Making love in the water might sound romantic, but there are some very serious risks involved.
A beautiful blue sea or a luxurious pool can quickly give you some pretty naughty ideas. But before diving head-first into your fantasies, it's important to know what to expect.
An environment that harbours bacteria
While freshwater and seawater harbour bacteria tolerated by our skin, these bacteria are much less appreciated by our private parts. Indeed, having sex in the sea can increase the risk of developing a urinary tract infection.
Just like having sex in a pool increases the chances of getting fungal infections, as pool water destroys the natural bacterial flora of the vagina.
Other more technical problems
It is equally important to know that seawater reduces natural lubrication, but also that of condoms. It will be more likely to break and therefore increase your risk of catching an STD. Remember to use a suitable protection or a silicone-based lubricant. Also, remember that salt and sand irritate the skin, so expect that effect to be multiplied for your private parts.
A practice that isn't necessarily allowed
Finally, we must also take into account the legal implications of this act. If you are naked in a public space, you risk up to one year in prison and a hefty fine - depending on which country you're in. To limit the risks, you can always stay at home and try out your bathtub - just be careful not to slip...
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