Between Nicholas Sparks movies and porn, shower sex and hot tub sex get all the water sex publicity. But if The L Word: Generation Q Season 1 has taught us anything (heya, Sophie and Dani!) it’s that bathtub sex deserves our full attention.
Well, that’s exactly what we’re doing with this article. Below, a full breakdown on the benefits of bathtub sex, as well as a list of the best (waterproof!) toys to bring into the water with you.
The Beauty Of Bathtub Sex
To state the obvious, if you’re having partnered (or multi-partnered!), bathtub sex allows you to see your beloved(s) naked!
Bathtub sex is the ultimate stress relief two-for-on. It combines the stress-relief properties of a warm bath with that of orgasm, bathtub sex gives you a whoosh of tension release.
Bathtub sex also enables people to enjoy the warm, wet, wild wonder of water sex, without the risk of slipping that shower sex does. Sure, (most) standing sex positions are off the table during bathtub sex, the risk of falling goes down the drain…
The One Downside Of Baths: Soap
Nearly every #SelfCareSunday bath is made better by bubbles and scrubs. But be careful about what you add into the water if you’re planning to enjoy some penetrative play! Most bubble bath mixes and beautiful products are filled with additives and fragrances that can be irritating to the tissues lining your holes. Yikes!
If you know you have a pussy or ass of steel, and you literally never get yeast infections, UTIs, bacterial vaginosis, or contact dermatitis, (bless your soul) you’ll probably be fine with a soapy bathtub sesh.
However, if you’re prone to infection, do your junk a favor and keep the water ~au natural~. Another option is for you to use the bath for your non-penetrative play, then stand up for a little shower sex action when you’re ready to get it in... literally.
Waterproof vs. Water Resistant Sex Toys
As you shop for a buzzy buddy for your bubble bath bash, you’ll notice a string of statements on the pleasure product packaging. If the sex toy is motorized, one of the statements that needs to be the box is waterproof—not just water-resistant.
When a pleasure product is marked as water-proof that means that it has been designed to be fully submersible in water. Water-proof sex toys are sex toys that are completely sealed, and therefore safe to use in the bathtub.
Water-resistant sex toys can typically tolerate moderate exposure to water—for example, in the sink when you wash it. But fully encasing a water-resistant toy in water for an extended period of time will at best, damage the toy, and at worst, damage your body.
The Best Sex Toys For The Bath
Sex toys can add a little extra “Ohhhh” to your H2O hanky-panky. As a refresher, sex toys are designed to provide pressure, sensations, and strokes that the human body physically is not able to provide—and at consistencies that the human body is not able to sustain.
When you incorporate sex toys into your bathtub time, you get to experience new sensations! What’s more fun than that? Here, 4 waterproof sex toys that can help.
It might sound counterintuitive, but the bath water is actually quite drying. As you rub your nub or knob, the water actually washes away your natural lubricant, which is what’s responsible for making touch feel good as opposed to friction-y.
Adding the ~wet~ back into the wild with some store-bought lubricant can make your bath sesh way more enjoyable. Water-based lube is better than no lube, but the bath water will rinse off water-based lube quite easily.
2. Stainless Steel Wands
Vibrating sex toys get all the PR, but non-vibrating sex toys deserve some love. Most notably: Stainless steel sex toys.
Heavier than the other body-safe materials, stainless steel wands are able to easily provide pressure to internal pleasure zones like the prostate, G-zone, A-spot, and cervix. Stainless steel wands can also be used to relieve muscle tension and release knots elsewhere on the body.
The exact wand you buy will depend on which hole you’re planning to pleasure, as well as your girth preferences. For vaginal stimulation, the Le Wand Bow is best overall, while the Le Wand Contour is best for size queens and kings. For anal stimulation, the Le Wand Swerve is best.
3. Butt Plugs
Butt plugs are the blue ribbon toy for hands-free anal play. So why wait until you’re back in bed to enjoy the sensation of fullness that butt plugs provide? Answer: You shouldn’t!
With these, you can either warm yourself up and slip the plug in ahead of getting into your jacuzzi. Or, you can allow the warmth of water to help you relax. Just be sure to stand up and insert the plug when you’re *not* underwater.
No sex toy round-up would be complete without some mention of vibrators!
Waterproof vibrators can apply a pleasurable buzz to your bits. A two-in-one situation, the sensation they provide underwater will be slightly different from the sensation they provide on land. When underwater, vibrators can create a localized whirlpool that adds to the pleasure of the moment. Fun!
The Best Sex Toy For After The Bath
FTR: There’s no reason the fun has to stop after you’re toweled off! For an extra-memorably sex session, transition your play to The Cowgirl.
Equal parts experience and sex toy, The Cowgirl is a rideable sex machine that’s designed to provide internal and/or external stimulation to one or more people! Simply pick your attachment of choice, then climb aboard.
After a relaxing bath might be the perfect time to explore anal stimulation with the Lone Ranger Attachment. Or, maybe you want to use a non-penetrative attachment like the Rawhide Attachment for one last squirting orgasm!