Aside from saving water, showering with your bae has some obvious steamy advantages. But doing the dirty while you're getting clean comes with a few sudsy, slippery challenges as well. Learning how to make shower sex better is essential, because your safety may depend on it. Unless you're into slippage and freezing your buns off.
On a more serious note, a recent study done in the U.K. actually found shower sex to be one of the most common ways that couples injure themselves during intercourse. And it makes perfect sense. It's small, slippery space, and water temperatures can go to extremes if you're not careful. Trying to do the deed while balancing on a chair also made the list.
In order to reap all of the wet hot benefits without having to make an impromptu trip to the ER, we asked shower sex enthusiasts to share their tips on proper execution. From where to stand in the shower to how to use the small space to your advantage (the wall is your friend), there are plenty of ways to make the shower the best hookup spot in the house. Read on for their expert advice.
1. Sam, 26
"Sud each other up. Foamy body wash makes running your hands all over each other into delicious foreplay."
2. Taylor, 24
"Use a shower mat. Slipping and smashing your face will end things pretty quickly."
3. Robert, 52
"When you're going at it, keep away from the shower knobs. Accidentally flipping the water to cold will kill the mood pretty quickly."
"Since natural lubrication and water-based lubricants will wash away in the shower, be sure that you're using a silicone-based lubricant when you're having shower sex. Chemically, they repel water, which will keep you lubricated throughout your steamy shower sex session."
5. Curt, 32
"As the steam in a shower sucks up oxygen, it can leave you feeling rather lightheaded and sick to your stomach. When the shower starts getting steamy, just turn the water down a bit to cool off and let you and your partner create your own steam."
6. James, 24
"Rearrange your shower accessories (soaps, shampoos, loofahs) so that nothing can possibly be in your way. The importance of a good safety handle and secure footing cannot be overstated."
7. Kevin, 31
"In regards to positions available, know your limitations. If you're tall, know that you'll have to be doing a lot of bending down in order to make this location work. Stretch beforehand if necessary."
8. Kayla, 23
"Having shower sex is a great excuse for doing it standing up if you have the room. Men, if you can use one of the walls of your bathroom to hold your partner up against you'll be able to get in really, really deep."
9. Mario, 32
"I always let my lady have the hot water directly on her when we're doing it in the shower. But one way to share that water warmth is to do it on the floor of your shower, doggy style. That way you're keeping her warm while the water is hitting you."
10. Lisa, 24
"Don't go too crazy during your sudsy soap foreplay. One time my boyfriend got soap in my eye just as we were about to go at it ... totally kills the mood."