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->''"Shower sex is always an explosive orgasm machine in movies. In real life, shower sex invariably results in both parties emerging insufficiently washed and sexually unsatisfied."''
-->-- '''Creator/NathanRabin''', [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/colorblind-and-comically-convoluted-case-file-142,30685/ reviewing]] ''Film/ColorOfNight''

Two people have sex under a running shower. Since shower windows have a tendency to get steamed up, this allows for literal CensorSteam. [[WallBangHer Sex against the wall]] ''is'' a possibility, but there is the likelihood of injury from slip and fall (which hardly happens in fiction, unless one was to write a romantic comedy [[DeconstructedTrope that puts a realistic—and painful—spin on this trope]]).

Often an example of IdealizedSex.

See also ShowerOfAngst (when a character showers to wash away shame, misery, and/or embarrassment), ShowerOfAwkward (when HilarityEnsues--or UnresolvedSexualTension rises--when one character walks in on another showering and freaks out over it), and ShowerScene (ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin).



* This is the point of every advert ever created for Herbal Essences shampoo. Most shampoo commercials knowingly hint at it, but these ones take it UpToEleven with lashings of DoubleEntendre and scenes of women in the throes of [[TheImmodestOrgasm very Immodest "Organic"]] experiences.
** An ad for Head and Shoulders shampoo features an attractive young couple sharing a shower taking turns washing each others hair. The viewers is left with the impression that keeping your hair clean and dandruff will improve your sex life (which it probably will, actually).
* When you apply Axe's SexForProduct marketing scheme to their line of body wash, you get this.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* A GirlsLove example can be found in one of the scenes of the erotic {{manga}}, ''Manga/HanjukuJoshi''.
* ''Sensitive Pornograph''
* Such a scene happens in ''Manga/MaidenRose'', but decidedly not the GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex sort.
* ''[[Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid]]'' has a {{Twincest}} scene involving the two girl assassins.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/{{XXXenophile}}'' story "The Spirit is Willing" (sex with the ghost of a woman that died in a shower).
* In the ''Jay and Silent Bob'' comic book mini-series, Jay tries to have sex with Tricia in the shower but she kicks him out.
* This was actually implied in a ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' comic. A caption that divided a scene with Peter and Mary Jane and a scene with Peter at ESU read "One breakfast of corn fritters and a shared shower later..." (This happened during Todd [=McFarlene=]'s run as the artist, where the title tended to portray the couple as a little risque.)
* ''Topper'' was a comic about a horny ghost that ran in the Australian edition of ''{{Penthouse}}''. In one strip, he spied on two women in the shower of the change room at a tennis club, and gradually [[GirlOnGirlIsHot manipulated them into having sex]].

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Alluded to at the end of the ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' fanfic "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4517111/1/Home-Fires Home Fires]]" where Guts and Casca reaffirm their love [[WaterfallShower under a waterfall.]] Symbolic since in canon, [[spoiler: [[StarCrossedLovers Guts realized the extent of Casca's post-Eclipse trauma]]]] while they were under a waterfall.
* A running gag for [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Beast Boy and Raven]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9739274/1/At-Odds At Odds]]'' - they share rather limited living space with a child BB rescued, so bed is usually out of question.
* ''FanFic/RWBYReckoning'' has a small bonus scene where Darrel and Yang shower together after Darrel's session in the gym. [[WordOfGod It's not canon, though:]] [[EveryoneHasStandards the author refuses to dabble in underage sex.]]
* In ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story ''Fanfic/SupermanOf2499TheGreatConfrontation'', [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Alan]] and [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Katherine]] discover showers are kinky:
-->'''Kath:''' We have, haven’t we? Even if we have to fake the seawater thing every now and then.\\
'''Alan:''' Wouldn’t do to let the bad guys know we can take baths in it. Or that, sometimes, we shower in it.\\
'''Kath:''' (giggling) Wouldn’t the peejays have a field day with that! Maybe we could convince them that seawater showers are kinky.\\
'''Alan:''' The Atlanteans have known that for centuries.
* Asuka tried to do this with Shinji in chapter 14 of ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'' but it ended up getting subverted since they both felt too awkward [[spoiler: due to the past few months of Asuka's SurvivorsGuilt driven anger]]. It's especially depressing since [[spoiler: they had gotten engaged less than a day ago and things still haven't gone back to how they used to be between them (that doesn't happen until ''after'' they get out of the shower).]]
* Subverted in chapter 7 of ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''. Shinji and Asuka were about to have sex in the shower when their guardian Kaji walked in on them.
* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Shortly after getting together, Shinji and Asuka took a shower together. They intended to wash each other backs' as a way of testing the boundaries of their new relationship, but one thing led to another, and they ended humping each other right away.
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': Subverted in chapter 4. Shinji thought that Asuka was waiting for him in the shower stalls of the men’s locker room, so he made his way to one of them, expecting to have sex in the shower with his wife. When he saw it was [[StalkerWithACrush Kurumi]], he screamed in terror and ran off.
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': In a scene, Asuka mentions that Shinji and she had sex in the shower several times.
* A ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' fanfic has Matt Devlin and Alesha Philips consummating their relationship with one of these.
* In Chapter 2 ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12290311/1/The-Black-Emperor The Black Emperor]]'', Lelouch jokingly accuses Kallen of wanting to have one of these with him. She responds by slapping him.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' slashfic ''[[https://www.squidge.org/peja/cgi-bin/viewstory.php?sid=6091 Good Vibrations]]'', Chief Engineer Torres modifies her sonic shower into an all-over vibrator and [[GirlOnGirlIsHot has Seven of Nine join her]]. Warning: NSFW.


