101 Folks Share Their Favourite Intercourse Positions

In the beginning of August, I made a decision to deal with a undertaking I’d be mulling over for some time. I wished to see if I may get 101 folks to inform me about their favourite intercourse positions. I crafted a Google Kind and tossed it into the digital abyss. On my survey sat two easy questions (in addition to a handful of demographic ones): What’s your favourite intercourse place, and why?

It wasn’t that I used to be searching for suggestions for brand new intercourse positions to strive (although I’ll by no means reject a enjoyable change of tempo). It was extra that I questioned if I may get 101 responses—and what it might appear like if I did.

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Effectively, people, we’ve reached the tip of August. And during the last 31 days, I’ve, in truth, gotten 101 folks to speak to me about their favourite intercourse positions. Because it seems, lots of people are into doggy model (like, greater than 25 p.c of my respondents), and cowgirl’s a fan favourite as nicely.

Scroll all the way down to see all 101 responses (and a handful of cute illustrations). Who is aware of? Perhaps you’ll stroll away from this with some new concepts in your personal intercourse life.

In opposition to the Wall

“I like to put my associate in opposition to the wall and have her wrap her legs round my waist. It permits for such deep penetration—plus, it simply feels tremendous primal and dominant.” —Chris C., 29

“Having a wall at my again provides me assist and leverage, which makes issues really feel higher for me. This place can be form of aggressive and makes me really feel like my man is in management—which I’m tremendous into.” —Blair A., 22


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Allison Kahler.

“You get a ton of penetration on this place as a result of there are so few obstacles. And you may get even deeper penetration for those who unfold your legs wider (which actually simply provides to the joys of it for me).” —Isabel B., 24


“I’m realizing that it relies on who I’m with—the sensations are very totally different with every individual. However missionary, as fundamental as it’s, is all the time good, as a result of it may be as romantic or lustful as you two need it to be.” —Emily E., 25

“I simply love the closeness.” —Nik B., 25

“It’s the one factor that will get me off with out fail, so it’s my go-to. I’m completely keen to start out or finish in a distinct place, however I all the time desire a couple minutes of missionary to ensure a superb, strong orgasm. I don’t know why that’s what my physique wants, however a minimum of it really works!” —Christi A., 25

“I really like that it’s tremendous intimate—and that I get to be face-to-face with my associate.” —Laura A., 24

“I like having intercourse whereas I’m on my interval—it improves my temper and alleviates my cramps. Since interval intercourse can get just a little messy, I have a tendency to stay with missionary; I’ve discovered it’s one of the best place for retaining issues clear.” —Laurie B., 35

“It supplies the optimum angle for my associate, and it additionally permits for higher emotional connectivity. The final actually memorable encounter I had, I may see my associate had a giant fats smile on his face after I appeared up, and that obtained me off much more.” —Kim H., 23

“The heat of his physique, the burden of his physique…” —Allie B., 26

“I really like missionary. The primary time you could have intercourse with a brand new associate is all the time probably the most stilted—which I really like in a lol, that is cute form of approach. Like, aw, this relationship or no matter we wish to name it’s so new we really feel awkward round one another form of approach. Anyway. I really feel like these nights normally begin with some form of missionary.” —Jackie R., 24

“Missionary retains me feeling like my associate and I are nearer than ever—each emotionally and bodily.” —Jane A., 58

“I really like the actual connection it creates. Missionary is a timeless basic that may by no means exit of vogue—why mess with perfection?” Bella F., 36

“It’s easy. It’s nice once you’re with somebody you don’t have a lot expertise with (courting apps, anybody?). And you’ll really see and join with the individual you’re with. I perceive the vanilla repute, however anybody who equates vanilla to boring or not pleasurable has clearly by no means had ice cream.” —Peter F., 25

Modified Missionary

“I like legs-on-shoulders missionary. It provides my associate full management, they usually can get deeper than common missionary.” —Jamie S., 24

