Sometimes one of life’s annoying aches creates concerns about unsafe sex (in which the moans are of pain, not pleasure). Here are pain pros’ go-to sex positions.
Keep your pelvis neutral to avoid sacroiliac joint pain around the base of your spine and the large bones that make up your pelvis, explains Isa Herrera, owner of Renew Physical Therapy in New York City.
Try: From behind with arm support
Keep a bit of back arch to take the pressure off the sciatic nerve, says Natalie Sidorkewicz, a doctoral researcher at Canada’s University of Waterloo, who published a 2014 study on the topic.
It alleviates pressure on knees and hips, says NYC physical therapist Lynn Berman. If back pain worsens when you move, Sidorkewicz recommends a rolled-up towel for lower-back support.
Facing your partner, perch on his lap to ease into things. When you control the movement, you stay comfy despite the dryness caused by menopause’s notorious drop in estrogen.