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7 Ways Your Sofa Can Make Sex Better (Including Oral Sex!)

Published: JUNE 13, 2022 | Updated: JULY 21, 2022
While a couch is great for watching shows, snuggling and taking a well-deserved nap, it can also be a fantastic and amazingly versatile tool for some truly wild sexual rides!

Ah, the sofa: perfect for show-binging, lazy afternoon naps and—for so many people—an introduction to the joys of sexual pleasure.


Couches and sofas bring with them their own unique benefits, as well as drawbacks, when it comes to sexual shenanigans. But that’s what we’re here for: to share some of our favorite positions and activities you and your preferred playmate(s) can use to get the most out of your couch—turning this inviting piece of furniture into a just-about-perfect sex stage.

Here are seven sex positions that are sofa-king perfect to perform on your couch:

1. The Sofa Oral Sex Position

Illustration of two people doing oral sex on a couch. The receiver is sitting in the middle of the couch while the giver is kneeling between the receiver's spread knees to provide oral sex.

Arguably one of the best ways to have sofa sex is orally. (Not to take anything away from the mighty bed; but as anyone who likes to give head can attest to, having to bend over someone who is laying down can be a pain in the neck—literally.)


However, with the Sofa Oral sex position, the oral sex receiver can sit down and spread their legs while their partner can kneel on the floor in front of them. The person giving head doesn’t have to contort themselves like a circus performer to get their lips, tongue, and throat where they need to go.

This all, of course, depends on the oral sex receiver's anatomy—and carpeting. But if this sounds like it might work for you and your partner then, by all means, give it a shot. You might be very well, and especially pleasurably, surprised.

READ: 6 Super-Fun (and Super-Easy!) Oral Sex Positions


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2. The Take It for a Ride Position

Illustration of two people having intercourse on a couch. The penetrating partner is laying back along the length of the couch. The receiver is straddling the penetrating partner's hips for intercourse.


Sure, you can certainly experience Missionary's laying-on-top delights on a sofa. But what with the back of the couch getting in the way, many have found it more than a tad challenging to get into the action when they can’t open their legs far enough.

This isn’t the case for a person riding on top in the Take It for a Ride position! If anything, this arousing position is even better on a sofa than a bed—the rider can hold onto the back of the couch, which gives them a nice way to balance and even lift themselves up to give the stroking more depth.

Equally, the person being ridden gets nice "snuggled" feeling being nestled against that back as well. In fact, some people really like that feeling of almost-confinement. But, as always, to each their own.


Make it Better

This position puts the receptive partner's nipples on full display. So, may we suggest incorporating a pair of Sportsheets Nipple Suckers into the mix?

Perfectly toeing the line between "enough suction to hold them in place" and "uncomfortable," this sweet sex toy sure to up the person on top’s arousal like nothing else can.

READ: A Beginner’s Guide to Nipple Play.


3. The Love Seat Position

Love Seat Sex Position. The penetrating partner is seated on top of a sturdy, armless chair with their feet flat on the floor. The receiving partner is straddling the penetrating partner's lap while the penetrating partner's arms help them keep their balance.

Next up is the Love Seat position—and it's one that honestly does feel much better using a couch instead of a bed. Like with the sofa oral sex position, in this position one person sits on the couch facing outwards while their partner mounts them face-to-face.

Why? Well, for one thing, the person sitting on the couch has the support of the couch’s back—just the thing to keep their own back from getting sore. For another, the person doing the riding can, if they want, use that same furniture back to balance themselves. Win-win!

On top of all this, unlike using a chair, a couch is a pretty darned stable piece of furniture; there'll be no worries about wild enthusiasm knocking it, or the people playing on it, onto the floor.

Make it Better

No matter what they have under their belt, a surefire way to boost the person on top’s excitement is to add a Bijoux Indiscrets Clitoral Vibrator to the mix.

Easy to use and with just the right amount of arousing power, it’s just the thing to tickle everyone’s various fancies.

READ: Hot Sex Positions That Are Even Hotter With Sex Toys.

4. The Spoon Position

diagram of the spoon sex position - spoon sex position is a rear entry position in which both partners lay on their sides, front to back.

The Spoon position is a quite tender and even relaxed position that works perfectly for a couch or sofa. Simply put, one partner lays with their back against the back of the furniture while the other lays next to them, facing away or towards them—your choice.

