If you want to spice things up in the bedroom here are 100 sex positions to try – from the ‘easy’ to the more energetic and athletic!
**WARNING – the following slides contain sexually explicit illustrations of sex positions. Please do not allow under 16s to view them**
This is a good sex position for well endowed partners as the man can’t penetrate too deeply, as the woman’s legs are closed. Also good for intimacy as you are face to face.
An easy position if the woman is a similar height to the man (or wearing heels), but if not a table or work surface will help!
The woman lies back with her legs open, while the man lies between her legs and slowly penetrates her. For greater intimacy, she can wrap her legs around him and control the pressure of his grinding by gently pressing on his buttocks with her feet.
Simple and an ideal sex position for a slower pace of lovemaking.
While the woman lays on her back and lifts both knees up towards her chest, the man kneels facing her. She can then rest her feet on his chest, while he places his forearms on her knees. The woman can then grab the man’s thighs and pull him closer for deeper penetration. The more he presses down on her knees, the greater the pleasure for her.
A relatively simple sex position, which doesn’t require too much flexibilty.
The man lies flat on his back, while the woman lies on top of him with her legs together. He is then able to penetrate her as she slides up and down on his body.
Similar to reverse cowgirl, the rider involves the woman straddling the man while facing away from him. She then leans forward and while balancing herself on his knees slides up and down. The man can also control penetration by holding onto the woman’s waist.
Not too much flexibility required and both sets of hands are free and well place for extra stimulation.
A relatively easy, and yet extremely passionate position.
The Curled Angel
The woman curls up into a ball with her knees drawn up to her chest, while the man spoons her from behind. This position is ideal if you’re feeling lazy and it is also great for pregnant women too – the woman simply needs to lower her legs to accommodate her growing bump.
Similar to the missionary position, the grip requires the woman to lay on her back and raise her hips slightly (it may be more comfortable to place a cushion under the woman’s bottom). The man then places himself between her legs, while she moves her pelvis side to side.
Simple and good if you’re not feeling too energetic.
Extremely easy and perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon or if you need to slow it down a bit during a long sex session.
The woman lays on her back with her legs in the air and knees slightly bent (she may need a cushion under her bottom to make it more comfortable). The man then kneels between her legs and holds onto her ankles while he enters her.
Relatively easy and deep penetration.
The woman lies on her front with her weight on her elbows. She stretches one leg out and bends the other to the side. The man lays on top and can penetrate from behind while leaning on his hands for support.
A tiring position for the man, but worth it for the woman as the pressure of his body on her pelvis helps her to climax.
Ideal for anytime/anywhere sex, but does require a certain degree of strength and energy from both the man and woman.
The Glowing Juniper
Perfect for when you’re feeling a little bit lazy – the woman lies on her back with her legs parted and knees slightly bent. The man sits between her legs with his legs stretched either side of her. He can then lift her hips for easier penetration while she lays back and enjoys!
The Seated Ball
The woman crouches down onto the man’s lap, while she controls the penetration by rocking back and forth on her heels.
The woman lies on her back with one leg extended and the other raised in the air, but bent in half. The man then straddles the woman’s extended leg, while holding onto her other leg to control penetration.
Relatively easy and good if the woman is tired.
The man sits on a chair or stool and the woman sits on his lap. With her back to him she can control the penetration my rocking back and forth on her heels. His hands are then free to play with her clitoris and breasts.
A good position for pregnant women and tired men.
The woman lays on the edge of the bed with her legs hanging off. The man then positions himself between her legs and lifts her hips and thighs to allow penetration, while she supports herself on her elbows.
This position requires a great deal of strength and flexibility.
An easy (ish) position but the woman may tire faster than the man as she has to hold her legs in the air.
While the man lays on his side, the woman curls up into a ball and with her head at his feet, she wraps her legs around his. She can then wrap her arms around the top of his legs while he penetrates her.
A difficult position to master, but worth the extra effort.
While similar to the missionary, the classic position involves the woman laying on her back with a cushion under her bottom. This slight tilt of the pelvis allows for deeper penetration as the man places himself between her legs and enters her.
With her back to her partner, the woman bends over, crosses her arms and rests her elbows on a chair for support. Then man then enters her from behind (ideal for anal sex) and can control the depth and pressure by holding the top of her thighs.
