What is it about shower sex that gets our juices flowing? After all, if we're thinking about it logically, you and your partner will be attempting to have sex in a small, slippery area, one that often comes with a time limit (when the water runs cold!) Despite the logical reasons to avoid shower sex let's be real: It can be hot as hell.

Is it the sensual feel of warm water droplets dripping down the body we love so much, or the sensuality of getting "dirty" in a place where you're supposed to be getting "clean"? No matter what you love about it, there's one thing that really help make it work and that's the right sex position.

Shower sex is not the time for ninja-style sex positions. Remember, you are in a small slippery area with plenty of sharp corners! When it comes to shower sex, simple is best - and simple is even better when you add a few key props.Ready to begin? Consider these smoking-hot shower sex positions. They're simple, fun, practical and totally fantastic fun.

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Soaking Wet Doggy Position

If you and your partner's heights match up, this standing sex position will be one of the easiest to pull off. The receptive partner stands and bends over in front of the penetrating partner. This is one sexy, dripping-wet show here, people. You with me? Now, the receptive partner may want to steady themselves with their hands on the walls of the shower. We also recommend a prop like the Sportsheets Suction Handle Bar for better leverage. Just stick it on and away you go!

Doggy Style Shower Sex Position

Slippery Missionary Position

Standing and facing each other when you're dripping wet and slippery with soap suds can take ordinary standing missionary to extraordinary heights. Need a leg up? Consider attaching a Sporthsheets Suction Foot Rest to the shower wall.

Missionary Shower Sex Position

Floating Cowgirl Position

How about you just stop worrying about balance and start thinking about pleasure? If that's your mindset, consider plopping your butts down on the floor of the shower instead of standing. With the penetrating partner sitting down, the receptive partner can sit on top of the penetrating partner and control the speed and the depth. Not only does this take your minds off of balancing, but it can feel like a more intimate, long-lasting experience, all made more fun by the warm, relaxing water pouring down.

Cowgirl Shower Sex Position

Wet Lap Dance Position

Are you lucky enough to be playing in a shower that has a built-in ledge for sitting? If so, this position is going to be perfect. The penetrating partner sits down on the ledge while the receptive partner backs herself up to sit on her partner's lap. This position can be a serious thigh workout, so consider putting more weight onto the penetrating partner's lap. This position rocks because it leaves both partners' hands free for exploring!

Seated Shower Sex Position

Shower Bondage - with Oral

We don't often think of the shower as a place to play with bondage, but it can be with a set of Sportsheets Suction Hand Cuffs. May we recommend that you treat your restrained partner to a little oral play? After all, you'll both be squeaky-clean and fresh. So tie your partner up, enjoy watching their wet body writhe and pleasure them to their (and your) heart's content.

Shower Bondage Sex Position

Bend Over Boyfriend Position

If you've never tried pegging, the shower probably isn't the best place to start, but it can be a good place to continue your pegging pleasures if the two of you want simple clean-up before and after. With a waterproof strap-on harness and the dildo of your choice, you can practice your thrusting skills with your partner in any position you like. May we suggest standing Doggy-Style? And don't forget your Suction Handle Bar - chance are, you're gonna need it for this one!

Pegging Shower Sex Position

Bend Over Bathtub Position

If you have a bathtub shower, it can provide plenty of fun angles to play with. Why not use them? Try this tub-gripper by getting down on your knees. Here, one partner kneels behind the other and places their hands on the partner-in-front's thighs and hips for leverage. Both of your can also grip the tub edge for leverage and stability. Now just try to not get water on the floor - we dare you!

Bend over bathtub sex position

Simple Touch for Two

Not all sex positions have to be about penetration. If the hot water tank is running low, consider sharing the body washing responsibilities for a perfect prelude that can lead straight into touching more intimate areas - either in the shower or out. Waterproof shower vibrators can be a perfect addition to this fun. Or try the Vibrating Mesh Sponge from Sportsheets. It allows you to do your washing and, well, other stuff, with the same discreet tool.

Shower Sex

A Few Shower Sex Tips

Are you getting all steamed up? Now that you're raring to give shower sex a go, here are some key tips to keep in mind.

You Need Lube

Water can wash away some of the vagina's natural lubricant, which can lead to some not-so-pleasant penetration. Consider silicone-based lubricant to solve that problem. But do apply it carefully - it's the last thing you want on the floor of your shower!

Invest in a Plush Shower Mat

The floor of a bathtub or shower can be a pretty hard surface to kneel on. If you're going to be doing kneeling positions, consider a very-plush shower mat or a folded towel to take the pressure off your knees.


If shower sex becomes a go-to for you, don't be afraid to accessorize. Look for shower stools, grab bars, sex toys and anything else that might make your play more fun, more comfortable and more, well, doable. Awesome shower sex is possible. And when you get it right, it can be fantastic.

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