60 Sizzling Sex Positions That Will Spice Things Up—Tonight
Instantly expand your repertoire with these expert-level moves.
It doesn't matter if you're in a committed, long-term relationship, or you're hot on the dating scene—it's all too easy for all of us to fall into a routine, or simply rely on "what works," when we're having sex. (For a lot of us, of course, that means missionary, missionary, and missionary.) If that sounds anything like you, know that we're here to help. We've compiled the best sex positions every couple needs to really elevate the ecstasy of their rolls in the hay.
The Best Sex Positions for Climax and Intimacy
Check out the list below for 60 amazing ways to improve your sex life. We'll walk you through the basics and provide a few extra tips for spicing things up even more.
1. Ride 'Em Cowgirl
How to do it: He lies down on his back, a pillow slightly propping up his hips. She straddles.
Why you should do it: While missionary is a classic sex position, woman-on-top sex lets her take control of the speed and depth of penetration, making it easier for her to achieve orgasm. Research published in the journal Sexologies suggests that dominant positions like Cowgirl are among the most conducive to female orgasm.
Make it extra special: Have him use a hand to stimulate her clitoris, making the whole experience even hotter.
2. The Office Party
How to do it: While he sits in a chair (preferably one without arms for the greatest range of motion), she gets on top, keeping her legs on the floor to push off with.
Why you should do it: Not only does this position lend itself to all sorts of naughty office role-play, but it's also a great way for her to have total control of the pace.
Make it extra special: Tuck a pillow behind his hips to get a better angle for hitting her G-spot.
3. The Cannonball
How to do it: He lies down on his back; she climbs on top in the Reverse Cowgirl position. She leans back and pulls her knees toward her chest.
Why you should do it: Not only is this a nice twist on a traditional doggy style or spooning sex positions, offering the same depth of penetration, this position makes it easy for him to stimulate her clitoris with his hands. Even better, when she rocks back and forth, she can position him to hit her G-spot.
Make it extra special: Have him arch his back to lift her up slightly, providing extra pleasure.
4. The Swayze
How to do it: Both partners kneel on a bed facing the same direction, she slightly in front of him, but with her back to him. He enters her from behind.
Why you should do it: This position grants him plenty of access to her nipples and clitoris, making this even hotter for her.
Make it extra special: Have him position his legs slightly in front of hers; he can thrust more deeply and get easy access to her G-spot.
5. The Back in the Saddle
How to do it: Otherwise known as the Reverse Cowgirl, this position puts the woman in charge, letting her climb atop her trusty steed and hoping the hotness of this position doesn't cause her bronco to buck too early.
Why you should do it: This position lets her take the reins and dictate the speed and intensity of his strokes. It also makes it easy for her to keep a hand free, which provides her plenty of access to lightly cup his balls or get up close and personal with herself.
Make it extra special: Have him hold her by the hips and pull upward for a deeper, more intense experience.
6. The Swiss Miss
How to do it: He sits on a Swiss ball and she sits on his lap. Just because it's not being used for crunches doesn't mean they both can't get in a great workout on it.
Why you should do it: Using a Swiss ball helps him up the intensity of his thrust, making it easier to enjoy deeper penetration and hit the G-spot every time. This position is also great for maintaining eye contact.
Make it extra special: Have him rotate the Swiss ball under him in a circular motion for an even hotter experience.
7. The Sitter
How to do it: He sits down on the edge of a bed; she backs up until she's on his lap.
Why you should do it: This move has all the heat of traditional doggy style, but puts her in the driver's seat, making it easier for both parties to climax. The Sitter is particularly good for guys trying to prolong their lovemaking sessions, as it gives her all the control over how fast things go.
Make it extra special: Have him bend his knees and tilt his hips slightly up for a more G-spot-friendly configuration.
8. The Horseplay
How to do it: With her draped over a Swiss ball, he enters her from behind, having her bend and straighten her arms to vary the angle of penetration.
Why you should do it: Not only is this a killer upper body workout for her, but it's also a great way to make traditional doggy-style sex more adventurous.
Make it extra special: Have him hold her legs around his waist for deeper penetration that's sure to hit her G-spot.
9. The Love on Top
How to do it: She has her back on the floor. He stands in front of her and lifts her legs so that her head is down and her legs are around his waist.
