From horror stories about infections and rashes to romanticized hot tub trysts on shows like Riverdale , you've likely encountered a lot of conflicting information about whether or not it is safe to have sex in a pool or hot tub. In an effort to set the record straight, I asked two experts to help clarify the myths and truths about underwater sex. The answer to the safety question is more nuanced than a simple yes or no, but if you do choose to get intimate in a pool or hot tub, there are certain precautions you should take and potential risks to be aware of. Megan Stubbs, a board-certified sexologist with degrees in biology and human sexuality, says some sexual activities are safe for pools and hot tubs, but not all. Here's what else you need to know about the downsides and possible dangers of having sex in water.
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According to pretty much every romantic movie ever, sex while submerged in steamy water is SO hot. It does, however, lead to an increased risk of urinary tract infections , weird rashes, and, conversely, some of the most strangely dry sex you could ever have. Luckily, there are workarounds! Oh and btw, if you wanna get the hottest sex positions, the wildest confessions, and the steamiest secrets straight to your inbox, Subscribe to our sex newsletter ASAP. Since oral is impossible to pull off underwater, lie back on a towel with your hips at the edge of the tub. Spread your legs, letting your feet dangle in the water, and appreciate what your partner can do with their mouth. Win-win for everyone.
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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.
Getting down and dirty is fun, but hot tub sex takes it to another level of dirrty. Besides the fact that getting it on in any body of water seriously ups your risk of a UTI , a quickie in the jet streams comes with its own set of terrifying issues for your lady parts , says gynecologist Diana Hoppe, M. An STD Although leftover gonorrhea probably isn't floating around in there, hot tub chemicals won't sterilize the STDs your partner is carrying. A Rash Spend enough time knocking boots in a hot tub and you could develop pseudomonas folliculitis a.