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he Mile High Club is, for many, the stuff of legend, but I’m here to tell you that where there’s a will, there’s a way. Flying can bring out so many of our insecurities, fears, and frustrations, that it’s natural we’d want to find a way to relieve all that tension by getting it on. Indeed, several of the stories here deal with sex as a way to conquer a fear of flying.
Just as I was completing this volume, I got a call from a friend who told me that on the way back from a family vacation, he got it on with a woman he ran into on the plane whom he’d known, but never slept with. They managed to have full-on intercourse (and much more) as the rest of the passengers slept—or so they thought! They found out later that they’d been true exhibitionists, seen by horny voyeurs.
In these stories, characters are often surprised to find themselves engaging in such risqué behavior midflight. The surprise and naughtiness make what’s happening even hotter. For others, it’s been carefully orchestrated, such as the woman meeting her online pen pal in “34B” or the one putting her arsenal of sex toys to good use in “Obedient.”
Other scenarios are more fanciful, and, unless you’re really lucky, are probably not going to happen to you. Part of the thrill of even thinking about the Mile High Club is that, in such close quarters, someone’s bound to notice the movements, noises, and sensations of sex happening near him or her. Voyeurism and exhibitionism are part and parcel of sex on a plane, even if you never officially get caught.
I’m sure you are probably picturing getting it on in a tiny airplane bathroom, and yes, that happens here. But there’s more than one way to join the Mile High Club, as the “Wild Child” in the story by Matt Conklin learns when her kinky new friend asks for some extra ice. And in “Bermuda Triangle,” we’re introduced to a threesome that takes edge play to new heights, as a man is blindfolded and instructed to fly, his fear upping the ante for the novel sexual encounter about to take place.
While this isn’t a how-to manual, I’m sure you can pick up a few tips on the fine art of blanket placement and in-flight discretion from these talented writers. Alas, during the numerous flights I’ve taken in the last year, nothing so risqué has happened to me, but that hasn’t stopped me from fantasizing about what might be going on a few rows over, or wondering, as I stand in the security line, who might try to pick me up. I love that Wi-Fi is the wave of the flying future, as I write about in my story “Urgent Message,” and I’m looking forward to much in-the-air flirting.
Whether you’re a member of the Mile High Club or just want to be, I hope these stories take you on some exciting trips, and that your next plane ride is just as eventful! Please feel free to share your story or keep up with what’s new in plane sex at my blog athttp://milehighclubbook.wordpress.com
Rachel Kramer Bussel
New York City
WF seeks adventure. 34, attractive, strong, professional, healthy, happy. Seeking that missing piece and a man to take control. Tell me what you have to offer.
Every time the car hit one of those speed bumps on Airline Highway, you think about turning around. This is thrilling, yes—but stupid, too. Stupid to spend this kind of money over a man you’ve never met.
Nancy—be on the flight from Baltimore to Portland: I’ve pasted the itinerary at the bottom of this email. Buy a ticket for seat 34B. I’ll reserve 34C. I’m buying two tickets; I’ll leave C empty until it’s time.
Waiting in line for your ticket, waiting to board, you look at the men around you, even though you know he isn’t one of them.
He’ll board the second flight, when you switch planes in Baltimore. You don’t know where he’s from. He doesn’t know where you’re from.
As you go through security, you half hope you’re stopped for something, that the emery board in your purse disqualifies you from air travel, that overzealous air marshals decide you’re a threat to national security—and you get sent home to your matching plates and new stereo and warm safe bed.
You fidget on the plane to Baltimore, unable to concentrate on the paperback you brought in your purse. You glance down at your lap to see if anyone can tell you’re not wearing panties. Baltimore is a forty-seven-minute layover that seems to stretch on for hours.
You board the second plane.
34B—it sounds like a bra size. You don’t even know his name. You gave yours—your real name, though he may assume otherwise—but he never offered his and you didn’t want to ask and have him say no. You didn’t want to establish his right to tell you no that quickly.
This is stupid. But it’s safe, isn’t it?
He pointed that out when you hinted at your uncertainty a month ago:
It’s an airplane. What is it you think I can do without you letting me do it?
34C is empty, as he said it would be. You steel yourself, don’t look at the men on the plane. You don’t want to seem eager or desperate or stupid. Maybe he’s up front in first class, or maybe he’s watching you right now. Maybe he’s changing his mind. It’s 3:00 A.M. Eastern Time, and scattered passengers are asleep or reading. Most of them were here when you boarded. You didn’t think to check where the plane was coming from. Maybe from where he lives. Florida? Alabama?
You wait for the captain to turn the seat belt light off, and a
piece of you hopes for turbulence, hopes the light will stay on and on and on until you disembark in Portland. You’ll promise to reschedule but of course you won’t, and—the seat belt light clicks off. He’s free to move about the plane.
