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.
Sex in the pool: The bad news and the even worse news
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There's something incredibly sensual and natural about the feeling of water on your skin. If you're swimming in a pool with someone special, wearing next to nothing, and maybe sipping down a few cold cocktails to help cool you off, your inhibitions may wash away, increasing the desire to slip off your bathing suit and get hot and heavy. So is it safe to have sex in the pool? Or should you save your naked nookie time for dry land? Pool sex is not as sexy as it sounds because — sorry to kill the mood — it brings up three not-so-sexy issues.
Is it safe to have sex in a swimming pool?
Between the skimpy clothes and all the sweating going on, warm sunny weather is practically an aphrodisiac — so it goes without saying that when your half-naked sig-o is doing that glisten-y thing in the pool, you want to get it on. Like, right now. But how safe is sex in the pool really? There are three major issues at play during swimming pool sex — lubrication, irritation and infection.
Ah, yes. That scene. But as fun as pool sex may seem, according to ancient sex expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer, it's one of nastiest, most disgusting things you could ever do to yourself, because apparently, swimming pools are full of gallons upon gallons of piss, which is absolutely revolting. Nooo thank you.