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Outdoor frolics a risky biz

Outdoor frolics a risky biz

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Dear Jackson,

I’m not a kinky person. I’m not overly experimental with positions and I don’t have a foot fetish. But, I’m a big fan of public sex. Not daylight public sex, but making love on the balcony overlooking my street at night. Especially when we can both look out and see what everyone else is doing and think: “What we’re doing right now is way better than what you’re doing right now.” Now that the balcony view is getting old, I’m thinking of upping the ante and attempting more public places. I’m no newbie, but Phnom Penh’s labyrinthine layout means there must be some amazing nooks and crannies. I figure I’d go right to the source and ask: “What and where are the best places to bump uglies in Phnom Penh?”

 

Are you done with balconies, or tired of your own? There are lots of rooms with views in Phnom Penh. Try booking something along the riverfront. Alternatively, the city’s new glass towers are worth investigating for a little rooftop loving. Hell, wearing a suit and standing straight, I’ve even managed to waltz past security into the Peace Palace... Now, there’s an idea.

Or: charter a private boat for a late-night river cruise. Mmm. Hire a tuk-tuk during the monsoon rains, then button up the vinyl doors and ride. Yum. The Olympic Stadium could be worth exploring. Hop the fence then bounce on the high dive.

I’ve always been crazy for wilderness love – you should really try having the sun on your skin. Why not take a trip to the cool coniferous forests of Kirirom National Park? What about an abandoned seaside villa in Kep?

And, if you’re in for an authentic cultural experience, put your lady onto a motorbike and head into the rice fields – but stay on well-trodden paths. That’s how young locals love – sweet thrusts amid swaying leaves and a cacophony of crickets and toads. A groundsheet would be a good idea. And bring insect repellent – no sense in getting malaria or dengue. But now that all the steamy-steamy is out of the way, I gotta tell you – be respectful. You’re a guest in a morally traditional country, and no Cambodian grandmother needs to see you bumping your uglies in the Phnom Penh night. Discretion is the word. Public sex and exhibitionism are not necessarily synonymous – in Cambodia, the latter would be selfish, a show of cultural chauvinism. It’s bad enough that Cambodians have to put up with drunken foreigners making out in the street. Keep the noise down and the lights low.

And there are also more serious concerns that you and your lady need to be aware of. First of all, you’re breaking the law. Indecent exposure, etc. Perhaps you’re a development worker? Do people rely on you? Is it worth being extradited or imprisoned for a selfish fleeting thrill?

And secondly – and more seriously – have you seen Midnight Cowboy? Remember the flashback sequences? Sweet car sex descended into a violent orgy, a hideous gang rape... Every once in a while a similar story pops up in the Cambodian media. Be aware of your surroundings. Don’t attract too much attention.

“Embedded with Jackson Lord Seaton” is a weekly advice column. To send Jackson your sex and relationship questions, issues, and problems, e-mail ppp.lifestyle@gmail.com. 7 Days guarantees anonymity.

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