* Film/JamesBond:
** ''Film/{{Thunderball}}''
** ''Film/AViewToAKill''. With Bond and Stacy at the end.
** [[ShowerOfAngst Subverted]] in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''. The fight between Bond and Obanno left Vesper shocked. Bond finds her [[ShowerOfAngst still clothed and curled up in their room's shower, with the water turned on.]] Bond sits next to her, kisses the "blood" off her hands and comforts her.
** ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. Between Bond and Séverine, while on a boat on the way to Silva's lair.
* ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'''s shower scene is one of the best examples of this trope.
* In ''{{Film/Apollo 13}}'', this is where Jack Swigert is when he gets the call telling him he's become part of the flight's main crew.
* Subverted in the movie ''White Sands'' (1992). Lane Bodine (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) offers herself to (married) protagonist Sheriff Ray Dolezal (Willem Dafoe) while he's in the shower. The next scene has an FBI agent listening with amusement to the sounds of passionate sex over his hidden microphones... until Dolezal kicks down his door, whereupon we see Bodine faking the sounds [[WeNeedADistraction as a distraction]].
* Averted in ''Life as a House''. At one point, Jena Malone steps into the shower with Hayden Christenson (apparently with no intention of sex). He makes a pass at her, and they eventually start kissing. He then prematurely ejaculates, and she amusedly tells him that he'll be cleaning the shower.
* ''Creator'' shower sex between Virginia Madsen and Vincent Spanno.
* ''Crazy/Beautiful''
* ''Film/StElmosFire'' has Andrew [=McCarthy=] and Ally Sheedy breaking the shower screen.
* ''Film/ColorOfNight'' featured one of these.
* ''Film/TheSpecialist'' features such a scene between Sharon Stone and Creator/SylvesterStallone.
** Might be worth noting that it's a giant open shower; for all intents and purposes, they do it on the bathroom floor.
* ''Literature/AKissBeforeDying'' has one with Sean Young and Matt Dillon.
* Common in pornographic movies.
** A couple tries to emulate one such scene in ''[[Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer 500 Days of Summer]]''. HilarityEnsues.
* Subverted in the 70s horror comedy ''Arnold'', where a corpse's gold-digging wife (don't ask) hops into a shower with her lover... only to have the walls close in, crushing them to death.
* Happened in ''Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter'' where the "innocent girl" lost her virginity [[spoiler: right before she and her lover encountered Jason]].
* Parodied (with bare boobies) in the "Catholic High School Girls in Trouble" segment of ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie''. With each thrust, the woman's (Uschi Digard) breasts are briefly [[WallBangHer pressed against the shower stall glass]].
* Heartbreakingly rendered in ''Film/SnowFallingOnCedars'', when the young new widow, in the middle of a courtroom scene to determine the guilt of her husband's accused killer, flashes back to one of the last times she saw her husband alive: having GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex in the shower with him.
* Ana and her briefly-seen husband do this in the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake. Below the neck you just see outlines.
* In ''[[Literature/{{Nightwatch}} Daywatch]]'', the protagonist chooses this way to reveal his feelings to his LoveInterest (no sex, though, just heavy snogging). Bonus points for him residing in a woman's body in that moment. [[GirlOnGirlIsHot Hell, yeah!]]
** And then they end up in a tropical lagoon. [[WildMagic Because that's what happens when you surprise an archmage in the shower.]]
* Right after the infamous line in ''Film/SharkAttack3Megalodon'', the main character invites a woman over for one of these.
* In ''Film/{{Unknown 2011}}'', Martin has several flashbacks of him and Liz having sex in a shower.
* In ''Film/AWalkOnTheMoon'', Dianne Lane and Viggo Mortensen's characters get it on under a WaterfallShower.
* In ''Film/PitchPerfect'', when Beca goes to take a shower in the girl's locker room, two pairs of feet, belonging to a man and a woman, can be seen in a shower stall.
* In ''Film/IronMan3'', Pepper Potts lures Tony Stark out of his workshop by announcing, "I'm going to take a shower. ''({{Beat}})'' You're gonna join me."
* In the Molly Ringwald comedy ''Film/ForKeeps'', her character showers with the boyfriend she married when they both move into an apartment together.
* In the remake of ''Film/TheGetaway'', the [[=McCoys=]] make their reconciliation official--she slept with an influential mobster in order [[ScarpiaUltimatum to get him out of jail]] by having one of these that eventually moves to its proper location--a bed.
* The main character of ''Film/SilverLiningsPlaybook'' walks in on his wife having one of these with her lover.
* Subverted in ''Film/TheSkulls'', when the protagonist and his female friend turn on the shower to mask their conversation (his dorm room is bugged). During the course of their argument, they finally admit how they feel about each other and sure enough....
* Beginning to crop up in Creator/NicholasSparks movies almost as much as CaughtInTheRain. ''Film/TheLuckyOne'' and ''Film/TheLongestRide'' both featured scenes of this.
* ''Film/AlienCovenant''. After the crew of ''Covenant'' escape back to their spaceship, two of them have GladToBeAliveSex in a shower. [[spoiler:This becomes FanDisservice when a Xenomorph decides to reenact the shower scene from ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.]]

