Use silicone lube
Though the consistency is likened to motor oil, silicone is by far the best lube you can use for shower play. Any water-based lubricant (along with a woman's own) will wash away long before you'd like it to.
The result of shower sex without lube is too much friction. You might not even be able to get in there at all! And while it might seem convenient, steer clear of body washes, shampoos, and conditioners. The consistency may feel like lube, but using these items could result in a nasty infection.
Position pairing: Standing up with hooked leg
Take advantage of the lube by using this otherwise friction-filled stance. "This position is for those looking for a more romantic shower-sex experience," Paulita says, "as it allows for eye contact and kissing. Standing facing each other, one should hook a leg around the partner, then enter." Unlike the doggy-style variation position, this is perfect for cubicle shower sex. "The one big problem for this position is height difference -- I’m 5'3", so I know all about these problems -- but a bit of adjusting can quickly rectify that problem."
Guys, get yourselves a Fleshlight shower mount
If you're a man who owns a Fleshlight, I have to recommend you pick up the Fleshlight shower mount, an accessory that can adhere to any surface (though originally intended for the shower) for a hands-free, penetrative sexual experience. It may not compare to an actual woman, but it's an appreciated alternative to masturbation.
Ladies, incorporate shower-safe sex toys
Is the inclusion of sex toys ever a bad idea? Well, unless they aren't shower-safe, the answer is no. So first, make sure the toys at your disposal are shower-safe. And then go play. If you don't have any but are looking, I recommend Jimmyjane’s Form 2, the Stronic Drei by Fun Factory, or Lelo's TIANI -- all of which are certifiably shower-safe and effective, because yes, I've used them.
Toss on some tunes
Since those weird fart scrubby sounds in the tub do not a sexy soundtrack make, bring some music into the bathroom. Need some inspiration? Click here for songs guaranteed to get you in the mood.
Don't count on condoms as protection
Condoms and showers don't splice. Rubbers can degrade during contact or slip off. So if you’re looking to thwart pregnancy and STDs, look elsewhere. And no, the pullout method doesn't count.
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Bobby Box is a writer and editor who figured out these shower hacks the hard way. He tends to write about sex a lot. Follow him on Twitter: @bobbyboxington.