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Apr 25, 2024

Bathtub sex, over the years, has become very popular amongst regular couples. It used to be a thing common amongst the wealthy class, especially royalty, where they would have sex in jacuzzis. We have written this article for regular couples like me and you who may be trying bathtub sex for the first time. We offer tips that produce pleasure and also ensure safety. 

1. Safety first

You have got to be sure you are safe. There should be no room for accidents. This means the floors outside the bathtub shouldn’t be soapy. I know a couple who fell to the floor while trying to get into a bathtub because the floors were soapy. 

If you aren’t sure whether or not the ground is soapy, some precaution doesn’t hurt. Mop the floors. Be sure there is nothing to trip you over. 

Now, ensure that there are no electrical wiring around. Electrocution is not coming during bathtub sex but it does happen, and I can tell you know why. Electrocution during bathtub sex happens because water is a conductor of electricity. 

If any naked wires get in the way, you may likely receive a shock. So, be sure to cross-check. Over and over for as many times as you have to. 

2. Set the mood right

There is always a mood for sex. Sex cannot happen all the time because the mood has to be set. 

You have to get creative as you set the mood to have bathtub sex. Pay attention to the lighting. Bright lighting may not do the magic. It is best you stuck to cool lighting. There are a lot of options to choose from, but I specially love blue lights. 

Dimly lit, blue lights fall against your face from a very beautiful angle and may make things even more intense. 

You should also take advantage of music to set the mood right. There a lot to choose from, but I will rather make my own playlist. Creating a sex playlist is art, and bad boys know this. 

3. Choose the right fragrance

The right fragrance also does magic. This is where a lot of couples miss it when they have bathtub sex. They just go with any soap that gets into their minds. Sadly, matters of sex don’t really work that way. 

You have got to choose the right fragrance for you and your partner. 

The right fragrance will not trigger any allergic reactions like sneezing. Believe me when I say it: a sneezing fit is something really common during bathtub sex, and it is common amongst newbies. 

Choose a fragrance you both love. 

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4. Choose the right temperature

Temperature, too, has an effect on how great sex will feel in a bathtub. In fact, the temperature of the water usually sets the mood. If the water is hot, things may be quite intense and not last long. But if the water is cold, there is sure to be a lot of intensity as you both will be tempted to share body heat during hugs and kisses. 

Choose what works for you. If you have allergies to cold, and only bathe in hot water, for example, don’t have bathtub sex when the water is cold. 

5. Choose the right water level

Does the water level matter, too? Of course, yes, it does. The level of the water is suggestive of how you want the sex to feel. 

Low water levels should signal the start of the sex, while higher ones signal that the sex has ended and it is time to cuddle. 

6. Begin with some rubbing

With shower sex, what you want to do is start small and then build the tension from there. Half sit, with your legs stretched out beside each other if the bathtub is big enough. If it isn’t, you should half sit opposite each other but know that one person will have to move as things get more intense.  

Begin by rubbing your thighs against each other. If there is a glass of wine nearby, now is the time to have a couple of sips.

Now, get to work rubbing each other with your hands. The tension is going to build up from there. 

7. Some kissing and foreplay should be on the way

The rubbing should set the tone for some foreplay and some kissing. The foreplay in the bathroom is usually quite amazing, wet, and messy. 

Kiss your partner as sensually as possible, running fingers over their chest. Now, find a nipple and grab it. Begin to stroke, all the while kissing them. Do not take your lips off theirs for even a second. 

Run your hands between their thighs and hold at their dick. Begin to stroke but be sure there isn’t any friction to make things painful. 

8. Figure out a position that works for you

Bathtub sex can be quite limiting in that not all positions work. There are only a few positions one can pull out without getting hurt. One of which is the doggy. The doggy is a great idea, being that no one is submerged and no one is at risk of being suffocated. 

Be slow, grinding hard over their ass. You can make things very intense by spanking. 

Another position that works very well is the cowgirl position. The man gets into a half-sitting position, and the woman sits on him, rocking herself over his groin. It is one of the best positions to have bathroom sex by far. 

9. Get creative

When it comes to sex, I like to advise couples to be creative about it. Get creative and do what is in your mind to do. This is how couples are supposed to bond. Have fun!

10. Towel up

Now, dry up yourself and get into the bedroom. And if you want, you can have some more sex.


Bathtub sex is as amazing as it can get. Get in the mood and get your partner in the mood, too. 

By QuietYearning Editors

The QuietYearning Team covers everything from relationships to lifestyle to parenting and more. Its team of experts provides in-depth analysis that helps you understand complex topics on relationships.

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