Synchronous Friction Position

Published: MARCH 14, 2023

Think of the Synchronous Friction as a bit like the 69 of mutual masturbation. The unique body positioning lets both partners simultaneously pleasure one another!

Two people lay on a bed on their backs. One person's head points towards the headboard, and the other's head points towards the footboard. They each lay the leg closest to their partner overtop of their partner's chest. Each person has their hand in-between their other partner's thighs.

To get into this mutual masturbation sex position, one person should lie on their back on a flat surface with their legs together. The other person reclines on their back next to them with their head near the first person's knees. Both partners then move the closer leg to drape atop their partner's chest and then make smaller adjustments to provide access for their partner. This may include moving closer together, further apart or adjusting the angle of your legs.

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The Synchronous Friction position makes it easy for both partners to pleasure one another with in comfortable, sustainable position. Both partners will also be able to see between their partner's thighs to make aiming and control of toys easier. This is especially helpful if you're new to one another and don't not know your partner's pleasure spots by feel.

While the Synchronous Friction sex position allows both partners full access to each other's genitals, the access may not be at the ideal angle. The downward angle may work well for vaginal penetration; however, for penis owners with tight tendons, this position may make it difficult - or impossible - for their partner to stroke their penis. Consider adding stimulating penis vibrators like the Satisfyer Men Wand, Hot Octopuss Jett or Wild Flower Enby 2 to hold against the penis and reduce the need to bend the penis downwards in order to stroke it.

Sex toys can be a great addition to this sex position for almost anyone. Both partners will have their hands free, which allows either partner to hold a sex toy against themselves or their partner, opening up all new types of stimulation. If a penis vibrator or clitoral vibrator is doing all of the stimulation, it can be easier for the partner providing the stimulation to lay back and focus on enjoying their own stimulation at the same time. As it leaves the butt easily available for either partner to explore, Synchronous Friction is also a fantastic position for anal toys like the b-Vibe Snug Plug, Nexus Simul8, Thump-It! Plug, Blush Be Me 3 Anal Beads, Rocks-Off Cocktail or the We-Vibe Vector+.

Synchronous Friction can be a fantastic sex position on days where you're seeking a comfortable option. Both partners are lying flat with no need to move once you're properly positioned, and the physical effort required for this position is minimal. It's ideal for a marathon masturbation session, foreplay, lazy sex, people with partial or full-body paralysis or for those with other chronic illnesses that may make movement uncomfortable or impossible. Specifically, we think people with complex disabilities like Cerebral Palsy or Muscular Sclerosis might really benefit from this position.

If a marathon mutual masturbation session is in the cards, make sure to put some thought into your location choice for the Synchronous Friction position. A bed is a good go-to spot for most couples, but some couples may not have a bed large enough to support the spread-out angle of two bodies. If that's the case, consider layering blankets and pillows on the floor for a comfortable, flat surface to use.

For easy access for anal play, either partner can elevate their hips with sex furniture. A Liberator Wedge, Liberator Jaz or Dame Pillo will raise the hips off the bed and make it easier to access the butt. This also has the benefit of reducing how much leg weight is pressed onto the other partner's chest -- which may be important if that causes discomfort. Simply slide a wedge underneath the hips to make it easier for the partner to hold dildos, anal vibrators or other toys without experiencing friction from the surface underneath you both.

We also recommend bringing a water bottle or snacks. Once the two of you are intertwined, getting up to take breaks is harder than in many other sex positions, and you probably don't want to tap out early just because you want a sip of water!

You may also want to bring other erotic accessories along for this position. As the Synchronous Friction position leaves both hands available to easily move around, this can be a great position for experimenting with sensation play, nipple clamps, Vampire Gloves, speculums or gags. A leg and calf massage (with massage oil) or a foot tickling session could also be on the itinerary!

We recommend having a conversation about positioning and pain management before, during and after this position is attempted.

If you ever want to add a bit of erotic adventure to sex, this is the perfect position with which to explore!



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