If you’re stuck in a rut in the bedroom, switching up your sex positions can spice things up and give your partner new sensations. Plus, it can help you last longer and prevent premature ejaculation.
Try a few of these fun sex positions to get your blood pumping: doggy style, reverse cowgirl and more.
Despite its boring reputation as plain vanilla sex, the missionary position is actually one of the easiest and most comfortable ways for both partners to reach orgasm. It also gives the partner on top more dominance and control, which can help amp up the intensity and create new sensations.
To add a little variation to the missionary, try adding a pillow underneath your bottom partner’s hips. This will change the angle of penetration and stimulate the G-spot, a sensitive spot on the upper wall of the vagina.
Another way to make missionary even more exciting is with front-action grinding. This position flips the classic missionary on its head and allows him to penetrate deeper while she grinds her clit. It’s a great position for her because it eliminates the need for long, intense thrusts and allows her to enjoy a deep sensation without overstimulating her. It’s easy to do and doesn’t require a lot of skill, so it’s perfect for beginners or experienced couples who want to spice up their sex.
Side-by-Side Spooning Position
A spooning sex trend that isn’t going anywhere, the side-by-side spooning position is cozy and intimate. It can also feel incredibly hot, and is great for releasing feel-good hormones and increasing intimacy during sex.
One person (the big spoon) sits in front of the other, with their legs crossed and a little spoon curled up behind them in a fetal position. The big spoon can hold the little spoon’s shoulders or hips for leverage as they start to thrust. The little spoon can move their leg back or forward to change the angle of penetration for more G-spot or P-spot stimulation.
The other nice thing about this position is that the man has access to kissable areas on the woman, including the clit. If you want to spice things up, the little spoon can move their leg over the top of the man’s thigh and expose their vulva. That gives the guy some really horny access to the clitoris and can turn up the intensity during penetration.
Historically (aka, based on what’s on Pornhub), scissoring is the name given to a sex position where two vulva-having people sit up facing each other with their legs spread, interlocking them like scissors, and then moving towards one another until their genitals touch. It’s a form of tribadism and can be done in many different ways, including straddling the other person from behind or thigh to thigh.
The beauty of this sex position is that it’s not only a fun way to tease and stimulate each other’s clitoris, but it also works well for many clitoris-owners who don’t feel comfortable with a lot of skin-to-skin contact. Plus, since it’s a leg-based position, you can use your feet to push and thrust for added sensation.
As with any sex position, it’s important to take your time and go slow. If it’s too hard to get into, try switching to something else and returning to this position later on. And remember that, even though this isn’t a “dirty” position in the traditional sense of the word, it does involve genital-to-genital contact and can still lead to STIs/STDs, so proper sex hygiene is key.
One of the best things about this position is that both partners can experience full clitoral stimulation and anal penetration. In addition, the leapfrog position allows for a more secure entry than regular doggy style and doesn’t put all of your partner’s body on display (which may be less pleasurable for some people).
While doggy style is a popular position, it can cause air to get into the vagina which can be uncomfortable or even painful for the person who’s being penetrated. The leapfrog position also allows for more control over anal penetration and can be used with a variety of toys to increase pleasure.
Another variation on this position is a mouthy frog or a crouching frog. This involves the kneeling partner pushing themselves up into a squat using their hands for balance and gives them more control over where the male penis ends up going. While it can be difficult for a newbie to get into the leapfrog position, a little practice and the right lube makes this position a fun and intimate way to try some new positions.
The from-behind-bend position is a classic because it allows partners to feel head to toe contact and offers lots of room for penetration. It also provides the penetrating partner with a sexy view and a little extra stimulation of the clitoral hood. For an added boost, the receiving partner can use a clitoral toy to increase the pleasure of this position.
Another great thing about this position is that it doesn’t require a lot of flexibility. The receiving partner simply lies down while their partner stands up behind them on a chair, stool, bed or pelvis-high object (like a window sill). Then the penetrating partner leans over and enters.
For couples who like a little more of a challenge, try the helicopter, Amazon or wheelbarrow positions. These positions are fun to do because they provide new angles of entry that can give different kinds of pleasure and lead to exciting orgasms. Plus, they keep the man’s hands free so he can reach under you to rub your breasts or stimulate your clit. And who doesn’t love that?