Of course, standing positions aren’t for everyone. If the two of you don’t match up well height-wise, sitting or kneeling positions can be more comfortable and intimate, while also offering some new and unique options for getting it on.
1. Seated Sex
This is a highly intimate sitting position that can be performed at the end of a bed if it’s a good height, or on a chair bench that’s wide enough. The seated man has his partner straddling him in a kneeling position with her knees on either side of his hips. While it doesn’t allow for much by way of thrusting for him, it’s a great position for a more low-key vibe, and also works if the woman wants to take charge a little bit and ride her partner à la cowgirl. This position also offers a lot of opportunities for kissing, eye contact, and breast play.
2. Sit on My Lap
Who hasn’t been aroused when their partner’s sitting on their lap? Well, this sex position is basically that, minus your clothes. As you’re directly on top of each other, this one is very doable anywhere a single person can sit (so long as it can hold the weight of both people). You’re not face-to-face, which might take away from the intimacy for some people, but there’s still lots of skin-to-skin contact and easy access for clitoral stimulation by both partners. Like the previous position, this one is better suited for when she wants to ride him as opposed to when he wants to thrust into her.
3. Kneeling Sex
Another position that’s all about intimacy, kneeling sex can be rewarding if pulled off right. We’d suggest finding a cushion, pillow or yoga mat to take some of the strain off your knees. This one also works best if the man isn’t too much taller than the woman; if you’re 6’3” and your partner is 5’5”, this might not work. You kneel, placing your left outstretched knee to the left of the woman and your right leg behind you. The woman does the same. To get penetration, you should try to lower your pelvis beneath your partner’s (hence why this might be difficult for taller folk) and slip your penis into her vagina. Once you’re inside her, this position becomes easier, as she rocks her pelvis back and forth until you both get off. If your balance is good enough, there’s also potential for a bit of anal or nipple play with your hands.
4. Kneel and Deliver
Another kneeling position, this one also doesn’t require a bed or even nice surface to do your thing on. You get on your knees, resting your ass on your hamstrings. Have her sit down slowly until you enter her, with her wrapping her arms around you for added balance. While this one looks uncomfortable, the angle and stability actually mean this one can be reasonably intense, while providing eye-to-eye contact and a “do-it-anywhere” convenience.
5. The Bridge
A kneeling position for the man, the bridge gives you a wonderful view of her breasts and torso while demanding a lot of her physically. While she creates an arch with her arms and legs, you kneel in front of her and penetrate her. She won’t be able to do too much moving, aside from keeping herself upright, so your job is to grab her ass and start pulling her hips back and forth to get the necessary motion to make the whole thing work. Supporting her ass with your hands a bit will also take some of the strain off her arms.
6. The Butterfly
She lays on her back with her hips off the bed. Her legs can either be wrapped around his hips, her feet can be flat on the floor or she can have her knees bent up to her breasts. This position allows for her to control the angle of penetration with her hips and both of them have hands free to explore one another and make sure the clitoris isn’t ignored. Plus, he can control the depth and speed of penetration that works for them both. This position also promotes intimacy through ease of eye gazing and kissing […] and it promotes communication because you see one another’s responses to stimulation.
7. Yab Yum
This is one requires a lot of intimacy and patience; you won’t get much intensity or deep thrusting. To get into this, you sit down facing your partner, and wrap your legs around her. She does the same, keeping her legs inside yours. She should slide her butt forwards a little bit until you can slide inside her. Probably not the one to try on a first date, but it can be rewarding all the same.
8. The Splits
While you’re in a sitting pose, your partner lowers herself onto you. Once you’re penetrating her, have her rotate her torso so her legs are pointing in opposite directions. Fair warning: You probably shouldn’t try this one unless your partner is extremely flexible. However, for those of you who are sleeping with athletes, dancers, or just naturally flexible people, this option is a fun twist (literally) on a number of other sitting versions.