Each new body part revealed seems like a revelation, a prize somehow. Other reasons to keep your clothes—at least some of them—on during sex: Remember how hot it was when you first met someone and you were making out forever, fully clothed and just sort of desperately pressing and rubbing against each other? And having just enough clothes off to get body parts to where they want to be makes sex feel spontaneous, like, We must do this NOW. Give some epic oral while keeping their underwear on or sorta on the entire time. Start by kissing up their thighs, across their belly, around their underwear.
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The best sex I ever had didn't include intercourse. I was making out with an ex who I was considering reuniting with, but I wanted to keep our sexual interactions relatively innocent until I decided if I wanted to let him back in emotionally. As we kissed, his jeans-enclosed thigh rubbed between my legs. It felt so silly, so adolescent, so not like what grown-ups do—until he kept at it and I had one of the biggest orgasms of my life. For me, orgasms tend to be slightly complicated experiences that involve a lot of fantasy and brain negotiations, so it was all the more pleasurable to have one that snuck up on me. It was not unlike and yet totally unlike the thrill I get when the chiropractor distracts me with a joke so that I'll relax enough to allow him to adjust my neck. My experience falls into what's known as outercourse, or sex without penetration.
Yes, sex feels better when you're in the nude. Actually, so does almost everything. But the heat of the moment is its own reward, too. If you don't have the opportunity to strip down—maybe you've only got time for a quickie—here are expert-approved tips to help you make the best of a clothed situation.
There's a reason strippers don't just stride out on stage buck naked then just stand there eating a banana or something. It's part of the tease and the build-up that can make sex really memorable instead of just another toss. Each new body part revealed seems like a revelation, a prize somehow.