Make a Splash: 5 Sensual Swimming Pool Positions to Try with Your Partner

Summer just got a whole lot hotter. Don your bikinis and sip your favorite drinks because there's more than just swimming in the water, especially when you're on a getaway with your partner. They can also be a fun way for sensual intimacy! Whether that's a private pool in a hotel or resort, there's a lot of positions to try out under the chlorine-cleaned waters to enhance your sexual experience.

The Benefits of Swimming Pool Sex

But wait: swimming pool sex? Isn't that risqué? Will we actually benefit from this slippery endeavor?

The answer is yes! Getting in on the action in the water can help reduce friction so you can say bye-bye to chaffing and hello to a smooth slide in and out. It can also take your sexual experience to new heights because the buoyancy of the water can create a feeling of weightlessness. Imagine that? Fucking around with no weight to hold you down? It actually gets you excited to know how long you'll last!

But more than that, swimming pool sex is a great way to emotionally connect with your partner due to the relaxed and playful atmosphere surrounding the two of you! It breaks down barriers and creates a sense of intimacy and trust – making way for some splashing fun!

Tips for Safe and Enjoyable Swimming Pool Sex

Ready to take a dive? Before you take the plunge, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure that both of you have a safe and enjoyable experience:

  • Check the temperature: Check the water and make sure that it's at a comfortable temperature which is not too hot or not too cold as it's possible to feel uncomfortable or distracted.

  • Use a water-based lubricant: Yes, you still need to lube up even when you're getting some action in the water. That's because water and lube are two different properties. Water can wash away a body's natural lubrication so adding on lube will make up for that loss.

  • Be mindful of slipperiness: Be careful of the tiles – literally! Pool surfaces can be slippery so be mindful when moving around or changing positions. If you can invest in a non-slip mat, then please do so to provide yourself some extra grip!

  • Practice safe sex: Whether in bed or in the pool, practicing safe sex is a must to prevent the spread of unwanted STIs (sexually transmitted infections) or unwanted pregnancy. Wear those condoms and invest in birth control!

  • Communicate with your partner: Sex wouldn't be fun if both partners aren't communicating. Talk to them about what you're comfortable with and what you want to try in the pool. Make sure that both of you always feel safe and heard to have the utmost fun.

Swimming Pool Pleasure Positions

We're here at the exciting part! Now that you're prepared for a memorable sex at the swimming pool, it's time to explore its many positions. Together with Cosmopolitan and Beauty Heaven, here are some of them that you can try:

The Mermaid

The Mermaid

The Mermaid is a position that doesn't necessarily happen in the water but rather at the poolside. Lie yourself down with your butt sitting right at the edge of the pool while your partner stands in the water, lifting your legs upright. Engaging in foreplay by having your thighs caressed and kissed before your partner squeezes them together and penetrates from there. This is the perfect position for those who don't prefer diving in all the way but rather dip their toes in. Since you're mostly on dry land, allow CUPID to help you get hot and heavy under the summer sun.

The Submarine

The Submarine

The Submarine is a position that requires a little bit of choreography. Using the steps in the pool, have your partner sit down at the highest step while you sit on their lap. Then, lean carefully down until your body is floating by its back. Make sure to have your partner hold you by the waist or back before engaging in penetration. This is a step up from the Mermaid position because this takes advantage of the water's buoyancy and gives you a floating feeling.

The Poolside Straddle

The Poolside Straddle

This one is a variation of the Submarine where the only difference is that instead of you floating by your back, you're straddling your partner like you would when riding them on the bed. This is perfect if you're too skeptical of the water keeping you afloat but still want to experience the weightlessness water gives when bouncing on their laps.

The Float

The Float

This position is the one where coordination is needed the most because it has you lying down on an inflatable while your partner penetrates from behind. You have to be mindful to not float away from their thrusts so make sure they're holding you securely by the waist. This is exciting for couples who are daredevils in their sexual escapades because the position leaves nothing to the imagination. If this isn't enough, then let ALVINA licks up a storm while you're being filled at the same time!

The Beach Bounce

The Beach Bounce

The Beach Bounce is around the same level of risqué as the Float but the only difference is that you fit a beach ball under your hip, giving it a little lift for your partner to penetrate deeply from behind. It's a bit more intense and not for the faint-hearted. You can absolutely do this when the horny gets too much and it needs to be released!

Try out these positions and see which ones work best for you and your partner. Remember to be mindful of safety and communication, and most importantly, have fun!


While having sex in a swimming pool might be weird to start, once you experiment with it, you'll realize that it's such a fun way of spending your summer days entangled with your partner. Swimming pool sex is also a unique way of enhancing that sexual experience as well because of the new environment it presents. With the right safety precautions and communication, you can explore a variety of pleasure positions that can help you to connect emotionally and physically. So go ahead, dive in, and enjoy your aquatic adventures!

Tina Young

Tina Young has always been passionate about exploring sexuality and empowering others to explore and express their own sexual desires. She is an experienced sex toy reviewer, examining people’s relationship with pleasure and the expression and fulfillment of their desires through sex toys. Tina is also a sex coach, helping individuals understand, express, and become comfortable with their own sexuality.