Sex Positions to Try Now

If new moves in the bedroom weren't part of your New Year's resolutions, it's not too late to add them.

16 Sex Positions to Try in 2016

Have your New Years resolutions already fallen by the wayside? Try replacing them with some resolutions you'll actually want to keep, like a resolution to get more creative in the bedroom. Sex therapist Vanessa Marin is here to share 16 sex positions you should try this year. You'll find detailed descriptions of each position, along with tips for taking the positions to the next level with sex toys, lube, fantasy roleplays, and more. Look through them with your partner and pick one position to try each month. Ranging from easy to acrobatic, romantic to raunchy, you're sure to find a new favorite position. Disclaimer: Always make sure your partner is comfortable and up for trying new things in your sex life, no matter what that may be.

1. Handcuffs

How to do it: You’ll need a waist-high surface like a countertop or table for this position. The woman faces the table, bends over, and rests her body on the surface. The man enters her from behind. He grabs her hands, pulling her arms back towards him. 

Expert tip: This is a great position if you want to play around with domination and submission, since the woman is pinned in place and doesn’t have much control.

2. Sideways Straddle

How to do it: The man lies on his back. He bends one knee and rests the foot of the same leg on the bed. The woman turns her body so she’s facing his upright thigh. She straddles his leg, resting one knee on either side, and lowers down onto his penis. From there, she rocks back and forth, grinding her clitoris against his thigh. 

Expert tip: This one can be a bit tricky to get into at first, but it’s an amazing position for female orgasm since the woman is getting so much clitoral stimulation. The woman can add a little bit of lube to her clitoris to make the grinding sensation feel even better.

3. Upright Doggy

How to do it: In this variation of traditional Doggystyle, the woman drapes her body over the back of a sofa or props up against a large headboard instead of being on all fours. She’s still on her knees, but her body is more upright. The guy is in the same position as Doggystyle, and enters her from behind. 

Expert tip: This position gives both partners easier access to the woman’s clitoris. Either partner can stroke her clitoris with fingers or a sex toy.

4. Lotus

How to do it: The man sits upright, with his legs crossed (or as close to crossed as he can get!) in front of him. The woman faces him and lowers down onto his penis. She wraps her legs around his back so she’s also cross-legged.

Expert tip: This is a fantastic position for slow and intimate, but still intense sex. Since you’re mainly grinding against each other and can’t get a lot of in-and-out penetration, it’s a solid choice for men who want to last longer. It also works well for women who need a grinding motion to reach climax. 

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