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This Is What Your Sex-Position Bucket List Should Look Like

Some things in life are better on repeat: Friends, perfectly sunny beach days, your trusty manicure. Your sexcapades, though? Definitely not one of them. Even the hottest spark in the bedroom needs new sex positions to stoke the flames from time to time—otherwise, things get boring, fast.


“Anytime you introduce something fresh and novel into the bedroom, you set yourself up for a more stimulating experience and bigger finish,” says Vanessa Marin, a licensed sex therapist in L.A. In short, your brain craves newness, and especially for women, your brain is very involved in your excitement and satisfaction.


It can also work wonders for your relationship. "One significant challenge to intimacy is the loss of novelty in the bedroom," says Shawntres Parks, licensed marriage and family therapist in San Diego. Exploration between the sheets amps up emotional intimacy and encourages risk-taking and growth. New sex positions will encourage you and your partner to be more vulnerable with one another in the bedroom and otherwise. And in the end, you’ll find your relationship injected with an extra dose of trust.

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In some cases, switching up positions might even be a must. “If you're thinking ‘ouch’ when the offer of sex is put on the table, you could definitely benefit from exploring diverse positions that are more comfortable for folks with diverse abilities, as well as those with chronic pain, or pain from penetration,” Parks adds. But even once you’ve found that pain-free position, that doesn’t mean it’s your only option. While it’s easy to become a creature of habit as soon as you’ve nailed that go-to, comfortable, climax-every-time position, Parks urges you to keep mixing it up. There are SO many possibilities out there that your imagination might not have even thought up yet.


Ah, but where to begin? How about with any of these 46 orgasm-inducing positions that'll blow you and your partner's d*mn minds.


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1. Corkscrew

Do It: Near the edge of a bed or bench, rest on your hip and forearm and press your thighs together. Your partner stands and straddles you, entering or grinding from behind.

Why: Keeping your legs pressed together during this sex position allows for a tighter hold on your partner as they thrust.

Make It Hotter: Instead of letting your partner do all the work, try thrusting your hips slightly to match the tempo.

2. Face-Off


Do It: Your partner sits on a chair or the edge of the bed; you face them, seated on their lap.

Why: During this sex position, you’re in control of the angle and depth of the entry and thrust. Being seated adds support, so it’s great for marathon sex sessions.

Make It Hotter: Let your fingers (and hands) do the talking. Once seated, you can put your hands anywhere on your body or your partner's to make things more interesting.


3. Doggy Style


Do It: Get on all fours, then have your partner kneel behind you, with their upper body straight up or slightly draped over you (ya know, like a humping dog).

Why: This sex position allows for deep penetration and easier G-spot stimulation.

Make It Hotter: Stimulate your clitoris with one hand, or ask your partner to do the finger work for you.


4. Pretzel Dip


Do It: Lie on your right side; your partner kneels, straddling your right leg and curling your left leg around their left side.

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Why: With this sex position, you get the deeper penetration of doggy style while still being able to make that important eye contact. Or, if penetration isn't your thing, your partner can easily grind against up against you stimulating your clit.

Make It Hotter: Get your partner to rub your clit. Because, duh.


5. Flatiron


Do It: Lie facedown on the bed, legs straight, hips slightly raised.

Why: This sex position creates a snug fit, so your partner’s penis or strap-on will seem even larger.

Make It Hotter: Some shallow thrusts and deep breathing will help the romp last longer.


6. G-Whiz


Do It: Lie back with your legs resting on each of your partner’s shoulders.

Why: This sex position is awesome because when you raise your legs, it narrows the vagina and helps target your G-spot.

Make It Hotter: Ask your partner to start rocking you in a side-to-side or up-and-down motion. That should bring the penis or strap-on into direct contact with your G-spot.

7. Cowgirl’s Helper

Do It: Similar to the popular Cowgirl sex position, you kneel on top, pushing off your partner's chest and sliding up and down the thighs. But your partner helps by supporting some of your weight and grabbing your hips or thighs while they rise to meet each thrust.

Why: This sex position puts less stress on your legs, making climaxing easier. Plus, if you're with a guy, female-dominant sex positions delay his climax—so everyone wins.

Make It Hotter: Alternate between shallow and deep thrusting to stimulate different parts of the vagina.

8. Wheelbarrow



Do It: Get on your hands and feet and have them pick you up by the pelvis. Then grip their waist with your thighs.

Why: Aside from being a fabulous arm workout, this male-dominant sex position allows for deeper penetration.

Make It Hotter: Try resting on a table or the side of the bed and give your arms a break.


9. LeapFrog


Do It: This is a modified doggy style. Get on your hands and knees, then, keeping hips raised, rest your head and arms on the bed.

Why: This sex position creates deeper penetration—and gives you a chance to rest on a pillow.

Make It Hotter: Use your hands to stimulate your clitoris.


10. Stand and Deliver


Do It: With both of you standing, you bend over at the waist; they enter you from behind.

Why: Bending over during this sex position helps make the vaginal walls tighter and increases the intensity of the friction.

Make It Hotter: Have your partner tickle your clitoris with a free hand, or loosely tie your hands together with a silky scarf.


11. Magic Mountain

Do It: Your partner sits, legs bent, leaning back on their hands and forearms. You do the same and then inch toward them until you make contact.

Why: You’ll both feel really connected looking at each other. Increase your stimulation by gr