You do what he told you to do.
You unbuckle your seat belt and drape the flimsy airline blanket over your lap. There’s no one in 34A, and you wonder if he bought that ticket, too. You push your armrests up. There are only the three seats on this side of the aisle: across the aisle an old man has fallen asleep reading the in-flight magazine. The flight attendant turns his light off as she passes.
You sit and wait.
You’re wearing what he asked you to wear: the red blouse you’d told him you liked, the one that’s comfortable and sexy at the same time; an underwire bra with no shoulder straps; a black skirt, short (but not too short), cut wide and loose. No stockings. No panties.
What should you be doing? Looking casual? Reading your book? Looking around? Ten minutes pass…fifteen…thirty. You wonder if you should give up, and what exactly “giving up” would entail. You wonder what you’ll do when he—Someone is sitting down next to you.
You look at him, doing your best not to look nervous. He’s tall, but not impressively tall, just taller than you, tall enough for that moment of awkwardness when he maneuvers his head beneath the luggage compartment to sit. Nice hands (no ring, but you don’t know if it would matter). Dark blue eyes, and black wire-rimmed glasses. Light brown hair rumpled in a professorial way. Tasteful suit. No tie.
You smile, and he nods to you with an expression you can’t read. You start to say something but he holds a finger to his lips and nods behind him: a businessman is sleeping in 35B. Maybe
that’s for the best: you have no idea what to say.
Nothing happens, for the longest time. You keep looking at him even though you don’t know if you should. You don’t want to seem impatient or…or you don’t know what. Stupid. You don’t want to seem stupid. You don’t want to seem like a girl—but you want to be treated like one. Maybe.
His fingers brush your leg through the blanket. It would seem innocent if you didn’t know it wasn’t, like he’d just forgotten what close quarters airplanes have. You move your leg a little closer and his hand slides over it, under the blanket. He has a warm hand, with long fingers that squeeze your leg firmly, which you know is the signal.
Under the blanket you pull your skirt up, eyes studiously down; no one glancing this way could tell what you were doing.
You pull his hand between your thighs. You want him to feel that you’re not wearing panties. That you shaved for him. That you did what he said.
He leans toward you, as if just getting comfortable. He pushes your thighs farther apart, and his middle fingers stroke you open, stroke you wet. You push forward, feeling the rough upholstered seat through your thin skirt. Your hand beneath the blanket caresses his for a moment.
But you pull your hand away because you don’t think a caress is what he wants. You push against his hand until his finger slips into you, and when you hear the whimper in your throat as your head presses back against the seat you can’t believe the sound came from you. You’re not the kind of woman who makes such a noise.
Straight ahead you can see the flight attendant in that space just behind first class. You can’t believe you’re thousands of feet in the air with a stranger’s fingers inside you and a flight attendant a few away. You could talk to her, she’s that close. You
could remark what an unusual thing it is for you to be sitting here with this man’s fingers deep in your cunt while his palm rocks against your clit; you could explain that this really isn’t an everyday thing for you, and ask, does she see it often? Is there a whole subculture of anonymous airplane sex, or is the Mile High Club couples only?
You realize suddenly that he’s going to make you come, and you’re struck by how ridiculous it is. And then you stop thinking at all; you focus on not groaning, closing your eyes and imagining him fucking you, imagining taking him to a hotel room in Portland and letting him fuck you—even though you promised yourself you wouldn’t. You’re imagining it all the same, imagining the hotel sheets against your knees, imagining raising yourself for him with your head in the pillows, so muffled you almost can’t breathe. You imagine him pounding away at you with one hand on your breast and one in your hair. You imagine his hands on your ass, too, pulling you into his thrusts and grinding his hips in just the perfect way, right there, right there, right there…
His thumb is working circles against your clit. He has three fingers in you—there have never been three fingers in there before except your own—but he has three fingers in you, or maybe four, you can’t tell anymore, you only know you’re going to leave a wet spot on the seat.
You open your eyes and see the flight attendant again, talking to another attendant—and you make eye contact with her. She smiles, you smile back and do your best to make it innocuous. You’re managing to be friendly while 34C fucks you with his hand, fills you, does your clit just right and
—there it is, and you close your eyes again, trying not to squinch them, gulping down groans, shuddering. God, he knows you’re coming! His thumb leaves your blood-engorged clit but his fingers spread
you against the tightening of your muscles. Jesus god…
Everything’s fuzzy for a while, and then, as you come back to yourself, you remember his rules.
You don’t know how you’re going to manage this. You don’t look at him—you just reach over, spreading a blanket over his lap. As he pulls his hand away from you, leaving a wet trail along your thigh, you unzip his pants. He’s hard and hot to the touch.