The concept of pairing a masturbation sesh with your bathing ritual isn't novel. In fact, for those who found themselves with much less alone time when stay-at-home orders were put in place during the pandemic, the strategy was a pleasure lifeline. But, whether you simply lock the door and turn on the faucet for some privacy noise or use the faucet itself as your pleasure tool, using the time as an opportunity for pleasure is plan-old smart. Even smarter? Adding a little more pleasure to your shower time with waterproof sex toys.
“Shower pleasure is a good addition to sexual health practices, as it allows for sexual exploration outside of the bedroom,” says sexologist Shamyra Howard, LCSW, who adds that it provides the opportunity to “find newer erogenous zones." And since you likely shower on at least a semi-regular basis, you can check two wellness boxes—bathing and pleasuring—at once by bringing a sex toy into the shower or tub.
Before stashing just any sexual health product into your shower caddy, though, do be mindful of the product's material and the kind of lubricant you might use with it. “The most shower-friendly lubricant, silicone, is not a good match for many silicone toys,” says sexologist Carol Queen, PhD. That's because silicone-based lubes don’t interact well with softer substances.
But, with the right waterproof sex toys at your side, bath time can be rich with pleasure. Keep reading to learn two sexologists’ top recommendations.
8 waterproof sex toys to spice up your next shower
This option is great for people with clitorises because it covers, stimulates, and applies pressure to that area, says Dr. Queen. “You might not even feel you need to use lubricant with these,” she adds.
It features a plastic handle with a silicone tip, six intensity levels, and is rechargeable through a USB cable, which connects to the toy with magnetic charging pins. Charge it for a half hour, and this beauty can provide up to 30 minutes of pleasure.
“The Starsi is designed for any body,” says Dr. Queen. “It can pleasure any person all over the body—and doesn’t it just look like it wants to live in your tub?” Made of silicone, this gender-inclusive sex toy also features curves on its back and an opening for a good grip, as well as five different vibration options.
Howard says this vibrator is for “when you just want to hit the hot spots.” Because it wasn’t intended for internal use, she suggests sticking to external stimulation if you’re adding this to your cart. That said, this option can be submerged in water, which can make it a nice addition to any bathing ritual.
“If you’re enjoying shower sex with a partner who has a penis, this vibrating cock ring is great to help them maintain erection and stimulate your genitals,” says Howard.
One note about this ring, per a January 2022 customer review, though: If you’re looking for a ring to place on something a bit thicker, this might not be your best option.
Let’s say that you don’t have the most privacy and are worried that someone might hear something they’re not supposed to. In that case, “this is the vibrator to use in the shower when you want to be very discreet,” says Howard. Its composition is hard plastic and it features three speeds as well as four patterns so you can adjust for your mood—with a single button, at that.
While it was specifically designed for G-spot stimulation, with a sweeping curve and bulging head, this waterproof toy is also great for external use, says Dr. Queen. It offers eight vibration settings and a one-hour charge that will get you an hour and a half of uninterrupted use. This one’s made of silicone, though, so make sure you stick to water-based lubes when using it.
“This fully immersible vibrator is the go-to water vibrator for when you have time to explore,” says Howard. “It has 25 vibration modes, so get ready.” It’s also rechargeable (50 minutes for a full charge, which gets you an hour of use) and is made of silicone and plastic. According to one reviewer, this little number boasts “powerful vibes in a pretty package.”
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