The pluses here are:

  • Face-to-face, this position is perfect for a make-out session or mutual masturbation.
  • Facing the same direction, the Spoon position is a great way for one person to massage the other's chest while pressing their genitals against their partner's ass.

Best of all, the sofa back again can be used for leverage: Both parties can use it to get even more vigorous in their movements. Yum!

Make it Better

Whether applied to breasts, genitals, or anywhere else it may feel good, the Blush Gaia Eco Bullet vibrator with the Spoon can’t be beat!

READ: The Best Sex Positions For Quickies.

5. The Over the Edge Position

Illustration of two people having intercourse on a couch. The receiving partner is bent over the arm of the couch with their upper body resting on the couch. The penetrating partner is straddling the receiving partner's hips for intercourse.

Like being taken from behind? Like taking someone from behind? Then here’s some great news: Couches are perfect for this.

Unlike a bed (and we do promise to quit dissing beds eventually) sofas have those nice, big, strong arms at either end. These can be ideal for the receptive partner to drape themselves over—and, just like that, no more aching shoulders or cramping legs!

Again, this all depends on your sofa and the anatomy of those involved, but if you do find yourself struggling to comfortably sit in doggy style, you might seriously consider employing your sofa, in the Over the Edge position, as a possible solution.

Make it Better

Since those receiving have their posterior in the right place for some anal pleasuring in this position, why not try the b-Vibe Anal Training Set? This superb anal toy combo is perfect for beginners as well as those with anal sex experience—and is sure to open all sorts of erotic possibilities.

READ: 6 Sex Positions for Great Anal Sex.

6. The Solo Sofa Position

Illustration of one person masturbating on a couch. They're straddling the arm of the couch, with one leg on each side of the arm of the couch, to press their crotch into the couch to masturbate.

Here’s yet another advantage a couch has over a bed (okay, we lied a bit about laying off mattresses): you can actually fuck it like in the Solo Settee position!

Well, you can sort of fuck it. It goes like this: Place a towel (just in case things get messy) over the arm of your favorite sofa—preferably one with nice, well-upholstered arms—straddle it and ride. It’s that easy! Just make sure you have something soft around the sofa in case you need to collapse afterward and misjudge which side has the cushions.

Upholstery isn’t up to the task? Liberator Jaz to the rescue! The shape of this piece of sex furniture is a match made in sexual heaven for solo sofa play. Made with comfortable and pleasurable arousal in mind, it's also fantastic for non-sofa surfing as well!

Make it Better

If you want to add something extra, get your favorite penetrative toy—one that can be used with a thigh strap or tied down somehow—and ride that instead.

You can also use non-penetrative toys here—just make sure they are somehow secured. There's nothing like your favorite buzzer getting knocked to the floor to kill the mood.

READ: 8 Masturbation Sex Positions for People With Vulvas.

7. The Backwards Slide Position

Backwards Slide Sex Position: The penetrative partner sits on a sofa while the receiving partner sits on top of their hips, facing them, being penetrated. The receiving partner is leaning backwards with their hands on the floor behind them and their legs on either side of the penetrating partner's hips.

Last, but certainly not least, is a position practically made for sofa sex.

Somewhat similar to the Love Seat, the Backwards Slide position takes it a step further with the receiver bending themselves backwards.

The benefits to this are numerous. To name a few:

  • It allows the receivers to place themselves wherever they need to be to maximize their pleasure.
  • Since the insertive partner is holding them there, the receiver is able to relax and enjoy themselves.

And don’t think the bottom partner is merely there to serve the receiver in this position! (Unless, of course, it’s that kind of power exchange scene.) The bottom partner's support lets them move the receiver’s body as well.

In short: The Backwards Slide position can be a fantastic way to let everyone get what they want—and then some.

Make it Better

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Conclusion: Cushions for the Pushings

As with all sex positions, always feel free to experiment with these sofa-friendly sex positions. Who knows? Maybe you’ll discover a new one that will add that extra-special sexual thrill to this most favorite piece of furniture.

In the meantime, we hope these positions have given you a new outlook on the humble couch. While it’s great for watching shows, snuggling on cold Winter nights and taking well-deserved naps, it can also be a fantastic and amazingly versatile tool for some truly wild sexual rides!

READ: Pervertables: The Ultimate Guide to Using Household Items as Sex Toys.

M. Christian

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