What is it about having sex in the shower that just seems so steamy and thrilling? We don’t know, but it can also be hazardous. It’s a phenomenal idea, but if you want to make that dream into a reality, it’s important to get the basics down and avoid in the moment trial and error as much as you can. We’ve put together your best tips to avoid any bad bits and get to the steamy part of showerr sex. Read on for more.
Shower Sex: Safety First!
There are surprisingly a lot of logistics that go in to getting ready for a sexy shower sex session. Sex in the shower can get tricky if you’re not prepared. Since you’ll probably be standing on a wet, slippery surface. As long as you are prepared, it can be a lot less dangerous. You also want to think about water temperature, and make sure you’re both comfortable.
Get a mat – prevent slipping.
You may not think about it, but the bathtub or shower surface can be super slippery. If you’re supporting any weight, of yours or another person, you do run the risk of slipping in the shower. One of the best ways to prevent this is to put a gripper mat down. You can order one of these for a fairly affordable price on Amazon or at Homegoods. Shower mats are designed to help older people get around with less risk of slip and fall, which makes them perfect for you if you’re looking for fun times in the shower with your partner.
Get wall treads
Shower sex is usually done standing up, so having something on the wall to support yourself is important. Just like your feet on the floor, you can slip and lose support if the bathroom walls are wet and you have nothing to hold on to. You can actually stick some anti-slip tape to the walls for your back, hands, or butt.
Use the right kind of lube
Water-based lube is nice for toys and etc, but in the shower you’ll already have water pouring on you, so this doesn’t really lead to a well lubricated experience. Any lubricant you attempt to use is going to wash off, and water alone might not be enough to keep you wet. Water actually washes away your natural lubricant. Silicone-based lubes are much better when you’re in the shower, as they have more staying power.
Sex toys in the shower
You can still play with toys in the shower as an adult – in a way that is a lot more fun than the rubber duckies you played with as a child. Whether you want to make things more fun and enjoyable, or just want to try something new, sex toys can really spice things up in all settings. You do want to be sure you are using ones that are waterproof though! Most toys will tell you whether they are or not. If you’re worried about your vibrator, pick up a glass or silicone dildo, so that you know you’re good to go.
Again, using lube is ultra important. These toys are great but need some slip to make it comfortable for yourself and your partner. You don’t want to feel friction during this!
These tips and tricks should help make your shower sex experience smooth and easy. Remember, the key is to communicate and take precautions!