Only suitable for extremely strong and flexible men – he makes a bridge, while the woman straddles him. She can then move up and down by pushing off the floor with her feet – Not for the faint-hearted!
The woman lies on her back and pulls her knees up to her chest. The man kneels down and enters her. She can then rest her feet on his shoulders, while he supports himself with his hands either side of her shoulders.
The penetration is very deep in his sex position, so be careful not to go too fast as it may cause pain for the woman.
The man kneels down and leans back, supporting himself with his hands behind him, while the woman lies flat on her back. She then tilts her hips towards him to aid penetration, while positioning her legs either side of his hips.
This is a relatively easy position, which is highly erotic with deep penetration.
Similar to doggy style, but instead of being on all fours, the woman lowers herself onto her forearms while the man penetrates her from behind. He can also lean forward and as his hands are free he can caress her body at the same time.
The Crouching Tiger
While this sex position is easy for the man, it requires some decent thigh muscles from the woman and be careful not to lose your balance and fall off the bed – Good luck!
The man kneels behind the woman and while leaning backwards uses one arm to support himself. The women kneels in front of him and supports herself on her elbows, allowing her to thrust back onto him. He can then use his spare hand to touch her.
This sex position is easy for some, but doesn’t work so well if you’re not similar heights.
The man lies on his back with his legs apart while the woman sits down between his thighs. The woman must then curl her body up into a ball while the man supports her. Her hands are free to touch herself or touch his perineum.
This position requires a certain degree of strength from both parties.
A relatively easy position which leaves both of the woman’s hands free to fondle herself or her partner.
The man sits on the edge of the bed with his feet on the floor while the woman crouches (like a frog) on his lap. She can then move up and down to control the penetration, while pressing on his thighs for support.
An easy position for the man, but requires strength and balance from the woman.
The woman lies on her back with one cushion under her head and another under her bottom. She then pulls her knees up to her chest and lifts her legs in the air. The man kneels down with his legs either side of her and enters her hips.
Great for deep penetration and his hands are also free, which is an added bonus.
The man sits with one leg stretched out and the other leg bent at the knee to help him balance. The woman sits on his lap. While she can control most of the movement, he also has some control with his hands on her hips. He is also in the ideal position to kiss and suck her nipples while having sex. Perfect!
The Triumph Arch
This position requires an extremely supple woman as she needs to lay flat on her back with her legs bent underneath her. The man then slides in between her legs with his legs stretched out so they are either side of her head.
The man sits with his weight on one arm (the other is free to fondle) and his legs stretched out. The woman sits on top of him and leans forward. She can then support herself with her arms, while being in full control of the movement and penetration.
A good position for a tired man and an energetic woman.
This position requires a sturdy chair/stool and a great deal of balance. The woman crouches on the stool while the man enters her from behind. He will need to hold firmly onto her waist to stop her toppling over.
The Kneeling Wheelbarrow
The Kneeling Wheelbarrow is a slightly easier variation of the standing wheelbarrow. The woman kneels on one leg with her other leg stretched out. She then leans on the opposite elbow to the leg she is kneeling on while her partner kneels behind her. The man can hold the woman’s hips to help her balance while he enters her.
Be warned, it’s a very tiring position for the woman so make sure you don’t overdo it!
An ideal sex position if you’re both lacking in energy.
This is a good sex position for deep penetration.
The man sits on a chair or a stool while the women sits on his lap. Once he is penetrating her she leans right back (if necessary she can rest her head on a cushion on the floor) while he takes full control of all the movement.
Not for the faint hearted! This sex position requires a lot of strength and flexibility.
The Double Decker
While the man lies on his back, the woman lies on top of him with her back to him. She supports herself on her elbows, either side of the man’s waist and to help her balance she puts her feet on the man’s knees.
A moderately easy sex position, but it may be hard to maintain for a long time as the woman may get uncomfortable.
The Reverse Cowgirl
A really simple sex position, which almost anyone can do. Go on, give it a go!
The Lotus Blossom
An easy, intimate sex position if you are relatively flexible.
The Right Angle
This position requires minimal effort for maximum pleasure.
Enjoy giving your thighs a good work out with this sex position!
