One of the most common public-pool health issues is improper p H levels, which can make it harder for disinfectants to do their jobs, according to a May 2016 report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The outlook isn't much better if you and your partner are looking to, uh, get more in touch with nature."[Lakes and oceans] are by far the dirtiest," Idries Abdur-Rahman, M. With all of that (kind of downer information) said, you can definitely still have amazing sex in water.
"[The semen] would have to be very close, or there would need to be some manipulation of the female anatomy to insert the semen." So if your partner pulls out and ejaculates somewhere else in the water, the sperm can't home in on your vagina, swim on over, and get you pregnant.
Also, sperm are finicky little guys who thrive in the human body temperature of 98.6 degrees.
But on the flip side, you can't catch a random STI from a pool because people had sex in it before you, says Pizarro, who's had patients who've wondered whether public swimming was the cause of their infections.
Just like anywhere else, staying safe is a major part of having amazing sex in the water.
"As long as the water is safe to swim in—no chlorine levels that are too high, for example—the condom shouldn't be compromised," board-certified ob/gyn Antonio Pizarro, M. But without proper lubricant, water-induced dryness and friction can make a condom more likely to break, says Abdur-Rahman.
If you somehow managed to have some lube on hand for this outdoor adventure, silicone would be your best bet.Much like lunch at home seems way more appealing as a picnic, sex can become even more exciting when it happens al fresco.And really, having sex in the water makes perfect sense."People think water is like vaginal lubricant, but they're completely different," says Abdur-Rahman.When something's plunging in and out of your vagina underwater, some of that water will naturally find its way inside you, washing away your lubricating vaginal secretions, and potentially drying you out.Dance clubs and dive bars may have worked in the '90s, but now, even if you’re out, your phone is a much easier way to find someone to "watch Netflix and chill" with (especially someone you won’t regret tomorrow).