There’s something about a steamy hot tub that makes it the stuff of sexual fantasies. Blame it on all those steamy movie scenes, but the idea of getting down and dirty in the tub can be extremely tempting.
Unfortunately, though, sex in the hot tub isn’t as fun and satisfying as it looks on TV and in movies. It can actually be dangerous.
The water is too hot
The hot tub might feel steamy and intimate, but sex in water isn’t actually that comfortable. The reason is that sex in water removes the natural lubrication that keeps things smooth, and it can cause friction and chafing. Plus, it can be hard to have an orgasm in the water because you’re likely to need to take a breath between sex (and the warm water can also make your lungs feel heavy).
Another problem with sex in the hot tub is that it can raise the risk of sexually transmitted infections. That’s because the high temperatures in a hot tub can burn the mucus that protects a woman’s vagina, which can lead to irritation and bacterial infections like yeast infections or a UTI. As a result, it’s best to use the hot tub for foreplay and save penetrative sex for the bedroom.
In addition, it’s important to remember that even if you use protection when you’re in the hot tub, you could still get an STD. The myth that chlorine kills sperm is untrue, and the hot water in a hot tub can actually erode condoms or cause them to break. As a result, it’s important to use an internal condom in the hot tub.
The water is too cold
Sex in the hot tub is a classic sexual fantasy and it’s even more fun when you can get sexy in your own bubbly bath with your partner. But sex in the tub has certain risks that you should be aware of before trying it out.
While water lubrication can make the experience more intimate and sensual, it is not a replacement for a good quality latex condom. It won’t work as well and can slip off your junk if it gets too wet, which could lead to an uncomfortable orgasm. Water also can make it harder to get an orgasm by causing chafing and friction.
Any time you have genital to genital contact, there is the risk of catching an STI. This is true whether you are in the shower, a hot tub, or an outdoor pool. STIs can include herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis, and yeast infections.
Additionally, having sex in a hot tub can make you more susceptible to getting pseudomonas folliculitis, which is caused by too much exposure to contaminated water and can cause a bumpy rash and pus-filled blisters. So, if you want to have sex in the hot tub, it’s best to limit your time there to foreplay and then move to dry land for intercourse.
The water is too dirty
For those who enjoy the steamy fantasy of sex in a hot tub, it is important to remember that it can be dangerous. According to gynaecologist Dr Diana Hoppe, the water in hot tubs is often contaminated with bacteria and can lead to a variety of unpleasant symptoms such as yeast infections or red rashes. This is because the combination of chemicals in a hot tub can disrupt the natural pH balance in your vagina, leading to an increased likelihood of infection.
The hot water can also wash away your body’s natural lubrication, making penetrative sex uncomfortable and possibly painful. This is why it is important to use a quality silicone-based lubricant before entering the tub.
Finally, if you are using a condom, the hot water can cause it to become perforated, which could lead to pregnancy and other STIs. Therefore, it is best to stick with oral sex and masturbation in the tub, and save the penetration for later when you are out of the water.
Despite these warnings, some couples still choose to indulge in the sexy fantasy of having sex in a hot tub. If you are going to try this, make sure that the tub is large enough for both of you and lock the door so that no one else can walk in on your dirty fun!
The water is too dry
While the idea of hot tub sex sounds super sexy, it’s really better left to the imagination. First, the water doesn’t lubricate like you think it does—it actually has the opposite effect, making penetrative sex less smooth than it should be. Additionally, the water’s chlorine content can irritate the vagina and increase the risk of an infection.
The hot water could also sabotage your attempts at practicing safe sex, as it can make condoms and dental dams less effective due to the heat and the fact that the bubbling water may cause them to slip off or break. Then, there’s the possibility that you could get pseudomonas folliculitis, which is a bacterial infection that looks like itchy red bumps and clears up on its own in a few days.
And finally, if you’re going to have sex in the tub, make sure to use a waterproof lubricant—it will make the experience more pleasurable and safer. Alternatively, you can try experimenting with different sexual positions while still staying dry, such as oral sex or back-arching in the bathtub (which is actually quite orgasmic). For even more fun, turn on some sensual music and light some candles for a romantic and relaxing experience in the comfort of your own home.