Get wet with your lover this summer

The official start of summer is just a few days away, and swimming season is in session. Jumping in the pool or filling a glass with ice water are great ways to stay cool, but they can also help heat things up. Having a bit of adult fun with water can be a great way to celebrate summer and beat the heat, but there are a few things you should keep in mind before you start making waves of pleasure.

Be aware of the dangers of aquatic intimacy

According to the University of Kansas' healthcare website, there haven't been any studies that suggest using condoms in the water is at all unsafe, but substances such as chlorine in a pool or soap in the shower may weaken the material, so it is best to err on the side of caution. Even if you're in a hot tub or the shower, the hot water may affect the condom. So, keep your liquid escapades PG-13, just to be safe.

Poolside pleasure

If you're lucky enough to have a private pool or hot tub at your disposal, you can certainly take advantage of the cool water. Be respectful of your neighbors if you choose to go this route. If your backyard is not entirely private, wait until nightfall and keep the lights low so you don't attract attention to yourselves. You should also consider keeping your pool time to foreplay only because as mentioned above, the chemicals in the water may damage condoms. Don't be fooled by saltwater pools either – they just use salt to create chlorine in the pool instead of adding the chemical directly.

Get dirty while you're getting clean

The shower can be a fun place for a romantic rendezvous, whether you surprise your lover under the water or you want to rinse the pool water off together and continue your fun. As long as you keep the temperatures low and remember to get the condom on before you step under the water, feel free to go at it like slippery rabbits. You may want to keep some personal lubricant handy for this romp, as water is far less helpful for this than you might imagine. The Lifestyles Luxe™ Premium Personal lubricant works great in the water. Make sure you've got something sturdy to hold onto for balance, as well.

Try using some ice, ice baby

When you want to beat the heat and a pool, shower or hot tub are out of the question, you can still stay cool when things heat up in the bedroom. Put a glass of ice on the bedside table and use pieces to tease one another's erogenous zones. Trailing an ice cube across your lover's neck, belly, thighs and any other spots on their body that get a good reaction to touch normally can have the same effect as fingertips. The cold sensation can be exciting and the perfect way to balance a steamy session on a hot summer day. You can hold the ice cube in your hand or slip one in your mouth to deliver a completely different sensation your lover is sure to enjoy. If the change in temperature really does it for you or your partner, you'll probably also want to try the Lifestyles Warm Lovin'® Personal Lubricant, which is ideal for chilly nights.

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