Are you a fan of the outdoors? Do you love the smell of a midnight campfire and the taste of hotdogs cooked on an open flame? If your sex life is lacking and you don’t like those things, you might want to change your mind. A new study conducted by OLPRO has found that couples who camp together have a healthier sex life.
The study focused on sexual activity during the camping trip and after returning home. The company spoke with 500 couples between the ages of 25 and 50. They discovered that ninety percent of participants had better sex after sleeping together in a tent and then when they returned home.
Nearly 45 percent of respondents said they believe camping helped boost their feelings about sex because there are fewer distractions in the wilderness. Another 30 percent said camping let them forget about their worries and that helped put them in a sexual mindset.
According to the Daily Mail, the research makes sense because other studies found that spending time in nature reduces levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. It also lowers blood pressure and slows our heart rate, all great ways to put us in the mood.
Basically when you pitch a tent in the wild, you are more likely to pitch a tent in the wild because you’re more relaxed and distraction free.
In an interview with the Daily Mail psychologist Barbara Bishop stated:
Getting out in the great outdoors allows us to leave many of life’s distractions and worries behind.
It gives us the opportunity to reconnect with our partners and recharge our relationships in a very meaningful way.
We rediscover our primal selves when we’re close to nature but there is also that added frisson of knowing just a thin layer of canvas shields us from the outside world.
Nine percent of respondents even claims that camping is an aphrodisiac because it brought them closer physically.
Just keep in mind that a lack of an air mattress could lead to painful sex on bumpy ground. Arrive prepared with an air pump, a nice comfortable sleeping bag, and of course plenty of condoms.
Bonus Tip: Go camping on a cold night and you can warm up your body with a little bit of animalistic one-on-one fun — or two-on-two fun, whatever floats your boat.