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Go Deep! The 8 Best Sex Positions for Deep Penetration

Published: SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 | Updated: APRIL 30, 2024
Looking for a good, old-fashioned, super-intense boning? It's time to go deep!

As a sex writer, I've both read and written more than my fair share of sex position articles. Some give suggestions for stimulating specific regions (20 Positions for G-Spot Glory!), others offer solutions to sexual stumbling blocks (10 Positions For Couples of Wildly Different Heights!), and there are always the ones that promise more pleasure than physically possible (5 Positions GUARANTEED To Give EVERYONE Multiple Orgasms - Even People In The Next Room!!).


I understand, though, that it's not always as complicated as all that. Sometimes you just want some good, straight-forward, intense boning and often that calls for super-deep penetration. I've got you covered! I’ve put together a list of eight of my favorite positions for when you want to get down on it.

Looking for more sex position ideas? Check out our Sex Positions Playlist.

Missionary Plus Sex Positions

These positions are all variations on the standard missionary position.


Flying V Position

Happy Scissors Sex Position

To be filed under “keep it simple” the Flying V position (also known as the Happy Scissors) is as easy as they come. Lie on your back with your hips elevated (use pillows or a positioning aid if you like a little lift) and allow your partner to kneel between your legs. Your partner then takes one of your ankles in each hand and holds you legs wide apart while thrusting. If you’re feeling super-helpful you can even hold your own legs, giving your partner the freedom to plant their hands and get more thrusting leverage.

The LELO Tor 2 cock ring can give deep penetration positions a little extra buzz

The LELO Tor 2 cock ring can give deep penetration positions a little extra buzz



Take it to the next level: Want to make you V fly even higher (sorry, I couldn't resist)? Add in a toy like the LELO Tor 2. A super stretchy cock ring with a powerful built in vibrator and six stimulation modes, it can enhance the experience for both of you.

The G-Whiz Position

G-Whiz Sex Position


This one's called the G-Whiz (or the anvil) and it's for the flexible among you. Lie on your back and raise your legs. You partner kneels in front of you, so your legs can rest on their shoulders. Your partner then leans over you, causing your legs to come back toward you and your hips to lift, making for super-deep penetration.

For a different twist, place the soles of the feet on your partner’s chest instead of extending the legs. The penetration will still be really deep and your legs won’t have to stretch so far. This can also work as a beginner anal sex position as you control the depth by how straight or bent your legs are.

Take it to the next level: You know what could feel spectacular in this position? Prostate stimulation! You know what no one can do as the penetrator in this position? Comfortably reach their own prostate. Thank goodness we live in the future and have awesome toys like the LELO Hugo with its two powerful motors and convenient remote control! Have your partner insert the Hugo (and maybe hand you the remote) before you get in position. Then turn it on and enjoy!


Butterfly Position

Butterfly Sex Position

For deep penetration that lets you and your partner see each other (remember your partner, they’re so cute!) try the Butterfly Position! Lie on your back with your bum right at the edge of the bed or a sturdy table. Your partner stands in front of you, lifts your hips so your legs can rest on their shoulders and then holds onto to your legs while thrusting. Because you aren’t right on top of one another, you can check each other out while you get sexy!

Take it to the next level: This position is ideal for adding in some clitoral stimulation but your partner's hands are a bit busy and maybe you don't want to have to do it yourself. Enter a couple's toy! Some couple's vibes feature two arms: one that vibrates inside you and the other that stimulates the clitoris. One last bonus: because it is worn in the vagina during intercourse, your partner will get the benefits of the vibration too!


From Behind Sex Positions

If you want your depth to come from behind, these are for you!

Flat Doggy Style Position

Flat Doggy Style Sex Position


The Flat Doggy Style Position (or Speed Bump) is one of my all-time favorites and not just because I’m lazy .. but, seriously, this is a great position if you’re lazy! Lie down on your belly with pillows or sex positioning wedge under your hips with your legs together.

Your partner will then straddle you on their knees. The angle of entry here can be adjusted based on where your partner sets up their knees or angles their chest - play with that! They can adjust the angle of entry by where they put their knees. If you want to take a more active role, have your partner stay upright so you can reach back and grab their hands. Now they can use your hands to get extra thrusting leverage.

Take it to the next level: Utilize a prostate stimulator like the LELO Hugo 2 to give your partner powerful hands-free stimulation. Designed to stay securely in place and featuring 8 different stimulation modes, and a remote control so they-- or you-- can easily change modes, the Hugo makes it easy to experience intense prostate pleasure while still enjoying the deep thrusting sensation.

