The shower seems like it should be a sexy place: you’re naked, the hot water is heating you up and filling the room with steam. What could be steamier than steam?
But when it comes to shower sex, there are some logistical challenges — “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” isn’t great dirty talk.
Prepare yourself for some good, clean fun with these shower sex positions and safety tips.
Why Have Shower Sex?
You may be avoiding shower sex for many reasons: slippery shower floor, soap grime, lack of elbow room, the ever-present fear of a snake living in your shower drain. We’re here to tell you that shower sex has many advantages. You’ll have to talk to Bindi Irwin about the shower snakes.
1. You can make a mess
Sex can be slimy and sweaty. Period sex makes your bed look like the aftermath of a Ghostface attack. And when you’re done, nobody wants to sleep on the wet spot. Sex in the shower means that everything goes the way of our 2020 plans: right down the drain.
2. You don’t live near a waterfall
Nothing says sexy like a romantic kiss under a waterfall in a jungle paradise. Unfortunately, private coves of waterfalls where a singing crab tells you to kiss are hard to come by. Put on some tropical music and surround your tub with rocks and plants; it’s just like the real thing!
3. No sex hair
Matted up bed hair is not cool. Unless it is, we don’t know what Gen Z is up to. Put on a hair mask before you start and you’ll have perfectly moisturized post-sex hair. That’s self care, baby.
4. Soapy foreplay
Feeling each other up is already fun, but it’s more fun when you’re slippery and wet. Suds up for foamy fun so you can slide your hands all over each other. Note: soap is for external use only and isn’t a good lube. You’ll get foamy nether regions and an infection.
5. The detachable shower head
Many showers come with one of our favorite sex toys pre-installed — the detachable shower head. Use the shower head to tickle and tease your partner and yourself. Ask your local hardware store which shower heads have the best pulsing sprays…for aggressively washing your hair, of course. Or just order the one we linked.
How to Not End Up in the ER During Shower Sex
People are so willing to take a lot of risks for good sex that “sex injury” probably has its own insurance billing code. Shower sex is fun, but it’s not worth bodily harm. Keep yourself safe with these tips and tricks.
1. Install handles
Most people don’t consider safety railings in their bathroom until they’re approaching AARP membership qualifications. But you can eat it in the shower just as easily as any of the Golden Girls, especially if you’re trying Blanche’s moves. Safety handles are perfect for holding yourself steady during shower sex, or for reaching the back of your leg while shaving.
2. Get a bath mat
A non-slip bath mat can provide some extra traction to keep you from slipping onto your butt. They can also be a fun addition to your bathroom decor. Did you know Target cashiers don’t check if you have children when you buy a Baby Shark bath mat?
3. Use silicone-based lube
You would think the shower is the ideal place to feel wet. However, the water actually dries out your vagina’s natural lubrication, especially if you’re steaming up the bathroom. A water-based lube won’t help; that’s fighting water with… water. A silicone-based lube will make everything actually wet and slippery.
4. Share the hot water
Hot and wet is sexy, but cold and wet is just sad. Take turns under the hot water so nobody is left out in the cold. Hypothermia isn’t as bad as syphilis, but we still want to avoid it.
5. Put on the condom before you get in
Condoms are hard to put on correctly in running water. Put one on before you get in the shower, and then bring in the rest to make water balloons.
The 5 Best Shower Sex Positions to Try
Ok, you’ve got our safety handles, non-slip mat, and silicone lube ready. Now it’s time to get to business. Despite the logistical challenges, we promise shower sex can be fun and exciting addition to your sex life!
Even basic sex positions are hot and steamy when you add water. Here’s some of our favorites.
1. Standing Doggy-Style
Face the shower wall, lean forward with your knees bent, and put your hands against the wall. In this doggy style position, your partner can penetrate you from behind while you’re steadied. The non-slip bath mat and your practice with the uttanasana yoga pose will be key.
2. Standing Leg Up
The side of the tub isn’t just for your shampoo and conditioner…and razors and body scrub and body wash and bikini trimmer and face wash.
If you can find some room without knocking everything over, have you and your partner stand face to face. Place your leg up on the side of the tub. This provides the perfect angle for penetration. For a variation, try it facing away from your partner so they can penetrate from behind.
3. Standing Oral
The receiving partner should stand facing away from the showerhead, so their back is blocking the stream of water. Otherwise, the giving partner will be underwater, and wearing a snorkel makes it hard to use your mouth.
The giving partner kneels down in front of the receiving partner for some squeaky clean oral sex.
4. Seated Reverse Cowgirl
To venture away from standing positions, you’ll need a bench or a flat edge of a tub. Have your partner sit on the bench or edge facing into the shower. Back back back it up and drop it down onto your partner’s lap for PIV, anal, or a slippery lap dance while your partner holds you steady.
5. Toys Toys Toys
The easiest way to not fall during shower sex is to avoid bending yourself into Twister positions on a slippery surface. You can still have a lot of sexy fun with your feet planted firmly on the ground. Break out the waterproof sex toys, especially external vibrators or dildos with suction cups. Rubber duckies aren’t the only toys that make bathtime so much fun.
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