All you have to do is watch a movie with a sexy hot tub sex scene to know that getting it on in a hot tub looks sexy AF. Personally, I see it as a hot, piping bowl of bacteria soup, just begging to make a home in every corner of my body, but I'm also the same person who thinks about all the bacteria being passed during kissing, so I'm hardly the most romantic sort. I'm sure there are more than a few who disagree me — and who really just wish I didn't put the thought of "bacteria soup" in their head.
But when we're talking about hot tubs, especially public hot tubs where, we all have a pretty good idea as to what's going on in there. It's hard, even when thinking sexy thoughts, not to question the safety of having sex in a hot tub. If hundreds of people have climaxed in those waters before you (I'm thinking more about male ejaculation than a female orgasm that didn't include ejaculation), what's really happening in the steaming pool of, well, stuff might be worth considering. Especially if you're a germaphone like me.
I spoke to Dr. Sheila Loanzon, board certified OB/GYN, Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and author of Yes, I Have Herpes: A Gynecologist’s Perspective In and Out of the Stirrups. about what we should all consider before dropping our pants and jumping into a hot tub for sexy fun. Here are the seven things you need to know before having sex in a hot tub — no matter how sexy it might seem in theory.