“My favourite is a modified missionary, the place my associate is on his knees, and I’m mendacity down, straddling him with bent legs. The place is ideal for hard-and-fast G-spot stimulation, as a result of he can maintain my legs whereas he strikes his hips. And I can put my arms overhead, utilizing the headboard to push again onto him so we’re each actively concerned. (Plus, we each have entry to my clitoris—a win on all fronts.)” —Alison T., 27

“I like missionary, however with certainly one of my legs up. My clitoris all the time feels most engaged on this place.” —Al L., 23

“I’m unsure what the right title for that is, but it surely’s principally a kneeling missionary the place the lady’s legs bend down so her toes contact the mattress. It appears superb from my perspective and feels fairly dominant. I’m in a position to get good leverage to thrust powerfully, and I can simply management the depth of penetration. It’s additionally simple to make use of a toy with out it getting in the way in which.” —Sotiris T., 28

“I like that variation on missionary the place your legs are form of dangling over the sting of the mattress and the dude is standing. It requires my associate to do extra of the ‘work,’ which I like, as a result of it makes me really feel semi-dominated. I feel missionary will get a nasty rap, however there are such a lot of enjoyable little tweaks you can also make to it.” —Claire L., 26

Pearly Gates

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Allison Kahler.

“Currently, my associate and I’ve been into mendacity on our backs with me instantly on prime of him, squeezing my thighs to create further friction, whereas he helps transfer me up and down. It’s intense and tremendous satisfying! It additionally feels intimate with out being claustrophobic.” —Hannah H., 31

“I really like the truth that our our bodies are involved, I’m in management, I can stimulate her and she will be able to play with my hair.” —Tosh A., 25


“No awkward eye contact. Women can hold their legs closed for a greater, extra heightened sensation. Attain-arounds are simple. Plus, it’s one of the best middle-of-the-night intercourse, and everybody concerned might be lazy.” —Erin A., 25

“It’s an excellent intimate place. I really like how shut collectively we’re. It’s additionally nice for sleepy, lazy morning intercourse.” —Katy B., 22

“This can be a nice place as a result of it may be form of troublesome—so it requires communication and luxury. This stuff might be uncommon for me, as somebody who sometimes has one-night stands (which encompass missionary, missionary and extra missionary). The one draw back: The place is so snug that if my associate is unhealthy or boring I may actually go to sleep.” —Cecelia R., 21

“Nice for the morning, once you’re half-asleep, turned on and wish to get pleasure from the advantages of doggy model with out an excessive amount of exertion.” —Brian G., 42

“I get to cuddle and have intercourse on the identical time—what’s to not love? Plus, his palms are free to help.” —Sarah O., 24

Stand and Carry

“I really like when a man can maintain me up whereas he standing. No partitions. No assist. It’s exhilarating. It’s primal. It takes just a little little bit of belief. I like holding on round his shoulders and being within the second.” —Rachael J., 41


“I’m a bisexual lady, and lately, I’ve actually solely been courting girls. Grinding (like cowgirl, with out the penetration) is superior since you get to face your associate, kiss and get off on the identical time. It’s completely fantastic.” —Jasmine A., 28


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Allison Kahler.

“I’m a giant fan of giving and receiving oral intercourse. On this place, my associate stands and leans in opposition to the wall, whereas I sit on the bottom and go to city. If achieved proper, it may be an all-in-one stimulator earlier than penetration, whereas additionally being an easy transition into intercourse.” —Stephen H., 24


“It’s a tried-and-true basic. It lets me have management (which, let’s be sincere, girls don’t all the time get throughout intercourse) and all the time feels nice for me. And, from what I’ve been informed, it’s a reasonably good view for the associate, too.” —Lauren P., 24

“For me, cowgirl is a assured option to have an orgasm—works each time kinda factor. I additionally like that I get to really feel shut and related to my associate.” —Madison G., 26

“I work in porn, and my expertise has proven me that that is one of the best place for getting a lady off, as a result of you possibly can push so lots of her buttons directly. I can seize her by the hair, give her a lightweight choke, slap her a bit (if she’s into that), stimulate her clitoris, deliver her near me for some passionate kissing and management the thrust of her hips into me—all on the identical time.” —Stirling C., 31

