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Mabubuntis ba ako sa swimming pool?

By: Rica Cruz

Hi Ms. Rica:
Is it true that if you have sexy time in the swimming pool or jacuzzi, hindi ma-bubuntis ang babae? And, if gagamit kami ng condom, pwede po ba masira ito sa swimming pool? At kung ayaw po naman namin mag-condom, gumagana po ba ang spermicide? Please answer po.

Thank you,
P

Hi P,
Thank you for your question. Not surprisingly at all, madaming nang nagtatanong sakin tungkol dito. Apparently, uso pala and paggamit ng swimming pool as a way of contraception! A number of people think that having sexy time in the swimming pool will not make you pregnant! Yikes!

Well, in truth, condoms are not normally tested in pools or hot tubs. So we do not have conclusive proof if condoms will or will not work when exposed to the the chemicals in pools and hot tubs.

Pero, if you’ll have sexy play in in any body of water, I believe it is important for you to know these things:

– Sexy play in the hot tub or pool water does not kill or immobilize sperm. Kaya, even if you go down and dirty in the pool, this is not a sure way na hindi mabubuntis ang babae.

– Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can still be passed on between partners. In other words, pwede ka pa rin magkasakit.

– Kapag gagamit naman ng spermicide, it is most likely to be washed off in water.

– Chemicals and bacteria in the pool or tub can enter the woman and might give her irritation and even infection.

– Heat from the hot tub may break the latex of the condoms. So…you know what happens when condoms break, right?

– Aside from heat, oil-based chemicals such as lotions, sunscreen, etc. can also break the latex.

– If the condom is not put on properly, water can get in it, and it will cause the condom to slip off.

Having said all those, of course, it’s better to have a certain kind of protection than nothing at all, di ba? Mas OK na na may suot ng condom, kaysa wala! Pero siyempre, it might not work as effectively.

So…what do I suggest? Instead of doing the deed in the pool or the tub, I would say that it’s better if you use the tub as a venue for pre or post-action na lang!

So when you feel that it’s time to enter the cave, better to get out of the water…and be safer, than sorry! #takeitfromthesexymind

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If you have questions on love and sex that you want me to answer, you may message me at www.facebook.com/TheSexyMind or DM me on Instagram: _ricacruz.

Biography: Rica Cruz is a Licensed Psychologist and Sex Therapist. She comes out as the Resident Sex Therapist on Boys’ Night Out every Thursday night on Magic 89.9.

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