21 Creative Sex Positions *Guaranteed* to Shake Things Up
Itching for some new and creative sex positions? Even if you feel like you’ve already tried everything in the book, you’ll find some hot AF moves on this list sure to surprise you. We’ve got all kinds of sex positions to try on this master list, with moves from the Kama Sutra to modern masterpieces inspired by Kim and Kanye (you heard us right).
Don’t get us wrong: There’s a lot to be said for the old standby moves like missionary and cowgirl—not to mention the endless variations on them. But if you’re looking for more of a challenge, these creative sex positions have got you covered. Plus, none of these positions are so weird that pitching them to your partner will be awkward. Win-win.
So keep reading and discover creative sex positions that will offer have even the most voracious readers of sex tips taking notes.
1. The Bouncy Chair
First, tell him to get down on his knees (this is fun, already!). Have him kneel with his butt on his heels and the balls of his feet on the ground. Straddle his lap, facing him with you feet flat on the floor on either side of his legs. Once you’re in position (and his erect penis is inside you), bounce on the balls of your feet to control the rhythm and penetration. The close proximity will make for some delicious intimate time and you’ll get the release you so desperately need.
Straight outta the Kama Sutra, the Lotus position is an oldie-but-goodie that’s sure to spice things up. Though it calls for a bit of flexibility, the payoff is totally worth it. Here’s how it goes: Lie on your back and cross your legs “Indian style.” Now, bring your legs (still crossed) as close to your chest as possible and have your man get on top. Maintain the cross-legged position as long as you can hack it. It’s a big hip opener, but just the right angle for a g-spot orgasm.
3. Splitting the Bamboo
You know how sometimes after a hard day, the last thing you want to do is strap on your chaps and ride your way around the bedroom? Well, rest easy, cowgirls, this Kama Sutra sex position is your friend. Start by lying on your back and have your man assume missionary position. Then raise one leg and rest it on his shoulder up by his head. Keep the other leg stretched out on the bed. You’ll find that with one leg in the air, penetration will feel a lot deeper. If you’re uncomfortable or your hamstrings are not as flexible as you’d hoped, ask him to kneel instead. Either way, if he’s still on the lookout for that g-spot of yours, “Splitting of a Bamboo” will improve his odds of finding it.
4. Milk and Water
Find a chair (preferably one without arms) and make him sit his naked self down. Then take a seat on his lap, facing away from him, and lead his hand to wherever it is you like to be touched. When you can’t take the teasing anymore, re-position yourself so that he’s inside of you while you’re still sitting on him. Encourage him to keep touching you while you move back and forth until one or both of you climax. Sounds unbelievably hot, doesn’t it?
5. Widely Opened
Lie flat on your back. Have your man kneel on the bed with his knees slightly apart, and wrap your legs around his waist. Then raise your hips and pelvis by arching your back and showing off your glorious boobs. Have him support you at the small of your back while he does the thrusting. That’s all there is to “Widely Opened.” Really, is there anything sexier than a woman arching her back?
Think reverse cowgirl with a twist. Have your man lie down and sit on top of him, facing away. Now reach back and place one hand on his manly chest. Use your hand to stable yourself as you move up and down. This allows you to have complete control over the speed and depth of penetration. You can also have him put his hands on your waist if you find you need a lift. The added plus? You’ll be able to look back at him looking at you, which is bound to help things along.
7. The Pretzel
You lay on your side with your bottom leg under him and the other wrapped around his stomach. For his part, he should be kneeling down. This position maximizes the potential for deep, satisfying thrusts, and the sideways angle really shakes things up for new and exciting sensations.
8. Standing Wheel Barrow
This one will really get the blood rushing to your head, and is an easy feat for dedicated yogis. Assume downward dog position and then let your partner gently pick up your legs and wrap them around his waist. You’ll support yourself with your arms and for added support, he’ll also hold you by your hips as he the light in him honors the light in you. Namaste.
