Alright, we’ll cop to it: We may have gone a little overboard with some of our sex position advice. You know, like these classic positions… or these steamy oral sex positions… or these embiggening positions… or these table sex positions.


As it turns out, the key to good sex might be something much simpler. As Sarah Hunter Murray, Ph.D., writes in Psychology Today, “If you’re feeling overwhelmed with too many sex tips, your sex life might just benefit from slowing things down, breathing, focusing on the moment and and doing a whole lot of ‘nothing.’ ”

Point taken, doc! So here are a few positions to try when you really want to zero in on intimate moments with your partner, rather than contorting your bodies into sex pretzels. Bonus: They’re totally doable if you’re pretty tired too.

1. Spooning: We all know cuddling has some pretty amazing health benefits, so combining a solid snuggle session with sex is the ultimate win-win. While you’re holding her, enter her from behind (with consent, of course). You’ll feel super connected and it’ll feel incredible.

2. Turtle: This variation of doggy style requires her to get into child’s pose—you know that lazy yoga move that feels so good. This will allow you to go deeper without having to thrust as hard for it. It’s also not a bad view for you.

3. The Spider Web: Although this may sound complicated, it’s not. Each of you has to lay on your sides facing each other, and she has to scissor her legs through yours. This allows your bodies to be super close so, again, you can go deeper. Try circular motions rather than thrusts to really make her moan.

4. Tight Squeeze: She has to lay on her stomach with her legs straight out and crossed at her ankles. Her arms can either be by her side or sprawled out above her head. Straddle your legs over hers and lay on her back, using your elbows to hold you up a bit so you’re not putting all of your weight on her. As she clenches her thighs, penetrate her from behind—all while laying down.

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