The 6 Best Sex Positions for Morning Sex
Faster, less complicated morning sex positions can help you enjoy your connection while ensuring you don't show up late for work. To ensure everyone has a great time, sex toys can help speed things along!
Start your day off on the right foot with morning sex. Not only is it way better than waking up to doomscrolling on your phone, but it's also way more connecting -- and pleasurable!
No partner? No problem! You can still get all of the same benefits of morning sex with a bit of morning masturbation! A morning self-pleasure sesh can help you wake your body up, reconnect with yourself and your sexuality and energize yourself for the rest of your day -- before you even leave your bed!
No matter how you want to make morning sex come to life, we have the tips (and sex positions!) to ensure you have a great time.
Here are the best sex positions for morning sex:
Editor's note: Everybody -- and every body -- is different; so there aren't objective "best" morning sex positions. If these ones aren't working for you, discover dozens more in our sex positions database!
Cross Sex Position
The Cross sex position is a great fit for when you're still half asleep and want to continue relaxing. To get into it, the receiving partner simply moves perpendicular to the penetrating partner, laying on their back while the penetrating partner lays on their side. Then, align your hips and go to town. That's it!
Since both partners' weights are supported by the bed underneath them, all the penetrating partner needs to do is gently move their hips forward and backward to facilitate penetration. Especially when you're both still a bit stiff from just waking up, this can be a welcome level of activity!
Try It With: A bit of kinky fun. Since the Cross position leaves you in a comfortable laying position with minimal movement required, you might have the extra energy to add a bit of kink or sensation play. Blindfolds, in particular, can be really helpful if the morning sun is starting to stream into the bedroom. If either of you like to wake up with a bit of "bite" first thing in the morning, a bit of breast spanking or nipple clamps can be a great fit.
Keep in Mind: The Cross position relies heavily on the two partners having compatible hip sizes. For example, if the penetrating partner has wide hips, their penis or strap-on dildo may be positioned too high to achieve easy penetration with the receiver -- especially if anal sex is the goal. Sex furniture -- like the Liberator Jaz, Dame Pillo, Liberator Humphrey or Liberator Wedge -- can help provide an added boost to either partner to get you on the same page.
Binding Spoon Sex Position
Welcome to your "adventurous" morning sex position. I love that it's a twist on a tried-and-true favorite (Spooning) while still allowing you to lay back and enjoy easy, lazy morning sex. The receiving partner simply lifts their top leg, holding it in the air or wrapping around their partner. From here, the penetrating partner can move their own leg on top of the receiver's leg, allowing you to intertwine even more fully.
(And that lifted leg can offer a bit of deeper penetration too!)
READ: Go Deep! The 8 Best Sex Positions for Deep Penetration.
Try It With: Your favorite large sex toys. The Binding Spoon position leaves a ton of room in front of the receiving partner with the receiving partner's hands entirely free. All of this extra space can be perfect for using a favorite wand massager (like the Magic Wand Mini or LELO Smart Wand 2), a penis stroker (like the Tenga Spinner, KIIROO KEON or Arcwave Ion) or air suction vibrator (like the Satisfyer Pro 2, We-Vibe Melt or NS Novelties Firefly Dream Glow). Since the position doesn't need a lot of movement to be pleasurable, toys that require a bit of precision can be a great fit here too.
Keep in Mind: The Binding Spoon may not be a good fit for everyone. Especially if you have sore hips or legs first thing in the morning, lifting your leg into a deep stretch can be a no-go. If that's the case, feel free to fall back on the regular Spooning position. If achieving intercourse in Spooning is equally as difficult for you, consider mutual masturbation while simply in the position. This allows you both the intimacy and closeness of Spooning without worrying about getting the right angles.
Grand Slam Sex Position
If a from-behind position has you salivating, I'd recommend the Grand Slam position. Not only does it let the receiving partner stay comfortably laying in bed, but it also lends itself well to those overwhelming feelings of arousal first thing in the morning.
Try It With: A bit of impact play! Especially if you're really leaning into the primal, rough aspects of the Grand Slam position, using a flogger or riding crop on the receiver's back can really drive the point home. The penetrating partner could also add vampire gloves, but make sure they're not so sleepy that they forget they're wearing them!
Keep in Mind: The Grand Slam position can place a lot of weight on the receiving partner's hips. If the receiver regularly wakes up with back soreness, you may want to swap to something like the Sphinx or Backdoor position. It requires more athleticism from the penetrating partner first thing in the morning, but it can also keep the back in a more neutral position.
Hinge Sex Position
Love deep penetration first thing in the morning? Then you'll fall in love with this Doggy style variant. Instead of standard Doggy style, the Hinge Position sees the penetrating partner lifting one leg into a lunge-like position while the receiving partner tries to place their upper body as low as possible.
These two positions fit together to make for deeper penetration without the need to do anything too athletic first thing in the morning. Once in the position, the receiving partner can simply bounce back onto their partner or the penetrating partner can gently rock their hips forward. Feel free to get rough with it, too, as long as you're both enjoying the depth!
Try It With: OhNut penetration buffers. If you love the look of this position but deep penetration can get a bit on the "ouch-y" side, consider sliding the OhNut onto the penetrating partner's penis or strap-on dildo. This can easily reduce penetration depth without affecting sensation -- and ensure you both have a great time! (OhNut even makes a vibrating ring if you'd like cock-ring-like vibrations!)
Keep in Mind: The Hinge position puts everyone on their knees. If your knees are a sore spot first thing in the morning, add pillows underneath your knees, do some pre-sex knee movement or swap to a different morning sex position.
READ: The Best Sex Positions for Bad Knees.
Straddle Sex Position
If you'd like a face-to-face position, the Straddle sex position can provide without putting you close enough to smell your morning breath. The Straddle position sees the receiving partner raising a leg to make space for the penetrating partner to slide inside. This makes for a different angle than Missionary -- and it ensures you aren't up in each other's faces first thing in the morning!
Try It With: A vibrating cock ring! The Straddle position puts the shaft in position to offer additional stimulation to the receiver with a vibrating cock ring. Unless the receiving partner is very flexible, consider a cock ring with a long protruding vibrator to ensure it can hit the clitoris or anal entrance without needing to stretch too deeply. The Fun Factory NOS, We-Vibe Pivot or Tantus Vibrating Supersoft could be great fits here.
Keep In Mind: The Straddle position is low-effort and low-movement except for one thing: the receiving partner's bent leg. Especially first thing in the morning, a deep hamstring stretch can feel intense. Try a few minutes of hamstring stretches ahead-of-time (it can make an arousing show for your partner too!). You can also bend the knee to reduce the stretch or do the Straddle position up near the wall. In the illustration above, if the receiver's right hip is pressing up against the headboard or wall, they can simply let their raised leg open up to the side, resting against the wall, at any height that is comfortable for them. This removes the need to get it high enough for a partner to hold.
Kneeling Fox Sex Position
Another sex position that's easy to get into and easy to enjoy, the Kneeling Fox lets you enjoy lots of skin-on-skin contact with the worry of sharing the same morning-breath-tainted air. Plus, it's pretty low-effort: One partner simply needs to do a little kneeling bounce -- or hip grinding -- to make the sensations come to life.
At the same time, the position makes it easy for the penetrating partner to easily play with the receiving partner's chest to play with the nipples or breasts for even more stimulation.
(I'm awfully fond of neck kisses in this position too! The penetrating partner is in just the right spot!)