How to Masturbate in the Bathtub

Bathtub masturbation is one of the most underrated forms of masturbation. Aside from having your own quality time in the bathroom, it’s convenient, clean, and open to many possibilities. However, many people are too anxious to experiment with their bath pleasures’ privacy and safety. But, with various techniques that exist today, you can forget your worries and enjoy this form of sensual self-stimulation.

What is bathtub masturbation?

Bath masturbation, the act of masturbating in the bathroom shower or tub, is an overlooked aspect of solo sexual pleasure. Still, it is one of the most gratifying ways to pleasure yourself. You may use water techniques to stimulate yourself such as by using running water, jet spray, sex toys, or your bare hands.

Aside from that, bathtub masturbation offers either both privacy and the thrill of getting caught at the same time, especially if you are using a shared bathroom. This makes the act more exciting and gratifying. You are also free to use the sound of running water to mask your moans and spend as much time as you want to pleasure yourself.

Benefits of water masturbation

Water Masturbation is a great way to explore your body, relieve stress, and feel good. It’s a fun way to spend time with yourself, especially if you’re feeling lonely or bored. It is also a great way to get in touch with your body and explore your sexuality.  It has a few benefits over regular masturbation:

1. It increases blood circulation, releases endorphins, and may even help you sleep better.

Water masturbation and orgasm deliver all kinds of good feelings into your body and help release tension from sore muscles in your back, neck, and shoulders. By releasing endorphins (natural pain relievers) into your bloodstream, it then binds onto opiate receptors found throughout the body. This includes those in the genitals which causes them to relax too! 

2. It gives your body a chance to explore your body’s erogenous zones.

Masturbating with water is a fun way to increase the intensity of your orgasm. Water masturbation provides you with an opportunity to explore different types of stimulation, and in different parts of your body. This can help you figure out what works best for you when it comes to sex. If you’re looking for ways to spice things up in the bedroom, try adding this fun practice into your routine!

3. It can help to ease postmenopausal sexual problems.

If you experience postmenopausal sexual problems, then bathtub masturbation will do you wonders. Water is slippery and smooth, making it easier for you to slide your hand over your genitals without friction. This can be especially helpful if you’re having trouble reaching orgasm during intercourse or manual stimulation due to dryness and narrowing of vaginal walls during postmenopausal. Still, water might not be enough for some people so make sure you use soap, oil, or waterproof lube for safety.

4. It’s safe and easy to clean up afterward.

It’s hard to get clean when you’re masturbating in bed or on the couch. However, in bathtub masturbation, you can use plain water or add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for added relaxation. AND THERE’S NO MESS AT ALL!

5. You don’t need any special equipment or toys (but you can still use them!)

In bathtub masturbation, using sex toys is not necessary. Just using your hands, some warm water, showerheads, faucets, towels, or a bath mat is enough. But, make sure to consider the type of carpet you have in your bathroom. Still, using waterproof sex toys for additional pleasure won’t definitely hurt. *wink*

How to get the best bathtub masturbation orgasm

The bathtub is a great place to get some relaxation time, and it’s also a great place to get in some sexy time. If you’ve ever had any doubts about the latter, we’re here to tell you that there are some seriously fun things you can do in the tub.

1. Add bubbles to the game!

Let’s begin with the basics: what you need is the right mood music, some candles, and a few bubbles in your bathtub. If you haven’t already tried adding bubbles to your bath water, then you need to give it a shot! It’s such a simple way to make your experience more exciting and the bubbles actually feel great and add lubrication to your skin.

2. Enjoy simple barehand masturbation with waterproof lube.

Lube is a great way to make bathtub masturbation more enjoyable, but you need to use waterproof lube, or else the water would just cancel its effect. Use more than you normally need and press your finger all over your genitals and feel yourself continuously. Allow your fingers or body to increase its pace. Trust me, you’ll love the feeling.

3. Use the shower head.

If you don’t have any sex toys available, your shower head will do. Try using your detachable shower head in stimulating your clit. You can spread your legs and prop them up to make the stimulation more intense. You can try different intensities of the pressure and this will surely amplify your sexy bathtub experience. 

4. Invest in good waterproof sex toys.

(Joi – Rotating Head G-spot Vibrator & Clit Licker)

If you’re interested in using sex toys, a good place to start is with waterproof toys. These toys can be used in the shower or bathtub, and they’ll last longer than other types of toys because there’s no risk of water damage. There are also different types of sex toys that you can use to make your masturbating in the bathtub more exciting. But personally, here are some of my favorites:

(Rahim – Self Thrusting Dildo Machine Remote Control)

But if you have a penis, I suggest you use one of these:

5. Let the faucet do its thing.

Bathtub aficionados have developed a number of positions for a successful aquatic orgasm. The most popular, and perhaps the most universally practiced is using the faucet to get off in the bathtub for vulva owners. Maneuver your butt down towards the drain so you can position yourself directly underneath the faucet. If the water is still not close enough, you can use a faucet extender and just let the faucet do the thing.

6. Read or watch something sexy.

If you want to feel more horny and steamy before masturbating, try reading some erotic books beforehand. I’m a book lover so I’m actually afraid to submerge my fave ones in the water. This is why I bought a bathtub tray where I can place my tablet and watch some good sex videos. I also find sexy podcasts arousing, but I only do this when I’m alone at home and I can put it on speaker.

7. Change your position.

Some people find it frightening to try new positions while masturbating in a bathtub. However, you only need a good bathtub seat and an anti-slide mat to help you maintain your position and avoid accidents. While some people can easily get off while lying down, you might want to try sitting or propping your legs up for more intensity.

Tips for a safe and great bathtub escapade

Yes, bathtub masturbation feels good but you still need to ensure your safety to fully enjoy your experience. Here are some of the tips that we have for you.

1. Make sure everything is clean.

First things first: cleanliness. Make sure that the surfaces and crevices of your bathtub are all clean. You can also check the faucet, showerhead, basin, and jets if there is something you need to clean. This will not only help you avoid dirt and bacteria but cleaning the bathtub will also ensure you won’t easily slip from it.

The first thing you *absolutely* need to do before getting down and dirty in the tub or shower is to make sure it’s clean — the faucet, the jets, the showerhead, the basin…all of it.

2. Add some upgrades to your bathroom.

If you want a better experience while pleasuring yourself in the bathtub, you may want to consider upgrading your space. For example, change the showerhead, buy faucet extensions, or add a soft bathtub seat and pillow. You can also try adding a bathtub tray where you can put your book, phone, tablet, or laptop.

3. Put some skid-proof tub mats for additional safety.

You don’t want to ruin your steamy bathtub masturbation to an accident straight to ER. Just imagine medical practitioners finding you in the bathroom with lube and dildos around–a complete nightmare! So, to avoid this, make sure to put some skid-proof mat in your tub for additional safety.

4. Use shower steamers instead of bath bombs.

Some experts say that using too many scent baths and bath bombs is harmful to your genitals. You should also try to avoid using bath salts while at it. So, to be safe when touching yourself in the bathtub, try using shower steamers instead. The scent can still set the mood inside your bathroom but without direct contact with your body. 

5. Set up some mood-changing lights.

Want to be a little extra for your self-pleasuring night at your bathtub? Try setting up some mood lighting with color-changing LED lights. This small detail will surely create a major impact on your experience. Plus, you can customize the brightness and the color depending on your preference!


Bath masturbation is an exciting and amazing experience that everyone should experience. Not only is it easy, but it will also help you explore more about your body and your sexual preferences. However, make sure that you practice safety and use waterproof lube and vibrators at all times.