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5 Super-Easy (But Fun!) Sex Positions for Beginners

Published: OCTOBER 18, 2019 | Updated: AUGUST 29, 2021
Presented by SPORTSHEETS
Everyone’s gotta start somewhere - especially when it comes to physical pleasure!

Let’s talk about sex. I mean, well, duh: that’s what this fun site is all about, right? But here’s the thing: you really can’t do that enough as there’s always something new to learn, even if you think you know it all already.

Case in point: sex positions. We love dishing out positions, from simple to extreme. But, while trying new positions can be a kick (and then some), what’s truly important is having a good time - even if that means going back to the basics.


For those who are new to sex - or to switching up positions - basics are often best as you get to know your body, your partner's body, and how they fit together. Plus, those positions that look so hot in movies and porn? They take a lot of practice!

So let's go back to basics with this five super-easy - but oh-so-sexy - sex positions for beginners (or just those who want to take on a beginner's mindset).

Missionary Position

So, let’s talk about Missionary. Alas, this great position gets a bad rap as being “unimaginative” to which we say (and excuse our French) poppycock!


missionary sex position


Having one person laying on their back while the other lays on top of them so that their genitals and offices delightfully interact has a lot going for it. In addition to the fun bits getting a lot of attention from each other, Missionary position also allows the participants to kiss, caress chests and play with and suck nipples. It’s also great because when things have reached their climax, the partners can drop down into a embrace - and not have to worry about toppling over onto the floor.


Make It Better: A simple sling or strap can make the Missionary sex position so much better - without making it more complicated. Try the Super Sex Sling from Sportsheets. It'll help you play with some new angles without getting uncomfortable.


Looking for more sex position ideas? Check out our Sex Positions Playlist.

Doggy Style

This classic pose can be a lot of fun, especially with the use of pillows under the receiving partner to help make holding the position easier. It also gives excellent access to the anus and genitals to the person who is behind. In fact, it’s one of the most common go-to anal sex positions there is.

Doggy Style Sex Position

If there’s a downside to this position it’s that both parties can’t kiss or have fun with each other’s chest or nipples but, considering how much fun it can be, it’s a pretty good trade off.

Make It Better: One of the best things about doggy-style is that the partner doing the thrusting can increase the intensity of those thrusts by holding on to his partner's thighs. Even better? Use a Doggie Strap from Sporthseets. This will give you all the leverage you could want - and save your or your partner's hips from wear and tear.

Scissors Position

While this one can be a tad tricky to get into if one partner has a penis, this position has a lot going for it. For one thing, it’s great for people with possible back problems; it also makes for a relaxed and cuddly sex session.

Scissors sex position

The how is that both parties lay together, either facing each other or with one partner facing away. After that it’s just a matter of getting the genitals to have as good, and pleasurable, contact as possible.

Sometimes this means shifting around so those involved create a kind of sexual X, with the genitals at the center. But, again, a lot of the fun here is in experimentation.

Make It Better: With both partners' hands free, there's lots of room for a sex toy in this scenario! Try the Peace Vibe from Sportsheets; it's compact, powerful and great for all kinds of external stimulation.

Riding on Top

This one can be a bit more of a challenge, but it's still simple enough - and totally worth the effort.

Reverse Missionary Sex Position

The benefit here is that thrusting can come from the on-top partner as well as the one on the bottom - whatever works best!

One of the great advantages here is the sense of power and control the person on top can feel, as well as being the focus of the action on the part of the one on the bottom.

Make It Better: When the partner on the bottom of this position changes up the angle of their legs, fun and interesting things can happen! Use the Sportsheets Sex Sling to make it happen - and avoid a leg cramp!

Oral Sex Positions

Oral sex is the ultimate beginner sex position. It's adaptable and it's always interesting. Just find a fun way to connect and go for it! The 69 sex position is a classic to consider here.

69 sex position

Make It Better: It's good as is ... but a flavored warming lube can't hurt!

Getting That Beginner's Mindset

Sex should always be about pleasure, not working your way through the Karma Sutra. After all, sometimes, simple is best. If it feels good, go for it!



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M. Christian

M.Christian is an author who has been published in science fiction, fantasy, horror, thrillers, and even nonfiction, but it is in erotica that M.Christian has become an acknowledged master, with stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and in fact too many anthologies, magazines, and sites to name. In addition to writing, M.Christian is a respected sex and BDSM educator, having taught classes on everything from polyamory to tit torture for venues such as the SF Citadel, Good Vibrations, COPE (in Columbus, Ohio), Beat Me In St. Louis, Winter Fire, Floating World, Sin In The City (Las Vegas), Dark Odyssey, and many others.

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