Of all sex-related injuries, those that happen in the shower tend to be the most gruesome. We asked some dudes to describe the collateral damage they incurred during shower sex, and the responses were quite alarming:
- A separated shoulder
- A concussion
- Choking on water
- A forehead cut that required stitches
Don’t let those scare you away from the suds, though. These four products make shower sex possible without a trip to the emergency room.
Non-Slip Bath Mat
Between lube, soap, water, and bodily fluids, your shower floor will get dangerously slippery. To avoid a tumble, get yourself a non-slip shower mat to stabilize yourself and your partner. You can pick one up for like $20 on Amazon—way cheaper than a hospital visit.
Grab Bar Attachment
Let’s face it: you’re going to need something to grab onto, and your shower curtain won’t cut it. Pro tip: buy a grab bar (on Amazon for $12). You can simply attach it to your shower wall using the suction cups, and take it off when you’re done.
According to the aforementioned Trojan survey, Americans consider lube to be the most essential item for successful shower sex. Warm water has an adverse effect on natural lubrication as well as condoms, so you’ll need to compensate. One Redditor describes silicone lube as “the messiah of shower sex."
These are usually marketed to old people who need help getting in and out of the tub, but who says you can’t use them to get in and out of something else?
Waterproof Sex Toys
When you’re in a confined space, shower sex can get boring quickly. Rather than tempting fate with some risky positions, opt for a waterproof sex toy like a vibrator, which is especially useful for a turn-on during foreplay. If you’re into prostate massages, there’s toys for that too.
Now that you’ve got all the prerequisites, it’s time for your curtain call (no pun intended).
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