If you want to get buzzy in the bathroom, you’re going to need a waterproof toy. Waterproof vibrators are specially sealed so that they can be fully immersed in a tub full of water, or taken into the shower to fulfil one of the most common sexy fantasies. You can enjoy super-slippery pleasure and orgasms in an exciting extra location, safe in the knowledge that your vibrator won’t break. Here are a few buying tips.
You can buy waterproof versions of pretty much every type of vibrator, from bullets to rabbits, and in lots of materials including silicone as well as smooth plastic and jelly rubber. The choice really is yours – you’ll find every shape, colour and style out there.
How do I know it’s waterproof?
It’s really important that you do read the small print to make sure the packaging or online description says ‘waterproof’ rather than just ‘splashproof’, as the latter only means it can be wiped with a damp cloth, and if you put it under water it won’t survive. As well as or instead of being described as waterproof, you might see some vibrators labelled as being ‘submersible’, which means the same thing.
How can you really be confident that an electrical product like a vibrator is waterproof, though? It’s simply down to extra-careful design. Battery-powered waterproof vibrators are completely watertight when the well-sealed battery compartment is properly closed, and many rechargeable toys are also completely safe to use under water because of the way the charging point is concealed.
Aquatic adventure options
Some people need to be discreet when they're indulging in some bathroom "me" time, so a waterproof bullet vibrator is ideal. Another advantage is that it can be simply dropped into your wash bag and taken on your travels.
If you want dual vaginal and clitoral stimulation, however, you can’t beat a rabbit vibrator, but the majority of them will be louder than a bullet so you might need to wait until you’re home alone and you’ve got the privacy you need.
It’s not even just ordinary vibrator styles that are good for bathroom fun, though. Whatever kind of sex toy you’re into, you’re virtually guaranteed to find a waterproof version. Some vibrating cock rings, for example, are completely submersible, creating all kinds of sexy shower potential for couples.
Chosen your toy? Here are just a few tips for making the most of your steamy sessions.
- Water-based lubricants tend to wash straight off as soon as you get in the shower, so pick up a bottle of silicone lubricant instead. Not only is it ultra long-lasting but it’s water resistant too. Remember, though, that silicone lube can only be used with plastic sex toys (or glass or metal), not silicone ones. Happily, silicone toys are super-sleek by design so just a spot of water-based lube on insertion, if you want it, will do the job.
- Make sure to tightly close your waterproof vibrator before taking it into the bathroom. Give the base a twist until it's tight, then twist again to make it extra secure.
- Submersing your vibrator in water will make it a lot noisier as the sound will be amplified. If you need your session to be quieter, use your vibe in the shower rather than the tub.
- Want something you can keep in the bathroom all the time for impulsive grab-and-go fun? The cute I Rub My Duckie yellow duck vibrator will look right at home on your bathroom shelf! Just be careful in case any house guests fancy having a floating companion too while they have a soak...
Helen Self is a blogger and sex toy expert who writes for Lovehoney Australia.