Water bondage: It's wet and sexy - what's not to love? If you like being restrained, it might just be the next step on your journey of enjoying bondage. Water bondage takes everything that's fun about bondage and adds it into a thrilling aquatic environment for an extra bit of naughty appeal. You may already love having sex in the bathtub, pool, Jacuzzi, or shower; why not add a bit of thrilling bondage to the fun?

Water bondage doesn't only include restraints. You can use any type of water-safe bondage item such as gags, belts, collars, and other bondage equipment. If it incorporates some type of BDSM element, it probably qualifies as "water bondage."

This type of BDSM activity can be as intense or as gentle as you'd like. If the idea of having the wrists bound together while taking a seductive rinse in the shower sounds like your idea of a perfect playtime, that can be water bondage. If the idea of being dunked underwater by your partner and being held there completely under their control sounds like your hottest fantasy, then water bondage can do that for you. While many people play on the lighter side of things with water bondage, it can also include more intense types of play like being sprayed with water or dunked under water. (Thinking about giving bondage a try? Check out Why Bondage Can Be So Much Fun.)

Safety First ...

Like any BDSM activity, you should be aware of the risks involved and take steps to manage those risks. Water bondage, more than many other activities, requires even more attention to potential risk. After all, you're mixing the pleasures of restraint with the fun of an aquatic environment.

Before either you or your partner even thinks about getting into the water, you should both have a discussion about what fantasy you have in mind. If you are thinking of being dunked underwater and yet your partner just wants to try using bondage cuffs in the shower, neither of you will come away from the encounter feeling happy. Take the time to make sure that you're on the same page before anyone gets wet (no pun intended). When you have this conversation, make sure to also talk about a safeword. This is a word that, if used, means that all activity should instantly stop because something may be wrong. If a gag will be involved, also determine a non-verbal safeword, such as a rough and single tug onto your partner's hair or a specific arm motion. This will limit the worry of accidental miscommunication during your water bondage scene.

The next safety issue is to ensure that everyone will have good footing and breathing ability in your water area. When using a gag, it's very hard for someone to swallow. You do not want to place them under a direct flow of water or you may accidentally choke someone to death. When using wrist bondage, it can be very hard for someone to catch themselves if they slip. You must ensure that you both have a non-slip surface.

Unless you're extremely careful and are an expert with medical issues and water submersion, it's best if you avoid dunking or holding anyone underwater. Knowing when your partner needs to breathe can be extremely difficult. You don't want to accidentally deprive your partner of oxygen. Instead, stick to splashing or spraying water on your partner. Most people have a natural instinct to close their mouths when being sprayed with water. This can provide a similar effect without the potentially fatal issues of holding someone underwater. If you choose to play with more intense forms of water bondage, it's very important that you both understand and obey the safeword that you created earlier.

As you can see, there are a lot of things to consider before enjoying water bondage. Make sure you take the proper time to plan out the safety aspects of your playtime to make sure everyone walks (or crawls, depending upon how intense the orgasms are) away safely from the experience.

Choose the Right Tools

Did you know that most bondage items aren't water-friendly? Leather isn't particularly fond of being left in damp conditions for long periods of time. Unfortunately, putting it underwater tends to count as a "damp condition." For that reason, you'll want bondage accessories that are up to the task of aquatic play. Look for items made from neoprene.

If you want to get specialized toys, there are bondage items especially designed for water play, including cuffs that come equipped with suction cups to adhere to the surface of your shower or tub. There are also knee pads that make the surface of the tub easier to kneel on as well as dildos equipped with suction cups to stick up against walls.

If the idea of spraying water on your partner appeals to you, you'll need the tools to achieve that. For many, a showerhead with a hand-held component works quite well. If the hand-held showerhead has adjustable speed and water levels, it'll allow you both to choose the optimal intensity for your play.

No matter what type of items you choose, make sure to allow your bondage gear to fully dry after use to avoid mold or rust. (Get more tips in 6 Steps to Choosing Bondage Restraints.)

Choose the Right Location

Water bondage requires even more time, patience, and scouting to ensure you have a proper and safe location compared to choosing an aquatic location for sex.

The best choice is your home. Not only will you have perfect privacy, but you can control the environment and equip it with a bunch of items for safety. For most of us, that may mean our home shower or bathtub. If you're one of the lucky few with a Jacuzzi or pool, explore those options! Make sure that you've followed the safety tips above to ensure that your home bathroom is ready for kinky (and safe) water bondage fun. Choose a time when you're home alone or have absolute privacy. Make sure that you haven't drained the hot water supply if you plan on a long play session.

Pools can be a really fun way to enjoy water bondage. Most of us only have access to public pools. If you choose to try and utilize a public pool, make sure that you're doing this at a time where the pool is closed to other visitors. You don't want to subject any on-lookers to your private session. When it comes to the pool, a lake, or the ocean, though, it's imperative that you both be able to stand upright without needing to swim. If your feet can't touch the bottom, it's not a good area for play.

No matter what your water location is, make sure the water is clean and safe for sexual activities. If possible, also try to warm the water to a comfortable temperature to avoid burns or frozen limbs interrupting your play.

Check-In Afterwards

Do you know how some people say that the reality may not be as good as your fantasy? For that reason, it's important that the two of you have a short discussion afterward playing to make sure it was something that you both enjoyed. If it wasn't, maybe a couple of friendly suggestions to make it better next time. Never focus on the negative to your partner about their sexual performance; all that does is foster a bad attitude. Instead, try framing your suggestion in a positive light such as saying, "I really loved it when you splashed my breasts with water, but when you splashed my face with water it made it harder to breathe and focus on getting off. Next time, can we focus on just my breasts because you made it feel so nice?"

Of course, make sure to enjoy yourselves as well! If it turns out that water bondage just isn't something you're into, don't worry about it! You don't have to be turned on by every sexual idea that's out there. Just enjoy the journey and have fun exploring new types of sexuality with one another.