Everybody has seen those glorious moments in movies when two lovestruck or just passion-filled people embrace in a shower or bath tub or hot tub or pool or lake or river or even the ocean. They come together in a wild kiss and you know what comes next. Wet and watery sextime!
But is sex in water all that sexy? Is it even safe?
As much as fiction loves to portray this super sexy scene—and it can look damn hot—sex in water is really not that good of an idea. Okay, it is a downright bad idea for many different reasons.
What is in that water gets in you: Whether you’re playing in a pool or a pond, you need to be conscious that little contaminants are floating around you and your sensitive bits while you get sexy. If you’re in a lake or ocean, there could be countless different sorts of bacteria in the water with you, and opening up your orifices as you would during sex would be inviting all those little buggers right up inside you (this goes for oral, vaginal and anal penetration). There could be distinct health repercussions. If you’re in a pool, the chlorine should be keeping those nasties at bay, but the chlorine itself could be problematic. Inviting any chemicals into your parts could result in irritation and discomfort. And if you’re in a natural setting, well, do you really want to think about what sand can do?
Water is a really bad lube: This seems a little contradictory. Doesn’t water seem like a great lubricant? No, it really, really isn’t. Water is a terrible lube and if you’re having sex of any sort in the water, you’ll soon discover just how bad it is. Water, especially salt water, isn’t just useless as a lube, but it also washes away any natural lubes that you or your partner have created! As a result, you will feel a definite increase in friction for any kind of insertion or fucking. And that friction can be a very bad thing. With more friction, there is more chance of small rips or cuts opening up. And then you are at greater risk of being exposed to a sexuallly transmitted infection.
Slippery when wet: It may sound, after reading the above, that this is still one place to enjoy some watery sex: your own shower or bathtube. True, this water is better for you and you probably won’t really be underwater. But here’s one thing to be really aware of: shower sex is slippery sex. Most bathtubs are slick and the potential for getting hurt is very high. If you want to have sex in the shower, invest in suction cup hands and secure them well.
If water sex is on your bucket list and you really must try it, there is a way that can minimize at least one of these factors. If you’re going to fuck in water, apply lots of silicone lube to your required bits. One great thing about silicone lube is that it does not wash away easily in water. Be aware of needing to reapply, but otherwise it will help greatly.
Oh, and watch out for sharks!