Kickstart your sex life with these 5 positions

Each of us has favourite sex positions for a reason: they’re fun, get us to orgasm, and we know how to handle’ em. What else do you need?

But maybe it’s time to try out something new!

Experimentation and discovery in the bedroom is a massive part of what makes everything from foreplay to sex to pillow talk wonderful. Exploring how our bodies react with a partner helps foster and sustain intimacy, and can increase our sex drive. Remember, you’re both literally in this together, why not try something different to spice things up?

Resorting to the same old, same old when it comes to positions is doing you and your potential for fun (and who knows? A great orgasm?!) a disservice.

We’ve got you covered with these five positions to give your sex life a little boost.


This Crab position looks a lot like Cowgirl, however it requires the person on top to lean back and hold onto their partner’s ankles. Once comfortable, move the body up and down or side-to-side, slow or fast, whatever you’d like. It requires a bit of flexibility but your partner on the bottom can help prop you up by bending their knees slightly.


The Corkscrew is an intense alternative to the Doggy position. One person leans half of their body on a bed, or whichever surface they’re on, resting on their hip and forearm, and their partner enters from behind. Because this position is so intimate and has potential for deep penetration, it might be worth including some lube as well to heighten the sensation. Integrating in K-Y® LUBRICANT-Naturals* to this position is a great lube for couples to try.

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Another stellar alternative to Doggy, the Wheelbarrow requires one person to get on all fours while the other standing partner lifts up their partner’s legs, holding onto their hips and penetrating from behind. It requires some strength and balance but it pays off in the end.

If you’re interested in turning your sex life into something dual purpose, this position has more opportunity to burn calories.

Sideways 69

It’s worth remembering that 69ing is, in fact, nice! Oral sex is a vital component to incorporate into your sexual offering. Whether it’s at the beginning as foreplay or midway through, try a sideways version of the classic instead.

It’s exactly how it sounds: partners lie head to foot on their sides to be in line with each other’s genitals and go from there. It’s great because it promotes slower, intense sensation and build-up. Also, there’s no risk of discomfort by having a partner on top.

Pretzel Dip

Missionary is great but have you thought about how to look at your partner while having sex and have your body contorted a little more? Then Pretzel Dip is for you! One partner lies on their side with legs spread so that their partner can, while straddling their leg, enter. The partner lying down then wraps their other leg around their partner and there we have a human pretzel.

New angles help deepen penetration and the sensations felt during sex. This one still includes what you love about missionary—intimacy, eye contact—with a bit of a contortion to potentially make your partner orgasm in ways they haven’t before.