If one can believe the surveys, outdoor sex is on the rise, as more men risk the chance of embarrassment and/or a potentially sore penis to enjoy the great outdoors in a special way. One survey, for instance, claims that as many as 35% of couples report that they have had outdoor sex. While the riskiest aspect of this activity is, naturally, the chance that one will be caught, there are a few general penis health issues that also need to be considered by those adventurous enough to try this.
A word of caution
There are two kinds of outdoor sex: that which occurs outdoors but in one’s own well-secluded backyard, and that which occurs where there is a greater risk of being caught, literally, with one’s pants down. In general, the former carries little actual risk: as long as neighbors are unable to see into a person’s outdoor space, folks are generally at liberty to go about their business as they wish.
With encounters taking place off of one’s own property, the risk is much higher – and carries the chance that one will be caught, arrested and fined for indecent exposure, public lewdness or other charges. Men should think very carefully before exposing themselves to this risk.
Things to watch out for
Avoiding a sore or damaged penis due to outdoor sex-related activity is essential. Here are a few tips that can help with this:
1) Avoid the sun. If engaging in sex on a very hot, sunny day, it’s best to find a location with shade or other solar protection. Although the penis is likely to be fairly covered during missionary-style intercourse, other forms of sexual activity can leave the penis exposed to the risk of sunburn.
2) Watch out for high grasses. While tall grass offers the benefit of concealment from prying eyes, it also increases the chance that a man’s penis will brush – perhaps repeatedly – up against the grasses. In many men, this could bring about an allergic reaction affecting the penis skin.
3) Know how to spot poison ivy. The last thing a man wants to do is to engage in vigorous sex only to discover that he is lying on a bed of poison ivy (or poison oak, or poison sumac, etc.) This can create a very painful and inconvenient situation.
4) Keep sprayed. If engaging in extracurricular outdoor activity in an area with insects, it’s wise to apply an appropriate insect repellent. Do NOT apply to the genitals, but do keep the rest of the body sprayed as appropriate.
5) Bring water and a towel. Many men like to let their penises bask in the glory of drying vaginal juices (and their own semen) after sex; when outdoors, it’s often best to wash and dry off rather promptly; a damp penis is likely to accumulate dirt, pollen, sand, and so forth, which may result in irritation.
6) Don’t forget the lubricant. Sometimes, when a couple engages in outdoor sex, there may be different levels of interest, concern, and excitement between the participants. On some occasions, a woman is very interested but may feel fearful of being observed when actually “in the moment,” and this may interfere with her natural lubricating process. The wise man will be prepared for this eventuality.
These tips can help a man enjoy an outdoor sex experience while minimizing the risk of a sore penis; but if soreness does result, using a quality penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) may provide relief. The appropriate cream should contain a reliable, high end emollient such as shea butter to moisturize and soothe the affected skin. Another important ingredient to look for is vitamin A; this has anti-bacterial properties, which can help eliminate stray bacteria encountered during the strenuous (if delightful) outdoor activity – and which can also help reduce penis odor.