So, you’ve been in a relationship for a while now and everything is great except for one small (but very important!) thing- the sex. It’s a very common phenomenon for people who have been together for a while to get comfortable and as a result get ‘stuck in a rut’, where your intimate time might feel monotonous or a little dull.
Or, it can also be the case that you’re in a fresh relationship, the sweet phase where everything feels exciting and you can’t wait to explore different things in the bedroom together!
Whichever the case, you’ve come to the right place!
Human sexuality is a vast and intricate facet of our lives, and understanding it is the key to mastering it. One of the keys to unlocking a more fulfilling sexual experience is understanding and embracing various intimate positions. As they say- variety is the spice of life! These positions not only spice up your sex life with novelty but can also help cater to different desires, preferences, and anatomical variations. So let’s get straight into it- in this article, we’ll delve into the world of different sexual positions.
Missionary Position: The Classic Connection
When in doubt, stick with a classic – the missionary position. You know this one, It’s the warm hug of intimate positions. A great position for beginners. You’ve got one partner lying down, and the other on top. Research shows that it can help foster emotional intimacy, as it involves a lot of eye contact, kissing, and closeness during sex. A study published in the “Archives of Sexual Behavior” found that couples who engage in this position report higher levels of emotional intimacy and relationship satisfaction.
Doggy Style: Unleash Your Wild Side
Time to unleash your inner animal with doggy style! One partner gets on all fours while the other takes charge from behind. Research shows that folks love this position for its primal vibes. And did you think this was only a favorite of the penis owners? You thought wrong! According to a survey by Lovehoney, this position was rated as a favorite by both men and women, offering a sense of dominance and submission that many find exciting.
Cowgirl Position: Take the Reins
Now, if like us, you’re all about empowerment, the cowgirl position is your go-to. The cowgirl position, where the receiving partner straddles the penetrating partner, allows for maximum control and clitoral stimulation. Studies tell us that women adore this one, no surprise there.
A study conducted by Dr. Ed of Superdrug revealed that this position is favored by women, as it gives them a more active role in their sexual experience. It also enables women to control the depth and pace of penetration, which can lead to more fulfilling orgasms for them.
Spooning: Getting Cozy and Intimate
Listen, who doesn’t like a good cuddle? But cuddling doesn’t just have to be a post-sex thing! Spooning is like the cuddly position of the bunch. Both partners lie on their sides, and it’s all about closeness. Research from the Kinsey Institute suggests that this position promotes a sense of connection and bonding, making it an excellent choice for partners craving emotional intimacy during sex.
Lotus Position: Transcend together with Mindful Connection
Let’s dip our toes into something more mindful – the lotus position.
The lotus position, where partners sit facing each other with their legs intertwined, emphasizes emotional and spiritual intimacy. It’s known for its slower pace, deep connection, and potential for mutual orgasm. A study in the “Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy” found that couples who practice tantric sex, report higher levels of relationship satisfaction and sexual well-being.
Edge of the Bed: push your limits
This one’s for the adventurous folks, and don’t worry, it doesn’t necessarily require for you to be flexible or athletic! Sometimes, a change of scenery can make all the difference. How about trying the edge of the bed? Having the receiving partner lie on the edge of a bed or table while the penetrating partner stands offers unique angles and sensations. According to a survey by the University of Kentucky, novel locations like the edge of the bed can significantly enhance sexual satisfaction and excitement.
The 69 Position: Double the Pleasure
This is probably one of the most popular sex positions in pop culture, and not for no reason! When it comes to reciprocity, the 69 position reigns supreme.
The 69 position is where partners pleasure each other simultaneously through oral sex. It is named so because the visual position of their bodies resemble the number. A study published in the “Journal of Sexual Medicine” found that couples who engage in this position report higher levels of sexual satisfaction and overall relationship quality.
Plank Position: Get Fit and Flexible
Calling all the gym bros and gals! If you’re all about fitness and flexibility, try the plank position. It’s a variation of missionary with a twist.
The plank position is where the receiving partner’s legs are raised and resting on the penetrating partner’s shoulders, offering deeper penetration and intense sensations. A study conducted by the University of Arkansas revealed that sexual satisfaction is positively correlated with physical fitness. Engaging in positions that require flexibility and strength, like the plank, can enhance sexual enjoyment.
Yab-Yum: Tantric Embrace
For those looking for spiritual depth, there’s Yab-Yum.
Yab-Yum is a tantric position where partners sit cross-legged, facing each other and connecting at a higher level. It’s associated with mindfulness, energy exchange, and spiritual connection. Research from the University of Louvain in Belgium suggests that tantric practices, including the Yab-Yum position, can lead to heightened sexual satisfaction and overall well-being.
Manzuri tip: Adding a couples sex toy like a vibrator or a penis ring to these positions can bring up the heat by a tenfold!
So there you have it – a delightful tour of intimate positions to add some spice to your love life!
Exploring intimate positions can enrich your sexual experiences, leading to greater satisfaction, emotional connection, and overall well-being. Remember, regardless of the position that you opt for, the key to really mastering intimacy and fostering a connection is open communication with your partner and a willingness to explore your desires. Ready to dive in?