Why you should do it: The angle of this position makes it easy for him to hit the front wall of her vagina, stimulating her G-spot and making her orgasm even more intense. The extra blood flow to her head is sure to make the experience even hotter.
Make it extra special: Put some pillows under her head and back to limit the strain on her neck and make it easier to pull her close.
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10. The Counter Measure
How to do it: When you're looking to spice things up, it's time to think outside the bed—and we all know spices are kept in the kitchen. The Counter Measure makes sure you're really making the most of those marble countertops; she bends over them, and he enters from behind.
Why you should do it: Sex that's a little bit naughty is undeniably hotter. This position is particularly great for those who love doggy style because it provides her something to push off of for an even deeper thrust.
Make it extra special: Toss on some aprons and a chef's hat for a little role-play. Bon appetit!
11. The Aquarobics
How to do it: They say it's not the size of the boat, but the motion of the ocean—and that's definitely true when attempting this ultra-hot move. She hangs onto the side of the pool while he enters her from behind, letting the water push both parties together.
Why you should do it: No matter how long they've been together, a change of scenery can make any couple feel like they're teenagers again. The combination of the new environment, the warmth of the water, and the risk of getting caught all make this an even sexier situation.
Make it extra special: Those jets are your friend. Use them.
12. The Dish Drawer
How to do it: Sure, everyone knows how to spoon, but how many know how to fork? In the Dish Drawer, he spoons her and enters from behind, holding her close as he thrusts in and out.
Why you should do it: Spooning sex combines all the G-spot benefits of hitting it from the back, but with all the intimacy of face-to-face sex. This is also one of the great sex positions for partners who are pregnant or injured.
Make it extra special: Have him hold onto her breast and lightly massage her nipples while he moves in and out for an A-plus O. Want more of those?
13. The Figure Skater
How to do it: Both partners stand up, her back to him. She wraps one or both legs around him as he holds her up by the waist. (She can place her hands on his knees for balance.)
Why you should do it: Not only is this a hell of a full-body workout for both parties—engaging your legs, arms, and core—but the acrobatic nature of this position is all the more exciting.
Make it extra special: Do this using the arm of a couch for support for a deeper thrust.
14. The Dirty Dancing
How to do it: Both partners stand and face each other; she wraps one of her legs around him as he enters her from the front.
Why you should do it: Standing sex provides the perfect position for both vaginal and clitoral stimulation while both parties get to gaze into each other's eyes—perfect if they're in a honeymoon phase.
Make it extra special: Have him use his hands to pull her closer, making for deeper penetration and giving the perfect angle to rub her clitoris against his pubic bone for an almost-guaranteed orgasm.
15. The Headstand
How to do it: He lies on the floor, a pillow behind his head, his feet on the bed, tilting his hips up. She gets on top.
Why you should do it: This position makes sex way more intense for both of you. CAT significantly increases the chances of both satisfying female orgasms and simultaneous orgasms.
Make it extra special: Have her arch her back and hold onto his legs for stability; not only will this guarantee plenty of clitoral stimulation, but if he pushes off his legs in this position, it's almost certain he'll hit her G-spot.
16. The Yogi
How to do it: He sits in a cross-legged position; she straddles him and wraps her legs around his back.
Why you should do it: This face-to-face pretzel position is great for those times when exceptional intimacy and eye contact are desired. It also makes it easier to whisper sweet nothings in each other's ears.
Make it extra special: This is a great position to add some sex toys, too. A hands-free vibrator can virtually guarantee she'll climax.
17. The Skydiver
How to do it: Similar to the Figure Skater, but with the woman lying face-down on the bed, with her legs wrapped backward around her standing partner.
Why you should do it: The Skydiver affords the penetrating partner a perfect angle to reach her G-spot. Plus, the pillow eases any strain on her hips that might come from such an acrobatic position.
Make it extra special: Put a pillow under her hips to create an angle that's even better from an orgasmic standpoint.
18. The Wheelbarrow
How to do it: She assumes a plank position; he stands over her from behind. He raises her legs to his waist.
Why you should do it: In addition to being a great upper-body workout for both parties, this position makes it easy to vary the depth of his strokes.
Make it extra special: Have her wrap her legs around his waist for even deeper penetration.
