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Hot Tub Sex

Do I have to worry about “getting anything” when I have sex in a hot tub?
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Dear Hot Sex,

Hot tub sex can increase your risk for several health problems, namely because of the bacteria pseudomonas that may be present in unclean tubs. This bacterium can cause skin infections, plus since underwater sex lacks lube, slight vaginal tearing can take place, allowing the bacteria in. As far as STDs, one to be particularly concerned about is trichomoniasis, a parasite that can survive for hours in water and that has been linked to hot tub use. Likewise, you should be concerned about any potential sexually transmitted infections your partner might have.