When you practise self-care and self-love, you’re actively producing positive feelings.
It not only boosts your levels of motivation, increases your energy levels, and helps reduce stress, but also enhances self-confidence and happiness.
So, is it a coincidence that masturbation is one of the most loving forms of self-care? Not at all.
When you masturbate and experience orgasm, you release a cocktail of feel-good hormones.
Some of these hormones include endorphins (a hormone that reduces pain and stress, and increases feelings of pleasure), and oxytocin (often called the “love hormone” that increases empathy and even has the ability to lead to more intense orgasms).
So today, we’re going to focus on a specific type of masturbation to promote self-love… shower head masturbation.
Shower Head Masturbation: Easy and Oh So Pleasurable!
In this article, you can expect to learn all about the beauty that is shower head masturbation.
We’ll talk about:
- What shower masturbation is
- Reasons why you should try masturbating with a shower head
- How to masturbate with a shower head
- Tips for even better shower head masturbation
- Best types of shower heads for pleasurable masturbation
- Lubes you can and can’t use in the shower
- How to stay safe during shower head masturbation
What is Shower Head Masturbation?
Shower head masturbation is when one uses their shower head to stimulate their external genitals, such as the clitoris. The water will then be sprayed on and around the vulva.
What’s great about shower head masturbation is that it doesn’t just feel incredibly pleasurable, but the warm water will also promote blood flow to the area.
This will increase levels of arousal by allowing your erogenous zones to become swollen and more susceptible to sexual bliss.
Reasons Why You Should Try Shower Head Masturbation
So why should you mastubate in the shower? Well, there’s a huge appeal to using a shower head to masturbate.
Why does it feel so good? In short, “it mimics the feeling of a very large tongue licking back and forth. It creates a blended sensation that’s a combination of texture, temperature, pressure and movement,” says Jess O’ Reilly, sexologist.
For some, they love the feeling of “being licked” or even the way in which the water moves over their vaginal lips. This alone is why shower head masturbation is something you should try, at least once!
Another reason shower head masturbation can be so pleasurable is because it doesn’t feel the same as a vibrator. And while we, without a doubt, love vibrators, it’s always fun to change things up once in a while.
To use a shower head to masturbate is to experience a different kind of sexual sensation. It’s the ability to feel aroused in a way that’s unlike your regular intimate toys or props. It’s a chance to discover different pleasure points on your body.
And then, of course, it’s free! One need not run out and buy different kinds of sex toys to find their favourite kind of stimulation. This saves money, and is an easy way to reap all the benefits of arousal and orgasm.
Another perk? It’s private! If you live with family, friends, or roommates, it may be difficult to find time alone to get your dose of sexual pleasure. Your self-care shower ritual can be much more than simply getting clean and taking care of your body, but also a moment in which to release without disruption. Take advantage of your bathroom time, you deserve it.
Plus, we couldn’t discredit the fact that some have found complete solace in shower head masturbation. For those who struggle with vaginismus, using a shower head can be a less invasive and less painful way to experience pleasure. Not just that, but shower head masturbation has the opportunity to ease postmenopausal sexual problems such as narrowing of the vaginal walls.
And finally, as we mentioned earlier, when you use warm water, you’re actively increasing blood circulation in the body. This will increase your likelihood of orgasming.
These are all valid and very useful reasons why masturbating in the shower is a fun and enjoyable act of self-love that’s definitely worth a try.
How to Masturbate with a Shower Head
Getting into the more erotic portion of the article, we’re going to give you a little guide on how to masturbate with a shower head.
Of course, everyone is different and experiences pleasure differently, but hopefully you’ll get a few ideas on how to turn your bathroom shower time into something sensual.
It all depends on the strength of the stream of water, the distance at which you hold the shower head, and the movements you make, aka: pressure, distance, and movements.
We’ll get more into the best ways to masturbate with a shower head to reach orgasm below.
Tips for Better Shower Head Orgasms
While this article is mostly focused on using your shower head to orgasm in the shower, we will be mentioning a few ways you can do so in the bathtub too.
Taking a bath is an excellent form of self-care, and there’s tons of fun to be had whilst soaking away your troubles and stress of the day.
