come on, do those birds really need to start singing that early this time of year?) but it also gives you way more time for morning sex. And that’s something worth waking up for.
10. It’s mini skirt season.
Call us crazy, but who doesn’t feel sexier in a mini skirt than they do in a sweater dress and wool tights? It’s no surprise that it’s hard to get in the mood when you have to take off 18 layers before you get to your underwear. Four layers down and—never mind the moment’s passed.
11. Even your loungewear is a turn on.
Buh-bye flannel PJs and alma mater sweatshirt, it’s been real. Actually, no, it’s been depressing and not sexy at all. Now that we can replace you with lacy lingerie, a tank top and boxer shorts, or nothing but our birthday suits, we’re willing to bet we’ll see a lot more late-night action.
12. Flowers are back and super romantic.
Feel like bringing the romance tonight? There’s no shortage of blooming flower petals for tossing onto the bed. Plus, having some beautiful, fragrant plants on your bedside table is way sexier than the sad, little bamboo you kept there all winter.
13. Because it’s natural.
Mating season is a thing—if you don’t believe us, listen out for all the critters getting it on in your backyard. OK, so maybe mating season doesn’t exactly work the same way for humans, but there’s no harm in clueing in to those primal urges and getting busy this month.
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