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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 grinding your clitoris against their pelvis.

Make It Hotter: Slide ice cubes down their chest and let the cold water collect at the base of their pelvis.

12. Cowgirl

Do It: You kneel on top, pushing off your partner's chest and sliding up and down their thighs. You can relieve some of your weight from their pelvis by leaning back and supporting yourself on their thighs.

Why: By being dominant in this sex position, you’ll delay their climax and intensify yours.

Make It Hotter: Discover new sensations for both of you by widening your knees or bringing them closer to your body.

13. Reverse Cowgirl


Do It: Your partner lies on their back; you straddle them, facing their feet.

Why: This position lets you take control and show your partner the pace and rhythm you like.

Make It Hotter: To get more leverage, put your knees and shins inside their legs and under their thighs.


14. Cowboy


Do It: You lie on your back while your partner straddles you. They then gently insert their penis, strap-on, or finger through the tight opening created by your semi-closed legs.

Why: Tightness increases the intensity of the penetration.

Make It Hotter: Have them fondle your breasts or gently hold down your wrists for a little bondage action.


15. Ballet Dancer


Do It: Standing on one foot, face your partner, and wrap your other leg around their waist while they help support you.

Why: This sex position allows for quality face time and connecting.

Make It Hotter: If you’re really flexible, try putting the raised leg on their shoulder for even deeper penetration or clitoral stimulation during outercourse.


16. Missionary


Do It: Do I really need to spell this one out? Okay. Lie on your back while they lie facedown on top of you.

Why: This sex position is simple, elegant, effective, and surprisingly versatile. Vanilla, sure, but delicious.

Make It Hotter: You can drastically change the sensation for both of you by shifting the angle of your legs.

17. Cross-Booty


Do It: Your partner enters you from the missionary position, then slides their chest and legs off your body so their pelvis is in the same location but their limbs form an “X” with yours.

Why: You feel more of your partner's body in motion with this sex position.

Make It Hotter: Use this unique angle to massage their back, butt, or legs as they thrust. They'll go crazy (as will you, watching them).


18. The Caboose


Do It: While they sit on the bed or a chair, back yourself into their lap and spoon each other while seated.

Why: You can’t see your partner during this sex position, which means fantasizing is easier and can add to the excitement.

Make It Hotter: Tighten the muscles of your pelvic floor so you can grip them and keep them hard AF or stimulate their clitoris.


19. Scoop Me Up

Do It: Both of you lie on your sides, facing the same direction. You bring your knees up slightly while your partner slides up behind your pelvis and enters you from behind. (You may also know this as spooning.)

Why: This sex position allows for more skin-to-skin contact, increasing your stimulation.

Make It Hotter: Have your partner place their hands on your shoulders to increase the intensity and deepness of the thrust.


20. Reverse Scoop

Do It: From the missionary position, without disengaging, turn together onto your sides, using your arms to support your upper bodies.

Why: You get the same full-body press and can gaze into each other’s eyes.

Make It Hotter: Try intertwining your legs with his or fondling them down below.


21. Golden Arch


Do It: Your partner sits with their legs straight and you sit on top of them with bent knees on top of their thighs, and you both lean back.

Why: This position gives you both nice views of each other’s full-bodied. You’ll also have control over the depth, speed, and angle of the thrusts.

Make It Hotter: Have them use their hand to rub your clitoris, or use your own. Lean back farther for extra G-spot stimulation.


22. The Seashell

Do It: Lie back with your legs raised all the way up and your ankles crossed behind your own head. They enter you from a missionary position.

Why: Your hands are free to work your clitoris. As you should.


Make It Hotter: Have them “ride high,” rubbing their pubic bone against your clitoris, or “ride low,” directly stimulating your G-spot with the head of the penis, the strap-on, a dildo, or a finger.


23. Butter Churner


Do It: Lie on your back with your legs raised and folded over so that your ankles are on either side of your head, while they squat and dip their penis, strap-on, dildo, or finger in and out of your vagina.

Why: Aside from getting that eye contact, the extra rush of blood into your head will increase the ecstasy.

Make It Hotter: Have them dribble chocolate syrup or something sweet into your mouth (yes, really). It gets more of your senses involved, amping up the entire experience.


24. The Chairman

Do It: Your partner sits on the edge of the bed and you sit on them, facing away.

Why: This sex position will hit the spot…as in, your G-spot. Meanwhile, you can use your hands to stimulate their scrotum, perineum, or clitoris.

Make It Hotter: Bring your knees closer to your chest, supporting your feet on the bed.


25. The Pinball Wizard


Do It: You get into a partial bridge position (like a pinball machine), with your weight resting on your shoulders. Your partner enters you from a kneeling position.

Why: It allows your partner easy access to stimulate your clitoris and massage the mons pubis.

Make It Hotter: Throw one leg up against t