Try It, You'll Like It! 8 Entry-Level Sex Positions
No need to bend into a pretzel; it only takes a few simple tweaks to spice things up.
You don’t need dildos or blindfolds to give your sex life a boost. Sometimes, spicing things up can be as simple as turning around, switching places, or even standing up. You’ve probably heard the sexperts (real or phony) promise different sex positions as guaranteed to give you the orgasm of a lifetime. We can't promise that here. These are easy alternatives to missionary for the position-curious beginner. Will they be orgasmic for you? You'll never know unless you give them a try.
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Gettin' Down in Doggy Style
If ever there's a classic sex position, it's doggy style. It's simple, it's a little primal and for many women, it does the trick in terms of hitting the G-spot. Couples can experiment with this by adjusting their positioning based on what feels good - a little tweak can work wonders!
Why It Works: This position puts the man in control (which, let's face it, is often where he wants to be). It also allows for deeper penetration and G-spot stimulation.
Yeehaw! Cowgirl Position
Cowgirl is the position for the woman likes to take control and put on a little show for her partner. Cowgirl can be a slow, seductive grind or a race to the finish. No matter how you go for it, hold onto your hat! The woman can also lift her hips and allow the man to do the thrusting, or adjust the sensation by bending closer toward him or leaning back.
Why It Works: In this position, the man gets a break from all that thrusting and can just lie back and enjoy the view, while the woman gets to control the rhythm and speed of the action. For a woman, this can also be a good position for orgasm, especially for those who like a little manual help from their partner.
Yeehaw! ... In Reverse
When it comes to sex, sometimes a little change makes a big difference. Reverse the cowgirl position and you'll be in a whole new world. Reverse cowgirl is slightly more difficult than cowgirl - the angle makes it a little more difficult to stay engaged here. But the woman can experiment with leaning forward or back, or even supporting herself by crouching over her man’s legs.
Why It Works: This position can be challenging to master, which is a bit of a thrill. It's also a great way to target a woman's G-spot. Plus, the man gets a great view from behind in this one (and really, what guy doesn't love that?).
In lotus position, the man is seated and the woman kneels on his lap, or sits and wraps her legs around him in a position that, apparently, resembles a lotus flower. A kinky lotus flower ... but I digress.
Why It Works: In yoga, lotus position is often used for meditation. OK, so we're talking about a sex position here, but the same principles apply: This positions is comfortable, so it's perfect for a long, slow, intimate night. Best of all, either partner can take control of the speed and the rhythm. (Get more tips in The No.1 Secret to Female Orgasm.)