When you live up in the North, part of your upbringing includes learning to make the most of cold weather. Snow days are a fact of life, so to speak. And the snow flies early — often in October — and doesn't officially let up until April. Snow days
are an annual occurrence, when all the snow-removal equipment in the world can't keep up with the monster storms. Snow days become commonplace, and instead of merely coping with the inconvenience, we try to make the most of them. Here are five field-tested sexy things you can do on a snow day to stay out of trouble ... er, well, at least enjoy the opportunity:
Make snow angels in the snow. Snow angels are a time-honored way to make whoopee in the snow. As fun on a first date as they are in a seasoned relationship, snow angels requires that you drop your inhibitions and your body in the snow and wave your arms and legs. This may actually help get the circulation going, which can lead to other frisky endeavors.
There are few things that bring sensual clarity the way hot-tubbing does. Scampering outside on a cold snowy night (clothing optional), feet on the snow, and hopping in a piping-hot hot tub
. Looking across the water into your partner's eyes with a backdrop of swirling snowflakes is, to me, the epitome of romance. Then, jumping out, bodies steaming hot in the frigid cold, and scampering back inside again to a roaring wood fire. Another possible prelude to more passionate activities.
Chill in a snow cave.
The snow cave
is the adult variation of the snow fort that we built as kids. Hollowing out a big heaping pile of snow is a bonding activity in itself. Once inside, you will marvel at the quiet, intimacy and relative warmth inside your snowy love nest. Your snow cave can serve as a natural space to enjoy hot mulled cider, passion food snacks or other amenities and activities.
Double-bagging in the great outdoors.
Whether you snuggle and snooze in your snow cave, do back country camping
in a four-season tent, or tuck inside a lean-to on the trail, twin sleeping bags are a good way to make the most of body heat. Back in the day, before central heat, people would snuggle up to their pet dogs. I say, why not snuggle up to your favorite human?
Sugar on snow.
One of the annual early spring pastimes in Vermont is sugar on snow
, which consists of boiling real Vermont maple syrup
until it becomes more viscous and dribbling it over pristine snow. You get a chewy, maple-flavored snack that is a delicacy any way you slice it. No guarantees on aphrodisiac effects, but sugar on snow is a sweet way to pick up an ordinary snow day!
Feel free to leave your comments below to relay how these tips worked out.