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Many of us have had the bright idea to take our favorite sex toys outside of the bedroom—and into the shower. The only issue with this plan? While many sex toys are designed to be water-friendly, they aren’t actually waterproof. “Water-resistant” and “fully submersible” are two very different things. And depending on how luxe and price-y your favorite sex toy is that can be a major loss.
Thankfully, there are tons of genuinely waterproof vibrators on the market. So we can all stop murdering our favorite sex toys in a quixotic quest to figure out which ones are bathtub-compatible.
It should come as no surprise that many sex toys are completely waterproof. Suction-cup dildos were practically designed with shower walls in mind, and you can straight-up boil select stainless steel, silicone, and glass toys to clean them. As a general rule of thumb, if it doesn’t have a battery, motor, or some other electrical component, you can probably introduce it to your bathtub. The issue, of course, is that most vibrators have batteries, motors, and other electrical components. Are they totally off-limits in water-heavy settings?
No, they aren’t off-limits—at least, some of them aren’t. Many vibrating toys are genuinely waterproof. You can bring them into the shower or tub—even into the pool or hot tub (assuming you have adequate privacy). Though these toys have electrical or battery-operated components, they boast solid shells that keep water from getting inside. This means you’ll want to take good care of your waterproof toys; a small crack could mean your vibrator is no longer submersible.
What’s nice? Waterproof vibrators are (un)surprisingly abundant. Your options aren’t limited at all. There are waterproof rabbit vibrators, waterproof clitoral vibrators, waterproof anal vibrators, and more. Your go-to vibrator is likely available in a waterproof variation—or at least, something very similar to it is. The space is so vast and varied that you could easily swap out all your favorite vibrators and replace them with waterproof options. And considering how situationally versatile waterproof sex toys are, that might not be such a bad idea after all.