If you’re planning a summer trip to a music festival, know that it’s a sex-a-palooza at Lollapalooza!
In a poll by sex toy retailer Lovehoney, nearly a quarter (23 percent) of people surveyed have had sex at the popular festival, held this year on August 3-6 in Chicago, Illinois.
Though festivals are known for hosting carefree, free-loving party people, 40 percent said they had sex with a current partner. The results showed that more than a quarter of people got lost in the music and hooked up with someone they just met, while 10 percent found love romping between the sleeping bags, starting a relationship with a fellow festival-goer.
“Shall we go to my tent or yours?” Camping tents proved to be the hottest sex spot on festival grounds, with 28 percent heating things up in their sleeping quarters. Fifteen percent shacked up in their cars, while 13 percent just got down to business in the crowd during concerts. Also popular love-making spots included quiet areas in a field or an RV.
Festival rule #1: If the camper’s rocking, don’t come knocking.
If you’re used to intimacy being confined to your own (read: private) bedroom, it can be tough to wrap your head around this adventurous style to sex. Why are festivals such a popular spot for whoopie?
“Music festivals bring together thousands of people to enjoy great music in an amazing atmosphere, and great sex and great music go hand-in-hand,” said Lovehoney co-founder Neal Slateford. “Sexual happiness doesn’t have to be found in the bedroom - it’s great to hear that so many people find long-time love too.”
Looking ahead, respondents also ranked this year’s top bands to have sex while rocking out, with Blink 182 leading the pack at 10 percent. Lorde (8 percent), Muse (6.3 percent), The Killers (6.3 percent) and Tove Lo (4 percent) were also some love-making soundtrack faves.
And sex at a festival isn’t only for public sex pros. About one third of those surveyed admitted they’ve never had sex at a festival but would be up for trying.
Other popular events at which to have sex include Coachella, Austin City Limits, Burning Man and SXSW.