When you think of sex, the words wet, slippery and hot come to mind, especially if you’re talking about having sex in water. However, water sex isn’t as easy as jumping into the pool and going at it. In fact, water sex is pretty dangerous for many reasons. Having sex underwater — or “submerged” sex — is simply not a good idea, especially for women.
Here are some ways to get wet and wild without going below the surface.
Sexy but safe
While having sex in water is slippery fun, you still have to practice safe sex, and unfortunately, if you plan on using a condom, know that water and condoms do not mix.
Not a lot of research has been done, but here is what we know: Hot water and chemicals (like chlorine) most likely affect a condom’s durability, so don’t count on the protection. The other problem is the increased chance of the condom slipping off. That is not only nerve-racking but also awkward for everyone involved. It’s a good plan to have some backup condoms at the ready.
You would think that with all the extra liquid, sex in water would create extra lubrication, but that isn’t the case. Water actually washes away the natural lubrication from a woman’s body, which can lead to some not-so-pleasurable sex.
Your best bet is to use a silicone lubricant, which is not water-soluble and will make penetration a lot more comfortable for both of you.
Ready for the deep end
Once you’ve settled the condom situation and got your hands on some lube, you’re set. So where can you go to indulge in a little aqua love?
In the pool: A public pool is out of the question, so stick close to home on this one. The problem with pool sex is the chlorinated water rushing in and out of your lady, which can cause damage and infection. A good alternative is oral sex. Have your girl sit on the deck of the pool or on the stairs while you stand in the water, or vice versa.
In the tub/shower: If your tub is small, you could have trouble in the missionary position, but the shower is a great place for standing-up sex. You get the pleasure of being wet, without the chance of too much water entering private areas. For safety purposes, invest in some anti-slip stickers for the floor. Once you get going, you don’t want your gal sliding all over the place. Having something to hold onto (a stable rack, or bar installed in the shower) wouldn’t be a bad idea either — this will provide support for from-behind action.
In open waters: Salt water isn’t exactly a vagina’s best friend. A good, old-fashioned hand job could be the best option. The worst part about lake or ocean sex is the sand factor. Somehow, even if you are extra careful, sand ends up lodged… places. Instead, start things off in the water, but then head to dry land. Have a big blanket on the beach where you can head off to when it’s time to do the deed. You should be a fairly decent swimmer if you fool around in a lake or the ocean. Make sure you both have footing in reach and that the waves and undertow aren’t too strong. And be aware: sex is illegal in public places, so this might be a good time to keep your eyes open during the deed.
Real-life wet dreams
If after reading this article you decide that water sex is too much of a hassle, consider water foreplay instead. Perhaps a nude soak in the hot tub, a soapy scrub-down in the shower, or a late-night skinny-dip in a lake. After you’ve gotten wet and clean, you can head to a more comfortable place to get dirty.