In the wonderful world of sex, there’s getting down and then there’s getting down. For connoisseurs of a sensual romp — we’re talking about our true believers, scholars and geeks when it comes to sex and sexuality — there’s always a sexy new position, a new sensation or experience to try out with your partners for any occasion. There’s plenty of ways to make sure that no two nights in are exactly the same, whether you’re playing solo, with a partner or with more than one partner.
Don’t get us wrong; we’re always down for a casual quickie or some moderately augmented missionary to give a quick O, but why not branch out and take things to a whole new level? After all, your sex life is a living, breathing and evolving thing that deserves a bit of TLC to keep you and your partner(s) entertained and satisfied through the years. Sometimes all it takes is a brand-spanking-new position to get the party started and to reignite some important conversations about what feels best in the act. (It’s okay if those things change or if you just want to test something out!) Speaking of spankings, you can throw one of those in for good measure too. You know, if that’s what you’re into.
We also know you’re busy and you don’t want to waste that precious alone time researching impossible pretzel-like contortions to try out.
To help, we’ve compiled 69 fun positions we think you should try ASAP. Ironically, good old-fashioned 69 isn’t on this list, because as the very wise Carrie Bradshaw once wrote, “It’s my belief that the last time anyone actually enjoyed the 69 position was in 1969” — and, like, fair.
So here you go: 69 (Nice) sex positions to try out. Be safe, be smart and have fun!
A version of this story was originally published in July 2016.
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Modified coital-alignment technique
The pressure and friction of this position are sure to rev up those lady bits. It’s more than just missionary.
The butterfly position
The name of this position sounds sweet, but the sex is anything but.
For that sweeping-off-the-countertop (or desk) hot sex moment that every woman’s dreamed of.
This hot move gives the woman control for even deeper penetration from a classic position.
With variations like this, no one will ever accuse missionary of being boring again.
Uncloaking the clit
Because up to 80 percent of women can’t climax from vaginal penetration alone.
There’s truly nothing hotter than a sexy and empowered woman on top.
Baring the scepter
Who needs a penis ring when your hand will get the job done just fine? Tack this move onto your list of favorite positions.
Hands behind ankles
Finally, those novelty (or real) cuffs are coming in handy.
The kinky missionary
Because good-old missionary isn’t always so innocent.
Queening in bondage
Now it’s his turn to submit.
Standing room only
The cuff support makes this position a little hotter — and a lot easier.
Self-lovin’ on your knees
The perfect excuse to explore your body (alone) and find out what you really want in bed.
Leg up, full frontal
Once you master the art of not slipping, shower sex is perfect for the morning quickie.
Soap and a grope
And the best part about shower sex? Cleanup is easy.
Tawdry in the tub
If you partner isn’t a bath person, this position may change their mind.
Mixing things up keeps “me time” interesting.
Over the hump
An interpretation of doggy style for one? Yes, please!
This may be the hottest self-lovin’ moment you’ve ever shared with yourself.
The leg shaver
That high-pressure, detachable showerhead is there for a reason (for some fun solo play).
The solo snake
Ideal for getting hot, hot, hot as you grind against a hand or a vibrating toy.
Fooling around in the car… it’s like high school all over again — just don’t get caught!
A secure seatbelt makes the perfect handcuff prop when going at it in the car.
Seated rear entry
The most subtle of car-sex moves for when you really don’t want to get caught.
Yab-yum with a twist
This traditional tantric sex move works great in the front seat of the car.
For in-the-car doggy style or anal, this position goes both ways.
Pregnancy sex positions
Any pregnant woman will appreciate this relaxing way to have a roll in the hay.
Queen takes king
With that baby bump strategically moved out of the way, it’s time to get down to business.
The ‘lazy’ sex position
Any (pregnant) sex is great sex when you’re getting off.
This intimate grinding move allows for maximum clitoral stimulation.
The reverse slither
A whole new way to take it from behind — with plenty of opportunities to stimulate the breasts and clit.
Grinding against a toy or hand makes a female orgasm almost guaranteed.
The splitting of bamboo
Classic tantra meets modified missionary with blindfolds to make things even hotter.
The private dancer
For that ultra-sexy lap dance you’ve always wanted to give.
X marks the spot
Kinky spread-eagle sex makes for a triple-X finish.
Rock ‘n’ roll
The blindfolds used in this woman-on-top move will remove every last inhibition.
Cowgirl or cowboy
Recommended for the anal first-timer, since the top partner controls the depth of penetration.
A classic anal move made even more pleasurable with lots and lots of lube.
Face to face
This steamy move offers extra intimacy during the act and can be adapted for anal sex.
Missionary with a twist
Yet another way to kick missionary up a notch — make it anal.
On the stomach
A relaxing position for better penetration.
Spooning with a twist
Traditional spooning makes for a great backdoor move, leaving the breasts and clitoris open for play.
The circus freak
You’ll need some flexibility to master this position, which is more freaky than it sounds.
When doggy-style gets old, froggie-style will keep things spicy in bed.
A sexy and fairly simple way to get both partners turned on fast.
Otherwise known as upside-down doggy-style, you might want to practice this one a few times. (Wink!)
Further proof that missionary can still be sexy and interesting with a reverse cowgirl on top.
For those hot-and-heavy bedroom moments when you’re in the mood to ride.
The BBQ quickie
Sneak off to a private place and pull up your skirt for this summer-friendly sex move.
The lounging lioness
Poolside pleasure for two, coming right up.
The pouncing panther
OK, so it’s just doggy style, but location is everything.
The swimming porpoise
Super-sultry sex in the water has Wild Things written all over it.
The teddy bear
This romantic and intimate position will heat things up on a hot summer afternoon.
Closed for business
Getting oral with your legs closed turns arousal up to 11.
In high heels
A common fantasy comes to life in this hotter-than-hot standing move.
The drop box
Considered one of the best positions for the female orgasm (and your partner will probably enjoy it too).
Either variation of this position allows for maximum stimulation below the belt.
With the right rhythm and balance, this G-spot-friendly position will have you seeing stars in the best way possible.
An easy way to get it on on the beach without getting sand in those crevices.
In the water
A super-sexy sex on-the-beach move, because no one knows what’s going on below the surface.
On a beach ball
That bouncy beach sex prop you never knew you needed.
From the bedroom to the beach, the reverse cowgirl position translates perfectly.
Beach sex 101: Pull your swimsuit to the side and get busy.
Under a blanket
Keeping beach sex under wraps can be even hotter (just try and wait until the beach clears out for the day).
This football-themed position is sure to score you points in bed.
The one time when fumbling in the end zone is actually a good thing.
Make like a wide receiver and let him be the one to score the points this round.
Bend over, Baby
This shallow-penetration position makes a smaller penis feel just right.