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Water Masturbation – Have You Tried This Yet?

Published: MAY 7, 2019 | Updated: MAY 9, 2022
Sexy solo fun in the bath, shower or hot tub? Yes, please!

During Masturbation Month, we explore all kinds of ways to pleasure ourselves (as well as why it's important that we do that!). A not-so-secret technique among women is using water - a shower, faucet, even garden sprayers! - as a super-adaptable sex toy. Give your hands a rest and try one of these squeaky clean self-pleasure tricks.


A Classic: The Bath Faucet Trick

If your tub faucet has enough pressure, you can use it to stimulate your clitoris and even give yourself a great orgasm. The basic idea is to lie down on your back with your legs against the wall, spread open, and put your junk right under the faucet. Turn the water on, adjust it to your liking, and let the pressure do its work.

For those interested in exploring new sensations, I've read about a temperature variation: begin with cold water until your clitoris just starts to get numb, then make it warmer and scooch up as close as possible to the faucet, using your hands or your legs. Orgasm guaranteed!

People with penises can also use the faucet to masturbate. The water pressure needs to be fairly high, but if you kneel in the tub and get your penis as close to the faucet as you can, you can learn how to "penetrate" the water stream. Hands-free orgasms, anyone?


Fun with the Shower Head

Shower heads come with all kinds of fancy massage functions. If you've used one to massage your back and shoulders, using it to massage something else is kind of a no-brainer. In fact, it's probably one of the most common water masturbation tricks out there.

Of course, you want to use a telescopic shower head that you can aim directly at your genital area. The stronger the pressure and the closer to the shower head, the more sensation you will get. Some women like the super-powered jet function, while others prefer the gentler massage and intermittent modes. As with everything sex, the trick is to experiment! Playing with the temperature can also bring some variation to this technique.

Jets Are the Best

If you have a jetted tub or hot tub (or happen to be somewhere with one), you can use the jets to get yourself a nice orgasm - yes, even while wearing a bathing suit.


You can kneel in the tub facing outwards, with your clitoris right against the jet. It's the easiest position to control your angle and the pressure of water (for less pressure, move away from the jet). You can also straddle the jet and let it hit you from behind for something a little different.

Bring on the Toys

Many toys are waterproof because sex toy manufacturers know that the bath and shower are great places to play. You can find plenty of waterproof vibrators to help you out. There are also suction cup toys that you can stick to your tub or shower wall at the perfect angle and height for your pleasure.

And, of course, the shower is the perfect place to explore anal play if you're a little iffy about a potential mess. Bring a butt plug with you in the tub along with your favorite lube, relax a few minutes under the warm water (maybe use the shower head for a nice orgasm) and insert the lubed-up plug slowly, exploring the sensations.


Like a Fish in Water

Whether you have a clitoris or a penis, water masturbation provides plenty of opportunities for new sensations and strong orgasms! These are all easy to do, mess-free and pleasurable. So, go on and get wet!

Anabelle Bernard Fournier

Anabelle is orignally from Montréal, Canada and is currently living in Victoria. She speaks and writes fluent French as well as English. She loves to write about a variety of topics, from home decor and social media to books and sex.

She currently doesn't have a pet, but she's working on that. In the meantime, she's learning to write stories and hopefully novels so that she will one day see her name in...

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