Most couples aren’t very adventurous in the bedroom. When comes time to get down in between the sheets, few are bold enough venture away from traditional standbys like missionary, cowgirl, spooning, doggy style. It doesn’t have to be this way. There are plenty of inventive sex positions that can result better orgasms for you and your partner, and they don’t involve contorting your body into a pretzel. We have a few suggestions—45 of them, to be exact.
Sex Position: The Cat
Benefits: Strong clitoral stimulation. In a study published the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, women who were unable to have an orgasm the missionary position reported a 56 percent increase in orgasm frequency using the coital alignment technique. Other studies suggest even greater success, with up to 73 percent of women achieving orgasm with CAT.
Hot tip: Instead of thrusting up and down, rock forward and back to (hopefully) provide enough stimulation for her to orgasm. Make this position even better by grinding your pelvis in a circular motion.
Sex Position: Waterfall
Also known as: 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.
Hot tip: 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. (For more oral pleasure positions, check out Your Ultimate Guide to Oral Sex.)
Hot tip for her: She can let you know the tongue pressure and technique she prefers by demonstrating with her mouth on your earlobe.
Sex Position: The Cowgirl
Also known as: Woman On Top
Benefits: Puts her in control. Great for G-spot stimulation and her orgasm.
Technique: 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.
Hot tip: It will be easier for her 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 so you can orally stimulate her.