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I had sex in a public pool when I was 22.
Dana Delany
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Sex in a pool. Why is it common enough to warrant a trope? Perhaps it's our distant amphibian past. Perhaps it's because you don't get cold. Perhaps water is an aphrodisiac. Perhaps the amount of glistening skin left exposed by bathing suits is a turn-on. Whatever, sometimes two people get into a swimming pool and take part in what many public pools describe as "heavy petting". It's also done in a bathtub or hot tub. Sometimes goes hand in hand with Underwater Kiss.

It sometimes goes hand in hand with Underwater Kiss.

Similar to Shower of Love where the aquatic lovemaking is done in the shower rather than a tub.

Examples of Two-Person Pool Party include:

Anime & Manga

  • In Strawberry Panic, Kaname and Momomi have moments were they do this in the bathtub during episodes 13 and 15.
  • Kuttsukiboshi features the school's private pool as the unfortunate victim of Aya and Kiiko's private time. Summer can have that effect in anyone, it seems.

Comic Books

  • The XXXenophile story "Sweet Water". One of the participants is a naiad (the spirit of the spring that feeds the pool). Meaning that the guy is not just having sex in the pool, he is having sex with the pool.
  • Like most sex tropes, this one has been used in the Cherry Comics.
  • Bishop-Major Simon Passover scores with a mother and daughter at the same time in a sunken tub in Ironwood.
  • Implied to be a part of Garth (Aqualad) and Tula (Aquagirl's) love life in Teen Titans. Both are Atlantean and need to spend a lot of time immersed anyway.
  • Common in the Housewives At Play art collections.



  • In The Terror by Dan Simmons the captain has a flashback to sex in a pool. It's used to reveal a bit about the era, namely he completely misses the woman he loves having an orgasm.
  • Twilight Slightly different, Bella and Edward honeymoon, started with a midnight swim on the ocean. It was a private island, fortunately.
  • In The Otherworld, two people who have UST go skinny dipping together in her family's private pool. After the inevitable occurs, they take the pool towels into the woods and fall asleep together.

Live Action TV

  • Happened in the first season of French version of Big Brother.
    • And the sixth season of the British one, allegedly.
  • Sex and the City
  • In The L Word pilot, Jenny's first sapphic stirrings come as she watches Shane and a random girl get it on in the pool next door.
  • In Mad Men, Don has sex with a young woman in a pool. Her father is having sex with another woman in the same pool.
  • Honest. Twice.
  • Glee - Finn believes Quinn when she tells him she got pregnant in the hot tub, even though they didn't have sex – or even take their bathing suits off.
  • Naomi and Emily were supposed to do something like this in Skins, until they realized that the lake they were using was a hell of a lot colder than anyone anticipated and Kathryn Prescott (Emily) ended up in an ambulance with hypothermia.
  • Don't even try to imagine how many diseases are floating in the hot tub on Jersey Shore.
  • Tony and Carmella's reconciliation in season 5 of The Sopranos starts in the pool.
  • The reality dating show Blind Date, had a lot of those. Especially in a hot tub.
  • In Desperate Housewives, the way we find out Andrew is gay is that he's doing this with his friend Justin.
  • In one scene, in Playboy: Girls of Spring Break suggests that Wendy Christine and Michelle Mullica are holding one in the Jacuzzi.

Video Games

  • The Sims lets your Sim couples do this in hot tubs. In public.
  • This can occur between Geralt and Triss in The Witcher 2. Although their pool is really a fountain.
  • Implied to have happened in Final Fantasy X. If Tidus and Yuna didn't go all the way, they certainly seemed to have done everything shy of it.

Web Original

  • In one of the earlier threads of Survival of the Fittest version three, Guy Rapide implies that he and Kallie Majors had sex in a pool.

Western Animation

  • Marge and Homer Simpson did it once. The cops tried helicopter surveillance.

 "Do not be alarmed! Continue swimming naked! Aw c'mon, continue! C'mon! ...Open fire, Lou."

  • American Dad takes this trope into a rather weird direction. Specifically, with Stan and Roger.
  • There's an implied one at the end of the Hey Arnold episode, "Synchronized Swimming," between Coach Wittenberg and his estranged wife, Tish, while enjoying a late-night float in the community center pool.

 Coach Wittenberg: What do you say we implore the mysteries of the deep?

Tish Wittenberg: Oh, Jack...

Coach Wittenberg: Tish...

(both dive underwater)


  1. And that gets "Homaged" in the Hongkong soft porn The Fruit is Swelling '97.
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