This is a twist on the classic girl on top we all know and love. This version, however, leaves you totally in control. He should lay down on the bed, but then scoot backward so his upper body is draped on the bed and onto the floor at angle. Once he’s set, straddle him and ride him as he enjoys the view from below.
10. Fitness Friends
Astroglide’s resident sexologist “Dr. Jess” O’Reilly, Ph.D., gave this position its name because it looks like you’re doing an assisted leg lift. You lie on your side with one leg up, and your partner sits on their knees, straddles your bottom leg, and penetrates you while balancing your ankle on their shoulder.
11. The Spider
Remember doing the crab walk in gym class (or maybe more recently at a creative Crossfit session)? Both partners get into crab walking stance and meet in the middle. Both the your legs should be inside his legs are outside. Since you’re on top, lift up your pelvis to lower yourself on top of your partner. From there, you control the rocking. It’s called “The Spider” because this one looks pretty much like the name would suggest.
12. Standing 69
Dr. Jess recommends this to shake up the classic mutual oral sex position. One person stands upright, and the other goes into a handstand while the other holds them. This should allow you both to reach each other’s naughty bits, but you may have to cut it short before all the blood rushes to your head. This might be more of a “just to say we did it” kind of position, really.
13. X Marks the Spot
For this twist on missionary, put your legs up and either keep them straight or rest your feet on your partner’s chest. That’s when the “X” part comes in: Cross your legs to create a tighter fit for more friction.
14. Naughty Tee
To tackle another part of the alphabet, lie on your back with your feet flat and your legs bent, then have your partner slide below your legs so you form a T shape, hence the name (another Dr. Jess coinage).
15. Standing Tiger Crouching Dragon
Doin’ it from behind gets a whole lot hotter with this simple variation. Kneel on the bed (or couch or dining table or floor or any elevated surface) let him enter you from behind. This allows him to hit different angles than if you were just bent over. Pro tip: The sensation will changed based on how far apart you place your legs. Play with opening your legs wider and narrower to find out what feels best to you.
If you’re looking to get a nice stretch in to your next sex session, have we got the position for you. Lie on your back with your legs over your head and your butt up as if you were doing a backward roll, and have your partner enter you from the side. Hey, it ain’t called Acrobats for nothing.
17. The Bound 2
We don’t want you to actually ride a motorcycle while you have sex (that would be dangerous!). Instead, use some of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s favorite accessories: a mirror, your phone (for taking selfies mid-lovemaking, of course), and assorted shopping bags from Givenchy and Balmain strewn about the room to set the mood. Your man sits on a throne (or a chair, if you don’t have a throne handy), facing a mirror. You perch on his lap, stealing glances at the mirror. No actual sex is required; you just get off on how hot you look.
18. The Hashtag
It is a pound sign after all (get it?). To assume the position: Lie on your side while your guy kneels facing you and lifts up your top leg (similar to the scissors position).
19. The iPhone X
Inspired by Apple’s exciting new launch, this move celebrates the idea that bigger is better. Lie on your back and push your hips up into a bridge (keep your head and neck on the floor while supporting yourself with your shoulders). Your guy stands on the bed straddling you, holding your hips up. It’s an upgrade to your usual routine for sure, but please don’t call tech support if things go awry.
20. The Ice Bucket Challenge
Instead of dumping a bucket of ice water on him while you’re doing the deed (please YouTube it, if you do), simply get busy in the shower. Extra credit: Melt an ice cube in your mouth to cool things off before giving him some icy oral. The combo of your cool mouth and the hot water running all over his body will be mind-blowing.
21. The Twerk
Rounding out our list of sex positions to try, we’ve got “The Twerk.” Miley Cyrus simultaneously popularized and ruined twerking, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still practice it in the bedroom. Assume the reverse cowgirl position and lean forward, resting your arms on his thighs. Then simply use the twerking motion (arch your back and rock back and forth, popping your booty up and down) to have sex.
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