Nine out of ten people have had sex in the shower at some point in their lives, according to a survey by online sex toy retailer Lovehoney. But it’s not easy! The slippery surfaces, awkward angles and lack of space are often contributing factors to shower and bath sex going wrong and, let's face it, no one wants to end up with a cold metal tap becoming lodged in their delicate parts. Here are seven tips for the very best shower sex from Lovehoney’s sex expert Sammi Cole.
Lots of women have experimented with using a shower head to masturbate, but did you know that this strong stream of water can also feel great for him too? While getting sexy in the shower, adjust the temperature of the water to the perfect level and direct the shower head to the underside of his penis. This will stimulate his sensitive frenulum (the elastic piece of tissue leading up to the penis head) and can also encourage blood flow, which could give him a bigger, stronger erection!
Share shower time
Don’t hog the shower just because the water feels so warm and relaxing. Stand under the showerhead and make sure both of you get enough time under running water. Get this wrong and one person will end up feeling more cold and uncomfortable than the other.
There are no best sex positions in the shower. What works for one may not work for another, depending on your own flexibility, height, and the space in the bathroom. However, there are some more space-efficient, shower-friendly positions you can try, such as standing facing each other (with the female partner’s leg raised to allow for easier penetration), or the female partner facing away and bent slightly at the waist.
If you think you can't take your vibrator in the bath or shower with you, think again! There is an amazing range of waterproof vibrators at Lovehoney and some of them are purposely made with your water-based pleasure in mind.
The I Rub My Duckie Waterproof Vibrator is an ingenious vibe that even won the Best Sex Toy Award for its incredible power and cute design. And you can even bring your rabbit underwater with you! The Lovehoney Power Play G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator and many others can join you for any aquatic activity.
Be super slippery
Water has a habit of washing away the body's natural lubricants, so you'll need something that will work for your entire sex in the shower session. Silicone lubricants are brilliant for this as they're water resistant and long-lasting. Simply dispense a little into your hands and apply to wherever you want those friction-free sensations. Just remember silicone lubricant and silicone sex toys don't mix, and lube can make tiles extra slippery, so be careful!
Get a Grip
Positioning yourself for shower sex can be difficult, especially when you have limited space and wet tiles to compete with. Always make sure you’ve got a firm footing, and always remember to keep any slippery objects like soap bars away from your feet. Sportsheets have created some amazing shower sex products that allow you to grab on when there's nothing to grab on to! The foot rest and handle give you perfect leverage and offer a whole range of new positions to experiment with.
The handy bonus of shower sex is that wet tiles make playing with suction-based toys a doddle. Simply stick the Lovehoney BASICS 6 Inch Suction Cup Realistic Dildo on the floor or wall of the shower for hands-free fun.
Mirror, signal, manoeuvre
Watch yourselves in front of the mirror while fondling each other, with or without lather.