1. Find a Water Stream that Works for You
There are a variety of ways to hold your shower head. The trick is to try different things with water pressure masturbation. You could hold it directly towards the external portion of the vulva, such as the clitoris. In this way, the water will stream on your clitoris and the surrounding areas. This could result in a beautiful water pressure orgasm.
Or, if you’ve got a sensitive clitoris, you could use the water stream over this erogenous zone for brief intervals which will avoid overexposure. Try having the stream on or around the clitoris, then moving it to a different area for a moment, such as the thighs or breasts.
2. Use Different Motions to Find Your Bliss
You could keep the shower head in the same position or you could move it in different positions. If you opt for the latter, you can do circular movements, an up-and-down movement, side-to-side motions, or a combination.
In trying different motions, you’ll be able to find the one that gets you the most riled up. Just remember to give each one a solid attempt before moving on, as it may take some time to really benefit from how good it actually feels (unless of course you feel any pain or discomfort).
3. Move Your Body to Experience Your Best Pleasure
Just as we suggested moving the shower head in different positions, moving your body too can aid in finding your favourite shower head masturbation routine. Finding a comfortable position also depends on whether you’re in the shower or in the bathtub.
Masturbating in the shower: If you’re in the shower, you can try squatting down or elevating your leg if that’s possible (perhaps a shower chair could be useful). Using the tips above, the structure of your shower, and what makes you feel comfortable will all help you in finding the best way to masturbate in the shower.
Masturbating in the bathtub: If you’re in a bathtub/shower combo (in which case, you’ll have a shower head), you may want to try a more adventurous position, which is the lotus position.
The lotus position is when you sit down, feet together and knees in a butterfly stance. This position allows for more access to the clitoris while engaging your pelvic muscles (clenching them down can intensify your orgasm too).
Then, for those who have a facet, you’re in for a treat—especially if it has great water pressure. You could lie down on your back with your legs spread open, resting them against the wall and the side of the tub.
Then, position yourself in such a way that the water runs directly onto (or close to) your clitoris. Play with the temperature and position to find something that feels amazing.
4. Water Temperature
Temperature play is a whole new exciting ball game. And the best part is that you can incorporate it into your bathroom self-care routine. It’s wet, it’s fun, and it could provide you with an even bigger buildup of arousal and even stronger orgasms.
Temperature play, in general, is an erotic form of sensation play, and is a way to tease using the elements of heat and cold.
To enjoy the benefits of temperature shower masturbation, consider some of these suggestions:
- Start off with cold water, then slowly increase the temperature to warmer
- Alternate between warm and cold water to feel an array of sensations
- Use only warm water to promote blood flow and allow it to flow onto your vulva or clitoris
- Try a different technique that is to press yourself against the cold wall, then touch yourself while the warm water runs over your body
5. Explore Your Erogenous Zones
Often, when we think about orgasming or receiving sexual pleasure, we think of stimulating the genitals, especially the clitoris or the G-spot. But there are so many other sexy spots on your body that are worth some love and kindness.
The nipples, for example, are full of sensitive nerve endings. You could stimulate your nipples to experience a rush of sexual euphoria and to possibly boost your libido and levels of arousal. It’s also possible to orgasm by nipple stimulation alone. So why not have different kinds of fun with your shower head? There’s no reason not to!
6. Use a Sex Toy (or Your Hand!)
Holding a shower head only requires one hand, right? So why not take advantage of your other hand! For extra stimulation, you could add a waterproof sex toy into the mix! We love the SILA Sonic Clitoral Masturbator and the SONA Clitoral Massager from LELO, both of which are waterproof for some slippery fun.
Alternatively, you could use your hand to stimulate some of your favourite erogenous zones. Go for the clitoris or the G-spot in conjunction with your shower head and it’ll reward you with an array of different sensations that may just tickle your fancy.
What Makes a Shower Head Great for Masturbation?
If you’re not fully invested in getting a new shower head for your masturbation sessions, that’s completely understandable. You can easily play with positions and temperatures to get in your dose of wet and wild shower fun.
If you are looking for a new shower head for masturbating however, you may want to consider some factors.
Aluminium and chrome are arguably the best kinds of material to look out for. They’re sturdy and have a much longer lifespan than other shower heads.
