Many people find sex in public thrilling. It's illegal and anyone could walk in at any time, which are both reasons that make it seem pretty hot in theory but not always hot in practice. Cosmopolitan.com spoke with five lesbians to find out about their most awkward public sex experiences, and the results were bizarre and great.
1. "We both had whiskey clit and couldn't get off and just returned to the hookah table ashamed."
"It was the night before Thanksgiving and after a long night of dancing, I ended up at the hookah lounge next door. Upon entering the bathroom with the girl one of my friends had a crush on, we turned off the lights and proceeded to have awkward, drunken finger-banging action full of falling over and hitting walls. The door was locked but people totally knew what was going on. Unfortunately for us, we both had whiskey clit and couldn't get off and just returned to the hookah table ashamed." —Lisa
2. "Apparently, I was illuminated in the moonlight so everyone who was having a cigarette outside at the time saw the whole thing."
"I was in high school at her beach house. It was the first night I ever got drunk and things progressed and I ended up with her on top of me on a pool chair downstairs while a party was going on upstairs. I wasn't thinking it was going to go farther than a little making out but when she asked if I was up for it, I drunkenly pushed her off me, stumbled over to the beach, pulled my tampon out of me and threw it in the water. Then I went back to her and lost my virginity. After, I waltzed back upstairs only to find three of my close friends staring at me horrified. It wasn't the losing of the virginity they were disgusted by. It was me pulling out my tampon in full view of the party. Apparently, I was illuminated in the moonlight so everyone who was having a cigarette outside at the time saw the whole thing. I've never lived it down to this day and it's been four years." —Mary, 21
3. "Someone said, 'Oh my god. Are you OK?' and we realized that we were covered in blood."
"Many years ago, my girlfriend at the time and I stopped on the side of the road to break up the road trip monotony with a little roadside sex. I guess we were pretty lost in what we were doing because it wasn't until later when we went to a cafe for lunch and someone said, "Oh my god. Are you OK?" and we realized that we were covered in blood. Apparently we had been rolling around in some sort of brambles that had nicked and scraped and cut my back and shoulders and the back of my legs to pieces!" —Jenny, 44
4. "We both screamed and turned to see a teenage kid with his hands cupping his face, peering into the car, who said, 'Holy shit! You guys are totally doing it!'"
"The first time my girlfriend and I had sex, we were in the back of her Jeep. We drove around all night and eventually ended up on top of a beautiful mountain overlooking the city. We parked and enjoyed the view for a while and eventually crawled into the backseat and started making out. She tentatively pulled off my shorts and started to go down on me. Being so absorbed in one another, neither of us noticed the headlights that had appeared parked behind us. Just as I was about to orgasm, someone pounded on the window. We both screamed and turned to see a teenage kid with his hands cupping his face, peering into the car, who said, "Holy shit! You guys are totally doing it!" Turns out the kid really just wanted to ask us if he could smoke weed on the mountain, but there was a truly terrifying 10 seconds where we were both convinced we had been busted by cops." —Shannon, 20
5. "When we came back everybody stared at us because they totally knew what happened."
"My girlfriend and I are long-distance so when we see each other, we try to have sex wherever we can. One night, we were at a restaurant with all of her friends, and we went to the bathroom and had sex. When we came back, everybody stared at us because they totally knew what happened. What made it even worse was that we forgot to actually pee, so five minutes after we came back and sat down to eat my girlfriend was like, "Wait ... I actually have to pee now" and anyone who didn't know before definitely knew then." —Emily
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.