How to Have a Romantic Camping Experience
Dirt. Sweat. Lack of showers. Zero personal space. What can possibly be sexy about camping? Everything, if you do it right. Couples who go camping together often find it improves their level of trust, their closeness, their ability to solve problems together, and their sex lives.
Two resources we like are Sex in the Outdoors by Buck Tilton and Sex in a Tent by Michelle Waitzman. Both guides offer tips on how to make the most of your camping experience to put some adventure back into your relationship and fan the flames of love.
Plan as a team
Discuss the details of the trip from the comforts of home before setting off into the great unknown. Deciding the level of activity, type of camping, and campsite task division can prevent unnecessary squabbles. The key to success is good communication. The more you share, the more likely you are to plan a trip that you will both enjoy and cherish together.
Don’t smell up the tent
A lack of mirrors and other human beings is not a reason to throw away all efforts of being at least somewhat attractive for your significant other. Opt for clothing that makes you feel good. Change out of your stinky socks before crawling into your sleeping bag. Sacrifice some weight and pack those breath mints. Take a daily wet wipe bath or skinny dip in a nearby river or lake.
Whip up a romantic ziplock bag dinner
They say that the way to someone’s heart is through the stomach. Add a full day of hiking, and the right campfire meal is sure to feed some romantic thoughts. Car camping offers almost unlimited possibilities for cooking since you can bring a cooler. In the backcountry? Pack some favorite freeze dried meals and use the scenery to spice things up. Could anything be better than a candlelit dinner in the wilderness?
Build a love nest
Camping has a way of making you feel more alive. The abundance of fresh air gives you a reason to take deep breaths. The wind in your hair and on your face makes you more self-aware. Sleeping outside in a beautiful setting can make you feel more adventurous, but you want to make sure you’re comfortable. Bring a larger tent and line the bottom with sleeping pads or an air mattress, zip your sleeping bags together or bring blankets to snuggle under, and enjoy a romantic night under the stars.
Follow these tips and you’ll come back crazy in love instead of having left your significant other stranded in the woods as you drive off into the sunset.