Being short on time doesn't mean being short on pleasure. Although I'm a big proponent of long, intimate love-making sessions, sometimes you just want to get it hard, fast and, like, NOW.

Quickies tend to have a bad rap, but I don't think they deserve it. Sure, if they're done just for the benefit of one partner, they can be kind of meh. But when two people are really into each other and really want to get it on, RIGHT NOW, few things are more exciting than a quickie on the kitchen table, in a supply closet, or in the car. (The fear of getting caught is half the fun!)

Thankfully, there's a nice repertoire of sex positions you can use to make your quickies more sizzling and satisfying. Here are a few suggestions.

Tabletop Quickie

No, I don't mean quick tabletop games (although sex is a game if you want...). I mean quickies using a table or desktop as support.

Because sometimes you're having dinner with your sweetie, and you're just taken by a need to make love.

Tabletop sex position
Tabletop Position

My first suggestion is the aptly named tabletop position, where the receiving partner sits right on the edge of the surface, wraps their legs around the giving partner, and either lies back or supports themselves with their arms. The receiving partner can put their legs up on the other person's shoulders for greater depth. This position is also great for clitoral stimulation! And it is seriously sexy, folks.

Desk Dominantion sex position
Desk Domination Position

The desk domination position is a variation of the above, with the giving partner leaning in and the receiving partner laying a little further back on the table or desk. It's perfect for showing the receiving partner who's the boss ...

Mermaid Sex Position
Mermaid Sex Position

One last suggestion for tabletop quickies is the mermaid position, where the receiving partner lies back and lifts their legs straight up. The giving partner has easy access to, well, everything, and the receiving partner can shift the angle by lifting their hips.

Quickie in the Closet

Another staple of quickie sex is standing up in whatever area you happen to be in at the moment. Although supply closets are great for staying hidden, you can do it in your bathroom, or anywhere with a wall, really.

dirty dancing sex position
Dirty Dancing Position

The dirty dancing position is the quintessential quickie position and works great for two people who are about the same height (if not, find a stool or step to stand on). The giving partner leans back against a wall, and the receiving partner straddles them, with one foot on the ground and one around their hips. This is a great workout for the thighs too!

Read: Skip the Gym, Get in Bed: 7 Health Benefits of Sex

Dancer Sex Position
Dance Position

Switch the partners around, and you have the dancer position, where the receiving partner is the one leaning against a wall while the giving partner holds up one leg around their hip. It requires less stamina than dirty dancing, and is one of the more discreet positions around.

Open Pike Sex Position
Open Pike Position

Anal and rear-entry sex lovers should try the open pike position, where one partner bends over in a 90-degree angle at the waist while the other penetrates from behind. It works best when both people are of similar height. This position leaves the receiver's hands free to stimulate themselves, or to hold on to a wall or chair for more stability.

Drag Back Sex Position
Drag Back Sex Position

The drag back position is a relative of the open pike, but uses different foot placement for greater stability. This position leaves the receiving partner rather passive, while the giving one gets to control the speed and intensity. It requires more space than the above three, but is definitely worth it!

Seated Quickie

Whether you're getting it on in the car or just want to have quick, satisfying sex without tiring yourself by standing up, these positions for seated quickies should be just what you need.

Pitcher's Mound Sex Position
Pitcher's Mound Position

The pitcher's mound position is perfect for sex on the front seat of a car. Just pull the seat back a little so the receiving partner doesn't have the steering wheel pushing into their back and enjoy the ride. Since the car seat is bolted to the car, you don't need to worry about any instability issues!

Basket sex position
Basket Position

Feel like moving it to the back seat? The basket position is best suited for when the giving partner has space to stretch their legs. The bottom partner can also put one leg on the floor for more stability and control. This position is intimate and promotes full body contact.

Rocking Horse Sex Position
Rocking Horse Position

A variation on this theme is the rocking horse position, where the giving partner crosses their legs and leans back on their arms. The receiving partner has to rock back and forth for penetration, which gives this position its name. A car back seat is a good space to do this ... as is the office floor.

Anytime, Anywhere

Sex doesn't have to take hours, or happen in bed. With these positions, you can have a sexy interlude anytime, anywhere. (As long as it doesn't get you arrested, of course.)