Never underestimate what a little change in location can do for the intensity of your next intimate experience. Whether you’re getting busy with a partner or going completely solo, choosing a new place to have your fun is among the easiest and most effective ways to keep sex exciting, interesting, and red hot. The following are just a few ideas to get started with, but don’t be afraid to come up with a few more of your own as long as they’re outside the bedroom.

  1. The Couch

If you’re new to thinking outside the bedroom when it comes to chasing a good orgasm (or your partner is), the couch is an excellent place to start. It’s private and familiar, so it’s easy to get comfortable with the idea in more ways than one. Plus, there’s little to no risk involved. Plus, it’s just so natural to let a cuddle session in front of your latest Netflix find wander into naughtier territory. Add a sexy, steamy movie to the mix to help things along.

  1. The Stairs

If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere that features stairs, it’s high time you discovered just how perfect stairs are for sex. The variety of different elevations lets you easily experiment with different positions that wouldn’t be terribly comfortable under other circumstances. Plus, stair sex is the perfect excuse to pull your partner in for an impromptu kiss or a little X-rated groping out of the blue sometime.

  1. The Shower

You don’t have to drive all the way out to the ocean or the lake to try some sexy, steamy water action on for size. Your shower is the perfect place to experiment with anything you’re concerned might get a little messy (for obvious reasons). Plus shower sex is a great way to get a Monday or Tuesday off to a really explosive start. Add your favorite waterproof sex toys and a little of your favorite lube to the mix for even more excitement.

  1. The Car

Car sex isn’t just hot for the way it brings so many people back to their wild, wet, and horny teenage days. It helps those just starting to experiment with different locations get comfortable with the idea by striking a perfect balance between private and public. Pull off onto the shoulder of a lonely back road or drive out to the middle of a quiet, secluded natural area, and get busy!

  1. A Hotel

Have you ever noticed how everything just feels a little more special when you’re spending the night at a nice hotel? It’s technically outside the bedroom, your bedroom. And you don’t need to wait for your next out-of-town trip to enjoy the effect that can have on your sex life. Try checking in for the night someplace nearby as a weekend treat to yourselves, order some champagne via room service, and let those sparks fly. Hotels make great settings for roleplay scenarios as well, so don’t be afraid to get a little creative.

  1. The Beach

The beach is considered a classic place to get busy for a reason. Nothing’s more ethereal and romantic than the sight of the setting sun or the moonlight on the water, so it’s a great setting for some anniversary bonding. Just make sure you bring a nice, big beach towel with you to lie on while you explore each other. Sand really does have a way of migrating into the worst areas and ruining your otherwise good time.

  1. A Plane

Joining the mile-high club is a classic bucket list item for sexually adventurous people and with good reason. It doesn’t get much naughtier, riskier, or more thrilling than getting busy just inches from a plane full of fellow travelers. Just make sure you’re smart about things if you do decide to go for it. Mile-high sex is best attempted during the portion of a long flight that finds most passengers asleep or otherwise occupied.

  1. Just About Any Event

Sometimes the hottest sex happens under circumstances you just can’t plan for. Have you ever found yourself at a wedding or a party, spotted an appealing little dark corner, and instantly thought to yourself “what if”? The next time that happens, consider seizing the opportunity and seeing what happens. When you keep your eyes open, you’ll find most events come attached to lots of fun little opportunities to sneak away from the action for a moment and explore the possibilities to the fullest. Plus, the rest of the event will be so much more fun when you’ve got a dirty little secret to think about.

Once you’ve started experimenting with new places outside the bedroom to get busy or chase a quick solo orgasm, you might be surprised at how creative you become. Just be mindful of your surroundings at all times, and err on the side of caution when in doubt.