19. The Side Splitter
How to do it: The receiving partner lies on her side, on a bed, and assumes an "L" shape by straightening her legs. He stands up by the side of the bed and enters her while she's on her side.
Why you should do it: In many pseudo-doggy-style positions, the clitoris is difficult to access, making it harder for the receiving partner to reach orgasm. Fortunately, during the Side Splitter, he can easily reach her clitoris and breasts for extra stimulation.
Make it extra special: Have her cross her legs for an ultra-tight fit and more blood flow to her clitoris.
20. The CAT
How to do it: The Coital Alignment Technique, or CAT, is a sexy twist on missionary sex positions, allowing you to work those angles and give her the maximum clitoral stimulation. Instead of moving in and out between her legs, he thrusts deeper so that her head is by his chest, allowing her clitoris to get maximum attention.
Why you should do it: Researchers at Rutgers University have found that less than half of women polled had an orgasm in the traditional missionary position, but a study conducted by the New York Department of Health indicates that the Coital Alignment Technique significantly increased the chances of both satisfying female orgasms and simultaneous orgasms.
Make it extra special: For deeper penetration and a better chance of hitting her G-spot, have her push downwards while he pushes up.
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21. The Lap Dance
How to do it: He sits on a chair. She backs up until she's sitting in his lap.
Why you should do it: Not only does this position lend itself to plenty of sexy stripper roleplay, the angle he'll enter her from makes for easy G-spot stimulation.
Make it extra special: Using a rolling chair for a wider range of motion allows him to hit her G-spot more easily.
22. The Mad Hatter
How to do it: Face-sitting is a time-honored, if underused, sexual practice, and one that's sure to turn both parties on in a serious way.
Why you should do it: Studies, like one from 2018 published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, suggest that women often don't reach orgasm through intercourse alone, with many requiring additional sex acts, like oral sex, in order to achieve a satisfying orgasm.
Make it extra special: Have her sit facing his feet so that he can insert a finger or two as he goes down on.
23. The London Bridge
How to do it: She assumes a back-bend position; he enters her, pulling her hips toward him.
Why you should do it: The rush of blood to her head will make this experience ultra-intense, and the angle of the position lends itself particularly well to G-spot orgasms.
Make it extra special: Have him use his hands to rub her clitoris as he enters her for an even more rewarding experience.
24. The Superman
How to do it: She lies on her back; he holds her legs and slightly spreads them. He gets on top and pulls himself inside, using the edge of the bed as a grip.
Why you should do it: This intimate position lets allows for deep penetration while providing clitoral stimulation that's often difficult in a man-on-top position.
Make it extra special: Have him blow on her nipples as he thrusts into her for a spine-tingling experience.
25. The Oral Office
How to do it: You sit in a rolling chair while your partner kneels in front, taking you in her mouth, using the chair to pull him in and out.
Why you should do it: Not only is this a kinky little power play, the use of the rolling chair makes it easier for her to pull him close for an even more intensely pleasurable experience. If she's willing to try deep-throating, this position makes it easy for her to do so without gagging.
Make it extra special: Just because all the attention's being lavished on him doesn't mean she should be left out. This position is the perfect time to bust out a remote-controlled vibrator and get her off while he gets his.
26. The Rocker
How to do it: He tucks a pillow under his butt; she assumes a kneeling position in front of him. He enters from underneath, rocking back and forth.
Why you should do it: This position gives him amazing access to her breasts and clitoris, making the experience as arousing for her as it is for him.
Make it extra special: Have him nibble her earlobes as he enters her for an ultra-stimulating experience.
27. The Stepladder
How to do it: She climbs to a higher surface, like a counter or a stepladder. He performs oral sex on her from behind.
Why you should do it: Oral sex from behind means she's not getting a visual of what he's up to, allowing her mind to wander—and for him to surprise her with some new techniques.
Make it extra special: If she's into toys, this position provides the perfect opportunity to use some: Have him tickle her with a feather, tease her with a vibrator, or just use his fingers to mix things up.
28. The Dog Walker
How to do it: She kneels on all fours. He enters her from behind, holding onto her shoulders.
Why you should do it: For couples craving a little submissive play, this position is a sexy and safe way to get into the habit. Plus, if he uses her shoulders to pull her back, he'll hit parts of her vagina that neither party knew existed.
