Some things in life are better on repeat: Friends , perfectly sunny beach days, your trusty white manicure. Your sexcapades, though? Definitely not one of them. Even the hottest spark in the bedroom needs new sex positions to stoke the flames from time to time—otherwise things get boring, fast. In short, your brain craves newness, and especially for women, your brain is very involved in your excitement and satisfaction.
Note: While many of these directions reference male partners, these positions can be assumed by just about anyone. Do It: Near the edge of a bed or bench, rest on the hip and forearm of one side and press your thighs together. Your partner stands and straddles you, entering from behind. Why: Keeping your legs pressed together during this sex position allows for a tighter hold on him as he thrusts.
Make It Hotter: Instead of letting your partner do all the work, try thrusting your hips slightly to match the tempo. Do It: Your partner sits on a chair or the edge of the bed; you face him, seated on his lap. Make It Hotter: Let your fingers and hands do the talking. Once seated, you can put your hands anywhere on your body or your partner's to make things more interesting.
Do It: Get on all fours, then have your partner kneel behind you, with his upper body straight up or slightly draped over you ya know, like a humping dog. Why: This sex position allows for deep penetration and easier G-spot stimulation.
Make It Hotter: Stimulate your clitoris with one hand, or ask your partner to do the finger work for you. Do It: Lie on your right side; your partner kneels, straddling your right leg and curling your left leg around his left side. Why: With this sex position, you get the deeper penetration of doggy style while still being able to make that important eye contact.
Make It Hotter: Get your partner to rub your clit. Because, duh. Do It: Lie facedown on the bed, legs straight, hips slightly raised. Why: This sex position creates a snug fit, so your partner's penis will seem even larger. Make It Hotter: Some shallow thrusts and deep breathing will help the romp last longer. Do It: Lie back with your legs resting on each of your partner's shoulders.
Why: This sex position is awesome because when you raise your legs, it narrows the vagina and helps target your G-spot. Make It Hotter: Ask your partner to start rocking you in a side-to-side or up-and-down motion. That should bring the penis into direct contact with your G-spot. Do It: Similar to the popular Cowgirl sex position, you kneel on top, pushing off your partner's chest and sliding up and down the thighs. But your partner helps by supporting some of your weight and grabbing your hips or thighs while he rises to meet each thrust.
Why: This sex position puts less stress on your legs, making climaxing easier. Plus, if you're with a guy, female-dominant sex positions delay his climax—so everyone wins. Make It Hotter: Alternate between shallow and deep thrusting to stimulate different parts of the vagina. Do It: Get on your hands and feet and have him pick you up by the pelvis.
Then grip his waist with your thighs. Why: Aside from being a fabulous arm workout for you, this male-dominant sex position allows him deeper penetration. Make It Hotter: Try resting on a table or the side of the bed and give your arms a break. Do It: This is a modified doggy-style. Get on your hands and knees, then, keeping hips raised, rest your head and arms on the bed. Why: This sex position creates deeper penetration —and gives you a chance to rest on a pillow. Make It Hotter: Use your hands to stimulate your clitoris.
Do It: With both of you standing, you bend over at the waist; he enters you from behind. Why: Bending over during this sex position helps make the vaginal walls tighter and increases the intensity of the friction. Make It Hotter: Have your partner tickle your clitoris with a free hand, or loosely tie your hands together with a silky scarf. Do It: Your partner sits, legs bent, leaning back on his hands and forearms. You do the same and then inch toward him until you make contact.
Increase your stimulation by grinding your clitoris against his pelvis. Make It Hotter: Slide ice cubes down his chest and let the cold water collect at the base of his pelvis. Do It: You kneel on top, pushing off your partner's chest and sliding up and down his thighs.
You can relieve some of your weight from his pelvis by leaning back and supporting yourself on his thighs. Make It Hotter: Discover new sensations for both of you by widening your knees or bringing them closer to his body.
Do It: Your partner lies on his back; you straddle him, facing his feet. Why: This position lets you take control and show your guy the pace and rhythm you like. Make It Hotter: To get more leverage, put your knees and shins inside his legs and under his thighs. Do It: You lie on your back while your partner straddles you. He then gently inserts his penis through the tight opening created by your semi-closed legs.
Make It Hotter: Have him fondle your breasts or gently hold down your wrists for a little bondage action. Do It: Standing on one foot, face your partner and wrap your other leg around his waist while he helps support you. Why: This sex position allows for quality face time and connecting. Do It: Do I really need to spell this one out? L ie on your back while he lies facedown on top of you. Why: This sex position is simple, elegant, effective, and surprisingly versatile. Vanilla, sure, but delicious.
Make It Hotter: You can drastically change the sensation for both of you by shifting the angle of your legs. Why: You feel more of his body in motion with this sex position. Make It Hotter: Use this unique angle to massage his back, butt, or legs as he thrusts. He'll go crazy as will you, watching him.
Do It: While he sits on the bed or a chair, back yourself into his lap and spoon each other while seated. Why: You can't see your partner during this sex position, which means fantasizing is easier and can add to the excitement.
Do It: Both of you lie on your sides, facing the same direction. You bring your knees up slightly while your partner slides up behind your pelvis and enters you from behind. You may also know this as spooning. Why: This sex position allows for more skin-to-skin contact, increasing your stimulation.
Make It Hotter: Have your partner place his hands on your shoulders to increase the intensity and deepness of the thrust. Do It: From the missionary position, without disengaging, turn together onto your sides, using your arms to support your upper bodies. Make It Hotter: Try intertwining your legs with his or fondling him down below. Do It: Your partner sits with his legs straight and you sit on top of him with bent knees on top of his thighs, and you both lean back. Make It Hotter: Have him use his hand to rub your clitoris, or use your own.
Lean back farther for extra G-spot stimulation. Do It: Lie back with your legs raised all the way up and your ankles crossed behind your own head. He enters you from a missionary position. Why: Your hands are free to work your clitoris. As you should. Do It: Lie on your back with your legs raised and folded over so that your ankles are on either side of your head, while he squats and dips his penis in and out of your vagina. Why: Aside from getting that eye contact, the extra rush of blood into your head will increase the ecstasy.
Make It Hotter: Have him dribble chocolate syrup or something sweet into your mouth yes, really. It gets more of your senses involved, amping up the entire experience. Do It: Your partner sits on the edge of the bed and you sit on him, facing away. Why: This sex position will hit the spot…as in, your G-spot. Meanwhile, you can use your hands to stimulate his scrotum or perineum. Make It Hotter: Bring your knees closer to your chest, supporting your feet on the bed. Do It: You get into a partial bridge position like a pinball machine , with your weight resting on your shoulders.
Your partner enters you from a kneeling position. Why: It allows your partner easy access to stimulate your clitoris and massage the mons pubis. Make It Hotter: Throw one leg up against his shoulder for deeper penetration. Make It Hotter: Try grabbing your ankles. It can give you stability and an added stretch to boost the sensation. Do It: While you lie on your back, raise your right leg so he can position himself between your legs at a degree angle and enter you. You can do this with him facing you or facing your back.
Why: From the spork position, you can lift your top leg and support it by resting it on your partner's shoulder.