Pregnancy Myth vs. Fact
Can she get pregnant while taking a hot, steamy bath together, even if we have swimsuits on?
The short answer to this question is "NO". There are many myths out there about what will and will not cause a woman to get pregnant. These myths are even more prominent in some of the more conservative religious family cultures because sex is simply not talked about in the home, so the kids grow up believing all kinds of myths and and tall tales about sex. It’s such a mystery to them…
In this case, sperm do not live very long outside of the body and when you throw in the chlorine from the bath, the little guys just don’t have a chance. Barring some type of immaculate conception, it’s very, very unlikely that a woman could get pregnant this way.
But don’t get too smug just yet, she COULD still get pregnant…
The Real Question About Sex, Pregnancy, and a "Hot Bath"
Here is a very interesting twist on this topic. If a couple is taking a hot bath together, are they sitting at opposite corners of this bath tub? Are they six feet away from one another? Are they waving at each other and having to yell across the pool to hear each other?
No? So then, what ARE are they doing exactly? Is there any alcohol involved?
In these situations proximity leads to more proximity… and that often leads to what we call "slippage". Couples can get lost in the heat of the moment and before you know it – "Whoops!"
So the real question is: "What are they really doing in the steamy, hot tub together?"
Taking a bath is highly unlikely. They are more likely pursuing mild, pseudo-sexual relations but are afraid to call it sex because of whatever silly taboo or maybe just a little shyness. So what can you do?
Call it what it is and take the appropriate precautions. Wear a condom if you really, really want to be safe.
Safe Sex Recommended Reading
If you really want to get a better understanding about sex, and especially safe sex, here are a couple of books that will get you started on the right path.
The first one is the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amazing Sex. Whenever you want to learn a new topic, the Idiot’s Guide and even the For Dummies series are great because they cover so many aspects of the subject very thoroughly. They’re also generally very well written and easy to read.
Another book which is a very well illustrated and also very tastefully done is the Sexopedia by Anne Hooper.
If your parents didn’t bother talking to you about sex, like most parents don’t, go grab these two books and you will better informed. It’s a much better idea than getting this info from your buddies and flying blind…
Sex is a natural and beautiful part of life, but it’s also a very serious topic. What you don’t know about sex CAN hurt you. If you’re going to partake in it (even if you don’t quite call it "sex"), get educated and be smart about it.