Guide To Summer Lovin’: Road Trip!
Damn, it’s still hot. July is upon us, and with it mosquito season has arrived, one hundred degree days are now inevitable and, of course, fewer and fewer clothes are necessary. Time for yet another installment of Booty Jams Podcast’s guide to summer lovin’ and havin a blast.
With all this heat there’s no better relief than a cool breeze in your hair (shorts), and a (skinny) dip in the ocean! That is why in this edition we recommend you take that new summer boo of yours and hit the open road. To the beach!!
Now, you may be thinking that it’s too soon in your little budding fling to step it up and leave town together. To this we say: Nonsense! In weather like this who has time to think about consequences! Plus, during the summer typical out of town rules do not apply. Unlike the fall and winter, these warmer months carry with them a lightness that liberates us from heavier considerations. However, there are a few dos and don’ts that need be followed less we fall into the usual trappings of the co-dependent, love-me-forever, if-you-leave-me-I’ll-die feel of relationships had later in the year.
A couple of dos
First if all, DO make it a short trip. A long weekend will suffice. Heading out of town doesn’t mean booking a hotel in Cancun for a week nor driving cross country for some great American adventure. Keep it simple. Keep it light.
In most cases getting away with a partner entails making it a proper TRIP. Usually you make tons of plans, pack for every possible circumstance, and over think every moment you’ll have together. In the summer it’s a whole different game. This time of year you plan just 24 hours in advance, you hop in the car hung over as hell, and smoke cigarettes while chatting about the bands you’re into these days. Keep the over thinking to a minimum. Take your time to focus on those short shorts he’s wearing, and what music you’ll put on your iPod before you hit the road.
Secondly, DO make sure you include some body of water in your journey. If you’re not the sandy beach sort of guy, make it a lake trip or perhaps a hike in waterfall country. Point is, make sure you allow for clothes to be removed outside of the bedroom or two-man tent.
In the summer months the best thing about having a new lover is that you see so much more of them BEFORE you’ve had enough drinks to get into bed. By contrast, in colder days the whole process of getting to naked-time is such a hassle! Not only do you have to wait allll day to get to comfy let’s-hit-on-each-other-ville, but once there, the barriers to skin are seemingly insurmountable. With a summer newbie it’s harder to just go for the gold right away, indeed, a bit of fresh meat finesse is required, and without that hindrance of clothing the process is a (summer) breeze. So make it a wet get away, and get down to business with the quickness.
A couple don’ts
DON’T make things too romantic. If you’re headed to the beach house, and you guys go out for the night, skip the fancy dinner and hit the local dive bar. Putting too much time, energy, or money into a summer get away puts undue pressure on the situation. With that energy and expense comes expectation. With expectation comes misplaced disappointment. With disappointment comes resentment, and thus you have a trip ruined by winter’s curse.
Opt for the two dollar beer instead of the Patron. Similarly, it is recommended to bang often, but be sure to keep the cuddling in bed all morning to a minimum. Of course you needn’t pretend you don’t give a f*** and are just in it for the sex, but this isn’t the time to talk about your snugglely hopes and dreams. Get out on the beach! Get out of the tent and enjoy the summer sun! There’s plenty of time to gaze deep into each others eyes come September. Keep things easy, and bask in the joy of your little summer vacay.
Lastly, DON’T let this good time trip convince you he’s the one. The temptation is strong to let yourself think that because you’ve had such a great time together you need to confess every gentle feeling you’ve ever had. While the urge is strong, the advisability is not. Let’s just assume that this pretty young thing that you’ve fallen for really IS a great partner for you, well, they’re gonna be great for you the week you get back, and the week after that too. If you’re super excited about the potential for this guy enjoy that excitement, and keep your lips on his instead of blabbing about your undying love.
Summer flings certainly have the potential to become much more, but figure that out when the leaves start to change color, and heat no longer rises from the black tar of the open road.
The joys of a long weekend away can produce some of the best memories you’ll take away from this summer. However, as with all things, a little forethought and a bit of planning can create the most successful of experiences. Keep fun first, and let those heavier thoughts have their time after August. And let’s just be honest, you might need a weekend out of town to find out he’s actually a bumbling idiot, better to not think past that snow cone on the boardwalk or the granola bar on the trail. Best to eke out what pleasure you can now, and save the drama for later. Trust.
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