A very easy, gentle sex position, which can be extremely intimate too. Enjoy!
The woman lies on her back with one leg stretched out and the other bent up. The man slides in between her legs and pushes one of his legs underneath her to raise her hips. To help his balance the man leans back on his hands.
The Indian Handstand
The man stands while the woman does a headstand. The man enters the woman from behind and helps her to balance by holding onto her hips.
The Rocking Horse
The man sits with his legs crossed and leans back supporting himself with his arms. The woman sits astride him with her knees bent either side of his waist. The woman can then rock back and forth in a rocking horse motion.
The Super 8
The woman lies flat on her back with a small cushion under her bottom to raise her hips. The man lies between her legs and supports himself on his arms. Both the man and the woman are free to move in rhythm with each other.
Ascent to Desire
The man stands with his knees ever so slightly bent and the woman stands facing him. He then lifts her off the ground and she wraps her legs around his waist and her arms around his neck while he penetrates her.
It maybe easier to start with the man sitting and once in position he can stand.
This sex position definitely requires a strong man with solid arm muscles.
The Standing Wheelbarrow
The woman starts on all fours, she can rest her elbows on a pillow if that’s more comfortable. The man kneels behind the woman and enters her. Once he has penetrated the woman he can slowly lift her off the ground by holding onto her ankles.
The woman crouches on all fours, taking her weight on her hands, while her partner enters her from behind. While the woman can press back into him, the man is in control of most of the movement.
In this sex position the woman lies flat on her back with her legs closed and her arms stretched out holding the bedposts (if possible). The man lays on top of her with his legs either side of hers. He slowly penetrates her while her legs remain shut.
The woman sits on the edge of a high piece of furniture, for example a table or a washing machine. She leans back and supports herself with her arms. The man stands in front of her. She can wrap her legs around his waist as he enters her.
The Rock’n Roller
The woman lies on her back with a pillow behind her head. She then lifts her legs in the air and rocks back – like she’s going to do a backwards roll. The man kneels behind her and keeps her hips elevated on his thighs while entering her.
The Backwards Slide
The man sits on the edge of the bed with his legs hanging down and a cushion behind his back for support. The woman sits astride him and bends her legs so her knees are level with his shoulders. She then carefully leans back and rests her hands on the floor, either side of his feet, to balance.
This position is most suited to a well endowed man.
The Crossed Keys
The woman lies on her back with her legs in the air. Her bottom needs to be at the edge of the bed and her legs must be crossed. The man stands facing her and holds onto her legs while he penetrates her.
An easy sex postition.
The man lies on his back and brings his knees up to his chest. The woman sits down on her partner facing away from him while he rests his feet on her back and penetrates her. The woman uses her feet to balance and control the motion.
Great for deep penetration.
The Reclining Lotus
The man lays on top and uses his arms to balance as he penetrates her.
The woman lies on her back with a pillow under her head. She pulls her knees up to her chest while the man slides between her legs. The woman has her hands free to pull the man towards her and control penetration.
Requires strength from both parties, but well worth the effort.
The Suspended Scissors
The woman lies right on the edge of the bed with just her feet touching the mattress for support. She then balances on the floor with her left arm. The man stands astride her left leg and raises her right leg with his hands.
A bit tricky, but not so difficult once you’re in position.
The woman lies flat on her back with her legs closed. The man lies on top of her facing the opposite direction. Once inside her he can slowly move his hips in a circular motion.
The Prone Tiger
The man sits on the bed with his legs stretched out in front of him. The woman lays on her front, parts her legs and slowly backs into him, lowering herself onto his penis. The woman’s legs should be stretched out behind the man.
The Erotic V
The woman sits on the edge of a table and the man stands in front of her. The woman needs to lift her legs right up and rest the back of her knees on the man’s shoulders. She can also wrap her arms around his neck for support, while he can grip her bottom to help control the motion.
The Catherine Wheel
The man and woman sit down facing each other. She wraps her legs around his waist while he enters her. He then wraps one of his legs over her waist. To maintain balance the woman can lean on her arms, while the man rests on his elbows.
Quite a tricky sex position to master.
The man lies flat on his back with a pillow under his head. The woman lies on top of him facing away from him with her legs either side of his waist and her arms wrapped around his legs. She is in the perfect position to slide up and down, while he has an x-rated view.
