For many people, having sex underwater is a major bucket list item. And it usually seems like a pretty great idea during the summer, particularly during a vacation: It’s hot out, you’re likely near a body of water, and if you are, there’s a decent chance you’re half-naked already. It can feel like a rush, too, since having sex in a new place breaks you out of your usual routine.
“Water is primal for us,” says Claire Cavanah, co-founder of Babeland and co-author of Moregasm: Babeland’s Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex. “Sex in water can feel adventurous, [and it’s] a way to mix it up and break out of a rut. In a lake or ocean, there’s an element of exhibitionism and the risk of getting caught that makes it exciting for some people.”