Oberlin has been a rather frigid snowy tundra this past month, and yet last week, I was covered in a very close friend’s sweat, gasping for water and wanting to go cool off with some not-so-angelic snow angels. While it is all too easy to hide under layers and layers of clothing, you should still be kicking the covers to the floor and heating things up in the best way possible.
Now, as I type this in my far too drafty apartment, the idea of taking off what little I have on seems down right terrifying. I have been having a deep and passionate affair with my slippers and to be perfectly honest, I have few partners that could stroll in and come between me and my warm clothes. That is exactly why when I finish this article, I am going to take off my hoodie, and nothing else, before fucking until the frozen windows steam and I can fall asleep satisfied under mountains of down duvet.
Leave It On
The one thing sexier looking than someone completely nude is when someone is, for all purposes, bare, but wearing just enough to remind those privileged voyeurs exactly what they’re missing. So, in these colder months, try leaving on:
Hats and gloves:
Now, I don’t mean that matching set that your grandmother knit for you and pinned into your coat. I mean a ‘yeah, that’s right, I need to fuck you now and I don’t care if my hat’s still on. I do this all the time’ set of warmth. For gloves, try something fingerless and/or leather. You don’t need to go out and buy crazy kinky S&M sex gloves for the occasion (unless you really want to), but you also don’t need to have freezing fingers. Nobody likes that. Leaving on the winter gear you would normally wear just sitting around is a hot way of showing that you don’t take sex too seriously.
Thigh high stockings/socks:
Thigh high stockings might be the most arousing item of clothing that can come between me and your naked body. No matter who you are, having something on under your pants keeps you much warmer walking across the cold tundra that is North Quad. Do not underestimate the warmth of fishnets; the thin layer of silk creates air pockets and then some science happens. Not only do you look sultry, you feel hot, and you get to savor the traditional erotic as your lover grabs your lace-covered thigh forcing you closer.
For the more casual among us, just leave on your socks. De-socking is all too often the most awkward part of nudity, and if you are rocking something soft (I recently invested in angora), I promise you that it beats the other wise inevitable touch of icy toes.
And now, I have to let my true tool and inner hipster out, for just the briefest moment of advertising; American Apparel thigh high tube socks. I’ve done it (several times, with several complementary men and women), and it was amazing.
Item of your choice:
Keep it nice; as long as you accentuate you nudity, instead of just unbuttoning your fly and saying, ‘suck it,’ you should feel free to keep it on. Stylish coats, unzipped sweatshirts over bare skin, or even your favorite scarf can get hot and sweaty in the best way possible. And don’t forget that sharing can be fun!
Warm It Up
Warming lube, cinnamon gum, and steamy showers all have their place this time of year. Warming lube is one of the easiest ways to coax shy genitals out to play, regardless of the weather. It also helps stimulate for those who don’t do well with condoms. And while I personally am a menthol lover ten months out of the year, there is a bottle of Climax Warming Bursts sitting on my radiator ready to go. Even if you don’t want to invest in warming lube or condoms, placing your regular lube on the heaters that Oberlin dorms and Firelands apartments so kindly put right alongside your bed takes away the initial chilling shock. Cinnamon gum similarly serves as an excellent replacement for its colder mint counterpart and may buy you extra seconds kissing outside of a cold door way. And finally, hot showers for two (or three, or more) deserve pages and pages of praise on their own. As you walk home through the snow late at night, just let yourself fantasize about how nice steaming hot water and another warm body would feel against yours.
Cool Back Down
If all goes well, by midnight tonight I will be craving a gasp of fresh frozen Ohio air. Please use winter to your advantage, allowing you to go longer and hotter than the rest of the year might allow. So take advantage of the heat of the moment to throw your lover against that frosted over window, as the shock of hard nipples against cold glass is an excellent way to come.
Post-romp, I highly recommend a roll in the snow. Nobody looks that hard in the middle of Tappan late at night if your snow angles get a little less angelic, although I recommend keeping pants on. You don’t want frostbite.
*Just so you all know my life goal is to bump it in onesies. Oh yeah, just unbutton that flap and hit it flannel on flannel all night long.