Underwater sex poses a fair number of technical challenges, but people still fantasize about it. If you’re intent on fulfilling your underwater fantasy, here’s how to do it well.
Find Leverage: One of the trickiest things about having intercourse in water is trying to get enough leverage to thrust. The weightlessness of water is nice when you’re spending a lazy afternoon in the pool, but it doesn’t help when you’re trying to achieve penetration. You’ll need to find some props to give you enough leverage. Try sitting on pool stairs or hot tub seats, or holding onto a guardrail. Or stick to the shallow end, where you can both touch the bottom and hold onto the edge.
How To Play With Breasts: Breasts can be pleasurable to play with, for both the giver and the recipient alike. Some women can even have orgasms from breast play alone. Others need breast play in combination with clitoral or vaginal stimulation.
Be Careful with Condoms: If you’re having P-in-V or P-in-A sex, and you’re not fluid-bonded (meaning you haven’t made the conscious decision to have unprotected sex), you’ll need to use a condom. Most condoms can be used in water, but getting them wet makes them more prone to slipping off. This, of course, can expose you to a risk of STIs or pregnancy. Plus, the chemicals used to keep pools clean can damage condoms. You may want to consider a polyurethane (as opposed to the traditional latex) condom if you’re having sex in a pool, as polyurethane can better withstand chemicals such as chlorine.
Use Lube: Being underwater might make your limbs nice and slippery, but it doesn’t do anything for your vagina or anus. If anything, having penetrative intercourse underwater can dry out your orifices even more. If you’re just going for a quickie and are okay with a little discomfort, you might be fine. But if you’re having intercourse for a significant amount of time, you’ll need to use lube for your underwater adventures.
Do Your Usual Post-Intercourse Care: Another problem with water sex is it can push chemicals and bacteria into a woman’s vagina or urethra, or a man’s urethra. This can be irritating, and can even lead to infection. Make sure to pee afterwards, drink a ton of water, and consider taking an over-the-counter UTI health supplement.
Hot Tubs for Quickies Only: Hot tubs can be nice because the built-in seats make it easier to get leverage. You can also use the jets to deliver some blasts of pleasure to your clitoris or anus. But you run a risk of overheating if you stay in a hot tub for too long. If you want to have sex in a hot tub, make it quick.
Skip Oceans and Lakes: If one of you has a vagina, the ocean is not the best place to get down. The salt can sting your most sensitive bits. Lakes can be teeming with bacteria, which can infect urethras in male and female-bodied folks.
Try the Shower or Bathtub: Most people think water sex and instantly think of a pool, hot tub or the ocean. I know the fantasy is fun, but these can be complicated places for the aforementioned reasons! You may have much more fun in your own shower or bathtub. Or try renting a nice hotel that has a killer walk-in shower room or soaking tub. You won’t have to worry about chemicals, getting caught, or trying to clean lube out of your pool.
Skip Anal: Anal sex can at times be messier than vaginal sex, so it isn’t an activity I would recommend doing in the water. It’s much cleaner than most people, but it probably isn’t something you want to leave behind in your buddy’s pool.
Consider Foreplay Instead: Intercourse is difficult underwater, but intercourse isn’t the only way you can fool around with your partner. Foreplay can be equally hot and even be much more fun than intercourse, especially when it comes to the water. Have your partner lie on a floating raft, with their crotch right at the edge. You can perform oral sex without the annoying cricks in your neck you can get from trying to maneuver on a mattress.
Now get in the water and get creative!