It’s winter. It’s freezing. It gets dark out before you’ve even had a chance to get your night started.
In fact, nights in now consist of intense cuddle sessions with your significant other where you try to get warm. Then once you’re both wrapped up in that blanket burrito for two, the thought of peeling off your clothes just seems extreme.
Fear not, frozen fornicators. It’s possible to stay warm while doing it in the winter— without buying an extra space heater.
We asked a few experts to recommend their favorite winter sex positions that maximize body-to-body contact to help turn up the heat.
So put your body heat to good use — try these eight steamy positions tonight.
THE SLED DOGGY STYLE
Think that freezing temperatures stop dogsled dogs from doing it? Heck no. Alexandra Fine, co-founder and CEO of Dame Products, suggests this trying this take on doggy style. “If you’re looking to feel a bit more skin, you’ll want to find positions that maximize torso-to-torso contact,” she says. “When you and your partner are in the doggy-style position, slowly flatten your bodies to increase skin-on-skin surface area.”
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THE WARM SOUP SPOON
Spooning is one of the best positions for body-to-body contact, but sometimes it can leave your lady exposed to the cold. “Use your hands to massage her breasts and stimulate her nipples and clitoris from the position to heat things up,” Isadora suggests. This one is also easy to execute under the covers.
THE NORTHERN MISSIONARY
Old-school missionary leaves lots of room for wintery drafts to waft in between your bodies. Not so with the northern missionary. “If you want to increase body contact but are beholden to good ol’ missionary, try wrapping your arms and legs around your partner while in the position to warm extremities,” says Janet Lieberman, co-founder and CEO of Dame Products.
THE 69 DEGREES BELOW
Get hot and sweaty while you’re 69ing. To generate more body heat, you’ll want to be on top of her. “This is great for foreplay or when you are both so turned on that climax comes quickly from the lightest touch,” says Isadora. “You can take turns pleasuring each other, or get lost in the sauce of both giving and receiving oral stimulation at the same time.”
THE HOT AND BOTHERED YOGI
Not into yoga? What if a take on one of the classic yoga positions could get you deeper penetration and a whole lot more body heat? Now that we’ve got your attention: “Try this variation of the Blissful Baby yoga pose,” says Isadora. “In this position the woman is laying on her back, but with her knees bent towards her chest, or out towards the sides of her ribcage. She can also keep her knees bent and press her feet against his shoulders so she can control the depth and pace of penetration.”
THE CHILLY GIRL COWGIRL
It’s your typical cowgirl position, but more like she’s riding a mechanical bull that she needs to literally hug to stay on top of. “Have your girl rest her whole chest on yours for more heat and friction,” says sex and relationship expert Psalm Isadora. Added bonus: “Leaning forward to a 45-degree angle in cowgirl allows her to use your belly to create friction for a clitoral orgasm,” Isadora says. Yes, your winter potbelly can be used to give a woman an orgasm. You heard it here first.
THE POLAR BEAR HUG
What’s better than a big bear hug to get you both warmed up? A big bear hug where you’re also getting laid. “This move is like a sexy, tantric version of huddling for warmth,” Lieberman says, “and allows you to easily change angles with very little movement.” Sit cross-legged and have your partner climb on top of you and guide you inside.
THE ARCTIC STARFISH
If you and your lady are looking to try something new in the sack while still staying warm, the Arctic Starfish will make you both pretty happy. “This one gives full-body contact,” Lieberman says, “which is ideal for the icy weather.”
She lays flat on the bed, spread out like a starfish. You enter her from behind and lay on top her in the same starfish position with your arms covering hers, and your legs covering hers as much as you can while you thrust into her. “To keep things going smoothly, try interlacing your fingers to add some intimacy back into the equation (and keep your hands warm!),” Lieberman suggests.