To enjoy oral sex in plumber position, a penis-haver stands with his legs shoulder length apart and squats down, with their feet flat on the floor. Their partner, facing the receiving-partner, gets down on their knees and elbows. This position puts the performing-partner’s face close to the receiving-partner's penis and testicles, allowing them to easily perform oral sex. During this time the receiving-partner can caress or hold his partner’s back, buttocks, and breasts.
A common variation of the plumber position sees the person performing oral sex lying down on their back. The penis-haver kneels down, with a knee on either side of his partner’s face to receive oral sex. This variation is less strenuous for the person performing oral sex. It also leaves their hands free to caress their partner’s back and buttocks, combine the blow job with a hand job, or use a sex toy on him for additional stimulation.
In both variations, the penis-haver receiving oral sex is relatively still, allowing his partner to control fellatio. This makes oral sex more comfortable for the giver and minimizes the risk of gagging. However, the penis-haver receiving oral sex may thrust if the person giving sex likes to be more submissive.
The plumber position can be used as part of foreplay or the entire sex act, depending on a couple’s preferences. It can be easily performed by straight and homosexual couples without any variations.
The plumber position is a relatively safe sexual position, although it can be hard on the knees, elbows, and head, depending on the variation. Putting down some pillows before play can minimize discomfort.