The 5 Best Standing Sex Positions
Explore the pleasures of getting it on while you’re on your feet.
When most couples have sex, they typically do it horizontally on a bed. Hey, we’ve got no problem with that. It’s hard to beat the comfort of a firm mattress and a couple of fluffy pillows. Plus, when the action is over, you can simply drift off to sleep.
Still, there’s a strong case to be made for getting out of the sack—and getting up on your feet. Sex standing up may not always be physically easy. But doing the deed this way brings novelty to your sex life and that irresistible have-to-have-you-now spontaneity. And because your bodies are aligned differently, you can experience totally new sensations.
Ready to give standing-up sex a test-drive? Below are the 5 positions our sex experts recommend—each involves at least one, if not two, standing partners.
The leg lift
Great for doorways and closets, this face-to-face position allows you to gaze into each other’s eyes and make out while you do the deed. Here’s how to do it: While standing and facing each other, lift your leg and have your partner hold it up, so it’s either at his waist or, if you’re super flexible, against his chest and shoulder, Sadie Allison, founder of sex toy boutique ticklekitty.com, tells Health.
If there’s a significant height distance between you, your partner may have to bend at the knees, or you may have to stand on tippy toes, she says, before your pelvises are aligned and you can start the action. You can also try leaning against the wall, if that helps the two of you stay balanced. Because you have to keep your leg up, it’s probably not a position you can maintain for long. “But it’s fun for a quickie or for a few minutes before you switch it up,” says Allison.
Up and oral
This oral sex position gives you the reins: Have your partner kneel or crouch on the floor, then stand over them with your legs shoulder-width apart. Put your hands on their head for balance and also as a way to steer them where you want their mouth to go—so they kiss, lick, and touch your vulva, clitoris, and vagina exactly as you like.
Getting oral sex while standing up might make you involuntarily clench your legs and butt, making it harder to climax. So try to keep your lower body relaxed; encouraging your partner to grip you by the hips or butt can help steady you and set you up for a string of orgasms.