The Dolphin Position

Updated: MAY 1, 2024

The Dolphin position is a face-to-face vaginal sex position that targets the G-spot and p-spot. It is a historic sex position taken from the Kama Sutra.

Dolphin sex position illustration. The penetrating partner is on their knees, butt lifted in an upright position. The receiving partner is laying on their back on their shoulders, their hips in the air at the penetrating partner's hips, being held in the air. Only the receiver's shoulders and head and neck are on the ground. The rest of their body is in the air. | Kinkly

To get into this sex position, the receiving partner lies on their back and raises their hips like in a Bridge yoga pose. This can be a little tricky, but it is achievable if the receiving partner pushes off the bed with their feet. The receiving partner’s head, neck, and shoulders should remain resting on the bed while they raise their legs and butt in the air.

The penetrating partner gets into an upright kneeling position between the receiving partner’s legs. In this position, the penetrating partner can support the receiving partner by holding onto their hips or buttocks. The receiving partner can get extra support holding onto their partner’s thighs or lowering their legs so their toes are on the bed. The penetrating partner pulls the receiving partner’s hips or buttocks closer to enter them.

If the receiving partner struggles to get into position, they could simply lay on their back with their legs spread apart until their partner kneels down. The penetrating partner could then lift the receiving partner’s waist to bring them into the Dolphin position. This requires more strength on the part of the penetrating partner but results in the same end position.

More About The Dolphin Position

Penetrating partners often enjoy the Dolphin position because it gives them an excellent view of their partner’s body stretched out in front of them. The position also encourages blood to rush to the receiving partner’s head. This can create sensations of euphoria and intense orgasms. The position is also out of the ordinary, so if you’re athletic enough to sustain, it you’ll probably appreciate its novelty value.

While the Dolphin position is great for deep penetration, it tends to neglect the clitoris or penis. If couples can balance in position without using their hands for support, they may be able to manually stimulate the clitoris to enhance the Dolphin. Using a couple's vibrator on the clitoris can make the manual stimulation even more intense.

The Dolphin position requires a flexible receiving partner. If you are struggling to get yourself into the position, there are several ways to train your body to be more flexible. Practicing yoga, gymnastics, and acrobatics can all help your body become more flexible. Taking up one of these hobbies is a great way to prepare your body for the Dolphin position.

The penetrating partner may need to be quite strong, especially if they are lifting their partner into position. Even if the receiving partner gets into position themselves, the penetrating partner will need to support of lot of their weight during sex.

The Dolphin position puts a lot of pressure on the receiving partner’s upper body, so gentle thrusts are key during sex. Hard vigorous thrusts could cause discomfort or even a neck injury. If your neck hurts in the Dolphin position, try placing a pillow underneath it before sex and do not continue if the discomfort continues. Necks are prone to injury.

The Dolphin position is also better for quickie sex than long, leisurely lovemaking. The receiving partner’s position causes their blood to rush to their head. While this can enhance an orgasm, it can also cause dizziness, blackouts, or fainting, given time.


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