What It Is: The Lesbian Spooning Position provides a few modifications to the Spoon position to allow for easier access between the thighs of the partner in front. This position can still include the same penetration as the Spoon position - but the lifted thigh allows for easier access while still retaining the same intimate, cozy feel.
How to Get Into It: Get into the Spoon position like suggested above. From there, the person in front can separate their thighs to make it easier for the partner in the back to provide pleasure. With a long enough vibrating sex toy and aligned hips, both partners can enjoy vibrations from the same sex toy as well! Just slide it between both bodies and position it in the best spots for pleasure.
Slippery Missionary Position
What It Is: This is a great time for some shower sex! Generally, the water of the shower can wash away the vagina's natural lubrication, but with the added slickness from your period, that isn't always a problem during this time of the month. As a bonus, you have built-in cleaning already ready for when you're both done!
How to Get Into It: Your shower will need a built-in ledge that can hold your weight - or you'll need to create your own. For the Slippery Missionary Position, you and your partner stand together in the shower, facing one another. The receiving partner lifts their leg and places it on a ledge that's behind the penetrating partner. This helps make more room for penetration. The penetrating partner then snuggles in close and slips inside.
If you want to switch things up or both of your balance is starting to go, you can easily get into the Doggy Style position on the floor of the bathtub if you have space. If you don't, turn off the water, throw down a dark towel on the floor next to the shower, and go to town!
Turtle Sex Position
What It Is: Welcome to the Turtle Sex Position, another sex position that allows the recipient to curl into a fetal position for relief from period cramps. Instead of laying on their side, however, this sex position puts the hips in the air for easier intercourse while still allowing the receiver to get comfortable in this position.
Especially if you're someone who tends to produce a lot of lubrication during this time of the month, the Turtle Sex Position can make the vaginal canal shallower - which can increase sensations if over-lubrication occasionally gets in the way.
How to Get Into It: The receiver gets onto all fours on any flat surface. From there, they place their head firmly onto the ground (a pillow can help here for comfort!) while wrapping their forearms around the back of the thighs. (Depending on your flexibility, you may only be able to wrap your fingers around the back of the thighs). This places the receiver's hips high in the air while curling the abdomen into a pseudo-fetal position for cramp relief.
From there, the penetrating partner kneels behind their partner to slide inside. Either vaginal or anal sex is very doable in this position. The penetrating partner can take this slowly (especially if requested) or they can change the angle of the hips by gently pushing or pulling on the hips for better positioning. The penetrating partner can also reach around to pleasure their partner's genitals - whether with their hands or a favorite sex toy.
Tongue Tied Oral Shower Sex Position
What It Is: Sometimes you're really not feeling intercourse, but you still want to explore some intimacy and closeness with your partner. That's exactly where the Tongue Tied Oral Shower Sex Position comes in. This erotic position lets you give (or receive!) oral sex - right in the shower, where it's easiest to clean up before and after your endeavor! Using something like the Ziggy period cup for an hour before you hop into the shower for this position will ensure that any potential blood taste is kept to a minimum (if that's a concern) but you can always do a quick rinse in the shower before you start!
How to Get Into It: First off, make sure you have the right water temperature! There's nothing worse than getting into an ice-cold shower! If you plan to turn on the water mid-oral, I recommend turning on the shower and getting everything "warmed up" before turning it back off. This will reduce how cold the initial water blast is when you turn it on later.
The receiving partner will then stand against the shower wall. Use suction cup bondage cuffs to bind the receiving partner to the wall. The giving partner should then slide down to their knees to pleasure the recipient. If there's a towel that can become sopping wet, it can be folded up and placed under the giver's knees for added comfort. Shower floors can be rough!
If you don't have bondage cuffs made specifically to stick onto the walls, I recommend using water-friendly cuffs - and just clipping them together. You can clip behind the receiver's back, but I find it much more comfortable to clip the wrists together near the chest (with bent arms) - which will allow the receiver to comfortably put their weight onto the shower wall when things get more intense.
If your period preferences lean more towards rimming, just flip the standing partner around - and you have a sex position that's perfect for analingus too!
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The Kneeling Fox
What It Is: If you'd rather just avoid all vaginal sex entirely, the Kneeling Fox is a great anal sex position. Not only does it place the receiver's hips at a great angle to control the movement, but it works amazingly with grinding in addition to full-on thrusting. The Kneeling Fox leaves the penetrating partner's arms open to hold a sex toy for the receiving partner as well.
Make sure to take this position slowly if the penetrating partner is the one on their period. The pressure of their partner's hips pressed against them can either help alleviate cramps or prove uncomfortable with menstrual bloating.
How to Get Into It: The receiving partner gets on all fours on the surface you'll be using. The penetrating partner comes up behind and kneels while snuggling their knees as close to their partner's knees as they can. The receiving partner then pushes their hips backward to place their butt into their partner's lap.
Looking for More Sex Positions?
All of these sex positions came from the Kinkly sex position database - all chosen to be easy to get into when your body might be otherwise tired or in pain - despite your arousal level. If you're up for a more adventurous challenge during your period, we have an entire database of adventurous sex positions.
If the idea of potential blood stains is what is standing in the way of your fun, don't forget about easy blood-reduction strategies like the Ziggy menstrual cup, dark colored blankets or towels, or showering right-before intercourse.
Your period doesn't have to be a deterrent from great sex, and I'm hoping some of these comforting sex positions help you seamlessly transition into some amazing period sex.
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