Having sex in a bathtub may seem intimidating and scary the first time you hear about it. It’s confined and too wet to handle, making one want to stick back to doing the deed in the bedroom. Like yes to getting wet, but only down there. Not your entire body. And the possibility of slipping and causing a mess in the entire bedroom can be overwhelming.
However, amid these worries, bathtub sex can also be intimate and sultry. Whether you’re in a loving or rough mood, bathtub sex aids in releasing your inner stresses and introduces you and your partner in a different light. And the variety of bathtub sex positions in this guide is safer when you’re either lying down or seated the whole time.
If you’re still nervous, we’re here to help! Explore the splashing fun of bathtub sex positions and tips to note down during your sessions.
10 Dripping Bathtub Sex Positions
Take a splash with our list of bathtub sex positions are worth venturing on for your next sexcapade. We suggest you do some stretching at your leisure time before getting absolutely sopping to prepare your limbs for this type of sex. Trust us, those o’s are bound to test your waters!
1 Ankles (Not) Away
This deep bathtub sex position will insanely drown you in such sexual ecstasy! All you got to do is sit upright on the tub, then open your legs for your partner to kneel in front of you. Let them lift your hips slightly so your ankles can freely land on each side of their shoulders. From there, they can easily slide in your entrance and penetrate however you please. You can hold on to their chest, shoulders, or the edges of the bathtub to stabilize yourself.
2 Deep Dive
You can never go wrong with a simple bath sex position in missionary. It only elevates your affections towards the positions, wanting to grab hold of every inch of your body as they touch you. While your body lays flat on the bottom of the tub, your back is against the curve. Your arms are resting on the edges. Stretch your legs until it fills up the tub’s space; your partner should crawl in between. Face to face, they can hang on top of you with outstretched arms while they press kisses on your neck while they also touch your breasts.
3 Life Vest
Who needs saving when your partner hits the right spots of your body while doing the deed? Stay latched and cozy with this seated reverse cowgirl-like bathtub sex position! Your partner shall rest on their back on the tub while you carefully slide down their chest and length. Take your time to be aligned with their pelvis, adjust to their size and the water levels, then get thrusting!
Okay, oral sex may look impossible because we don’t want anyone to go underwater to receive penetration. But with this mouth-watering bathtub sex position, anyone with a vulva will enjoy the extra wetness and tongue action down there! Plus, no teeth are involved in hurting, biting, and killing like in the iconic film. But maybe kill your sanity from pleasure. All you have to do is rest your head against the tub’s edge while your partner lifts your lower body up, so their mouth is level with your intimate area. You may need to hold your core in case, but it also helps to have a much lower water level so your partner’s nostrils can still inhale and exhale.
5 Mighty Trident
Who knew Triton’s blessed trident made an appearance here? They’re none other than your partner’s penis! Hard and stiff, it’s ready to be blown away. Your partner stretches their legs out through the tub. You can either be on your knees or tummy as you slither between their legs. Bend your upper body and lower to reach their aching length, and begin licking the tip. You can also caress and grope it in a jacking manner until they convulse from your touch.
6 Stress Reliever
Most of the time, bathtub sex is done to relax and calm your entire being after being bombarded with challenging work. And if you’re someone who simply craves their partner to take charge for a night, this tangling bathtub sex position is for you. With your back leaning against the tub and arms flailing on the edges, your partner is on their knees to spread your legs open and wrap them around their waist. Lock your ankles by their butt, and let them hold you by your butt as they thrust into you.
7 Drenching Doggy
Flip a switch by having your butt in the air with this classic sex position, bathtub style! Lay your chest outside the tub or before the edges. Latch your arms on the edges while your partner can either stand or kneel (up to your dynamic). They’ll grip your waist as they enter you from behind, so don’t hesitate to arch your back when the pleasure builds. And if you’re extra kinky, let them tug on your hair from behind!
You may wanna get extra wet for this one. And no, not just water but with lube! Spread all over your and your partner’s bodies once you’re settled in the bathtub. Proceed to sit on their lap and sensually slide inside their length. Let the water splash as you entangle yourselves to their body like a vine while their arms rake over yours.
9 Soaking Fingers
Craving for something non-penetrative but eye-blinding when it comes to those o’s? Outercourse is for you, especially this handsy bathtub sex position. The kind of outercourse featured here is mutual masturbation, wherein you and your partner either toy around with each other’s genitalia with your hands or watch each other touch themselves. We’re more centered on the first kind, wherein your partner will be resting their back on the tub with open legs. You follow suit, situating between them and laying your back on their chest.
Let them pepper your neck in kisses before kissing their lips from the side. Then slowly, slither your hands to their length and vice versa. You can also do it one at a time, where your partner plays with your intimate area and guide them to another sweet spot of yours or allow them to guide you on how to jack their length off. While feeling the warmth of their hands, don’t forget to enjoy the warmth of your bathtub!
10 Lovers Bath
Capping off this diverse list of bathtub sex positions with something very sensual and filled with adoration. If you and your partner are in a romantic dynamic (with feelings, commitment, and all), this bathtub sex position should be up your list. Depending on the space of your bathtub, either your or your partner’s back lays more on the tub.