* Seen in ''Literature/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
* Used (and showerheads were, ah, utilized) in a certain Rei Shimura novel.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''Proven Guilty'', though not outright stated, it is implied that Michael and Charity Carpenter had one of these right before he leaves to go on another mission.
* Turns up in Eric van Lustbader' novel ''The Ninja'', with an unexpected [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence masochistic]] turn.
* In the multiple-parallel-timeline ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' novel ''Q-Squared'', it's implied that Picard and Crusher do this:
-->[Crusher] took a deep breath as if a weight had been lifted from her. "Okay, so... would you like to shower?"
-->"You can go first."\\
She smiled. "Who said anything about going one at a time?"
* ''The Takers'' by Jerry Ahern. The hero and his old flame end up in the shower and the following suggestive dialogue occurs.
-->"What's this? Oh my god, its ''growing!''"\\
"The water does that - hydroponics."\\
"More like hydro''penis''."
* In the German novel ''Giganten'' ("Giants") the main characters have sex in the shower, [[spoiler: but a magically animated animatronic T-Rex spoils the fun.]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Subverted in the premier of ''Series/{{Alias}}'', where Sydney lures her fiance into the shower with the implication she wants to have sex, when she really wants to use the noise the shower makes to hide that she's telling him about her real job as a spy.
* In an early second season episode of ''Series/InPlainSight'', Mary goes to her boyfriend's house and finds him in the shower. After they talk, he asks her for a towel. She opens all the cabinets and finds nothing but a washcloth. The next scene is the washcloth hanging on the door handle and her stepping into the shower. [[spoiler: He'd replaced a suitcase full of drugs with the towels to foil the FBI, and no one had been able to explain the towels.]]
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' had one between Leo and Piper. A later TimeTravel episode had Phoebe walking in on this scene.
* Discussed in ''Series/CriminalMinds'', when Garcia's talking to JJ about showering with Kevin. "Sometimes a girl's just got to wash her hair alone, you know?"
* In one early episode of ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', Chuck and Sarah are doused with a poison absorbed through the skin, so they jump into a shower half-clothed to counteract the effects. This being [[FanNickname pre-Charah]], Chuck is subjected to MarshmallowHell when Sarah is washing his hair, and afterwards is obviously overcome with feelings when Sarah has turned around to wash herself.
* Kevin and Toby have at least one steamy shower sex scene on ''Series/DantesCove''. Memorable in part because it was used in the opening credits of season three.
* {{Shower Scene}}s in general are fairly common in {{prison}} dramas like ''Series/{{Oz}}'', but a particularly notable Shower Of Love subversion occurs in season three: homosexual Richie Hanlon has just come off death row and returned to the general population. First night back, he's in the shower when another man starts coming onto him. Both Richie and the audience are expecting some celebratory "off-death-row" loving, until [[spoiler:the other man slits Richie's throat with a razor blade he had hidden between his teeth]].
* The short-lived British sitcom ''Series/TheSavages'' had the main characters doing this, then wondering why it had been so long since they tried it. They remember it was because they could never agree on the water temperature.
* Mentioned in the ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' episode "The Very Moving Day", when Gloria finds out that she's pregnant, and she and Mike blame each other for the time they had sex without protection:
-->'''Gloria:''' Well, there was a cold shower in the house, you know!\\
'''Mike:''' I know, I took one, it didn't help!\\
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Leonard and Priya have sex in the shower in "The Agreement Dissection".
* Briefly discussed in ''Series/{{Cuckoo}}'' after Ken tell Cuckoo not to walk around naked. It's fine to be naked while having a shower, having sex with his daughter and having sex with his daughter while in the shower apparently.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. While suffering from Trelium-D withdrawal, [[DaydreamSurprise T'pol has a hallucination of herself and Trip Tucker making out in the shower]], that quickly turns NightmareFuel.
* Despite being set in the 19th century, the titular [[Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman Dr Quinn]] and Sully manage to have one of these outdoors -- under a WaterfallShower.
* Subverted twice with Liz Keen and her husband in ''Series/TheBlacklist''. The first time, we learn that they're being watched by two guys who have bugged their houses. The second time, [[spoiler: Tom's hands are still bloody from having murdered two people]].
* Heavily implied with Series/{{Castle}} and Beckett, who also like to dance and sing together in the shower.
* In the ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' episode "[[Recap/CrusadeS01E07TheRulesOfTheGame The Rules of the Game]]", the RomanceArc between Gideon and Series/BabylonFive CO Elizabeth Lochley culminates in them having sex in her shower after [[GladToBeAliveSex surviving an assassination attempt]].
* ''Series/CSICyber'': Brody and Raven get it on in the shower at the end of "Why-Fi".
* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'': Lexie briefly walks in on Callie and Arizona having sex in the shower.
** After a rough patch in their marriage, Derek and Meredith reconcile with a long session of shower sex.
* In an episode of ''Series/MondayMornings'', two doctors celebrate having saved a patient's life with one of these.