“It’s simply so satisfying.” —Sam Ok., 23

“It makes it simpler to get choked—and I like being (evenly!) choked.” —Sam D., 27

“I really like all variations of the cowgirl place as a result of I really like seeing the look on my man’s face whereas I journey him. It makes me really feel like I’m giving him a present. It’s additionally the simplest place for each of us to climax in, which is a win for everybody.” —Cecilia R., 23

“I like being on prime as a result of I’m in management. It’s the one approach I can orgasm.” —Rebecca H., 24

“I really like cowgirl as a result of I’m in command of rhythm and depth of penetration. My favourite a part of the place, although, is with the ability to look into my associate’s eyes. Intercourse feels a lot extra particular after I can join with my associate on an emotional degree and see the love and pleasure in his gaze.” —Rachel S., 22

“Being able of dominance is thrilling in a state of affairs the place males sometimes have the higher hand. Equality is essential within the bed room, too.” —Marilyn M., 24

“It permits for such deep penetration. And I like feeling extra in management.” —Amy W., 26

“I like that I’m on prime. I get to journey it simply how I need it; I get to decide on when to go quick or gradual.” —Jane J., 22

“I like it when my associate will get on prime of me. It permits for a extra intimate embrace and sensual visuals irrespective of the place you’re wanting. It lends itself to deep eye contact (and deeper penetration). It encourages her to regulate the movement, depth and angle, basically utilizing me as a toy—and I’m effective with that.” —Jim N., 46

“I like the sensation of management I’ve over myself. And it permits me to orgasm extra ceaselessly.” —Anna M., 28

“I like that you may go just a little slower. You additionally get extra management and clitoral stimulation—plus all the attention contact and closeness you get able like missionary.” —Kayla H., 22

“In my expertise, that is one of the best place for my associate to have the ability to climax. I can final endlessly on backside, so she will be able to take on a regular basis she needs to orgasm. Afterward, she will be able to lie on prime of me, chill out and cuddle; it’s normally a really euphoric second, which is why I prefer it—as a result of she’s glad.” —Joel B., 29

“I’ve complete management—plus, I get one of the best clitoral stimulation from my associate on this place.” —Tanya D., 29

“I like being in management.” —Vinny R., 25

“I like with the ability to see and contact my associate’s physique totally. I additionally like figuring out that she’s in management, as a result of I belief she’s having fun with herself.” —Tony M., 37

“I’m in management and in a position to climax quicker.” —Angelina H., 36

“I like to strive new and adventurous positions, however basic cowgirl is one which by no means fails me. I’m in a position to management the angle by which the penis enters whereas enjoying with my clitoris, which is an prompt orgasm for me. I additionally benefit from the perspective by which I’m considered. I’m fairly brief in actual life so I like that my associate is wanting up at me.” —Dani M., 24

Modified Cowgirl

“I like transitioning from reverse cowgirl to sideways cowgirl to common cowgirl—retaining the pogo stick going always. It’s a formidable transfer that may undoubtedly wow your associate with minimal effort, and the three-in-one will increase genital sensitivity, since you’re altering penetration angles as you go. (Plus, it’s form of a hack you should utilize to see what feels finest for you and your associate.)” —Jade S., 22

“I like cowgirl—particularly in a chair (or a minimum of with the man sitting up). I’ve a tricky time getting an O. If the man’s sitting up, there’s numerous pure friction and quick access for a hand to slide between us if I would like some assist. Plus, I get to regulate the tempo.” —Morgan F, 23

Reverse Cowgirl

“It feels one of the best for me and my associate. Some intercourse positions are painful for me, however this one isn’t in any respect!” —Ellen D., 24

“I like that I can management the angle of entry with this one. It’s enjoyable to have the ability to do a mix of grinding and bouncing—and it makes for a terrific orgasm. To not point out, it provides your man a terrific view if he’s an ass man.” —Elizabeth G., 26


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Allison Kahler.

