Although making love in a pool sounds fun and sexy, it’s not exactly the safest way to get it on.
Researchers from the University of Alberta tested the water of 31 actively used pools in Canada for an artificial sweetener called acesulfame potassium. It’s found in most food and drinks so it’s no surprise that it’s present in human urine. They found that a commercial-size swimming pool harbors approximately 20 gallons of urine. Gross!
According to an article of NPR.org, it isn’t just unhygienic; it’s also “potentially dangerous.”
“Chlorine reacts with urine to form a host of potentially toxic compounds called disinfection byproducts. These can include anything from the chloramines that give well-used pools the aforementioned odor, to cyanogen chloride, which is classified as a chemical warfare agent,” the paper reads.
So just imagine how getting intimate in the pool can introduce that bacteria into you and your partner’s private areas. It could put you both at risk for unwanted infections.
So if you don’t want to risk your penis getting exposed to bacteria, stick to having sex in the bedroom. It’s much safer.