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->''"Shower sex is always an explosive orgasm machine in movies. In [[RealLife 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 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).

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* 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.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* A GirlsLove example can be found in one of the scenes of the erotic {{manga}}, ''HanjukuJoshi''.
* ''Sensitive Pornograph''
* Such a scene happens in ''HyakujitsuNoBara'', but decidly not the GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex sort.
* ''[[Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid]]'' has a {{Twincest}} scene involving the two girl assassins.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''{{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 or 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]].
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[[folder:FanFiction]]
* Alluded to at the end of the ''{{Berserk}}'' fanfic "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4517111/1/Home-Fires Home Fires]]" where Guts and Casca reaffirm their love [[WaterfallShower under a waterfall.]]
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[[folder:Films]]
* Film/JamesBond:
** ''Film/{{Thunderball}}''
** ''Film/AViewToAKill''. With Bond and Stacy at the end.
** [[ShowerOfAngst Subverted]] in ''Film/CasinoRoyale''. 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 SÚverine, 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 SylvesterStallone.
* ''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}}'', Martin has several flashbacks of him and Liz having sex in a shower.
* In ''AWalkOnTheMoon'', Dianne Lane and Viggo Mortensen's characters get it on under a WaterfallShower.
* There's some hot, [[GirlOnGirlIsHot lesbian]] shower sex in ''Film/FemmeFatale''.
* 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.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* 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?"
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[[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.
* Kind of subverted 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?"
* 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!
-->'''Gloria:''' BECAUSE YOU TOOK IT WITH ME!
* ''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 [[DrQuinnMedicineWoman Dr Quinn]] and Sully manage to have one of these outdoors -- under a WaterfallShower.
* Subverted twice with Liz Keen and her husband in ''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]].
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[[folder:Music]]
* 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.]]
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Willie Garvin and Debbie, his GirlOfTheWeek, are shown taking one together at the end of the ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'' arc "Walkabout".
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* 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.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* 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.thewretchedones.smackjeeves.com The Wretched Ones]]'' it is implied that John often attempts this whenever [[http://thewretchedones.smackjeeves.com/comics/1672597/page-28/ 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.
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[[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.
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[[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 ''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.
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