Be prepared

The summer season is upon us and that means music festivals, outdoor experiences and lots of fun. Yet, while you’re rolling around in fields and listening to the latest tunes, it’s important not to get too carried away.

A romantic encounter at a festival is all part of the fun but you need to ensure you stay protected.

Whether you intend to enjoy a little festival romance or not it’s important that you are well prepared and that means packing plenty of condoms.

This is something for both girls and guys to do and the last thing you want is to get caught out. Flavoured condoms can add an extra sweet taste to any festival flirtation while ribbed condoms can enhance pleasure if you want to add a little extra excitement to your festival experience.

Know your limits

If you intend to enjoy substances like alcohol during your time at a festival then it’s important that you consider how this might affect your behaviour, attitude or general protection. Know your limits and do not make yourself vulnerable simply by drinking too much.

Make sure you always keep hold of your own drinks and never leave them unattended. If you do leave your drink out of sight for any length of time then buy a fresh one and don’t take the risk of drinking something that may have been spiked or tampered with.

Enjoy your freedom

Staying protected whilst at a festival shouldn’t detract from your enjoyment of the event so while you’re making all the necessary preparations you should also remember to enjoy your freedom and have fun!

If you’re going to a festival with an existing partner then you might find this is the ideal opportunity to spice up your love life, try new things or simply get to know each other better. Packing flavoured and textured condoms is one option you can try but there is always room for sex toys, flavoured lube and other sexy treats too.

You might find this is the ideal opportunity to spice up your love life.

Stay comfortable

Lube isn’t just a great way to add new flavours or sensations to your lovemaking though, it can also make sex more comfortable. This makes it ideal if you’re likely to be getting down to business in a small tent or other location which may not necessarily facilitate your usual lovemaking style.

Remember to take it easy and at your own pace and enjoy plenty of foreplay to make sure both partners are ready. If you change your mind or don’t want to have sex – with a long-standing partner or a new admirer – then that is your right. No one can or should force you to do something you don’t want to so it’s important that you remember your right to say "no" and take control of your body and your sexual experiences.