Good news! According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, sex is linked to about 1 in 100 sudden cardiac arrests in men and 1 in 1,000 in women. That finding, based on a review of 4,557 sudden cardiac arrests in Portland, Oregon is consistent with a 2012 study that explained the higher risk for men: “The majority (75%) were having extramarital sexual activity, in most cases with a younger partner in an unfamiliar setting and/or after excessive food and alcohol consumption.” In other words, if you’re keeping it classy, you have little to worry about health wise. So check out some tried-and-true classics you should have down by, say, age 30 on the following pages, then grab your partner and give them a go.
Doggie Style: This popular position works because it’s kind of a no-brainer. If you haven’t yet learned how animals on the Discovery Channel do the dirty deed, well, the illustration above should help.
Legs Up: A slight adjustment to missionary, you simply lift your girl’s ankles and rest them on your shoulders. This angle allows you to get deeper, no matter what size you are. For a deeper thrust, place a pillow under her bum.
Woman On Top: While it is the likeliest of positions to break your penis, it feels so good for both parties that it can’t be ignored. Have your body at a 45-degree angle with your back propped up against the headboard and have your girl to straddle your junk, lowering herself down onto you.
X Marks the Spot: A less standard position, it’s still great to have in your arsenal by age 30. This position makes your penis feel twice as large as it actually is, and all she has to do is cross her gams.
Spooning: This position uses shallow penetration, perfect for a guy that may get off a little early. Lay on your sides facing the same direction with your pelvis lower than hers. Bend her forward at the hip lifting her top leg so you can enter her.
The Ascent to Desire: This one is best done by men in their youth with strong muscles. Position your knees hip-width apart and lift her into your arms while her legs wrap around your torso.
The Paddock (Or Sex on a Table): You can even do one of those dramatic rom-com gestures where you sweep everything off the table with your arm before plopping her up onto it.
The Reverse Cowgirl: If you’re an ass man, chances are you adore this position because you get to see all that she’s working with. Making the position work is more her duty than yours, but the least you can do is lend her a helping hand when the moment calls for it.
In a Chair: By 30, you should have had sex on multiple surfaces, such as a table and a chair.
Standing Doggy: This is the best position for shower sex, hands down.