Look out for a shower head with nozzles that’ll distribute and spread water out evenly. The design will also allow you to determine the water’s pressure.
A plus would be to have a shower head that allows you to change the pressure, according to your needs. For that reason, be sure to look at the pressure details before purchasing to ensure you’re getting the kind of pressure you desire.
Then, there’s also the aspect of whether the handle is ergonomic or not. An ergonomic shower head will be invaluable if you’re going to be holding it, as it will allow you to feel comfortable throughout your experience.
A Sex Toy/Shower Head Masturbator
Did you know there are actual sex toys made specifically for shower head masturbation?
These sex toys have been created in such a way that it can be screwed onto the base of your existing shower head. It involves unscrewing your existing shower head and replacing it with a specially-made shower head whose sole function is pleasure.
Can You Use Soap as Lube?
Moving onto an important question when it comes to shower masturbation: can you use soap as lubricant? Absolutely not!
Many soaps and lotions contain perfume and preservatives, such as parabens. These additives can irritate the genitals and lead to infection.
Having said that, soap shouldn’t be used in any form at all during sexual activity, whether it’s in or outside of the shower, or for internal or external use.
Soap was made to strip away oils and dirt from the skin, not to be used as a form of lubricant. Plus, if you did try using soap (which is not recommended), it’ll simply dry out quickly without water, and rinse away easily with water.
On the other hand, silicone-based lube is excellent for playing in the shower or bathtub. It doesn’t wash away in water and it’s longer lasting, which makes it ideal for some wet, slippery fun.
Take note: silicone lubricant may not pair with your sex toy. So if you’re choosing to use a sex toy in the shower, make sure it’s safe to use with silicone lube.
Also, water-based lube isn’t recommended for masturbation in water either as it dissolves very quickly.
Water-based lubricant is recommended for other types of play however, as it’s easy to clean and pairs with almost all sex toy materials.
Honouring Your Sexual Health & Safety During Shower Head Masturbation
And now that we’ve covered all the good bits when it comes to shower head masturbation, there are some things to be aware of.
With these four tips, you’ll be able to have fun and safe shower head exploration while honouring your sexual health.
1. Don’t Insert the Shower Head into Your Vagina
There are many exciting things that you can use for internal vaginal stimulation (such as G-spot stimulation sex toys), but a shower head isn’t one of them. The vagina is extremely sensitive, and if you have any micro tears or fissures, exposing it to a shower head could lead to health issues.
2. Be Careful with the Temperature
While we’re all for temperature play during your shower head masturbation session, if the water or steam is too hot, it could cause bruising or burns. Additionally, it’s important to know that the vagina is very soft and delicate. For that reason, you shouldn’t use super intense pressure.
3. Don’t Douche Your Vagina
This is not only applicable for shower head masturbation, but also douching in general. The vagina has a specific pH balance that should be maintained. When you douche, you not only disrupt its natural pH, but could also kill helpful bacteria and increase the risk of infections, such as HPV, bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. At the same time, a contaminated shower head could potentially lead to pelvic inflammatory disease which can decrease fertility and increase the chance of ectopic pregnancies.
4. Get a Slip-Resistant Mat
Be sure not to discredit the possibility of falling or slipping whilst in the shower. “Slipping and falling is going to be the most dangerous thing to look out for. So a slip-resistant mat for the tub or shower is highly recommended,” says erotic educator, Taylor Sparks. Additionally, make sure you have something sturdy to hold onto or in-reach to grab on to if you feel unsteady, and have your phone nearby in case you need help. A bonus to having your phone around? Steamy selfies!
Shower Head Masturbation: A Final Word
So, after all is said and done, what’s the consensus on shower head masturbation? Two big thumbs up!
Shower head masturbation can be a fantastic new sexual experience—one that may prompt you to find new realms of pleasure in different ways.
It provides you with more privacy as you’re masturbating in the bathroom. It also gives you the freedom to try different positions and pressures with water, and to experiment with temperature play.
It is important however to remember the above-mentioned safety tips so that you can enjoy an overall positive session of self-love filled with delicious orgasms and lots of pleasure.
We wish you lots of wet and wild bathroom masturbation fun with yourself and your shower head.