Make it extra special: This is one of the sex positions that's perfectly suited for a little spanking or hair-pulling—with her permission, of course.
29. The Social Butterfly
How to do it: A fresh take on the Reverse Cowgirl, this position starts the same as the RC, but instead, she wraps her legs around and under him.
Why you should do it: Having her open her legs in a butterfly position allows her to grind her clitoris on him as she rides, providing just the right amount of stimulation to bring her to orgasm. (She can also use her feet to help lift up his pelvis, bringing him deeper.)
Make it extra special: Have him massage her breasts as he enters her for an even more intense experience.
30. The Synchronized Swim
How to do it: She lays on her stomach. He enter her from behind, legs extended, using his arms to pull himself in and out.
Why you should do it: With her legs closed, both parties will get an even tighter squeeze and a more intense orgasm.
Make it extra special: Have him blow on her back as he thrusts upwards, making this an even more toe-curling move.
31. The Wrap and Roll
How to do it: He spoons her, while she wraps one leg around his waist.
Why you should do it: Unlike many methods of entry from behind, this position is incredibly intimate, allowing him to embrace her. Bonus: It's so easy to fall asleep directly after.
Make it extra special: Have him kiss her neck as you move together for an ultra-intimate experience for both parties.
32. The Full Frontal
How to do it: He sits up, back against the wall or headboard. She assumes a seated position and straddles him from the front.
Why you should do it: In this, one of the all-time classic sex positions, the Full Frontal allows for all the hot face-to-face intimacy of missionary, but allows for deeper penetration and lots of kissing.
Make it extra special: This position is a perfect opportunity for him to use his mouth to suck and blow on her breasts, possibly bringing her to the elusive nipple orgasm, which only 29 percent of women polled in a study by Herbert Otto, PhD, claim to have experienced, per Men's Health.
33. The Bullfrog
How to do it: He lies on his back. She climbs on top of him in Reverse Cowgirl, but with her feet flat on the bed, knees bent. She uses her partner's legs for support.
Why you should do it: Doing it in this position gives her full control of how fast or slow the thrusts are.
Make it extra special: Have him tilt his hips up to achieve a better angle for her to grind on for maximum G-spot stimulation.
34. The Eager Beaver
How to do it: She sits in a chair, legs open. He goes down on her.
Why you should do it: With this position, he gets to become her private taste tester.
Make it extra special: While he's going down on her, have him insert two fingers and then cross and uncross them for a mind-blowing effect.
35. The Backpacker
How to do it: He sits up in bed; she assumes Reverse Cowgirl and wraps her legs around his waist.
Why you should do it: This position makes it easy for him to hit her G-spot while letting her pull him extra close.
Make it extra special: Have him run his nails down her back for a goosebump-inducing grind session.
36. The Deep V
How to do it: He sits on a bed with his back against the wall or headboard. His partner sits facing him, legs on his shoulders.
Why you should do it: The Deep V is the perfect way for her to enjoy both clitoral stimulation and deep penetration for an earth-shattering orgasm.
Make it extra special: Have him use his fingers to rub her clitoris as she grinds for an almost-guaranteed O.
37. The Tight Squeeze
How to do it: She assumes a traditional doggy style position—but, instead of keeping her knees a shoulder-width apart, she presses her legs together.
Why you should do it: The pressure from her pressed-together legs makes for an extra snug fit.
Make it extra special: If she's into back-door play, this is a perfect position from which to explore that interest, whether with toys or your fingers. If you're thinking about exploring that for yourself, too.
38. The Wrapper's Delight
How to do it: The couple assumes a traditional missionary position, but she wraps her legs around his waist, squeezing tightly.
Why you should do it: Missionary's great and all, but it can get a little vanilla after a while. When she wraps her legs around him, he can get deeper and show her G-spot a good time.
Make it extra special: Have him use this vantage point to lavish extra attention on her other erogenous zones, like her breasts, neck, and ears.
39. The Exploral
How to do it: She assumes a traditional doggy-style position. He performs oral sex on her from behind.
Why you should do it: Not only do more women have orgasms from oral sex than penetrative—this position makes it easy for him to access both her clitoris and the inner labia, which can be especially sensitive on some women.
