Sex Positions Handbook: 10 Positions Couples Must Try

  • 1. The CAT
    1 / 10 1. The CAT

    a.k.a. Coital Alignment Technique

    Benefits: Strong clitoral stimulation. In one study in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, women who were unable to have an orgasm in the missionary position reported a 56 percent increase in orgasm frequency using the coital alignment technique.

    The CAT is just like the missionary except that your body is farther up and to one side. Instead of being chest to chest, your chest is near her shoulders. Have her bend her legs about 45 degrees to tilt her hips up. This causes the base of your shaft to maintain constant contact with her clitoris.

    Related: 3 Best Sex Positions That Make Women Orgasm

    Now try this: Ask her to straighten her legs. Push your pelvis down a few inches while she pushes up.

    Hot Tip — His

    Instead of thrusting up and down, rock forward and back to, hopefully, provide enough stimulation for her to orgasm. Also make this the best sex position by  grinding your pelvis in a circular motion. Other studies suggest even greater success, with up to 73 percent of women achieving orgasm with CAT.

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  • 2. Waterfall
    2 / 10 2. Waterfall

    a.k.a. Head Rush

    Benefits: The blood will rush to your other head, too.

    Move to the edge of the bed and lie back with your head and shoulders on the floor as she straddles you. The blood will rush to your head creating mind-blowing sensations upon orgasm.

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  • 3. One Up
    3 / 10 3. One Up

    a.k.a. Over Your Shoulder, The Hamstring Stretch

    Benefits: This is the best sex position for women who are particularly sensitive along one side of the clitoris.

    Kneel on the floor with her lying on the edge of the bed. Raise one of her legs and ask her to support her leg by wrapping her hands around her hamstring just below the knee. With one hip raised, she’ll be able to add some movement to aid in your stroking or to help move you to the perfect spot.

    Related: 3 Common Sex Positions With A New Twist

    Now try this: Encourage her to wriggle a little to help you get the rhythm right.

    Hot Tip — Hers

    Let him know the tongue pressure and technique you prefer by demonstrating with your mouth on his earlobe.

    Hot Tip — His

    During oral sex allow the knuckle of your finger to trail behind your tongue. The contrast between soft flesh of the tongue and hard bone of the finger will create a pleasing sensation.

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  • 4. The Cowgirl
    4 / 10 4. The Cowgirl

    a.k.a. Woman On Top

    Benefits: Puts her in control. Great for G-spot stimulation and her orgasm.

    Woman-on-top is one of the best sex positions because it allows for a variety of interesting sights and sensations, and offers her the psychological advantage of taking charge of pace and depth of penetration. Alternate between shallow and deep thrusts. “Shallow will stimulate the front third of the vagina, which is the most sensitive,” says sex therapist Rebecca Rosenblat, author of Seducing Your Man.

    Now try this: Lie chest to chest, with her stretching her legs out on top of your legs. She should brace her feet on the tops of yours and push off to create a rocking motion that will rub her vulva and clitorial area against your pubic bone for greater pleasure.

    Hot Tip — His

    It will be easier for her to climax if you stimulate her manually and orally until she is extremely aroused. From the woman-on-top position, have her squat over your face where you can orally stimulate her.

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  • 5. The Hot Seat
    5 / 10 5. The Hot Seat

    a.k.a. The Love Seat, The Man Chair

    Benefits: Good G-spot stimulation.

    Sit on the edge of the bed or on a chair with your feet on the floor. She turns away and backs up onto you, sitting between your legs. She can ride back and forth by pushing off the chair arms or pressing up with her feet. She can control the angle of entry by arching her back and pressing her buttocks into your groin. While doggy-style is about your dominance, The Hot Seat puts her in the driver’s seat. And that makes it one of the best sex positions for both of you.

    Related: 11 Sex Positions That Help You Feel Larger

    Now try this: She can reach under and stimulate the base of your penis, scrotum, and perineum. Meanwhile, you can reach around and stimulate her nipples.

    Hot Tip — His

    The best ways to help her get interested in sex when you can tell it’s the farthest thing from her mind: Draw her a bubble bath, give her a massage, wrestle.

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  • 6. Spin Cycle
    6 / 10 6. Spin Cycle

    a.k.a. Maytag Repair Man

    Benefits: Extra vibes.

    This is a variation on the Hot Seat with her sitting in your lap, but this time planting yourselves on top of a washing machine set at the highest agitator cycle.

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  • 7. Stairway To Heaven
    7 / 10 7. Stairway To Heaven

    a.k.a. Step Lively

    Benefits: Good hand holds for her, and you don’t have to wait until reaching the bedroom.

    Related: WATCH: How To Convince Her To Try Risky Sex Positions

    This is a variation on the Hot Seat with her sitting on top of you while you sit on one of the stairs of a staircase! Stairs offer good seating possibilities, and a hand rail for extra support and lifting leverage for her.

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  • 8. Reverse Cowgirl
    8 / 10 8. Reverse Cowgirl

    a.k.a. Rodeo Drive, Half Way Around the World

    Benefits: With a pillow under your head, you get an awesome view of her backside. She can control depth of penetration and pace with this sex position.

    Lie on your back with your legs outstretched. She kneels next to you, then turns and spreads her legs, straddling your hips and facing your feet. Kneeling, she lowers herself onto your penis and begins riding you.

    Now try this: Have her lean forward or back to change the angle of the penis for greater stimulation.

    Hot Tip — Hers

    From this position, she can easily reach down to stimulate herself or direct your penis to where it feels best.

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  • 9. Pole Position
    9 / 10 9. Pole Position

    a.k.a. Thighmaster

    Benefits: Dual stimulation for her; for you—a great view of her rear and your penis entering her.

    Lie on your back and bend one of your legs, keeping the other outstretched. She straddles the raised leg with a thigh on either side and lowers herself onto your member so that her back is facing you. She should hold your knee and use it for support as she rocks up and down.

    Related: 5 Sex Positions She Absolutely Hates

    Now try this: She can press her vulva hard against your upper thigh rubbing as the feeling dictates.

    Hot Tip — Hers

    From Pole Position, she can massage your raised leg during the action. Or reach down and touch your perineum.

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  • 10. Face Off
    10 / 10 10. Face Off

    a.k.a. The Lap Dance

    Benefits: Allows for face-to-face intimacy; cozy for long sessions.

    Sit on a chair or the edge of the bed. She then faces you, wraps her arms around your back, climbs on top, and sits on your lap. Once in the saddle, she can can ride up and down on your penis by pressing with her legs or knees. Want to go faster? Assist by grabbing her buttocks and lifting and bouncing.

    Now try this: She can sit astride facing you on a rocking chair. Old wooden rockers on hardwood or stone floors provide the greatest variety of good vibes.

    Hot Tip — His

    There’s lots of room for creativity in this position for stimulating erogenous areas of the upper body, head, neck, and face. If she likes to have her nipples licked, go for it!

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