6 Game-Changing Upgrades to Your Favorite Sex Positions

Tweaks to your go-to move for entering a whole new world of pleasure.

Missionary, rear entry, and girl-on-top positions are the breakfast, lunch, and dinner of sex positions. We're not suggesting that you try and reinvent the wheel with the sex position you choose to get into, but by making a few tweaks here and there, you may discover whole new aspects of the big three. Think of it this way: If you typically have an omelet with peppers for breakfast, now you'll be having an omelet with peppers—and onions, and tomatoes, and cheese, and ham. It's an effortless way to add entire levels of flavor to your palette. Don't worry; there's no need to thank us. And if you need more tips in the bedroom, be sure to brush up on the 25 ways to turn yourself into a sex god tonight.

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Missionary Upgrades

Gorillas and other primates have occasionally been observed having sex face-to-face, but missionary is a go-to for just two other land-based mammals: Our closer great ape relative the bonobo and us. It's the most commonly used sex position and is generally seen as the most romantic, as partners can hold one another in their arms and enjoy oodles of eye contact. Think it's boring? Try these simple tweaks and think again.

Riding High or CAT (Coital alignment technique.)

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Many women's orgasms are dependent on stimulation of the clitoris' pea-sized head, which is physiologically analogous to the head of your penis. The issue with this is that the clit is situated a short distance from the vaginal opening, and some research has determined that the greater this distance is, the less likely a women is to have an orgasm through intercourse alone. Does this make it harder for you to be certain she comes? Maybe. But there's a way to make sure, and it's CAT. Once you're inside her in standard missionary, shift your body toward her head. By doing so, your pubic bone will be in contact with her clitoris. In this sex position, you'll use more of a grinding motion, and in doing so, you'll give her the sort of clitoral stimulation most women need to come. If you're not paying enough attention to her clit, chances are she's not 100% satisfied in bed—but here are some red flags to check for that will let you know for sure.

Viennese Oyster

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Starting off from standard missionary, the receiving partner lifts her legs up so that she's effectively folded in half, her pink parts completely exposed and easily accessible. From here she can prop the backs of her ankles on the penetrating partner's shoulders and grip her ankles with her hands—or else you can grip them yourself, and control the depth and angle of your thrust. A word of warning: if you're on the larger side penis-wise, you may need to start slow and gauge her comfort level. With this position, even a little goes a long way. Once you've both gotten the hang of this sex position, you won't want it to end—so here are a few ways to make sex last longer.

Rear-entry Modifications

It's called doggy style, but you'll find that most mammals have sex this way and one type of mammal—us—keeps coming back to it even though we've got plenty of other options. Why? Well, perhaps because it's so popular in the animal kingdom we think of it as bestial, animalistic. Then there's the fact that it allows for deep to-the-hilt thrusting which, depending on how you and your partner fit together, can feel incredible. What a female partner might really like about it, however, is that this position often puts your penis in contact with what's commonly called her "G-spot," though some scientists assert that this spongy area about 1 to 3 inches on the inside of her anterior vaginal wall is part of the clitoral complex. Although many women orgasm most readily via stimulation of the clitoral head, a good number can come through the stimulation of her Grafenberg spot. This is part of the reason why rear entry is such a fan favorite. Here's how it can be tweaked.

The Kneel Armstrong

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From standard rear-entry or doggy style sex, the receiving partner straightens at her torso to be also upright. Now, you'll be in a sort of kneeling spoon. The receiving partner will like it because they will no longer have pressure on her wrists and will have her hands free to stimulate her clitoris or play with her breasts. This position also makes her clitoris and breasts easier to reach for you, too. You may both find that the way that her body is now angled will change the thrusting sensation for both of you. Oh, and it looks great in a mirror if you happen to have one near the bed. While you're admiring your naked bodies—either before, during, or after—make sure you avoid saying these 5 things to the woman in your bed.

The Prone Bone

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If the Kneel Armstrong is doggy with an upright twist, prone bone is its complete opposite. The receiving partner goes low so that your chest is in contact with the deck and keeps her legs straight out behind her. But before she dives into position, place a pillow or sex wedge under her hips. This will raise the angle for easier thrusting, and it makes a fantastic view for you, too.

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Woman-On-Top Modifications

You may like the woman-on-top position because it both requires less physical exertion from you while offering a very sexy view of your partner having it her way. From her perspective, being on top gives her control of the depth, speed, and angle of penetration. "Get it, girl!" However, with these two modifications on "cowgirl" she can unlock a lot more sensations for herself and you, too.

Reverse Missionary

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As discussed above, standard missionary allows a closeness and connectedness between partners but generally, the penetrating partner is doing the lion's share of the work and controlling the thrusting, while the receptive partner has to deal with being pinned down under 180lbs of sweaty, panting dude. To perform this twist from standard cowgirl, the on-top partner lowers her chest so that is flush with her lying partner and stretches her legs out behind her. This enables her to control both the amount of pressure on her pubic mound and clitoris and, by squeezing her thighs together, the amount of grip her pink parts have on your penis. It's a win-win. Oh, and provided that you're not doing in a twin bed, you get deftly get into this sex position by starting off in CAT (see description above) and simply rolling over. And if you're really ready to blow her mind while she's in control, try these 5 ways to have your best sex ever.


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Probably the best way to assume this sensual sex position is to sit criss-cross applesauce. Your partner will then slide herself onto your erect penis, then wrap her legs around your waist. You'll be upright, looking at each other eye to eye, and be able to kiss while she rocks her pelvis back and forth, tightening her vaginal muscles to intensify the sensations she—and you—are feeling. Move with her and sync your breathing for an increased feeling of intimacy and mind-blowing orgasms for both of you. Once you've experienced these positions, you'll wish you had even greater stamina—luckily, there's a smoothie to help with that.

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