“You get such deep penetration Plus, it’s a superb place for one associate to enhance the expertise (for each!) with a vibrator.” —Mike S., 63

Susceptible Bone

“It’s principally modified doggy, besides you’re mendacity face-down on the mattress, and your associate is on prime of you. It’s nice for hitting the G-spot and stimulating the clitoris.” Lauren W., 22

“I prefer it as a result of my associate can attain round and contact my clitoris, I can contact my clitoris or I can grind into the mattress. I like how deep he can get, too—and the way a lot of his face I can see if I simply flip my head to the left.” —Dani L., 23

“It’s the proper place to play just a little tough. I really like how each you and your associate are snug (not twisted in some pretzel), and you should utilize toys if you’d like. It’s just a little mysterious since you’re not wanting into one another’s eyes. Nevertheless it’s additionally tremendous intimate.” —Veronica M., 25


“I really like oral intercourse, as a result of to me, it’s probably the most intimate. 69 permits me to pleasure my associate (which I like to do) whereas he pleasures me.” —Ginger L., 26

“I completely have queer intercourse at this level, and 69 is my favourite option to follow-up pampering one another on our personal time. It’s all the time horny to transition from hyper-individualized consideration to an excellent intimate, tremendous reciprocal place.” —Hannah S., 23

“I simply love the way it feels. And I really like feeling like my associate’s having fun with herself, as nicely.” —Pablo P., 27

Face to Face

“I like mendacity aspect by aspect with my associate, going through one another. This place has a number of some great benefits of doggy model (like depth and pressure) and a number of the intimacy of missionary (you possibly can really see one another’s faces). You’ll be able to go quick or gradual, relying on the temper. And it’s simple to roll into different positions.” —Tyler H., 29

Mutual Masturbation

“I prefer to get myself off with a vibrator whereas getting my associate, who’s sitting in entrance of me, off with my hand. I just like the closeness of the place—it’s very intimate, you possibly can simply make out your entire time and it’s actually heat and comfy. I additionally like the extent of management.” —Rachel L., 25

Oral Intercourse

“I wasn’t in a position to orgasm earlier than my boyfriend carried out oral. It’s one of the best.” —Lily F., 24

Tied Up

“I like getting tied up and mendacity on my again or aspect, as a result of I like to be dominated and never need to assume as a lot. Plus, I get extra clitoral stimulation this fashion—particularly if he has a free hand!” —Anna G., 24


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Allison Kahler.

“I like cowgirl as a result of I prefer to be in management after I’m intimate with males; I like reclining as a result of I don’t prefer to be in management after I’m intimate with girls.” —CJ S., 23

Doggy Type

“I really like how deep he can go and the way it makes intercourse really feel actually pressing and primal—generally you simply want that change of tempo. It additionally makes me really feel particularly horny, as a result of I do know he loves my butt and it’s giving him fairly the view. Oh, and I totally respect that I don’t have to contort my physique to make it occur—it’s form of the lazy lady’s option to have assured scorching intercourse, which I’m all for.” —Lauren M., 28

“1. You’re feeling actually horny. 2. You have got a terrific likelihood of orgasming.” —Nicole A., 24

“I do know it will get a nasty rap, but it surely actually feels one of the best for me.” —Linda B., 23

“I’m a girl who feels the must be very in command of every little thing in my life, so I really like that this place (and the bed room basically) lets me give a few of that management up. It’s animalistic and tremendous horny to have my man need me in that approach. It’s additionally a straightforward place for me to reclaim management after I wish to; it may be as tough or as mild because the temper is.” —Brooke L., 22

“Such a terrific view.” —Robert M., 22

“It provides a terrific angle for deep penetration and severe G-spot motion. Moreover, it encourages spanking and hair pulling—and that’s undoubtedly a plus.” —Sarah B., 24

“It’s actually the place that feels finest for me, and I simply assume it’s a number of enjoyable. Typically I like issues just a little tough, and I feel doggy’s the simplest option to get ‘down and soiled.’” —Courtney C., 23

“Deep penetration and every kind of reach-arounds.” —Deborah P., 64

“It’s a basic, and I really like the deep penetration. Plus, intercourse is the one space of life the place I really get pleasure from being the submissive one.” —Nik B., 29

