And yet we've all been there, lying in the dark, pretending that squeaking of springs isn't what we think it is. Oh and also it's a toilet. It's tiny in there, for starters. Any shared accommodation Though a dorm full of strangers is clearly the worst scenario, any other form of shared accommodation is going to be pretty awkward as well. You know, in your heart, that these are absolutely terrible places to attempt to get "intimate" with that special someone in your travelling life. These beautiful homes usually have tatami-mat floors, paper walls and traditional futon beds, all of which sounds amazing until you get swept up in the exquisiteness of it all and decide it's time to get intimate and then remember that you're lying on a thin mattress on the floor surrounded by paper walls. Sand gets everywhere, it's probably windy, it's also very public and pretty uncomfortable. Hostel bathrooms More space than an aeroplane toilet, for sure. For exhibit A, I present to you: No one particularly wants to listen to Sergio from Spain and Karly from Bundaberg get it on on the top bunk at three in the morning. Except, of course, that's boring, so we're not going to do that. Unfortunately though, as many travellers would understand, it's very rare that the instance of falling in love while you're on the road coincides with your having enough money and the right circumstances to be staying somewhere decent enough to celebrate that love. Not really a great time for anyone involved. Stick to the cocktail. Maybe the idea of a risky semi-public dalliance while you're away from home and no one knows who you are sounds like something you'd like to experiment with.