When something's built into our intrinsic human needs for the purpose of procreation and bonding, you'd think it would be a little more majestic and seamless. Unfortunately,
embarrassing sex mishaps do happen, and often. How could they not when everything's slippery, limbs are flapping, and your mind is torn between "Yes, that feels good," and "Please don't push there; I'll pee myself?"
That being said, the
most awkward sex moments definitely have the potential to build up that bond with your partner. They happen to everyone, so when you're able to approach them with some laughter and levity, the tension often dissipates and things instantly feel a little more comfortable. In other words, when they happen, laugh, talk about them, or just let them go — don't dwell, because we're all human.
If you'd feel a little bit more comfortable trying to prevent them in the first place, however, there are a few genius products that can help
make sex a little less awkward. These awesome (mostly natural) products are great when it comes to staying fresh, safe, cool, comfortable, and satisfied, and best of all, you can get them delivered straight to your door, so you don't even have to avoid the cashier's eye contact at your local drug store. 1 This Genius Non-Sticky Lube To Prevent Sheet Stains 2 Stay Dry & Cool With Bamboo Sheets Cosy House Bamboo Bed Sheets, $36, Amazon
Bamboo rayon is now being used in fabrics for towels and workout clothes, and that's because it's extremely moisture-wicking, hypoallergenic, and antibacterial. Because sex can get a little wet, these
Cosy House bamboo bed sheets keep things dry, cool, and sanitary. They come in eight different colors for king or queen mattresses, and each set gives you a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases. 3 Safe Non-Slip Shower Sex? It's Possible Vive Grab Bar Suction Shower Handle, $12, Amazon
Sex in the shower can very quickly turn from a steamy impromptu exchange into a slippery trip to the ER. The
Vive grab bar suction shower handle attaches to your shower wall, tiles, or bathtub using durable but removable suction cups. It's extremely sturdy to support up to 300 pounds, and it's even color-coded to let you know when it needs to be refastened. 4 Great-Smelling Relaxation In A Bottle Pure Soothing Comfort Pillow Spray, $14, Amazon
Sex often involves a fair amount of sweat and other fluids, and if you're looking to keep your bed and bedroom fresh even despite all that,
Pure Soothing Comfort pillow spray is the way to go. It's made with pure essential oils that relax you with aromatherapy and keep your space smelling great, and it's linen-safe, naturally antibacterial, and comes in a spray bottle for easy use. 5 Considering Sex On Your Period? Try These Cups Instead Softcups, $31, Amazon
Having sex on your period has
tons of benefits, including increased arousal and the lessening of cramps due to the release of feel-good hormones. However, if you're worried about the mess, Instead Softcups can be used during intercourse, and most partners say they can hardly feel them there. They sit up and under your cervix to collect menstrual blood (unlike the Diva Cup or Moon Cups, which sit too low in your canal), and these are my go-to period product, sex or not, because they're super comfortable, don't leak, lessen my cramps, and can be worn up to 12 hours. 6 Stop That Dreaded Hip Cramp In Its Tracks MoonRest Luxury Bed Wedge Pillow, $50, Amazon
Some angles that feel good sexually don't always feel good for your joints and limbs. The
MoonRest luxury bed wedge pillow provides support and comfort as well as a variety of possible positions. It's made out of firm foam and covered with a Microsuede fabric that can easily be removed for cleaning purposes, and reviewers love the versatility of it: "LOVE this! It's great for sexy fun times but is also useful as an incline when you want to watch TV." 7 Keep Your Hair Up And Out Of The Way Kenz Laurenz No Crease Hair Ties, $8, Amazon
It's a tad bit difficult to say the words, "Ow, you're on my hair," in a sexy way. People are absolutely obsessing over these
Kenz Laurenz no crease hair ties because they're comfortable, cute, and won't leave an indentation in your hair. Because they're hand-knotted and dyed with adorable patterns, they look great on your wrist, and they won't pull, knot, or crease when you throw your hair up in the heat of the moment. 8 A Quick Spritz Of Freshness Whenever You Want It EO Refresh Certified Organic Breath Spray, $25, Amazon
It can totally dampen the mood if you're worried about your breath smelling fresh during sex, but so can getting up mid-foreplay to brush your teeth.
EO Refresh certified organic breath spray is made from USDA-organic extracts and oils that target odor-causing bacteria in the mouth. Because it's comes in a small and convenient spray bottle, it's really simple to keep in your bag or your bedside table for a quick spritz whenever you feel you need it. 9 If One Or Both Partners Have Trouble Finishing LuLu #4, $70, Amazon
If one or either of you don't finish, it's not the end of the world — good sex is just as much about the experience as it is the destination. That being said, to help overcome that everybody-finishes pressure, there's the
LuLu #4 Couples Vibrator. It's flexible and curved, so it can be worn during intercourse to stimulate both partners simultaneously, and it's rechargeable, body-safe, and waterproof. Bustle may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently from Bustle's editorial and sales departments.