The Shoulder Stand
This sex position is best if you go slow.
The Rowing Boat
The best way to start this position is with the man laying back and the woman sitting astride him. Once he is penetrating her the man can slowly sit up, so they are facing each other with their legs intertwined. For added comfort they can both slip their arms under each other’s knees.
The Zen Pause
The man and the woman both lay on their sides facing each other. The man enters the woman as she wraps her legs around him.
The woman lays on her stomach, with her legs stretched out and raises her torso by resting on her elbows. The man sits between her legs, facing the back of her head, with his legs parted either side of her waist. He tilts his body at a slight angle to enter her and while doing so supports himself with his hands propped up behind him.
This sex position is a slight variation of the classic woman-on-top, but this time the man lays with the top half of his body handing off the edge of the bed, while the woman sits astride him and leans back onto her arms for support.
Careful not to topple over the edge of the bed.
The Squat Balance
The Shoulder Holder
The woman lies on her back with a pillow under her head and her legs straight up in the air. The man kneels to penetrate her, while gripping her legs and resting them against one of his shoulders. He can use his other had for support.
Ideal for deep penetration.
The Lustful Leg
The man and the woman both stand facing each other. The woman starts by placing her leg on the bed so the man can enter her. Once inside he can slowly help her to raise her leg onto his shoulder.
Careful not to lose your balance and topple over!
The Glowing Triangle
The woman lays on her back, while the man moves on top of her. But instead of laying on top of her, he gets onto all fours and she has to raise her pelvis so he can penetrate her. He then stays still and she does all the work.
The Y Curve
The woman lays face down on the bed and lets the top half of her body hang off the edge. She may need a pillow to rest her head on. The man lays between her legs to penetrate her and pushes his body up so he isn’t laying on her back.
The Magic Mountain
First you need to stack a pile of firm pillows to form your ‘mountain’. Then the woman kneels down and bends over the pillows, so her chest is flat on the cushions. The man kneels behind her and with his legs either side of her, penetrates her deeply.
The Lap Top
The man sits on a chair with a pillow under his knees to elevate them. The woman sits on his lap and raises her legs so they are wrapped around his neck. The woman can then rock back and forth on his penis while he supports her back with his hands.
The Stair Master
The woman kneels on one step while her partner stands a couple of steps lower and enters her from behind. She can use the step in front of her or the banister to help her balance, while the man can simply hold on to her hips as he penetrates her.
The woman lies on a table with her bottom right at the edge. She then lifts both legs in the air (she can place a pillow under her bottom if it’s more comfortable) while the man stands and penetrates her. For extra stability he can steady himself by holding her feet.
The woman lays on her side with her back to the man. He kneels behind her, facing towards her head and straddles her leg while entering her. She then stretches out her top leg to allow him more room to manoeuvre.
The Thigh Master
The man lies on his back with his legs bent and slightly parted. The woman faces away from the man and straddles one of his thighs. With her body at a slight angle, she then holds onto his knees while slowly lowering herself onto him.
Similar to the mermaid, the butterfly position involves having sex while the woman lays on a relatively low table with her bottom right on the edge. The man stands and helps her raise her hips with his hands. He penetrates her while she rests her legs on his shoulders.
The Sideways Samba
The woman lays on her side with her legs stretched out in front of her at a 90’ degree angle. She needs to tilt her pelvis inwards, while the man lays behind her and raises his torso with an arm either side of waist for support as he penetrates her.
The Side Saddle
The man lays on his back, with a pillow behind his head and his legs stretched out. The woman sits across him with her legs on one side of his waist and her hands on the other, supporting her weight. As he penetrates her she can slowly open and close her legs, while making swivelling motions to drive him wild.
Both the man and the woman kneel facing each other (it helps if you are similar heights). He puts one foot on the ground (as if he were proposing) and she puts the opposite foot on the ground ready for penetration to begin.
You may need to wiggle around a little bit to get into a comfortable.
A relatively easy sex position and good if you want to try something new.
In this sex position the woman lays on her back and pulls her knees right up to her chest. The man kneels behind her and lifts her torso off the ground so her back is parallel to his thighs. She can help herself balance by holding onto his legs, while he holds onto her feet and penetrates her.