6 Valentine’s Day Twists on Classic Sex Positions
Even if you’ve tried all the most popular sex positions and then some, it’s nice to remember—especially on Valentine’s Day—that there are still endless variations on each one. While testing out the lesser-known positions can make your sex life more exciting, a few simple twists on classic ones can revive your intimacy. Here are a few new tricks suggested by couples and sex therapist Marissa Nelson, LMFT, to make sex superlative for you both this Valentine’s Day.
1. Cowgirl with a forward bend
Straddle your partner with your knees on the bed, and instead of bouncing up and down, lean forward and grind your hips back and forth. This not only allows you to kiss but also opens up access to your G-spot and lets you control the motions.
2. Cowgirl lying down
Once you’re on top, lean back and put your feet on the bed, balancing yourself by resting your hands on your partner’s knees and having them put their arms around your bottom. You’ll feel cradled in their lap and also get great G-spot stimulation. It also lets your partner play with your clit for a blended orgasm.
3. Reverse cowgirl
For this variation, you turn around, allowing for super-deep penetration to help you feel connected even when you’re not facing each other. Grind your hips in a circle to make the stimulation even more intense.
4. The anvil
For this Kama Sutra position, you lie on your back like you would in missionary but rest your legs on your partner’s shoulders or neck. If that’s a hard position to get into, you can put a pillow under your back. This provides for deep thrusting and G-spot stimulation and creates a tighter fit to increase sensation for you both.
5. Standing doggy-style
Get in the doggy position on the edge of a bed or couch arm with your partner standing behind you. You can experiment with different motions, like grinding in circles or having your partner hold your waist and thrust. The standing position makes it easier for them to bend over and touch you, and your clit is free to play with. You should take advantage of that, says Nelson. “Women report the sensation of a penis or toy in them while they are feeling contractions during orgasm as extremely pleasurable, and he is likely to come very shortly after because the sensation feels so good to him too.”
6. Modified coital alignment technique
You might have heard of the coital alignment technique, which is like missionary except the man shifts upward so the base of the penis is rubbing the clitoris. For this modification, your partner straddles you and your legs stay together, creating a tighter fit and more friction around the clit.