Some of you, dear readers and dear Escorte Suceava, will certainly have already experienced the experience of sex in the water. When the sun shines, the days get longer and the bodies of water look especially… inviting. And if the weather gets warmer, it’s natural to bring many of the indoor activities outdoors. Just like dining at home seems so much more appealing than a picnic, sex can become even hotter when it takes place outdoors. And really, having sex in the water makes perfect sense. The pool, the hot tub, the lake, the sea basically don’t live up to their natural potential if they don’t serve as a cover for some interesting activity under your belt. But having sex in the water isn’t without its risks. Below, six things you need to know before diving in.
1. In general, public water places are quite dirty
Yes, swimming pools have chlorine, but they can also contain a lot of bacteria. According to one study, one of the most common public swimming pool health problems is improper pH levels, which can make it more difficult for sanitizers to do their job. The same goes for hot tubs. And the outlook isn’t much better if you and your partner are looking to get more in touch with nature. Lakes and oceans are in fact by far the dirtiest. With all that said, you can still definitely still have great sex in the water. It is theoretically possible to contract some random waterborne infection or disease, but the threat is essentially negligible.
2. Water can wash away natural lubrication
It’s counterintuitive, but having sex in the water can be harder on your vagina than having sex in bed. People think of water as a vaginal lubricant, but they are completely different. When something goes in and out of your vagina underwater, some of that water will naturally find its way into you, washing away your lubricating vaginal secretions and potentially drying you out. That lack of lubrication can make you more prone to micro-abrasions. Those are small abrasions that can sting when they come into contact with something irritating, like, say, chlorine or salt water. And disinfectants like chlorine are caustic, so even if you don’t get micro-abrasions, you can end up with an irritated vagina or a distorted pH, which could lead to bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection. The takeaway: If you happen to have some on hand, lube can come in very handy when you’re having sex in the water. And that brings us to the next point.
3. Lube may combat the drying aspect of water, but not all lubes are created equal
Condoms can work well in water, so use them as needed. As long as the water is safe for swimming, such as without chlorine levels that are too high, the condom shouldn’t be compromised. But without a proper lubricant, water-induced dryness and friction can make a condom more likely to break. If you can somehow get some lube on hand for this outdoor adventure, silicone would be your best bet. Oil-based lubes can damage condoms, and water-based lubes can wash out too quickly in this scenario.
4. Yes, you absolutely can get pregnant while having wet sex
If someone ejaculates inside you underwater and you’re not using contraception, you can get pregnant. Sperm is not washed out or anything like that , although some water may enter the vagina during intercourse. There may be a release of semen during intercourse even before ejaculation. Even if he withdraws before ejaculating, you can still get pregnant on land or at sea.
5. But that doesn’t mean you can get pregnant just because someone ejaculates in the water you’re in
Everyone has heard rumors about people getting pregnant after swimming in a pool or hot tub where someone ejaculated. Thankfully, this myth carries no weight. If there is no physical contact and there is an ejection of semen into the water, I fail to see how that would lead to pregnancy. The sperm would have to be very close, or some manipulation of the female anatomy would be required to insert the sperm. So if your partner pulls out and ejaculates somewhere else in the water, the sperm can’t get into your vagina, swim around, and make you pregnant. Also, sperms are picky little kids who survive on their core body temperature. That’s why they can live up to five days in a woman’s body. Otherwise, they die pretty quickly when they’re outdoors, whether it’s in the colder temperatures of a swimming pool or the warmer ones of a hot tub. (And even if you’re in perfectly body-temperature water, a guy would still have to practically ejaculate inside you to potentially make you pregnant.)
6. Like pregnancy, the transmission of STDs is virtually the same in and out of the water
Chlorine and other disinfectants can kill some bacteria, but they won’t make it harder for you to get a sexually transmitted infection by washing everything off. In fact, without enough lube, you could get micro-abrasions and theoretically increase your chances of getting or spreading an STI. But on the flip side, you can’t catch a random STI from a pool because people have had sex with it before you. Bottom line, just like anywhere else, even in the water, staying safe is an important part of sex.