The 6 Best Sex Positions to Try if You’re Not Very Flexible
In movie and TV sex, women are always getting it on while doing a deep back bend, rotating their hips in 360 degree circles, or lifting their legs high overhead. “These sex scenes in the media create this idea that sex is a performance and that women have to have incredible mobility in order to have incredible sex,” clinical sexologist Patti Britton, PhD, co-founder of SexCoachU.com, tells Health.
But if you’re not an acrobat or gymnast, there’s no reason to try twisting yourself like a pretzel to experience intense pleasure. These 6 creative sex positions don’t require a lot of flexibility and are super comfortable, so you’ll feel intimately connected to your partner while enjoying insane orgasms.
Missionary-style sex is often dissed for being boring. But think about the upsides: This position increases intimacy because it allows for eye contact and kissing. Missionary also leaves your hands free for touching, stroking, and holding a vibrator, and best of all, it doesn’t require a ton of hip flexibility.
To make an orgasm more likely, prop up your pelvis by putting a comfy pillow under your butt. Elevating your butt changes the angle of penetration, allowing your partner to go deeper. (Hello, G-spot orgasms.) It also gives your partner better access to your clitoris, which he can stimulate with the base of his penis or hand, says Britton.
Big spoon, little spoon
Spoon-style sex is another easy-on-the-joints position. With your partner pressed against your back and butt while you’re on your side, you don’t have to worry about spreading your thighs or opening your hips, Stella Harris, relationship coach and sex expert at the sex and relationship site Juicebox, tells Health. And since your legs are closed, it provides a snug fit and tighter grip on his penis.
Make spooning even hotter by having your partner grip your breasts or hold your middle while thrusting. Being held tightly allows your partner to go in deeper and stroke your G-spot and clitoris. Another idea is to put a cushion under your upper body, which will let you thrust backward during sex,” Sari Cooper, founder and director of The Center for Love and Sex in New York City, tells Health.