8 Different Ways to Get It On That Are Low on Noise, Big on Pleasure
Splitting rent is great for your wallet, but it’s not doing any favors for your sex life. No matter how close you and your roommate are, it’s safe to say that whoever you are sharing quarters with probably doesn’t want to overhear you orgasming loudly in the room right next to theirs.
Sure, you could always try and time things so you’ve got the place to yourself before scheduling sex, but nothing kills the mood faster than hearing your roommate come home just as things were getting hot and heavy. On top of that, penciling in time to get it on only when the place is yours can get kind of annoying, right?
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But don’t you worry! It’s possible to have your cheap rent and your sex freedom, too. All you need is the knowledge of a few sex positions that help to keep noise levels low without sacrificing on pleasure.
Below, you’ll find various positions recommended by experts that your roommate won’t be able to overhear while you’re doing it.
“A spin on a classic, and an apparent favorite among men, is the clutch-up is a missionary variation,” says Dr. Lindsay Byron. “The top partner reaches underneath the bottom partner to grip them by the buttocks and hold them tight while they thrust, thus creating the clutch-up.”
The closeness of this position helps keep sound at bay, and allows each partner to bury their faces into each other to muffle sounds.
“Standing sex works well if you’re both relatively quiet, best achieved in a missionary position or a spooning position,” says sex and relationship expert Danny Garrett. “The partner closest to the wall can lean on it and the other partner can brace their hands on the wall, too.”
Pro tip: Pick the wall furthest from your roommates.
The Facedown Y
Keeping quiet might not sound like fun … unless you’re doing something fun with your mouth, that is.
“In the Facedown Y, the bottom partner lays on her stomach to receive oral,” says Byron. “This way, the receiver can muffle her moans with the pillow, and the giver will be otherwise occupied.”
The Down Low Doggy
“We all love doggy style, but fewer positions are going to cause more beds to squeak or headboards to hit the wall,” says sex and dating coach Ryan Vine. The solution? The padded, off-the-bed version.
“If you have a few pillows handy you need to try a more ‘natural’ take on doggie style on the floor – like nature intended!” he says.
Keep things at a slow grind in this super intimate position that’s big on pleasure, low on noise.
“One partner sits cross-legged, while the other sits on top of them, wrapping their legs around,” says sex coach JC Ways. “This position focuses more on grinding, though lends itself very well to slow thrusting.”
Old School Missionary
It might not be the most exciting, but as long as you’re not jackhammering away, classic missionary is great for quiet sex.
“Move slowly, focus more on grinding than trusting and really pay attention to the various sensations,” says Ways. “This will be your new favorite form of meditation.”
The Silent Spoon
“Get under the covers and lay on your sides facing the same direction as you would if you were spooning,” says Vine. “Take hold of her hips and bring your top leg up so that it’s planted on the bed. This will give you a ton of control over your partner’s hips and allow you plenty of freedom to move around. With one person controlling the action, it’s much easier to control the noise levels.”
Hit the Floor
Any sex position you are attempting immediately gets quieter when you get off the squeaky bed and take to the floor. Lay down a towel for cleanliness’ sake (yours and the floor), and watch out for carpet burn!
“There’s no annoying mattress squeaks to alert your roommates of your shenanigans, no headboard banging against the wall,” says Byron.
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