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If there’s one thing we (probably) all love, it’s public sex. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not one of those people who only has sex in the wildest places we can think of, ignoring the bedroom and getting down and dirty in places that could lead to some trouble. But, c’mon, what’s better than doing it in a car, in a park or on a hotel balcony? Oh, right, absolutely nothing.

While public sex is awesome, one of the places that many people want to do it in is a swimming pool — especially this time of year when it’s hotter than balls out. Yep, it’s true, pool sex is great. That said, while it’s popular and definitely gets the sexual engines running, it’s not all that sanitary.

Sorry to burst your bubble, fellas, but pool sex can lead to some serious consequences, and that’s why we felt it necessary to share some of those with you before you stick your little willy inside of your girl while swimming. We don’t want to scare you, but, hey, it’s good to know what you’re exposing yourselves to.

Dr. Ruth Westheimer — yes, the famous sex doctor — mentioned in a piece for NPR in 2017 just how much a swimming pool is, essentially, a cesspool of germs. So, for all you people thinking pool sex is a good idea, read some of this info first.

Rather than breakdown the entire NPR piece, we’ll just paraphrase a little bit of it. In the study — which looked at the odors that come from pools — it turns out that chlorine isn’t the only thing giving off those stenches you smell, but it’s pee, sweat and body oils, too!

The scientists calculated that one 220,000-gallon, commercial-size swimming pool contained almost 20 gallons of urine. In a residential pool (20-by-40-foot, five-feet deep), that would translate to about two gallons of pee. It’s only about one-hundredth of a percent, but any urine in a swimming pool can be a health concern for some people, not to mention that smell that never quite goes away.

To gather their research, scientists collected water samples from both pools and hot tubs from hotels and rec centers, leading to lots and lots of urine and other nasty substances floating around that someone wouldn’t be able to see with the naked eye. Does that sound like something you want floating inside of you while having pool sex? Uh, no.

Ernest Blatchley III, an environmental engineer at Purdue University, even said this: “I think you can assume that if people are using your pool, they’re peeing in it.” Yeah, that’s not something you want to know while you and your girl are getting naked and, eventually, getting naughty.

Hey, public sex is great, guys, but it looks like Dr. Ruth wants to make sure we all understand that pool sex isn’t the best type of public sex — well, if you want to stay healthy, that is. There’s just something about strange bacteria floating around your private parts that should freak us all out, so maybe you should just keep things naughty on the pool deck instead?

(H/T NPR)

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