Feeling too tired to make love today? Maybe you’re trying for a baby and today is the day and somehow you need to summon up the energy. Or maybe it’s been a while and you know that you’ll enjoy it when you get in the mood – but you’d really rather just roll over and go to sleep. These positions are great if you want a quickie with minimal effort!
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**Warning – sexually explicit illustrations follow**
The Curled Angel
The woman curls up on her side, knees drawn up and the man spoons her from behind. Penetration is fairly easy from his position and the man can reach around to play with her breasts or clitoris. This position can be adapted for pregnant women if the knees are less drawn in, it will be more comfortable for a growing bump.
The Sideways Samba
For the Sideways Samba sex position she lies on her side on the bed or floor, turned away from her partner with her legs straight out in front of her at a ninety-degree angle (in an L shape). He lies behind her on his side in a modified spoon position to enter her then raises his torso with his arms, placing his topmost hand on the other side of her body next to her chest and turning slightly. He controls the motion so she can lie back and enjoy.
The woman lies on her back with her legs open, while her partner lies between her legs and enters her. She then wraps her legs around him and uses her feet to guide him by putting gentle pressure on his buttocks in the Toad sex position. Both partners’ hands are free to touch and caress each other, and the woman can stroke her partner’s back and bottom. This is a very simple position for intimate lovemaking.
This is a good resting position, ideal for when you are both shattered. Her hands are free for caresses and she can enjoy the intimacy of gazing into her partners eyes. She lies back and he lies on his side at a right angle to her. She puts her knees over his hip to allow gentle penetration. Lazy but lovely.
This is an interesting variation on the classic missionary position. The woman lies with her legs open, with cushions placed under her bottom to tilt her up for deeper penetration. The man lies on top of her and enters her, taking his weight on his arms and controlling the movements. This intimate position is both stimulating and relaxing, allowing the couple to embrace and caress each other. The woman’s movements are limited so she doesn’t have to feel guilty about feeling too tired, but her hands are free to stroke her partner.
In the Peg sex position the man lies on his side. The woman curls up on her side in the opposite direction so that her head is nearer his feet. With her knees drawn up to her chest, she slips her thighs over his to sandwich his legs. She entwines her arms through his legs while he supports himself on his lower elbow and uses his free hand to guide movement in and out or to play with her perineum and anus. Dirty but mind blowing!
The Double Decker
This is a good one if he is feeling tired but she has got a burst of energy. The man lies on his back and the woman sits on top of him facing away. She leans back until she’s propped up on her elbows, her back on his chest. She keeps her knees bent and her feet up on his knees. The man, who holds the woman at the waist, penetrates with soft movements. The Double Decker sex position is a perfect transition position as you move from one position to another. Your man can roll you into another mind blowing position after doing a little Double Decker lovin’.
The couple lie curled up, side by side, with the woman facing away from the man. She pushes her hips into her partner’s and wraps her legs around his so he can enter her more easily. During sex, the man’s hands are free to caress his partner’s breasts and clitoris as he takes control of the movement. This is a very easy, gentle position, which can be mind blowing!
The woman starts with her back to her partner. She lies down on her side and he kneels behind her facing towards her head. He slides the knee that’s furthest from her head between her legs and then enters her. She moves her top leg and extends it slightly in front of her to give better balance and to give him a better view. He holds on to her hips as he thrusts side on.