Who doesn’t get a little turned on when their partner joins them in the shower? The cascading water, the steam, the delicious aromas wafting through the air, and the spanking-clean, naked skin are total aphrodisiacs. But let’s be real: Shower sex ain’t easy to pull off. All the same things that make it so hot—the slipperiness, the crammed quarters—also make it logistically challenging. To get it on without slipping and sliding all over the place, try one of these 10 shower sex positions.
1. The Wraparound
How to do it: Lean back against the shower wall while your partner stands in front of you—then wrap one leg around their waist (or ask them to hold the back of your knee in the crook of their elbow to make this move a little easier on you). From this angle, they can penetrate you, finger you, use a waterproof vibrator, or do pretty much whatever your heart (and body) desires.
Why it works: You’ve got support in two places—the wall and your partner’s arms—so a tumble out of the tub is unlikely. Plus, this position allows you to have sex face-to-face, which is nice because it’s so intimate (and you get a good view).
2. Standing Doggy-Style
How to do it: Put your palms against the shower wall, leaning toward it at a 45-degree angle with your knees slightly bent for comfort. Your partner can then penetrate you from behind or reach around to play with your clitoris or breasts—or, even better, all of the above.
Why it works: This is considered one of the go-to shower sex positions for a reason: You’re secure between the wall and your partner, which leaves you free to focus on the sensations instead of worrying about slipping.
3. Sit and Slide
How to do it: Have your partner take a seat with their butt on the tub’s base and their legs stretched out, then straddle them for any version of woman-on-top sex that you prefer.
Why it works: Woman-on-top sex lets you control the pace and intensity. Bonus: The water hitting your back will keep you nice and warm.
4. Get a Leg Up
How to do it: Stand with one leg bent onto the rim of the tub to keep your balance (Captain Morgan style), and have your partner sit between your legs and go down on you.
Why it works: Admittedly, this position comes with the most risk—a wet foot placed on the edge of a slippery tub could send you flying out of the tub—so proceed with extreme caution and dry feet. But done right, this angle can feel divine. The leg up lets you spread your legs apart so your partner can hit just the right spots.
5. The Hanging Garden
How to do it: Your partner takes full control, picking you up and holding you midair as you wrap your legs around their waist for a steamy makeout session. While it can be a little bit of a workout, it’s well worth the effort.
Why it works: This position will feel ultra sexy with the water coming down around you both. Plus, since you’re face-to-face, you can let your hands wander wherever they please.
6. Standing Splits
How to do it: With your partner behind you and you bent over, drop your head toward your toes and lift one leg into a standing split, just like you’d do in yoga class. (This one’s not easy, we know, so proceed with extreme caution.) Leave your raised leg resting on your partner’s chest so they can please you from behind with their hands, penis, or toy.
Why it works: If you’re flexible enough, the novelty alone makes this one worth a try. Just make sure you have a non-skid mat on the floor of the shower (or take it outside to the bath mat), as this one requires stability and balance.
7. The Love Chair
How to do it: If your shower has a bench inside, here’s how to take advantage of it: Have your partner sit down first and then you sit on top of them, facing away. With your back pressed against their chest, you can drive the action or have them reach around and pleasure you from the front.
Why it works: This position, also known as The Hot Seat, puts you in full control. Meanwhile, your partner can caress your back, run their fingers through your wet hair, kiss your neck, and talk dirty in your ear if you’re into that.
8. All Hands on Deck
How to do it: Please each other using your hands under the cascading water. You can sit side by side and lean against each other, sit opposite each other, or, if your tub is big enough, lie down facing each other like you would on a bed.
Why it works: The slick feeling of legs, arms, and other parts gliding against each other is a surefire way to get you two in the mood. And since getting into position in the shower can be an admittedly tricky affair, this one’s simplicity makes it a sexy solution for too-small showers and extra slippery floors.
9. Stand and Kneel
How to do it: Take turns standing against the shower wall. The other partner kneels at the standing one’s feet and pleases them however they like.
Why it works: This position knows no limits, so you can get creative and pleasure each other with your hands, mouths, toys (just make sure they’re waterproof!), noses…anything goes, says Astroglide’s resident sexologist Jess O’Reilly. Plus, you can alternate as often as you want, so you each get a break from holding yourselves up in potentially slippery circumstances.
10. On Your Knees
How to do it: To take away the balancing act completely, start with both of you on your knees, one partner behind the other. Whoever is in the back can reach over and use their hands or a toy on their partner’s genitals, breasts, lips, or other erogenous zones. The one in the front can reach back and get handsy as well, lean against the wall in front for support, or just enjoy the stream of water.
Why it works: You may not be able to see each other’s faces, but that might actually help you engage your other senses, says O’Reilly, like sound and, of course, touch.