Make it extra special: Have him use the entirety of his tongue to glide up and down slowly, increasing speed when he reaches her clitoris and flicking it with the tip of his tongue.
40. The Pisces
How to do it: Also known as the side 69, this position gets the couple face-to-crotch-to-crotch-to-face for some mutually-assured orgasms.
Why you should do it: Giving oral sex is great. Receiving oral sex is great. This way, both parties can have their cake and eat it too.
Make it extra special: Instead of having one partner in a push-up position while the other is flat on their back, attack this position by having both partners lie on their sides; sex is pretty much always better when there are no push-ups involved.
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41. The Twerk
How to do it: He stands up; she assumed wheelbarrow formation. He lifts her legs up so they're tucked under his arms as he dips into her.
Why you should do it: This position allows him to enter her deeply at an angle that will certainly hit her G-spot.
Make it extra special: Literally twerk—the extra bounce will bring about extra pleasure for both parties.
42. The King of the World
How to do it: Both partners stand. The penetrating partner enters from behind, holding her hands all the while.
Why you should do it: In addition to allowing him the privilege of being able to shout, "I'm the king of the world!" at the moment of orgasm, this position makes standing sex more intimate than your average rear-entry.
Make it extra special: Have him intertwine his fingers with hers to let her show him where she wants his hands to go.
43. The Crossing Guard
How to do it: The receiving partner lies on their back, legs crossed at the ankle and raised in the air, so she's in an L-shape. He goes down on her.
Why you should do it: Oral sex in this manner puts a little extra pressure on her vulva, making her extra sensitive.
Make it extra special: Instead of using just the front, have him use the slightly stiffer back of his tongue to flick her clitoris.
44. The Rock the Boat
How to do it: She assumes the Reverse Cowgirl position with her knees spread and rocks side to side.
Why you should do it: The side-to-side motion she's capable of in this position is a rare treat and provides extra pleasure for both parties.
Make it extra special: Have him glide his fingers from her hips down to her thighs and back up again, giving her chills—in a good way.
45. The Swiggity Swooty
How to do it: Lots of lube, some careful aim, and an agreement to bail if things go south will all come in handy when he attempts a knock at her back door.
Why you should do it: While attempting anal sex is not for the faint of heart, the results can be mind-blowing if both parties are comfortable and into it. In fact, research published in the National Survey of Sex and Behavior reveals that a higher percentage of women surveyed had an orgasm from anal sex than any other kind, Metro reports.
Make it extra special: Just because he's heading in the rear entrance doesn't mean the front door should be left unattended. Have him use his hands to stimulate her clitoris; a good guest always brings a gift, after all.
46. The Push-Up
How to do it: He sits in a chair; she assumes a wheelbarrow position. He holds her legs and pulls her onto him.
Why you should do it: This position gives her a not-unwelcome head rush that can make her orgasm even more intense.
Make it extra special: In between strokes, have him raise her legs slightly and perform oral sex on her (with her permission, of course) before going back in again.
47. The Sidewinder
How to do it: Kneel at the side of your bed or couch and have your partner lie on her side with her knees tucked up toward her chest.
He kneels at the side of a bed or couch. She lies on her side, knees tucked up toward her chest.
Why you should do it: This position is great for pregnant or larger partners, allowing him to enter her super-deeply without too much rocking back and forth, which can be uncomfortable for some women.
Make it extra special: Have him use one thumb to rub her clitoris and use the other hand to softly run your nails down her back. Either before or after, segue into something more sensual.
48. The Captain
How to do it: He stands behind her, lifting one of her legs so that it's resting, foot down, on a higher surface, like the arm of a couch or the side of the bed.
Why you should do it: This position gives him great access to every part of her genital region, but without the somewhat exposing nature of the spread-eagle position.
Make it extra special: From this position, he can easily tease her a bit before entering her, building up the anticipation and making this an even hotter experience.
49. The Buffet
How to do it: She lays on a table; he goes down on her.
Why you should do it: This positioning allows him additional leverage to alternate pressure right where it counts.
Make it extra special: While many people are inclined to only focus on the genitals during oral sex, this position makes it easy for him to extend his arms upwards and give her boobs some much-deserved attention too.
