At least, it should be. Here is what you need to know.
Now, to be perfectly clear, I'm not necessarily talking about skinny dipping. Sex in natural open bodies of water, like lakes and the ocean, is a whole other topic. And one we probably should talk about soon. The short version: Be careful, because there are a few things you need to be concerned about, including pollution, bacteria, etc.
But getting back on track: I'm talking about sex in man-made water bodies: The shower, bath, and even your pool or hot tub.
If you're planning on having some fun in the water, there are a few practical things you should know, as well as a few tips for making it amazing. Let's start with the practical advice:
First, know how lubrication happens: Naturally
Whether you're in for a quickie in the shower, or a slow and fun interlude in the bath, it's important to know what impact water can have on sex.
When a woman becomes turned on, her vagina starts producing it's own lubrication. The first inch or so of the vagina is called the vaginal epithelium, basically the walls of the vagina. When she gets turned on, the walls of the vagina begin to swell, and start to produce a slippery fluid, first inside the vagina, and as the fluids build up, they start to run and leak outside of the vagina. To make things even more fun, the labia minora - the smaller lips around her vagina - start to produce a kind of lubrication of their own.
We'll talk about lubrication alternatives a little later, but for now the key things to know about a woman's lubrication are:
- A woman's natural lubricant is produced to make sex more comfortable.
- Her natural lubricant is critical to increase pregnancy success.
IMPORTANT: If you're trying to get pregnant, avoid sex in water. There are enough issues you need to deal with, so why add more stress. There are a hundred other types of fun you can have (yes, I said it- you can have fun while trying to get pregnant). So stop with the water play and get back to it using your own natural lubrication and other lube that doesn't damage sperm. Want to know more about how to increase the odds of pregnancy? Let me know in the comments if you're interested and I'll make the time to write a how-to guide, as yours truly spent 3 years mastering the subject. Looking for a good lubricant to use while trying to conceive? Try this Astroglide product made especially for trying to get pregnant.
Now, if you're not trying to get pregnant, but instead just trying to have fun, let's get back to the water:
The problem with water and sex
I wanted to get feedback from both men and women who had sex in the water, to get a better idea of what their individual experiences were. Interestingly, and almost obviously, men seemed to enjoy it far more than women. But when asked to rate lubrication of sex specifically, men typically ranked in-water sex (including the shower) at a 4 out of 10 (10 being best), compared to other sex outside of water, and with only natural vaginal lubricants, rated at an average 8 out of 10.
Now this may at first seem like we're focusing on guys, but we're not. Women ranked sex in water as a 2 out of 10, citing discomfort from friction. Now that's the opposite of what you (especially if you're a guy) expected, right? Friction? In the water?
The problem is, water is wet, but it's not slippery. A woman's natural lubrication is slippery, but water washes it away. And sex tends to flush water in and out of her vagina, washing all of it away.
This is a problem. One I believe is worth solving. That's where Organic Glide comes in.
Friction-free water play: Organic Glide
Water-based lubrications are almost always the best. They're slippery and clean, and they also do a good job imitating nature. Maybe you're too impatient, or maybe nature isn't doing good enough of a job and you need to supplement with a little more lubrication. But the problem with most water-based lubrications is that water washes them away. So when you try to use them in the shower, bath or any other body of water, you find yourself with.... pretty much water. Which brings us back to friction, which we don't like.
We've tested a lot of products (yes, it's a difficult job) and found one product that really amazes: Organic Glide. It's an organic, probiotic, 100% natural and vegetable-based. The consistency is more like a light lotion than a typical water-based lubrication.
The amazing part? It stays on in the water. While it's easy to clean off, it's the perfect lubrication to stay on during sex in the water, even underwater. The possibilities are endless for both women and men: Sex and masturbation take on a whole new dimension with lubricant that stays on, even when fully submerged in water. The texture is clean, soft, and it comes out of the tube a little like a light cream, so it's easy to control without dripping, and not runny like water. And a little goes a long way.
This blog post is focused on lubrication during sex in water. Hopefully we covered the basics:
- Water washes away normal lubrication, which can make sex uncomfortable
- If you're trying to get pregnant, avoid sex in water
- Of all the lubrications out there, Organic Glide is our favorite and makes submerged and shower sex - and even self-pleasure - an incredible, pleasurable experience for both her and him
Go have fun tonight, and make it safe sex!