Who doesn’t get a little turned on when their partner joins them for some shower sex? The cascading water, the steam, the delicious aromas wafting through the air, and the spanking-clean, naked skin are total aphrodisiacs. Kinky sex but make it (literally) clean.
But let’s be real: shower sex positions can be a challenge. All the same, things that make the sex so hot—the slipperiness, the cramped quarters—also make it logistically challenging. To get it on without slipping and sliding all over the place, try one of these 15 positions and tips that are made for getting it on in the shower.
1. The Wraparound
Lean back against the shower wall while your partner stands in front of you—then wrap one leg around their waist (or ask them to hold the back of your knee in the crook of their elbow to make this move a little easier on you). From this angle, they can penetrate you, finger you, use a waterproof vibrator, or do pretty much whatever your heart (and body) desires. You’ve got support in two places—the wall and your partner’s arms—so a tumble out of the tub is unlikely. Plus, this position allows you to have sex face-to-face, which is nice because it’s so intimate (and you get a good view).
2. Standing Doggy-Style
Put your palms against the shower wall, leaning toward it at a 45-degree angle with your knees slightly bent for comfort. Your partner can then penetrate you from behind or reach around to play with your clitoris or breasts—or even better, all of the above. This is considered one of the go-to shower sex positions for a reason: You’re secure between the wall and your partner, which leaves you free to focus on the sensations instead of worrying about slipping. It’s also a great position to try anal sex—just make sure you have plenty of waterproof lube.
3. Woman on Top
Have your partner take a seat with their butt on the tub’s base and their legs stretched out, then straddle them for any version of woman-on-top sex that you prefer. Woman-on-top sex lets you control the pace and intensity. Bonus: The water hitting your back will keep you nice and warm.
4. Get a Leg Up
Stand with one foot on the edge of the tub, leg bent, to keep your balance (Captain Morgan style), and have your partner sit between your legs and go down on you. Admittedly, this position comes with the most risk—a wet foot placed on the edge of a slippery tub could send you flying out of the tub—so proceed with extreme caution and dry feet. But done right, this angle can feel divine. The leg up lets you spread your legs apart so your partner can hit just the right spots.
5. The Hanging Garden
Your partner takes full control, picking you up and holding you midair as you wrap your legs around their waist for a steamy makeout session. While it can be a little bit of a workout, it’s well worth the effort. This position will feel ultra sexy with the water coming down around you both. Plus, since you’re face-to-face, you can let your hands wander wherever they please.
6. Standing Splits
With your partner behind you and you bent over, drop your head toward your toes and lift one leg behind you into a standing split, just as you’d do in yoga class. (This one’s not easy, we know, so proceed with extreme caution.) Leave your raised leg resting on your partner’s chest so they can please you from behind with their hands, penis, or toy. If you’re flexible enough, the novelty alone makes this one worth a try. Just make sure you have a nonskid mat on the floor of the shower (or take it outside to the bath mat), as this one requires stability and balance.
7. The Love Chair
Props aren’t just for BDSM sex. If your shower has a bench inside, here’s how to take advantage of it: Have your partner sit down first and then you sit on top of them, facing away. With your back pressed against their chest, you can drive the action or have them reach around and pleasure you from the front. This position, also known as the Hot Seat, puts you in full control. Meanwhile, your partner can caress your back, run their fingers through your wet hair, kiss your neck, and talk dirty in your ear if you’re into that.
8. All Hands on Deck
Please each other use your hands under the cascading water. You can sit side by side and lean against each other, sit opposite each other, or if your tub is big enough, lie down facing each other as you would on a bed. The slick feeling of legs, arms, and other parts gliding against each other is a surefire way to get you two in the mood. And since getting into position in the shower can be an admittedly tricky affair, this one’s simplicity makes it a sexy solution for too-small showers and extra-slippery floors.
9. One Stand and One Kneels
Take turns standing against the shower wall. The other partner kneels at the standing one’s feet and pleases them however they like. This position knows no limits, so you can get creative and pleasure each other with hands, mouths, toys (just make sure they’re waterproof!), noses…anything goes, says Astroglide’s resident sexologist Jess O’Reilly. Plus, you can alternate as often as you want, so you each get a break from holding yourselves up in potentially slippery circumstances.
10. Nestled Together on Your Knees
To take away the balancing act completely, start with both of you on your knees, one partner behind the other. Whoever is in the back can reach over and use their hands or a toy on their partner’s genitals, breasts, lips, or other erogenous zones. The one in the front can reach back and get handsy as well, lean against the wall in front for support, or just enjoy the stream of water. You may not be able to see each other’s faces, but that might actually help you engage your other senses, says O’Reilly, like sound and, of course, touch.
11. Wet Wheelbarrow
The wet wheelbarrow is, admittedly, a bit of a challenge. You will need a nonslip mat for this shower sex position, guaranteed. Simply put, it’s the traditional wheelbarrow: You’re in a makeshift handstand, with your partner holding you up by the waist—see why the nonslip mat is so important? This angle guarantees deep penetration (not to mention an arm workout).
12. Grab Some Waterproof Toys
In addition to trying all these shower sex positions, you can also pick up some waterproof sex toys (like a waterproof vibrator or even an inconspicuous vibrating rubber duckie that’s made for pleasure. Also worth considering: a waterproof vibrator with a suction cup or handcuffs with suction cups.
13. Use a Silicone-Based Lube
Looking for lube? Choose a long-lasting, silicone-based lubricant that won’t rinse away in the shower, such as Astroglide’s Premium Waterproof Silicone Gel. Whatever lube you use, try not to spill any on the floor (you don’t want to wipe it out)—and steer clear of any oil-based or water-based lubes, both of which are easily washed away.
14. Go for a Double Shower Head
It’s hard to fit two people under one standard shower head in such a way that both people stay under the water. A dual shower head, like the Luxury Combo Shower System, easily solves this problem and guarantees your shower sex session will stay comfortable.
15. Set a Sexy Scene
There’s usually not a lot of space to get down in a bathroom or shower, so maximize the space you do have. Make sure all the miscellaneous bottles are put away, towels are picked up, etc. You can also light a candle and turn on the music to set the mood.