* Alluded to in R&B group 112's song "Anywhere"
* In the video for Toni Braxton's ''Unbreak my heart'', as Toni's character takes a ShowerOfAngst she remembers a Shower Of Love taken with her TallDarkAndHandsome boyfriend... [[TheLostLenore shortly before his death.]]

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Willie Garvin and Debbie, his GirlOfTheWeek, are shown taking one together at the end of the ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'' arc "Walkabout".

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' allows shower woohoo in one of the expansion packs.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', a female [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] can offer Samantha Traynor the use of her shower (the only decently functioning shower on the ship)... and join her in it. Shepard's comment afterward: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Are you using me for my shower?"]]
* One can take place between Aoba and [[spoiler: his VictoriousChildhoodFriend Koujaku]] in the ''VisualNovel/DramaticalMurder'' sequel ''Re: Connect''.
* In ''VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari'', [[spoiler: Chiemi Fujimoto]]'s good ending has the PlayerCharacter and her taking one of these.

* Oddly given its general cheerfully explicit approach to sex and plentiful strips featuring the cast {{shower|Scene}}ing, ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' mostly seems to {{avert|edTrope}} this. Notably, Gary's shower with Amber is interrupted just as it's getting ''really'' interesting (strips #662-666, October 23-November 01, 2012, NSFW).
* In ''[[http://www.thewretchedoneswebcomic.com The Wretched Ones]]'' it is implied that John often attempts this whenever [[http://www.thewretchedoneswebcomic.com/?p=118 Charlie is showering]].
* ''{{Comics/Sunstone}}'' has this happen. Since it happens right after the protagonists' first BDSM session, it can be assumed that they're both rather exhausted and it's more of an extended watery cuddle than an all-out-romp.

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* Deconstructed by ''Website/CollegeHumor'' in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3_BaagA_qc Showering with Girls]]", in which Dan states that while he would like to see this trope happen, he goes into (perhaps too much) detail as to why it would be difficult, uncomfortable, or even downright dangerous in real life.

[[folder:Web Videos]]
* Deconstructed in ''WebVideo/WatchMojo'''s clip about [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFjylC689JA Top 10 Things Movies Always Get Wrong About Sex]].
-->'''Voiceover''': Shower sex is probably the most annoying thing you can attempt with your partner in the real world. One of you will slip and hurt and/or embarrass yourself, the height difference makes things difficult, one of you will be freezing cold, water does not make the greatest lubricant, having sex standing up is damn near impossible, should we go on? Seriously, don't let the movies fool you -- shower sex is the worst.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Kamp Krusty", Homer and Marge have a scene like this after Bart and Lisa leave for camp.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Family Goy", Peter [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYa61dMGljE makes love to a life-sized cardboard Kathy Ireland figure]] in the shower, in an example of taking CardboardPal (or perhaps CompanionCube) to its (il)logical extreme.