Many vulva owners have found that the stream of water that comes from showers can help with orgasms. Some simply use the pressure of a showerhead to facilitate orgasms and masturbate in peace, whereas others use the entire showerhead for masturbation. Because of the widespread use of the showerhead in masturbation, many females have been asking if showerhead masturbation (not just shower masturbation) is safe and, if so, what are the best techniques.
This article helps you determine if masturbation with a showerhead is safe and how you can optimize your climax.
Is it safe to masturbate with a showerhead?
Women have been using all kinds of household objects, such as toothbrushes, cucumbers, and showerheads, to masturbate for ages. Some of them, such as organic matter, pose real risks of yeast infections. But showerheads and sprays of water are completely safe. There is no harm in exposing your clitoris or genitals to a fast spray of water. When you direct the showerhead nozzle towards your clitoris, it can provide deep cleansing while delivering an orgasm.
Caution #1. Don’t insert the showerhead into your vagina
However, you must follow some simple cautions while engaging in showerhead masturbation. You can direct the showerhead nozzle towards your clitoris, but don’t try inserting the entire showerhead into your vagina. If there’s a micro-tear or fissure on your genitals, exposing it to the showerhead can lead to problems. But it’s completely safe to hold the showerhead close to your vagina — without touching the soft tissues.
Caution #2. Don’t burn or bruise your vaginal tissues
Furthermore, you should manage the water pressure and temperature to ensure safety. The vaginal tissues are softer and more delicate than the other skin tissues on your body, so you should lower your water pressure a little. You should also keep the water at a comfortable temperature. If the steam from the showerhead is extremely hot, it may cause burns or bruises. Listen to your body — if it feels too powerful or hot, pull back.
Caution #3. Your vagina doesn’t need douching
Douching is the practice of cleaning the internal genitalia, such as the vagina and anus. You shouldn’t douche the vagina because it has the ideal pH balance to maintain optimal sexual health. If you vigorously douche your vagina, you may kill helpful bacteria and increase the risk of infections, such as HPV. As such, you shouldn’t go overboard with spraying into your vagina, and you should definitely avoid soaps in your vagina.
How to reach climax with showerhead masturbation?
How you reach climax with showerhead masturbation depends on your personal preferences. You should ideally experiment with the strength of the stream of water, the distance at which you hold the showerhead, and the movements you make with the showerhead. Keep experiments with these three factors — pressure, distance, and movements — to find the techniques that get you going. You will know when you’re close to a climax.
Tip #1. Adjust the position of the water stream
You can try holding the water stream directly to the external portion of the clitoris and then move the stream around to the surrounding regions. Some people have trouble climaxing because of over-sensitivity. If that’s the issue, only use the water stream for brief intervals to avoid overexposure. After every couple of seconds of exposure, move the water stream to other parts of your body, such as the thighs, underarms, and other erogenous zones.
Tip #2. Try different motions and movements with the showerhead
Try holding the showerhead stationary or move it in different positions. You can try circular positions, up and down motions, side to side motions, or a combination of all. Different people respond to different types of sensations, so you should experiment with the position and motion of your showerhead to find the technique most conducive to orgasms. While trying different positions, stay in the position long enough to understand what works and what doesn’t.
Tip #3. Place your body in different positions
It’s not enough to adjust the position of the showerhead — you should also adjust your body’s position to find the ideal position for an orgasm. You can try squatting down, lying down flat on the bathtub, getting spread-eagled on the bathtub, elevating one leg on a raised platform, and trying other positions. The more you experiment with your body, the more likely that you’ll find a position that works for you.
Tip #4. Create an arousing setting for yourself
Orgasms are as much about your mindset as about the physicality of your body. Some people that struggle with clitoral atrophy might find this a great way to calmly try something new. If you think too hard about orgasming and failure, you might not be able to orgasm. That’s why you must create a relaxed setting for yourself, perhaps play some sensual music, allow yourself to calm down, and then use the showerhead. And even if you don’t orgasm, that’s okay; just enjoy the journey!
Tip #5. Explore your erogenous zones
The human body is full of erogenous zones that can heighten your sexual pleasure. Erogenous zones are parts of the body with a high concentration of nerve endings, making them incredibly delicate to the touch. Some of the most common erogenous zones are the neck, underarms, nipples, thighs, and navel, but everyone’s erogenous zones are unique. Stimulating your erogenous zones with the showerhead might help with a climax.
Tip #6. Introduce a sex toy into masturbation
If the showerhead isn’t enough, you can also introduce sex toys, such as dildos, vibrators, and clitoral suckers like Biird's Namii, into the equation. Sex toys can alleviate stress, improve your mood, and provide numerous other psychological benefits. They can also make it easier for you to orgasm in the shower. If you choose the correct sex toy for your purpose and goals, you can significantly improve your shower masturbation experiences.