Have you ever woken up in a deep state of arousal?

Whether it started in a sexy dream or sprang up seemingly out of nowhere as soon as you became conscious, it might be the only thing you can think about. And if you slept in bed with someone else, whether a spouse, a long-term partner or a hookup, your first instinct might be to try to initiate what’s commonly known as morning sex.

There is something special about getting it on in the morning — sex that’s not preceded by a date, flirty banter, drinking, or a day’s worth of sexual tension building up. It’s sex without taking off layers of clothes, sex without makeup or grooming products, sex without brushed teeth, mouthwash or breath mints. It’s sex au naturel without pretense, and instead, it’s just bodies, sensations and desire.