Most Uncomfortable Place You’ve Had Sex?


uncomfortable-place-for-sexI always have to laugh a little when I see a scene in a movie where in a fit of passionate frenzy, a couple clears everything off a table or desk to have sex there.

The kitchen counter is another place often depicted. In a flurry of unabashed foreplay, they just can’t make it another 40 feet to the bedroom. The kitchen counter seems like the best option in the moment.

Is it just me or does this look horribly uncomfortable?

So where’s the most uncomfortable place you’ve ever had sex? And I’m talking actual intercourse. Not just oral sex or hand jobs or something along those lines, because clearly that kind of sexual fun is easier to accomplish in a multitude of settings.

Occasionally the shower is portrayed as a great place to have intercourse. But wow! Talk about needing the stars to align (not to mention a few other things) for that to come off as a comfortable experience! Sexual intercourse in the shower? Not overly likely for most couples. But the shower can be great for foreplay and oral sex and hand jobs.

My husband and I had sex once in a bathroom (no, not on an airplane. An airplane bathroom sounds more than just uncomfortable; it sounds impossible, considering the geometry and physics involved. But I know that people have done it).

Anyway, our bathroom sex was on the bathroom floor in a hotel room and was a desperate move because of the circumstances. It did suffice to take the edge off the sexual frustration that had been building, so for that, we were grateful. I think we went to dinner with smiles on our faces. But I can’t say the bathroom was incredibly comfortable. If I recall, we did use some towels for padding, though.

In my recent post 10 Places You’d Love to Have Sex (But Haven’t), I added the caveat that the presumption of physical comfort would be a given. Pillows. Blankets. Padding of some sorts. I mean, if you’re going to dream of fantasy locations, let’s make sure your back and knees survive the endeavor.

That being said, if my husband and I were going to have sex on a table or a desk or kitchen counter, I’d want to at least grab a few throw pillows from the couch. Seems reasonable…if we could tear ourselves away from each other for 11 seconds to grab pillows.


Clearly, this is a lighthearted post! But feel free to comment. Where’s the most uncomfortable place you’ve ever had sex?  Was it all you’d hoped it would be? Or did you end up with some regrets—or worse, in need of a chiropractor?

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6 thoughts on “Most Uncomfortable Place You’ve Had Sex?

  1. Running Deeper says:

    I can think of a few times where it was uncomfortable but stiff definitely fun! One the first came to mind was at the beach and the sand certainly got in the way and made it rather uncomfortable for both of. We laughed about it and simply said it was worth the try!! Next time we’d make sure we had a bigger towel. Yes, we did have one but it obviously wasn’t big enough!! 😂

  2. Jeff J says:

    Probably the most uncomfortable place we’ve had sex was just a couple of weeks ago when we had car sex for the first time in our 20 year marriage. We found a side road to a closed campground which couldn’t be seen from the main road late at night in the dark. We have a small Nissan Sentra. She stayed in her seat and I came over to her side and it was cramped and uncomfortable but we both enjoyed it because of the thrill of being out in semi-public and hinted at doing it again sometime.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I had read somewhere about having sex in a hot tub. We did try it once…without going into details, I would not recommend it.

  4. J. Parker says:

    Can I mention two places? Both depicted as wonderful in films. They were wrong.

    1. It looked so awesome in Bull Durham, but the kitchen table? Nooooo. Much too hard of a surface.
    2. Passionate scene in From Here to Eternity, but sex on the beach requires some barrier against the sand. Otherwise, sand gets in places… Well, let’s just say it’s not ideal.


  5. Susan says:

    I agree with J Parker on the sand comment! We were at a private beach a few years ago and tried to pretend a “hot movie” scene in the sand at dusk, right on the edge of the water. Without any barrier, the only way that would work was doggie style, which was fine by me!

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