Are you a member?I read an article recently about how prolific mile high club membership actually is. Studies have shown that as many as 20 percent of flyers have joined.
I joined the mile high club years ago. Although, considering the amount of time I have spent on airplanes (way too much) and how much I enjoy sex (a lot), I’m a very infrequent visitor to ‘The Club’. I guess when it comes down to it, sex on a plane is not as exciting as one might think it is.
First, the obvious, airplane bathrooms are beyond tiny. When I joined the Mile High Club, about 15 years ago, I swear they were bigger. But even then, I feel that having sex in the washroom of an airplane is something you did just to say you did it, as opposed to something you truly enjoyed. Today, I honestly can’t imagine.
Secondly, as I get older, I don’t think I would like the judgment. Maybe I’m being paranoid, but won’t everyone know you’re doing it. The bathroom doors are now in the middle of the aisle and I’m sure people would notice is two of us ducked in (even if we staggered our approach).
All of this said, I’m not impervious to the appeal of airplane sex. If I were single, I can certainly appreciate the excitement of meeting and flirting with a seat-mate and then, the eroticism of a one-time, anonymous encounter. My wife has a fantasy of reading an erotic story, getting herself turned on, and then randomly choosing a stranger to join her in the bathroom for quick relief (fantasy-only… that is beyond the rules of our relationship… but a fun fantasy). This type of Mile High’ism’ I can understand.. the sex is really the culmination of the experience and fast and uncomfortable is probably just fine.
So were do I end up? When I read the article on Huffington Post on the Mile High Club, and when I started to write this, I was placing myself squarely in “I’m done with it” camp… happy to leave my mile high experiences behind. Now I’m not so sure. I think I’m convincing myself that the excitement outweighs the discomfort. Maybe I need to give it another shot.
Ironically, as I write this, I am on an airplane, cruising at about 14,000 feet. Unfortunately, it is a pretty short flight though.. so I may have to wait until next time.