The pretzel dip is a side-entry vaginal or anal sex position. It gets its name because the couples wrap their legs around one another, much like the dough of a pretzel.
To get into the pretzel dip position, the receiving partner lies on their side and spreads their legs slightly. The top leg should bend, with the knee pointing to the ceiling. The receiving partner could elevate their head or prop themselves up on an elbow for support.
The penetrating partner straddles the receiving partner’s leg closest to the bed and gets into a raised kneeling position. Their bottom thigh wraps around the receiving partner’s bottom thigh. The receiving partner’s top leg wraps around the penetrating partner’s waist. This gives the penetrating partner full access to the receiving partner’s genitals. The couple’s body should form a sideways scissor shape. From this position, the penetrating partner can enter the receiving partner for sex.
The pretzel dip position is a very popular position, ranked as the number 10 favorite position in the United Kingdom in a 2020 poll. It is also called the camel ride position. This may be because in this position the penetrating partner looks like he is riding the receiving partner’s leg, which stands in for the camel. The pretzel dip position is also called simply the pretzel position.