While having sex in the pool isn’t for everyone, some people find it more pleasurable than bedroom sex. It has its risks, though, like STIs and unwanted pregnancies.
Water from a pool doesn’t act as a natural lubricant, so it is best to use silicone-based lube. Chlorine can also weaken condoms, so it’s important to check them often.
It may seem like a romantic way to spend time with your lover, but sex in the pool isn’t always safe. Chlorine and the dampness of water can increase the risk of infection, especially if you and your partner are not showering before and after to wash away bacteria. The water can also change the pH balance of your vagina, which can lead to yeast infections or urinary tract infections (UTIs).
If you do decide to get intimate in the water, it’s important to use protection—like condoms—to protect against unwanted pregnancies and STIs. But even if you’re using protection, pool chemicals and the oil-based products used on the poolside (like sunscreen and body lotion) can ruin their effectiveness.
A lubricant is also essential for safety. A silicone-based lube can last longer than water-based options. If you’re worried about the lube slipping out, try placing it on a part of your body where it’s less likely to slip off (like the penis, nipples or clit).
You and your partner should also consider privacy. If you’re in a public pool, it could be dangerous for other swimmers to see you and your partner getting intimate. Consider having sex in a backyard pool, a friend or relative’s private pool or a hotel room with a jacuzzi instead. Or, if you don’t want other people to know what you’re doing, opt for shower or bathtub sex instead.
If you’re one of those people who enjoys a little bit of adventure outside the bedroom, then pool sex might sound like fun. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you decide to get dirty in the water.
For starters, the water in the pool is typically chlorinated and can irritate your vaginal tissues. Plus, the chlorine can also cause your natural pH balance to change, which could lead to a yeast or bacterial infection. Besides the potential bacteria, it’s important to remember that swimming pools are public spaces where onlookers may be present. If you’re caught engaging in sex in the pool, then you could face legal troubles and embarrassment.
Using condoms is the best way to protect yourself from STDs and unwanted pregnancies when you’re trying to have sex in the pool. You might also want to invest in a waterproof lubricant that won’t wash off as easily as a regular water-based lubricant.
Another tip for those who are thinking about having sex in the pool is to practice positions that don’t require you to have your head underwater. This can help reduce your risk of a throat injury, especially if you’re an asthmatic or have any other respiratory issues. For example, you can try the horsegirl position or straddle your partner in doggy style.
In a private setting like a home pool, sex in the water can be thrilling. However, the same precautions that you should take with any body of water — lake, ocean, or even your bathtub — apply to the pool:
First, always use protection. Condoms are the best way to protect yourself from STDs and unwanted pregnancy, but latex can slip out in the water, so silicone is a good alternative. Both you and your partner should wear a pair of swimming goggles to avoid chlorine inhalation, as well.
Second, always have lubrication on hand. The water in pools may wash away natural lubrication, increasing friction that can cause sores and irritation. This can also increase the risk of infection, especially if you’re prone to UTIs. As a precaution, you should also pee after sex in the pool to reduce your risk of infection.
Finally, you should never try to have sex in the pool if you or your partner are drunk or under the influence of drugs. You’re more likely to fall over or drown, which can be fatal. Plus, if you’re in a public pool, you could be banned or even arrested for public indecency. Plus, you could be exposed to harmful bacteria and parasites. So be safe, don’t take risks, and save pool sex for when you’re sober.
As temperatures warm, bodies of water are more inviting than ever. And although beaches and secluded lakes are great for below-the-belt action, swimming pools are much more accessible. Whether you’re at your local public pool or at the resort pool in your hotel room, pool sex can be just as exciting.
Of course, you want to make sure that you’re both comfortable with your bodies in the water. Having an open conversation about this can help you decide whether or not you feel safe enough to have pool sex. And don’t forget about using a lubricant! Chlorine can be very irritating to sensitive areas, so be sure to use a silicone-based lube when having penetrative play in the pool.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try different positions in the pool to see what works best for you and your partner. For example, if the pool has stairs, sit several of them up and lean against the wall of the deep end to give your man an opportunity to penetrate you from above in a modified cowgirl position. Or, if the pool has a shallow end, you can kneel on the steps and let him take you from behind in a doggy-style position.
Of course, it’s important to remember that even if you’re having sex in the pool and you’re using condoms, it’s possible to contract an STD, regardless of how you’re penetration-wise. To avoid this, make sure that you’re both regularly getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases so that you can keep one another protected.