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9 Best Must Know Sex Positions for Couples to spice up their Love Life

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS on 11 Sep 2018 - Written by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Sailaja Vuppu - MBBS

Couples need to know about sex positions as can feel the intense love with your partners. Some most common sex positions to try are Woman on top, Missionary position, Spoon position, Bedside doggy style, Toad position, Reverse Cowgirl and Backseat special to spice up your love life with your partner.

Great sex is about exploring your partner and strengthening the love between you two. This article brings to you, 9 different sex positions that you may want to try and make a change to the daily routine sex life. It is an established fact that monotony kills the charm, just like any other activity, it stands true for sex too. With a busy life and a hectic schedule, it is quite possible for an otherwise interesting act of sexual intimacy to take sideline thereby getting reduced to merely a ritual. It may not only steal away the magic of your love life but also can prove to be harmful in many cases by causing strain in a thriving relationship. So no matter what age, walk of life or stage of the relationship you are coming from, to maintain the delicate balance between your normal day to day routine and sex life it is of prime importance that you know the art of lovemaking. To help you with the same, here is a list of selected sex positions to double the fun and sexual satisfaction every time you come close.

Apart from eye contact, kissing, holding the hand and other emotional love feelings, sex is the demand that compliments the love and takes to the depth of feelings and emotions. So try out these positions and be sure to jump into the deep ocean of love with your partner and experience the height of intimacy.

Brush up your knowledge about various sex positions that you can try to spice up your sex-life once again!

1. Woman on Top

Many a time, men may prefer to see their lady on the top. Seeing the woman above is a sight enticing enough to excite their imagination. So sometimes men prefer to lay back and remain passive during the sexual act. This position allows him to relax and watch her while enjoying the act. They can have a control over the pace and depth of penetration and related technicalities of the act. This can break the monotony of the usual missionary position if you are too much into it. This position will bring freshness to the course of lovemaking. Moreover, it is quite an easy one as compared to certain positions that may demand extra flexibility.

Woman on top

2. Missionary Posture

Missionary position is a simple position that might not be as rigorous as ‘doggy’ or ‘reverse cowgirl’ but it gives the ultimate comfort and face-to-face interaction during sex. There are many reasons why you may frequent with this position. Man on the top with the woman beneath him allows a great deal of skin contact rather than just mechanically getting away once the act is done.

In this position, the woman lies on her back as she faces the man on top. Man-on-top is an intimate position that lets you have eye contact with your partner with ease to kiss each other. Here the man is in control most of the time while the woman can just lie back and have fun.

Missionary posture

You can try out other more enhanced posture to get rid of boredom if you and your partner are a fan of this posture.

3. Stand and Carry

This position is different from the rest of the sex positions as it doesn’t need a couch or bed at all. The man has to stand for it, he, then lifts the woman in his arms to perform. It is not an easy position for every couple. You may start up with lying down on the bed and as the man leans over you, wrap your arms around his neck and he will hold you with his arms around your waist and then stand straight.

There is another variant of this position called stand and hold in which both of you remain standing and the man holds you close. You are certainly going to experience the enjoyment of love. Explore more of the best sex positions withstand and hold.

stand and carry sex position

4. Spoon Position

During spoon position the partners are aligned just like two spoons would look like if kept side-by-side. It is a cuddling position, where bowels are aligned. This rear-entry position provides maximum physical contact between the partners. It is counted among the basic four sex positions.

This position is perfect for awakening morning sex when your lazy self is resistant to make sudden movements. The woman lies comfortably on her side; her right leg is slightly bent at the knee. The man lies beside her, with one arm around her waist; his legs are aligned with the female’s legs. If you are not familiar with this comfortable position, now you have a reason to try morning sex with the spoon position.

spoon position

5. Bedside Doggy Style

A lot of sexual positions have the woman on an elevated platform with the man on the ground — this one flips the script. Go to the edge of the bed and kneel. Have her standing straight up and back up to you slowly, and then bend over at 90 degrees. You then enter her from behind and thrust away. This one has a little bit less of the hands-on potential of traditional Doggy-Style, but it is an interesting take on the position that is arguably even more male-dominant. If you want to make things easier on her back, you can place a chair or desk to place her arms on for support.

beside doggy style

6. The Toad Position

This position requires the man to penetrate from behind but unlike classic doggy style, both need to crouch over together. A good pick to break the monotony of regular doggy-style. It is completely your choice if you are trying to keep a low profile by not lying down fully.

7. Reverse Cowgirl

In this pose, the man is beneath the woman and she straddles him while facing away. The angle of penetration is under her control as the man enjoys the rear view during the act. The other position is Cowgirl position when the woman faces the man.

reverse cowgirl

8. Woman Lying on Top

This can turn out be quite an intense position and it involves exertion at the woman’s end. She has the control as she lies flat on the top of the man and places her shoulders on the man’s chest region to make an arch. She can now come into action controlling the extent of penetration. The man, in turn, can support her by the waist.

Woman lying on top

9. The Backseat Special

This is one you would prefer for the convenience that it offers in places where it is difficult to have sex. So it could be during a drive away that you may have the chance to try this on. It can be counted as a thrilling experience when you sneak out in the back seat of the car, a restricted, semi-public place to get intimate. Cowgirl or missionary can be the ideal positions that can be chosen in such a scenario.

backseat special sex position

With some of the most enticing and thrilling positions on the list, you sure can add spark to your regular sex life. Check out some great sex positions to get pregnant.

Dr. Deepika Tiwari

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Dr. Deepika Tiwari is an infertility specialist and obstetrician who specializes in Normal vaginal delivery, Cervical cerclage, Infertility treatments, Urinary Incontinence Treatment and Gynecology problems. Dr. Deepika completed MBBS and MS in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the year 2003 and 2008 respectively. Dr. Deepika is a member of Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI). Presently, Dr. Deepika Tiwari is practicing her expertise at HCL Healthcare Clinic, Sector 54, Gurgaon and Cloudnine Clinic, Sector 56, Gurgaon. For more information about Dr. Deepika Tiwari, visit


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Sudhir Mandal

It was a fun reading. I never tried any other position other than spooning but I think it is the time now to surprise my wife.

Oct. 7, 2018, 8:13 a.m. 5.0


Rangeeta Chandra

I love scissor sex and I even have them while I was pregnant. It was safe and risk-free.

Oct. 2, 2018, 4:25 p.m. 4.5


Rinkesh Rana

Choosing a sex position is very necessary to have an orgasm in our case. We keep trying some new positions every time and I have found some in this article too.

Sept. 29, 2018, 2:32 p.m. 4.5


Rupesh Nanda

Along with choosing your favorite sex position, it is also necessary to put her choice in the list too. It is necessary to have equal participation in this to conceive further.

Sept. 17, 2018, 1:51 p.m. 5.0


Nitin Chawdhary

It was fun trying all those positions. But mine favorite was spooning sex position.

Sept. 13, 2018, 6:17 p.m. 4.5


Thavachelvan Punj

Sept. 11, 2018, 11:59 a.m. 4.5

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