Having hot sex in the sea with a sunset in the background and ocean waves rocking two bodies sounds like a romantic dream come true, doesn’t it? But be careful, because sex by the beach might be a tiny bit more complicated than it seems.
How does sex work in the sea?
First, it is important to protect yourself from the sun. Because the parts that you don’t usually present so freely have little self-protection. In addition, salt water acts like a magnifying glass on the skin. You should therefore apply a waterproof sunscreen beforehand. (Be careful, they don’t go well with condoms!)
A condom should still work underwater, as long as it’s applied outside of the water and has a good fit. Condoms with typical on-dry-land use will cause about 13% of women to have unintended pregnancies. That rate can definitely increase with the added complexity of sex within bodies of water: getting it on, keeping it on, and etcetera. The main risk you face is that the condom may fall off, in which case you will not be protected from STIs or pregnancy.
Birth control, such as the pill or an IUD, may be ideal if you want to have sex in the water and prevent pregnancy. However, keep in mind that these forms of birth control do not protect you from STIs.
There’s another challenge that you can’t easily wipe away: the sand. There is sand everywhere. Why is this a problem? Well, sand quickly enters all possible (and impossible) body orifices and may cause frictions. Just because salt water is wet, it doesn’t mean it can be used as a lubricant. In fact, it has the potential to make friction worse by rinsing away some of the natural female lube produced due to adequate arousal from foreplay.
If the vagina is not lubricated enough, this can result in uncomfortable or painful sex as well as an increased risk of microtears, or tiny cuts, which can be painful, as well. To be on the safe side, it is best to use additional lubricant.
Get ready for sex in the sea
Ambush your partner while they sprawl unsuspectingly on the towel and lay your wet body on top of theirs. The first reaction will be: “Ahhh, you’re cold!“ But if you cool the heated body with your tongue, the brief shock will pass quickly. Then it’s off to the surf.
Go deep enough into the sea for the waves to wash your body up to your neck – no beachgoer has to see how you undress. Important: only pull pants and shorts down to the knees. If you get rid of your swimwear completely, there is a risk of your clothes drifting out to sea.
Which positions are suitable for sex in the sea?
Use the next incoming wave to get really close, but don’t stay in the missionary position. The rider and doggy positions are best suited for sandy ground. If the water is calm, you can swim a little further out. Try not to lose the ground under your feet! Having sex while standing (penetration from behind or with the partner’s legs around the waist) has the advantage that sand can hardly get in the way. Because of the buoyancy, standing sex positions in the water are not as strenuous as they are on land.
A damp cool down is not just right in summer – even more so when things get hot in the wet element. With our tips for sex in the sea, pool or in the tub, you are ready for particularly hot H2O sex.