“The view! Aside from the plain profit to an ass man, the feminine form tends to taper on the waist on this place. Plus, backs are good and sexually under-appreciated. Apparently, there’s additionally some G-spot motion that occurs in that place, which looks like a superb bonus.” —Harry S., 28

“Nice penetration and tremendous horny.” —Marie F., 25

“It simply makes me really feel actually badass.” —Danny E., 23

“It permits me to actually lose myself in pleasure, relatively than worrying about what faces I’m making or what my breath smells like. As a intercourse educator, I usually really feel like I ought to have some actually elaborate favourite, but it surely all the time come again to this.” —Kirsten S., 30

“It simply feels so good.” —Joe V., 23

“I particularly prefer it when my associate grabs or spanks my ass.” —Linda Q., 25

“I like how primal this feels—particularly after foreplay and different extra intimate positions. I additionally respect how deep my associate can thrust, that I’m giving him management and that he has the choice to throw in some spanking if he needs. The ultimate bonus is that I’ve to do zero work, and laying your head down is a improbable lazy possibility.” —Margaret L., 24

“It provides a terrific view and lends itself to roughness.” —Dennis D., 25

“For those who’re inventive, you’re in a position to get critically shut. And it’s the proper place for us girls to realize a pleasing orgasm.” —Need T., 29

“When carried out with somebody you’re really snug with, it’s tremendous rewarding as a result of it hits your G-spot instantly. Some girls assume it’s derogatory, however I feel it’s a strong factor to decide on a place that makes me have an orgasm each single time.” —Andrea P., 24

“I’m an ass man, and I like that this place makes gentle hair-pulling, spanking and choking even simpler.” —Nelson W., 23

“You get max penetration with out feeling crushed.” —Breanna M., 23

“On this place, I really feel optimum penetration, irrespective of the ‘endowment’ of my associate. Additionally, not with the ability to see my associate’s face and being able the place I’m being dominated makes it weirdly much less private, however like, in a scorching approach.” —Nat B., 22

“It’s snug and feels nice. Plus, canine are a person’s finest good friend.” —Morris M., 24

“I like transitioning from holding onto the headboard to mendacity on my abdomen. Additionally, it encourages spanking!” —Madeline W., 24

“I benefit from the depth of entry—and all of the contact factors you could have from that place. It additionally permits for a terrific back-and-forth over who controls the tempo.” —Alex S., 23

“Butts. Butts all over the place.” —Bob B., 30

“That is my ‘end him’ transfer. At first, he might really feel like he’s controlling the state of affairs, however I swap it up by making him orgasm quicker than he anticipated.” —Tanyka R., 30

Modified Doggy Type

“One among my go-tos is doggy model, however mendacity flat on my abdomen. I just like the angle quite a bit. If I need it deeper I can push myself again with my palms on the wall. I additionally like that I, or my boyfriend, can play with my breasts and clitoris on the identical time. Plus, the truth that my boyfriend likes it is usually a giant turn-on.” —Shauna W., 25

“Doggy, however with my associate standing. I like seeing his palms on both aspect of mine and listening to his breath. I really feel prefer it’s a really highly effective and manly place, and I like being taken just a little.” —Jen R., 24

“I like doggy model, however with my legs collectively. It provides nice entry to the clitoris—and provides me the possibility to scream into the pillow if I have to (I get loud). My boyfriend appears to love it, too, and that’s a plus; I’m solely having enjoyable if he’s.” —Laura Ok., 25

“I personally prefer to lie flat on my abdomen as a substitute of on my knees. It’s nearer and extra intimate and likewise supplies further friction. It’s my associate’s favourite, too, which doesn’t damage both!” —Kelsey M., 25

“Positively from behind with a mirror current, so I can see my associate. This place virtually requires you to go discover someplace with a mirror, so issues can get just a little fascinating. All of us love good previous missionary, however generally mendacity in your again for some time will get just a little boring, so this mixes it up! Plus, the mirror permits us to see one another, making it an general tremendous scorching second.” —Hanna L., 23

*Quotes have been edited and condensed for readability.

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