Envelop yourselves into a hug and initiate a makeout session to get your hearts racing and intimacy increasing. When you’re both aroused enough, allow your partner to slip their length inside you. Continue kissing as they penetrate you, whether you’re on top or bottom. Being lovers, take time to have shared baths together as a reward or reignite the sparks of your relationship.
Bathtub Sex Tips to Note Down
Ready to get drenched? Before taking the first dip in the bathtub, we have some important safety tips to remember before attempting these bathtub sex positions and staying away from any slippery accidents.
1 Watch the water levels.
Having sex in the bathtub requires you to be more observant of the water levels, ensuring it’s not too close to the brim. Especially when you and your partner are already submerged in the bathtub, you don’t want your actions to be too constricted so that water won’t flow out.
Sex involves so much movement to hit both your sweet spots, feeling excited to explore different angles. So as much as possible, keep the water as low as possible. Lower than your typical solo bathtub session, letting the water fill your entire body. You have another person to consider in the situation.
2 Check the temperature of the water.
If you’re shivering during sex, it should be from the penetration. Not the water temperature. In fact, the bathtub should be filled with warm to hot water for sexcapades, to a level where both partners are comfortable to move and such. According to sexologist Dr. Sadie Allison, warm water can actually “support more blood flow to your genitals”. Because more blood means your genitals become more aroused. Dr. Allison adds more to this, saying, “It (hot/warm water) may cool sooner than you’re ready to stop having sex, so starting hotter will help that (sex) last longer.”
Time to get hot-hot-hot before spicing up the sex!
3 Use protection.
Not so fast there! Just because it’s water and messy, it doesn’t give an excuse to take it raw in the bathtub. Even if you and your partner trust each other, protection is always key to ensure that the sex won’t make you contract STIs or STDs. Condoms are waterproof, and birth control pills also exist. So wrap it before you tap it.
4 Utilize the entire tub.
With the bathtub sex positions we presented earlier, it comes to show how much you can maximize the bathtub. Don’t be deceived by its space; it’s how you and your partner make the most of the cards you’re given. So before doing it, map out how you and your partner move in the tub and how to switch it up when you’re craving for more. Don’t be limited to just laying down and perhaps try to top your partner for a change. Or maybe sit on the edge of the bathtub (safely) while they go down on you. Be creative and take advantage of the spaces while you and your partner are pressed close.
5 Lube up.
Your natural wetness or your partner’s pre-ejaculation discharges may not be enough to keep the sex rolling, especially when experimenting with bathtub sex positions. Hence, lubricants are here to save the day! We suggest using silicone lube in this scenario as they don’t easily break down in water, urging the penetration to be more fluid (one with the water) and more impactful. Water-based lubricants aren’t your best choice here because they can actually dry out your natural wetness. That’s the last thing you want to occur when the sex is reaching its pinnacle, right?
6 Set the mood.
It’s important not to hasten things up before engaging in bathtub sex. You want to create a feel-good ambiance that allows you and your partner to be on the same page, with worries and fears left out the door. So ease yourselves into the sex, properly set the mood by playing music from your favorite artists, safely adding candles together on a surface far from the bathtub, and eating sweet aphrodisiacs. There are more ideas you can do, but having your own pre-sex rituals makes the session more special.
7 Try this at the right time.
Bathtub sex isn’t usually a top option when you’re in the mood, nor something you can wing easily. So it’s best to book a date and time for this occasion with your partner. Consider your current mood as well as that can affect your sexual performance. As bathtub sex often gives the impression that it’s soothing yet rough, it should be an instant go-to when neither of you is too busy and in much need to unwind from work. That way, you won’t have to be in your head and let the sex flow like the water around you.
8 Set your expectations.
Doing anything new for the first time is always the trial round, which means a lot of mistakes and imperfections. The same goes for trying bathtub sex positions, so don’t expect perfection easily. Sex isn’t meant to be perfect, but something meaningful to both parties. Regardless of your dynamic, sex should be fun and pleasurable. Managing your expectations is the best way not to get discouraged or let down, and to cut yourselves some slack. Perhaps set goals whenever you do it again so you can improve, making more memorable sexcapades.
9 Clean up after the deed.
This tip can go two ways. First, wash away your sweat and discharges by flushing the now-dirty water, then turn on the faucet again for fresh water. You can take turns shampooing your hair and applying soap on each other’s bodies; this is also another way to practice aftercare as it increases intimacy between you.
Another way is to wipe any excess water left in and out of the tub and soak the bathroom floors. You can either use a mop or a towel to scrub away and get the floors dry. Take a deep inspection that the entire room is spotless because no one wants to have an accident afterward.
10 Venture with sex toys!
Sex toys are close friends of yours and your partners, not enemies. In this time and age, there are a lot of sex toys suitable for wet sexcapades. Thanks to its skin-friendly, waterproof material, other body parts can be stimulated while your partner manhandles you (respectfully, of course). You can experiment with vibrators, dildos, suckers, and more for more heightened pleasure.
Bathtub sex may look messy, but when you try it even once, you can do a lot more within the space. As long as you keep the water levels and temperature at bay, doing the deed isn’t impossible. Keep it protected, clean, and adventurous when you and your partner are ready for some warm unwinding in the wet waters.