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How to Masturbate in the Shower or Bath

It often starts when you’re young, an accidental discovery that makes you realise the potential a simple rush of water from the shower head or the bath faucet can do.

But an obsession with shower masturbation can last a lifetime. As we get older the bathroom becomes a sacred space, a place where you can truly relax, let go and get off.

So, let’s dive into all the different techniques for shower masturbation, shower head masturbation (IYKYK) and masturbating in the bath, as well as some sex toys you can add to your watery routine.

Be warned, water innuendos imminent.

Setting the scene for masturbation in the shower

The first thing to bear in mind if you’re using your bathroom for erotic pleasure is to make sure everything is nice and clean. Avoid harsh chemicals like bleach or bathroom cleaners just before any masturbation in the shower though – soapy warm water and a thorough rinse should do the job. If you’re worried about going for it just after you’ve cleaned your bathroom, use a sex toy cleaner to remove any residue, then go in for a final rinse.

Make sure you’re visually happy with the clean and you have a bath or shower mat in place to give you grip instead of a slip. The last thing you want is to have your solo session end with a trip to hospital.

You’ll also want to avoid pointing your shower head’s stream straight up your vagina as this can mess with its delicate pH balance.

With health and safety taken care of, it’s time to shut the door on the rest of the world and relax into some soft, watery, (maybe even orgasmic) you-time.

How to masturbate in the shower

Hands, shower head, toys... the choice of tool is yours when it comes to singing in the shower. The main thing to remember? Do whatever feels good for you.

The best techniques for shower head masturbation

Before we get into it: why does a shower head feel so good? Sure, it keeps you clean and all but what is it about these day-to-day devices that makes the legs wobble?

It’s the pressurised water delivering a uniquely gentle yet constant pressure and movement to the clit’s thousands of nerve-endings. Plus, with the added warmth of the water, blood flow to the area increases as well, creating a divine shower head masturbation station for some. Here’s how:

Starting gently, increasing the pressure, moving the stream around and over your erogenous zones are all things you can do to explore the sensations of a shower head and get a feel for what you like.

The type of shower head you own may also play a big part. In the same way we have toys which deliver different types of sensations which different people may like or not, the pressure of a certain shower head’s jet could be a winner for some but not others.

If you’re a fan of regular shower masturbation, making sure yours is offering you a range of options and sensations is key. We have something to help with that.

The Womanizer Wave is a shower head designed specifically to (ahem) get your taps running. With three patterns and levels of intensity, stimulate your clit (or penis) with a gentle rain, a steady jet or a whirling stream of water.

The best positions for shower masturbation

The next thing to consider is positioning. Although you’re at the mercy of your shower’s hose length (the Wave has an adaptor, just sayin’), there are still plenty of positions and angles to try when you want to steam things up.

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A leg up

You don’t need massive amounts of space to open yourself up to shower masturbation. Simply lifting one leg and placing it on a steady ledge, shower stool or bath should do the trick. From here you can reach down with the shower head, spraying it over your clit and vulva (or penis if you have one).

Sitting pretty

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Sometimes when we want to truly let go, minimising the effort is ideal. Take a seat on the floor of your shower or bath (which you’ll be glad you cleaned) and spread your legs, angling the water jet to massage your external hot spots that way.

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All over

Just like sex and masturbation outside of the shower or bath, all your external erogenous zones can benefit from the streaming stimulation of a shower head. Run it over your nipples, thighs, butt cheeks and even your anus to have your temperature rising even faster.

“Hold on” you might be thinking, “that just sounds like normal showering.” Well, yes and no. Because we spend so much time of our lives showering and bathing, it’s easy to start going through the motions. Try tuning into your body and every sensation it feels next time you’re having some me-time with your favourite shower head – it might make the gentle trickling or tense gushing of the water stream feel that much more exciting.

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How to masturbate in the shower without a handheld showerhead

As amazing as a shower head you can masturbate with is, there are plenty of other ways to rub-a-dub-dub yourself in the tub.

There are, of course, your hands (if you’ve got the mobility) but there are also loads of waterproof toys which can do the trick as well.

Clitoral suction toys work extremely well in the shower as the water helps the suction to seal and become airtight, making it all the more powerful. You’d be forgiven for confusing our rose clitoral suction stimulator with a shower ornament, but those 10 different suction modes are anything but “just for decoration”. Alternatively, bring the Womanizer x Lovehoney rechargeable clitoral stimulator in from the bedroom to get your body and mind whirring.

Both are completely waterproof and promise gentle, fluttering air pulsations as your muscles relax under hot running water.

Position-wise again we’d recommend one leg up on the side, or if you have a shower within a bathtub you could try lying down and angling the water against your clitoris from above while you pleasure yourself.

Masturbating in the bath

Of course, if you’re already lying down in the tub why not use the faucet which can give you a steady flow of pleasurable pressure hands-free?

This is commonly known as the bathtub technique where you lie down on your back in the bath, spread your legs and almost squat so you can place your vulva underneath the flow of water.

How much pleasure you get from these sensations is going to depend on your own preferences, the intensity of your faucet, and how comfortable you are in this position.

We recommend playing with temperature to see how your body responds to cooler and warmer water. Don’t let things get too hot or too cold though – always change temperature slowly and gradually.

Want to add some extra sensations into your bath time masturbation routine? Try adding a waterproof bullet vibrator into the mix. Just imagine the surge of pleasure that could come from combining waterflow, and vibrations. Plus, there’s no need to worry about making any noise as the hum and thrum of the tap will drown out the vibrations and moans from the rest of the house.

Use lube

Just because water is wet, it doesn’t mean it helps you get _wet-_wet. It's a head-scratcher, we know. That's where a good lube comes in handy. If you're using a toy in the shower, make sure you've got a good thick lube at hand. An oil-based or silicone-based style will work better than a water-based lubricant here but make sure you check to see what your toy works best with.

Oh, and try not to spill it everywhere – the slick glide of lube on slippery tiles is an easy way to have a fall.

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Why so many people love masturbation with water

Water masturbation creates a delicious mix of temperature, pressure and flowing movement.

It may also give you greater control over the angle of the pressure that hits you so you can hit the exact sweet spot in a way other sex toys might not.

Water masturbation can be a fantastic option for anyone who struggles with vaginismus or is going through menopause which means their vagina may feel ‘tighter’ or less relaxed. Water is one of the most malleable sex toys, and the warmth and massaging feeling of water flow allows you to relax into sensations that may feel overwhelming if they were being caused by a more solid member.

So, the next time you’re in the shower or bath, get into some water masturbation and send that shower head downtown to make the most of your alone time.

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