Read: Here's How to Hit the P-Spot Using a Toy

Turtle Position

Turtle Sex Position

What’s awesome about the Turtle Sex Position is that it makes penetration deep regardless of penis size. Start off on your hands and knees with your legs together and then bend your knees so your chest comes closer to your thighs. You can even wrap your arms behind your knees and pull yourself into a little ball shape. What you are doing is making your vagina as shallow as possible here. Then your partner kneels (or stands if you are at the edge of the bed) behind you with their legs wide apart and enters, gripping your hips as they thrust.

Take it to the next level: This position keeps your pelvises in super close contact making it a great place to add in a wearable cock ring vibrator. Have your partner slip it on before penetration then find your perfect moment to turn it on and let the powerful vibrations do their thing. In the right angle, you'll get a little extra perineum pleasure from the vibe!

Kneeling Wheelbarrow

Resting Wheelbarrow Sex Position

The Wheelbarrow Position is one of those positions that tends to turn up in those “10 People Who Went To The ER Because of Sex” articles but this variation lets you get the pleasure without risking the possible pain. To get into the not-as-death-defying Kneeling Wheelbarrow, assume an elbows and knees position. Have your partner kneel behind you to enter you, then raise one of your legs out straight behind. If you have done a Pilates class, you'll be familiar with the burn you will eventually feel in your core, so having your partner hold your leg for you can be helpful. For some extra closeness, you can wrap your leg around their waist while they thrust.

Take it to the next level: I'm not going to lie to you, this position does require focus and keeps everyone's hands pretty busy. But that doesn't mean you can't work in a little bonus fun! Have your partner wear something like the LELO Tor 2 vibrating cock ring for powerful stimulation that is totally hands-free. Pro-tip: often with vibrating rings I advise turning them on after penetration but logistically that's not a great idea for this position. In this case, turn it on and then get down to business.

Read: Try It Tonight: The Wheelbarrow Sex Position

Rider-on-Top Sex Positions

Do you want to be in charge? Here are positions where you’re on top!

Extended Cowgirl Position

Extended Cowgirl Sex Position

To take the Cowgirl Position from regular to extra-deep all you need is one little tweak. Sound like fun? Then you might like Extended Cowgirl Position. Despite the name, you neither have to be a "girl" nor have grown up on a ranch to enjoy this rider on top position. Have your partner lie on their back. Come to straddle them but instead of settling onto your knees, keep your feet planted on either side of them while you mount them. Once everything is in place, gently extend one leg, then the other straight out in front of you so you end up with you feet on either side of your partner’s head (or help your balance by putting your feet down flat on the bed.) Having your legs out straight will make for a deep sensation of penetration and any movements you make from this position will feel seriously intense.

Take it to the next level: This one can get pretty intense on its own but it is also a great opportunity to use a couple's toy like the LELO Tiani 3. Make sure you insert the toy before you hop on and grab the remote control so you can find the right vibration mode for you both. Because thrusting in Extended Cowgirl might be a bit much for some folks, adding a toy lets both partners get a little more sexy stimulation in. This position + vibration = the ride of your life!

The Love Seat Position

Love Seat Sex Position

Seriously, is there anything better than couch sex? I really don’t think there is. It’s pretty fantastic. This one is called the Love Seat Position, and it's pretty easy to set up. Have your partner sit on a couch (or even a chair), a bit closer to the front of the seat than usual. Climb into their lap, facing them with one knee on either side of their legs. Then, insert the penis and get to rockin’. Hold onto the back of the couch or your partner’s shoulders for leverage. To increase the depth of penetration, have your partner come closer to the edge of the seat.

For another, more high-energy take on couch sex, plant one foot on either side of your partner so you are in a low squat.

Take it to the next level: This is one of those positions where it can be a little tricky to incorporate clitoral stimulation because your bodies are so close together. Technology to the rescue! Using a couple's toy like the LELO Tiani 3 allows you to add in that yummy clit stim as well as enjoy internal vibrations that can feel great for both of you!

So, those are some of my favorites for deep penetrative sex. Now, go forth - and go deep!

Want more intense sex positions? Check out this list of positions for rough sex.

JoEllen Notte

JoEllen is a writer, speaker, researcher and mental health advocate whose work explores the impact of depression on sex and relationships. Since 2012 she has written about sex, mental health, and how none of us are broken on her award-winning site The Redhead Bedhead. JoEllen has led workshops nationwide on sexual communication, navigating consent, having casual sex kindly, and dating as an introvert. She has toured sex shops, spoken at length on dildos, and...

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