The 69 Position

Last Updated: February 23, 2021

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Definition - What does The 69 Position mean?

When it comes to oral sex, the 69 position is the mother of all positions. Unlike traditional oral sex, this position allows both partners to give and receive oral sex at the same time. In this position, one partner lies on their back, while the other partner crouches or lies on top, facing the opposite direction. The 69 position gets its name as the body positions of the two partners resemble a sideways 69. The 69 position can also be performed by partners of all genitalia combinations!

Variants of the 69 position include the standing 69 and the side-by-side 69.

diagram of the 69 oral sex position

Kinkly explains The 69 Position

Mastering the 69 position can be somewhat tricky for some couples because it can be hard to concentrate on the task at hand while receiving oral sex. To get around this and make sure both partners are doing their fair share, partners can take turns giving and receiving cunnilingus or fellatio. A sex wedge or pillows can also be positioned under the bottom partner's head and neck for added comfort.

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