Most couples aren't very adventurous in the bedroom. When it comes time to get down in between the sheets, few are bold enough to venture away from traditional standbys like missionary , cowgirl , spooning , doggy style. It doesn't have to be this way.
There are plenty of inventive sex positions that can result in better orgasms for you and your partner, and they don't all involve contorting your body into a pretzel. We have a few suggestions—50 of them, to be exact.
We know 50 is a lot, but don't be intimidated. Treat this list like a menu. Not every position is going to work for every couple.
Just because the Wheelbarrow or Heir to the Throne aren't blowing your minds doesn't mean Gift Wrapped won't do the trick. There's something here for everyone. If you do happen to stumble upon that magical alignment, find out what your favorite position says about you. If you're having trouble holding it in enough to pull off some of the techniques below, find out how you can last longer in bed. You can thank us in the morning.
Benefits: It allows for deeper and harder penetration. Also a higher likelihood of orgasming together than other positions. Technique: Have your partner perch their butt right on the edge of the bed. With you standing in front, you can enter them.
Then have them wrap their legs around you. From there, stand up-right, placing your hands around their back to support your partner.
Since the position is strenuous, try doing it seconds before you and your partner are about to orgasm. Technique : From reverse cowgirl, have them bend all the way forward, extending their legs all the way back.
They should be supporting their body by resting on their elbows, as if they were holding a plank. Hot tip : Your partner can easily stimulate their own clitoris while you penetrate them. If the two of you are into spanking , go for it. Benefits: Ideal position for all things cunnilingus: clit sucking, rubbing, digital penetration, G-spot stimulation.
Technique: While on your knees have your partner stand up-right. They should then drape one of their legs around your shoulder while you eat them out. Hot tip: Ideally you want your partner's hands above your head. This can be accomplished through the use of some BDSM restraints. Benefits: Allows for easy access to both penetrate your partner and stimulate the clitoris manually.
Technique: FYI, the partner on top will have sore triceps once you both finish. For the Little Dipper, the person on top uses either a bed, couch, or chair to hoist themselves over their partner. If done correctly, you should be in a T-shape formation. Technique: This position only works if your mate is particularly flexible and strong. A notorious Kama Sutra position, the bridge is a loose variant of the classic Your mate's legs should be by your side, bent at the knee. From there, have them extender their arms, arch their back, and take you in their mouth.
Hot tip : You may need to help out your by thrusting your pelvis up, so their mouth can actually reach your genitals. Benefits: Strong clitoral stimulation. In a study published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy , women who were unable to have an orgasm in the missionary position reported a 56 percent increase in orgasm frequency using the coital alignment technique. Other studies suggest even greater success, with up to 73 percent of women achieving orgasm with CAT. Technique: The CAT is very similar to the missionary position except your body is positioned farther up and to one side.
Instead of being chest to chest, your chest is near your partner's shoulders. Have them bend their legs about 45 degrees to tilt their hips up. This causes the base of your shaft to maintain constant contact with the clitoris.
Also try: Ask your partner to straighten their legs. Push your pelvis down a few inches while they push up. Hot tip: Instead of thrusting up and down, rock forward and back to hopefully provide enough stimulation for your partner to orgasm. Make this position even better by grinding your pelvis in a circular motion. Technique: Move to the edge of the bed and lie back with your head and shoulders on the floor as your partner straddles you.
The blood will rush to your head creating mind-blowing sensations upon orgasm. Benefits: This is the best sex position for people who are particularly sensitive along one side of the clitoris. Technique: Kneel on the floor with your mate lying on the edge of the bed.
Raise one of their legs and ask them to support it by wrapping their hands around their hamstring just below the knee. With one hip raised, your partner will be able to add some movement to aid in your stroking or to help move you to the perfect spot.
Also try: Encourage your partner to wriggle a little to help you get the rhythm right. Hot tip: During oral sex, allow the knuckle of your finger to trail behind your tongue. The contrast between soft flesh of the tongue and hard bone of the finger will create a pleasing sensation.
Hot tip for her: Your partner can let you know the tongue pressure and technique they prefer by demonstrating with their mouth on your earlobe. Benefits: Puts your mate in control. Great for G-spot stimulation and your partner's orgasm. Technique: Cowgirl is one of the best sex positions because it allows for a variety of interesting sights and sensations, and offers your partner the psychological advantage of taking charge of pace and depth of penetration. Alternate between shallow and deep thrusts. Also try: Lie chest to chest, with your partner stretching their legs out on top of your legs.
Your partner should brace their feet on the tops of yours and push off to create a rocking motion that will rub the vulva and clitoral area against your pubic bone for greater pleasure. Hot tip: It will be easier for your partner to climax if you stimulate them manually and orally until they're extremely aroused.
From the cowgirl position, have them squat over your face so you can pull off some oral stimulation. Technique: Sit on the edge of the bed or on a chair with your feet on the floor. Your mate turns away and backs up onto you, sitting between your legs. They can ride back and forth by pushing off the chair arms or pressing up with their feet. They can control the angle of entry by arching their back and pressing their buttocks into your groin.
While doggy style is about your dominance, The Hot Seat puts your partner in the driver's seat. And that makes it one of the best sex positions for both of you. Also try: Your partner can reach under and stimulate the base of your penis, scrotum, and perineum. Meanwhile, you can reach around and stimulate their nipples.
Technique: This is a variation on the Hot Seat with your partner sitting in your lap, but this time planting yourselves on top of a washing machine set at the highest agitator cycle. Benefits: Good hand holds for your partner, and you don't have to wait until reaching the bedroom. Technique: This is a variation on the Hot Seat with your partner sitting on top of you while you sit on one of the stairs of a staircase. Stairs offer good seating possibilities, and a hand rail for extra support and lifting leverage for them. Benefits: With a pillow under your head, you get an awesome view of your mate's backside.
They can control depth of penetration and pace with this sex position. Technique: Lie on your back with your legs outstretched. Your partner kneels next to you, then turns and spreads their legs, straddling your hips and facing your feet.
Kneeling, your partner lowers down onto your penis and begins riding you. Also try: Have your partner lean forward or back to change the angle of the penis for greater stimulation. Hot tip for her: From this position, your partner can easily reach down to touch themselves or direct your penis to where it feels best.
Benefits: Dual stimulation for your partner; for you—a great view of their rear and your penis entering them. Technique: Lie on your back and bend one of your legs, keeping the other outstretched. Your partner straddles the raised leg with a thigh on either side and lowers themselves onto your member so that their back is facing you. They should hold your knee and use it for support as they rock up and down. Also try: They can press their vulva hard against your upper thigh rubbing as the feeling dictates.
Hot tip for her: From Pole Position, your partner can massage your raised leg during the action. Or reach down and touch your perineum. Benefits: Allows for face-to-face intimacy; cozy for long sessions.
Technique: Sit on a chair or the edge of the bed. Your partner then faces you, wraps their arms around your back, climbs on top, and sits on your lap. Once in the saddle, they can ride up and down on your penis by pressing with their legs or knees. Want to go faster? Assist by grabbing their buttocks and lifting and bouncing.