How to Have Morning Sex

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Sex at daybreak (or, if you’re a freelancer, just before noon) isn’t just for newlyweds or long-term couples who happen to be morning people. Sometimes it can work in casual situations, too — in fact, sometimes it’s even better in a casual situation because you haven’t known each other long enough to get truly annoyed by each other’s morning breath. And we happen to think that morning sex is a good litmus test for your regular booty call: If you’re comfortable enough with each other to do it sober, then it’s a booty call worth holding onto. Casual morning sex also confirms that you don’t need a buzz to feel like it’s okay to enjoy sex for sex’s sake. Everyone loves a self-aware booty caller! Also, sometimes you wake up so freakin’ glad that you weren’t wearing beer goggles the night before that you want to knock boots just to celebrate. Whatever your reason for doing it in the morning, here are a few quick tips:

  • Try positions other than missionary in order to reduce exposure to morning breath.
  • Consider keeping a pack of those dissolvable mint sheets on your night-stand for a quick freshening-up. Mints take too long to eat and gum in bed is just trashy.
  • Failing mints, just taking a few big gulps of water will do wonders for your breath.
  • Don’t jump out of bed to brush your teeth unless your partner is, too, otherwise you’ll make them even more self-conscious.
  • We guarantee that your breath after a pack of cigarettes and five pints of beer was pretty nasty, and it didn’t seem to bother you last night. So stop being such a priss and enjoy the fact that you are having SEX!
  • If you’re not a big cuddler, here’s your chance to shine: It’s okay to jump out of bed right after morning sex so long as you return with breakfast in bed for your partner.

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Madamoiselle L

Damn, Maudette. The regulars here certainly have other concerns in their sex lives. It was ONE of MANY MANY issues we discuss.

Chill out. The people here are mostly Sex Positive and enjoy talking about all aspects of our sexuality. Some very deep which have consequence, and some (like the breath thingie) which are more whimsical and fun.

Part of a mature and evolved sex life is not getting your panties in a wad about minor stuff that other people talk about……

Em & Lo



I see a pattern on this website. I can’t imagine the writers of these polls and articles have any sex life worth mentioning at all if their only preoccupation seems to be with how artificially minty fresh their partner’s breath is. Shame.


Morning sex is the best. My boyfriend falls asleep early and wakes up before me, and he’s always ready to go. I don’t mind waking up an hour earlier for sex.


MORNING SEX IS THE BEST! Indeed, reason to celebrate that you weren’t wearing your beer goggles the night before 🙂


when he runs to the bathroom I get out of bed and do that “breath of joy” move from yoga class to wake me up. I am not at all a morning person but he loves it so much, so I try to make the effort.