Love factually: steamy love
If you're looking to turn up the heat, there's no better place than Malaysian Borneo. This tropical Eden (with average daily temperatures a sweltering 40°C) is covered with wild, steamy jungle alive with the sounds of proboscis monkeys, orang-utans, and hornbills, raging rivers, misty mountains and some of the world's best dive sites.
Sabah is a nature-lover's ultimate high. Great ginger apes swing from vine-draped trees, blue-hued elephants carve a path along marshy river deltas and giant, stinking plants, like the rafflesia, swell and bloom to entice insects to pollinate them. If you want to get really sweaty, try tackling the awe-inspiring Mt Kinabalu - the sunrise views over Sabah's rainforest carpet are definitely worth the heart-pounding climb.
Sarawak is a place where fantasies are fulfilled. If you're imagining a world of moist jungles, secreted villages, curious beasts and dirty treks into the unknown, then you've come to the right place. Take your lover on a boat through Sarawak's winding jungle rivers and bed down in indigenous villages and longhouses.
If things are getting a little too steamy, cool off on the sparkling islands of Semporna Archipelago where you can flirt with incredible marine life and dive among technicolour coral. Or simply swing gently in a hammock with a light breeze caressing your skin.
If you've yet to break a sweat, then consider the lengths some local Dayak men go to satisfy their women. By use of a bamboo vice in a cold river, they have their penis pierced with a horizontal rod of metal or bone called a palang, mimicking the natural genitalia of the Sumatran rhino. Some men will even sew beads into their foreskins to make their nether regions resemble the giant rafflesia flower. Suddenly, trekking Mt Kinabalu doesn't seem quite so daunting...
Of course, a tropical loveland may not be quite your scene. Perhaps you'd prefer Europe's quintessential romantic city, or the bracing thrills of love in a cold climate?