A seated sex position works in the shower or tub, according to Jess O’Reilly, PhD, a sexologist and relationship expert based in Toronto. “One partner sits on the floor and the other sits on their lap, both facing in the same direction,” she says. “The top partner controls the speed, depth and rhythm. You can try this one beneath the stream of shower water, or on the other side of it.”
2. Tall X
For the Tall X position, O’Reilly suggests one partner stands facing the wall and opens their arms and legs to form a large X. “The other partner approaches from behind,” she says. “Be sure to be careful to ensure you don’t slip in the tub.” Having trouble with foot grip? Grab a shower mat to pull off standing positions.
3. Standing Doggy
For a variation of the standing position, one partner bend over at the waist and hold onto the seat of a shower, if it’s there. You can let the water run over you, as well. “This position allows for wonderful stimulation options, with the [other partner] enjoying hands-free freedom,” she says, adding that the standing partner can stimulate a woman’s breasts or clitoris.
4. Oral Shower Sex
Oral can be excellent for shower sex with the natural lubrication from your mouth. “One partner sits on the edge of the tub [or on the shower seat], and the other kneels at their feet to perform oral,” says O’Reilly.
5. Leg Lift
Get up close and personal with your partner for this next position. “A great option is to have the man lift his partner’s leg up for easier entry,” says Rodgers. “This means only three feet on the shower floor, but this position allows partners to be face-to-face so both can appreciate each other’s pleasure.” Your man can lean against the shower wall for more support, or you can rest your foot on the shower ledge if available.
If you’re struggling to maintain your footing, have just one partner stand under the water to start. “One partner stands in the shower or tub, and the other stands facing them on dry ground outside to maintain balance,” says O’Reilly. “The partner in the shower lifts one leg to place a foot on the tub if you have one.” You can also easily perform oral from this position, before you both hop on the shower together.
7. Almost Anything, With the Right Prep
Rodgers says to try, test, and tinker with new shower sex positions. “Shower sex play is great for exploring the body and making a fun mess, with little clean up,” she says. “The shower can also mask sounds so it’s great for noisy sex play, as well.” With a little prep work, you can maximize the amount of doable positions. In addition to getting a shower mat for the floor, try “a pleasure product with suction cups, which will adhere to the shower wall and can be used to increase stability,” Rodgers from REAL SEX CONTACTS recommends.