Whether you and your partner are position-pros working your way through the Karma Sutra or creatures of comfort (preferring to keep things consistent in the bedroom), there are some positions that every couple needs to try at least once. From the sensual classics to the body-defying moves, welcome to our official bucket list of sex positions that every couple should try in their relationship:
This is one of the most popular positions and for very good reasons. The woman kneels on all fours with legs parted, while her partner kneels directly behind her and enters from behind. Men enjoy this position as they feel in control and primal, while women benefit from the intensity of the position and direct G-spot stimulation. Women can also easily use one hand to stimulate their own clitoris in this position with or without a sex toy as an aid.
2. The lap dance
This position requires the use of a chair. Whether you choose an armchair, dining chair or office chair, anything that can support both you and your partner will suffice. Have the man sit on the chair while the woman straddles him and takes control. This position can be even sexier if both partners leave their clothes on, making it feel more spontaneous and naughty! This is a great one for women who want to try out being more dominant during sex; as they are in full control of the angle, depth and speed of each movement. The man is also in a great position to explore his partners’ body. With two free hands he can massage her breasts or hold on to her butt as she thrusts, for a pleasurable sensation.
3. The standing quickie
Having sex standing up is extremely passionate and because of this, both partners usually find it easy to climax quickly – hence the name. The woman stands with her back to the wall and the man stands in front of her. It helps if there is a table or stool nearby that she can rest one leg on as penetration is easier when her legs are slightly parted. The man should soften his knees for added support and take control of the thrusting. This is a great position for spontaneous sex when you both get in from work or for when you are out and fancy a secret quickie!
4. The bridge
A variation on the traditional missionary position, The Bridge requires a bit more flexibility from the woman but with well-worthy results! From the missionary position, the man should sit up so that he’s sitting on his ankles while the woman stays on her back with her feet flat on the floor with her hips raised towards the ceiling into a low bridge position. This will allow him to enter her in a perfect position. The new angle of penetration can create intense stimulation for her, plus it has the added benefit of toning her thighs and buttocks at the same time. Win-win!
This is another position, where the woman is in the dominant role and can really take control. The man lies on his back with legs together, while she kneels over and then lowers herself down onto him. Some of the weight can be taken off her, by either leaning back slightly towards his thighs or leaning forward and using her arms for support. As the woman is in control, she can help to delay his climax by speeding up or slowing down accordingly and can also increase the intensity of her own orgasm at the same time.