50. The Updog
How to do it: She rests face-down on a bed, keeping her chest in place and raising her butt in the air. He enters her from behind.
Why you should do it: This position takes some of the pressure off her to keep herself fully propped up for what might end up being a lengthy lovemaking session, yet still provides him the perfect position for either vaginal or anal entry.
Make it extra special: Have him grind up against her for a few minutes or use his fingers before entering to build the tension.
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51. The Crabwalk
How to do it: He gets on all fours, stomach pointed up while his partner straddles him—Reverse Cowgirl style or traditional.
Why you should do it: This is one of the best sex positions for anyone eager to show off well-earned yoga moves, engaging the legs, arms, and core of both parties, while allowing for plenty of power in his upward thrust.
Make it extra special: He can vary the length of his strokes by bending his arms and legs, then thrusting upward for an ultra-deep entry.
52. The G-Riffic
How to do it: She lies on her back; he kneels between her knees and wraps her feet behind his head.
Why you should do it: This position makes it easy for him to penetrate deeply and hit her G-spot.
Make it extra special: Have him use his thumb to lightly stroke her vulva, moving slowly between her labia and onto her clitoris.
53. The Back in Business
How to do it: She lays on a bed on her back; he stands up at her feet and enters.
Why you should do it: A great alternative to missionary, the most common of all sex positions, this position still makes it easier for him to touch her chest and clitoris.
Make it extra special: Have him run his fingernails down her inner thighs as he makes his way to her clitoris for a more intense experience.
54. The Table Topper
How to do it: An alternative take on doggy style, this position has her on all fours and him on all fours on top of her, rather than holding her by the waist while upright.
Why you should do it: A twist on the doggy style, this allows him to penetrate her more deeply than a more traditional approach. Plus, the sensation of his balls grazing her vulva or clitoris is A-plus.
Make it extra special: Have him hold onto her breasts from above as he thrusts, giving granting some leverage and making it easier to hit her G-spot.
55. The Plank
How to do it: She assumes a plank position; he holds her legs from behind and wraps them backward around his waist.
Why you should do it: This position allows for him to go super-deep into her vagina, increasing the likelihood of female ejaculation.
Make it extra special: Have him gently run his finger along the outside of her vulva as he's pulling her close.
56. The Crossover
How to do it: He stands at the foot of the bed; she lies on the mattress on her back, crossing her legs around his waist.
Why you should do it: One of the great underused sex positions, this may seem like it's shutting off access to her vagina, but it's actually opening both parties up to hotter sex. The pressure from her legs being crossed makes the whole experience tighter—and more pleasurable—for everyone.
Make it extra special: Instead of moving directly into her vagina, have him drag it upwards along her vulva, teasing her a bit before the action begins.
57. The Slip and Slide
How to do it: She lies down on her stomach. He kneels behind her, entering her from the back.
Why you should do it: This position grants him plenty of leverage for G-spot-hitting deep thrusts, whether he's holding onto her legs, her hips, or her shoulders.
Make it extra special: Have him move his hands down the back of her body as he thrusts into her, telling her what he loves about her body.
58. The Straddle
How to do it: She assumes the Reverse Cowgirl position, but instead of staying in between his legs, straddles a single of them.
Why you should do it: This is one of those sex positions that allow her to grind up against his leg, providing clitoral stimulation that's usually hard to achieve in this position.
Make it extra special: Have him bend and straighten his leg as she rubs on him to give her more textures—hard shin, knobby knee, softer flesh above the knee—to pleasure herself with.
59. The Wheely
How to do it: She rests her face and chest down on a rolling chair; he enters her from behind.
Why you should do it: This is one of the sex positions that makes it easy for him to pull her super close and then ease out, prolonging the experience for both by using a pseudo-edging technique.
Make it extra special: As he pulls her toward him, have him lift up her hips slightly and hold her, tilting his pelvis back and forth. This will hit her G-spot.
60. The What's Cookin' Good Lookin'
How to do it: Have your partner hop up on your kitchen counter and enter her from a face-to-face standing position. She hops on a kitchen—it has to be a kitchen—counter and enters her from a face-to-face standing position.
Why you should do it: Because sometimes watching the Food Network makes people hungry—and sometimes, it makes people horny.
Make it extra special: A little spatula spanking, anyone?