I Know It’s Gross, But I Kinda Like Stinky, Dirty Sex

The idea of getting down and dirty with a dude who’s, well, actually dirty might not sound all that appealing, but hear me out. I’m not saying I like when my guy doesn’t shower for weeks or anything, but a few musky pheromones can go a long way in making sex way hotter, at least for me.

It’s less effort for both of us. After five years together, it’s only natural that we’re a little more laissez-faire with hygiene. There have been times when we’ve couch potatoed together all weekend, spending days in bed and not showering until Monday. Neither of us is bothered if we’re a little whiffy—we’ve reached that point in our relationship where we’re completely comfortable with each other.

I feel closer to my boyfriend when we’re looking (and smelling) less than our best. If I felt the need to be perfectly primped every second of the day around him, it would be exhausting. I feel secure enough in my relationship to not worry about being honest about bodily functions and other gross things I wouldn’t dream of ever discussing in a newer relationship. Having sex when neither of us has showered beforehand only strengthens our bond as a couple. We love each other, stinky or otherwise!

I actually love his natural scent. I actually love how he smells after a sweaty day at the office. It’s not that I’m into anything freaky, I’d just rather smell him than the overpowering scent of his deodorant. Smells are very evocative. I’ve created a smelly link with him and his pits; I want to know I’m being intimate with him and not anybody who uses the same cologne or shower gel.

Apparently, I taste better when I haven’t showered. I know it might be a bit TMI but I’ve been told that I taste better when I haven’t showered immediately beforehand. It’s something to think about!

I don’t want to shower twice. I like to shower after sex and I prefer sex in the evenings. This means that I’ve become very used to showering at night rather than in the morning, which has the added bonus of helping me sleep better. Maybe I’m just lazy but I really don’t want to shower twice within the space of a couple of hours (or 15 minutes if he’s tired!) and I’m sure it’s not good for my skin either.

I like to pamper myself with some serious moisturization after showering. I’m addicted to moisturizing after I shower. It’s the one thing in my daily routine I never skip, and these days I prefer oil based products over cream-based. This means I’m pretty slippery when I hop into bed, which is not all that conducive to more complicated positions.

I can keep my makeup on if we don’t shower first. While I love being comfortable with my partner, there’s a fine line between comfort and complacency. I don’t want us to have sex just because we feel we should; I want us to go at it because we can’t resist each other in the moment. I know my boyfriend doesn’t really care if I wear makeup or style my hair every day, but I do. I’m more confident and feel sexier when I look good, which can only lead to better quality sex. If I’ve showered beforehand, I won’t feel my best self because all of that will be gone. Besides, if I make the effort to put on some sultry lingerie, I want to make sure the rest of me looks great too.

Razor burn is no longer a problem. It’s a personal choice and I like to have everything shaved. I do it for me and not for him, but if I shower and shave right before being intimate, my skin is extra sensitive. I find the friction causes awful razor bumps and burns and then I can’t shave for another few days until my skin heals. Same goes for him and his stubble. Not worrying about body hair before getting down is a win-win situation.

Nobody likes a Colgate kiss. When I decide to get ready for bed, I want to be able to do everything at the same time. I want to shower, shave, moisturize, remove my makeup, brush my teeth, and put my bed socks on without interruption. For me, there’s nothing worse than kissing someone passionately and knowing exactly which brand of toothpaste they use. I don’t want a garlicky kiss either, but a nice healthy breath kiss that tastes like him is just right.

Dirty sex leads to dirty sex, if you catch my drift. Real-life sex can be disgusting. There are fluids and sweat and all the rest of it, which is one of the reasons I like to shower afterward. If I’m not that clean beforehand, I’m much more likely to be adventurous in bed and embrace the dirtiness. I don’t care if he’s sweating all over me and we can really get into it, which is such a turn on for us both.

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