Sex on the Beach is a popular cocktail containing vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry juice. It is generally served over ice, in a highball glass, with an orange slice garnish. One cocktail has around 325 calories.
Sex on the beach is a ‘boasted-about’ activity popular during the college spring break season. As the name states, it involves having sex on the beach. It generally burns around 200 calories if partaken during the daytime, and 100-150 calories if performed at night when the weather is cooler.
As spring break approaches, college students from all over the United States start thinking about sex on the beach; the cocktail and the activity. It’s the time of the year to cast aside the history and poetry textbooks and descend on the beach for fun and revelry. If the stars align, it might even be possible to have a Sex on the Beach cocktail while actually having sex on the beach. Who needs history and poetry when those two things are possible?
According to Forbes Magazine, the best spring break U.S. beaches this year include: Manhattan Beach, California, Clearwater Beach, Florida, Laguna Beach, California, and The Florida Keys. Beach communities in the United States tend to be safer and relatively easy to get to. Even better, there is no disruption in cell phone service. The only real downside is that the legal drinking age in the U.S. is 21, and from what I’ve been told, drinking and spring break seem to go together.
International beaches can be more popular. Foreign countries have a lower drinking age and/or a general apathy as to what the drinking age is. Mexico is a popular destination. Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, and Puerto Vallerta are well known beach spots ready and willing to host thousands of gringos and gringas. Other popular international destinations include the Bahamas, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic, where drinking the tap water can be almost as dangerous as drinking too many Sex on the Beach cocktails.
So, the question is, are spring breakers really having sex on the beach? Not so much, say self-proclaimed sex on the beach experts. The sex part may be fun but brushing all the sand out of various body parts can be unpleasant, to say the least. Sharp rocks, glass, or even various creepy crawlies found on the beach can also make the experience treacherous. Furthermore, various types of bacteria commonly found in the sand and ocean can cause sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The bacteria can also cause urinary tract infections. Even the cranberry juice found in the Sex on the Beach cocktail probably can’t help that!
Beach sex veterans say that if you are willing to throw caution aside and go for the calorie-burn daytime deed, beware of the closed-circuit cameras that may line the beach. Also- that inconspicuous older couple just down the sand from you might be filming you. Unless you are looking to be the next viral video sensation, you may be better served sticking with the lower calorie night-time beach sex, or abandoning the act altogether.
What about the cocktail? Are spring breakers chugging down countless quantities of Sex on the Beach? While I couldn’t find any scholarly research on the subject, anecdotally, it’s apparently right up there with the margarita in terms of its beachy popularity. No word as to whether it is more popular than beer, although spring break revelers have told me over the years that beer is something you can always drink in school (providing you’re over 21, of course). Beachy cocktails mean you are on vacation. I would guess they tend to be popular at first, but once the money supply diminishes, it’s off to Walgreens for cheap beer.
Spring break experts go on to say that the Sex on the Beach cocktail can be just as dangerous, if not more so, than actually having sex on the beach. Too much alcohol around strangers can be something many often regret. It can lead to relationships not worth having and the consequences there-of. Spring break experts insist on reminding everyone they need to be mindful of what they are consuming- and doing- on spring break. Consuming too much alcohol can lead to all kinds of trouble. Nobody wants that; not your friends, relatives, or even the local bartender. The idea is to have a fun time on the beach and not a miserable time in the local police station.
Wherever you go, have fun out there spring breakers. A word to the wise is to keep your revelry and frolic off social media. Your future employer may be watching. If they don’t like what they see, they won’t be your future employer. And if you must have Sex on the Beach, and/or sex on the beach, be careful! There are people that want you to return home safely. Not just your parents, but all your professors, including the ones that teach history and poetry. They, and every college employee wants you back on campus, safe and sound.
When it is all said and done, sex in the dorm is probably a much better option than sex on the beach.