Nothing spices up a sex life like smacking your head on the ceiling.
That's the lesson learned by residents of tiny homes, who told Cosmopolitan about their adventures in low-ceiling sex. As a concept, life in a tiny house sounds great: There's not a ton of extra room, so you live minimally. And you pretty much live in a cross between a cabin in the woods and a soapbox derby car; a high-design trailer home. But when your bed is lofted with little overhead room, riding your partner could cause a concussion, and missionary might feel more like sex in a sarcophagus.
So you must get creative.
For instance, the stairs leading up to a lofted bed are like a choose-your-own-adventure of doggy-style sex heights. Some homes have handles and holds all over the ceilings and walls (used to hoist yourself up into a lofted bed). You could probably swing from them — not that you'd need to, but the addition of something to hold onto would be a godsend in a regular bedroom. A tiny home has them in spades.
"Use the features of the house," Alex Gore, co-founder of the tiny home-building F9 Productions design firm, told Cosmopolitan. "You have a lot of unique opportunities."
Unique opportunities is an awfully sugary way to say "wild sex," but he's right: If you can't utilize your easy, exhausted-on-a-Tuesday-night positions that require a full-size floor plan, you need to think outside the box spring.
The subjects of the Cosmopolitan story said it wasn't always easy. Shower sex is probably out of the cards. Privacy is a little harder to come by. And being especially tall makes almost anything — not just sex — an aggravating endeavor. "That particular loft was pretty small," explains Ryan Adams, who built his own, vaulted-ceilinged tiny home, but not before living in one too compact for his tall frame. "The ceiling was very low and I did feel like that had a physical impact on actualizing sex, at least for me as a tall person."
But one thing is for sure: Your sex life would never be boring. And if that's more important to you than space to put all your shit, maybe it's time to embrace the 100-square-foot life.