The Complete Guide to Hot Tub Sex

By ASTROGLIDE Team Sex Tips Complete Guide to Hot Tub Sex

According to every cliché romance movie, having hot tub sex is the perfect way to bring your steamiest fantasies to life. In reality, getting it on in the jacuzzi can be a bit more of a slippery slope than the movies make it seem. Hot tub sex comes with its own set of awkward challenges including the risk of infections, slippage, rashes, and more. With that being said, if you have been pondering the idea, there are many ways to not only make it work, but to make a splash. Dive into this blog for tips on how to make your hot tub sexy time piping hot!


Hot tubs can be defined by the dictionary as a large tub of hot water in which bathers soak and usually socialize. Throughout this blog, unless specified, we focus on hot tubs as being both the classic outside tubs, as well as bathtubs that can be used to cater the experience to your wants and needs in the comfort of your home.

When it comes to hot tub sex, the first choice that must be made is where to do it. It’s important to note that if you choose to partake in sex in any public place (including pools and hot tubs), this can lead to criminal charges for indecent exposure, public lewdness, or even disorderly conduct. A person convicted of any of these charges will typically face a misdemeanor sentence. Luckily, this can be avoided! We recommend keeping your hot tub adventures on the down low by picking a private place. Pro Tip: If you have a bathtub with enough space, try creating your own hot tub experience in the comfort of your own home. This way, it is easier to set the mood to cater to your wants and needs.

hot tub sex comes with its own set of risks


Speaking of setting the mood, there are many ways to turn your ordinary jacuzzi night into a romantic hot tub date. Here are a few of our favorites:

Music: Spice up your night with your very own sensual playlist created with your partner or date in mind.

Candles: Decorate the area around your spa with dimly lit candles. Pick a scent that caters to your senses.

Flowers: Want to go the extra mile? Buy your date a bouquet, or even better, try floating the flower petals in the hot tub for an elevated, romantic aesthetic.

Gentle Bubbles/Soap: This tip is best for jacuzzi bathtubs rather than hot tubs that are chemically treated, in which case soap is a no-no. Pick out or make your own soap for sensitive skin to use during the experience. Don’t forget to wash each other off!

Share Sweet Treats: Looking for a sure way to boost the mood? Make chocolate-covered strawberries beforehand to satisfy your appetites. After all, you will be burning plenty of calories in the tub.

there are many ways to turn your ordinary jacuzzi night into a romantic hot tub date


As with all forms of exercise, it’s natural for our body temperatures to heat up when we are partaking in sexual activity – hence why people may find themselves in a sweat after performing the act. With that being said, you’ll want to make sure the added heat of your tub doesn’t make the experience too hot. On top of this, it’s important to be cognizant that if you are using condoms as protection, temperatures (above 104°F) combined with chlorine in the water can cause breakage and therefore make them ineffective. While we are on the condom subject, if using one, it’s also important to put your condom on before getting in the water and keep in mind that being in the water itself may make it more likely that your condom will slip off. Now, let’s talk about the benefits of using a heated tub for pleasure time (whether alone or with a partner). Adding heat to your experience increases blood flow, which in turn makes your body extra sensitive to stimulation. You’ll want to make sure that you find the sweet spot for your tub’s temperature – not too cold, but not too hot to the touch.


While one might think that hot tub sex would be a slippery, wet experience, in reality it is quite the opposite. Sex in a hot tub does indeed make you wet, but maybe not in the way you want it to. This is because when water comes in contact with the skin, it takes away many of the skin’s naturally moisturizing oils, especially if the water is heavily chlorinated or excessively hot. Chemicals combined with the drying effects of water can cause friction and may take the fun out of your jacuzzi experience. To avoid this, try using silicone-based lubricants. The natural ability of silicone to resist water helps this type of lube stay slick and works great in settings where other types of lubes, such as water-based lubricants, wash away. The ASTROGLIDE X Silicone Gel, which is a unique blend of high-quality silicone-based lubrication, is an ideal choice for sex play in and out of the water. To add to the fun, you can also try playing around with water-safe sex toys such as the Lovehoney Ignite 20 Function Finger Vibe.

Hot tub sex, the first choice that must be made is where to do it

Non-Penetrative Sex

As mentioned above, hot tub sex comes with its own set of risks, including: It is easy for a person to overheat in hot water as we are unaware of how much we are sweating. The drying effects of water may cause additional friction and discomfort during sex. Chemically treated water can alter the vagina’s pH levels, increasing the risk of infections. Increased risk of slippage or rips in condoms and other barriers due to the combination of hot water and pool chemicals. You are still at risk of getting pregnant in the water, just as you are on dry land.

If you are trying to avoid some of these risks but still want to get frisky in the hot tub, try opting for non-penetrative sex (which comes with all the same fun but less room for discomfort) or using the tub as a foreplay location. One way to pleasure your partner in the tub without having penetrative sex is to have one partner sit outside on the ledge while the other partner performs oral sex. Take turns switching positions with your partner to keep warm. As previously mentioned, you can also use toys to add to the fun! Warm yourself or your partner up with a water-safe sex toy and take the fun to the bedroom when you’re ready.

Taking care of each other afterwards

The Aftermath

After taking part in sex, whether penetrative or non-penetrative, many people enjoy and/or require sexual aftercare, which can be described as the time people spend taking care of each other afterward. Taking care of each other can help strengthen the bond between you and your partner while also helping individuals feel secure and safe. After you get out of the hot tub, try toweling each other off, helping your partner to apply moisturizer, giving each other massages, and/or getting in bed and cuddling. If you are by yourself, try giving yourself some extra love afterward by putting on your favorite pajama set or robe, having a cup of tea, lighting a candle in your room, and reading a book or watching a feel-good movie.

In this blog, we’ve gone over the complete guide to hot tub sex – from setting the mood to taking care of each other afterward. Ready to take the plunge?