Winter can be a major bummer. Between the minimal daylight hours, the cold and the often-gray weather, it’s hard to get motivated to leave the house. Hard to go out with friends. Hard to get to the gym. Life gets boring! It’s no wonder so many of us wait for spring with bated breath to start living our lives again. And sometimes our sex lives feel like they need to thaw out too.
But doesn’t have to be all bad news. You could, for example, use winter as a springboard to reinvigorate your intimate life and have some seriously good sex. I know. I know. It sounds a little silly — like, no, I want to hibernate and carb-load, thanks. But think about it. It gets your heart rate up, it keeps you warm and can easily be done once the sun has gone down.
To get started, we put together some fun and exciting (but reasonable and attainable for people who aren’t double-jointed) sex positions. These positions are just new enough to keep things interesting without feeling like you’ve become a contortionist. Even if they don’t lead you to new heights of orgasm, you might get a few good laughs trying. Test them out, and good luck beating the winter blues.
This position works well when both partners have a vagina or when one of them has a penis. One partner lies on their side while the other straddles the bottom leg. Great for rubbing clitorises together or for smaller controlled thrusts.
The penetrating partner has their body below and the receiving partner is above. With the right angle, this can be great for G-spot stimulation — and also an intense arm and ab workout. Hey, a sexy workout keeps you warm on winter nights.
Swap a chair for an exercise ball and enjoy the extra thrust that comes with bounce. The receiver in this position will have better control. For extra intimacy, have the penetrating partner wrap their arms around the receiving partner.
Coital alignment technique
This position is designed to give clitoral stimulation during penetration. Start in the missionary position and then have the penetrating partner lower so that your chests are close together and slide their entire body toward the receiving partner’s head with his pelvis tilted down. The base of the penetrating partner’s penis should stimulate the receiving partner’s clitoris.
The Cuddle Squat
The penetrating partner sits slightly reclined with their legs out, and the receiving partner squats overtop, lifting their hips. It can be helpful for the penetrating partner to wrap their arms around the receiving partner for stability.
Let’s be real. Sometimes winter is an energy drain. This position — a modification on doggy — has the receiving partner’s hips lifted on pillow while the penetrating partner thrusts. For extra enjoyment, the receiving partner can keep their legs as close together as possible.
Change things up and turn missionary on its side. The receiving partner can wrap their legs around the penetrating partner and aid in thrusts or just get their bodies even closer. You’ll be close enough that the body heat will keep you from getting any winter chills.
The Lazy Lay
If it’s a lazy winter day, try this low-effort position for both partners. The receiving partner lies on their back and puts their legs over the penetrating partner, who lies on their side. It feels great, allows ample access for clitoral stimulation, and you can lie down the whole time. Amazing.
If you want to try something new, this position can be used by partners of any sex. Just like Cowgirl, the penetrating partner lies down while the receiving partner slowly lowers themselves onto the penetrating partner. This is a good position if you’re looking to change up power dynamics or take anal at your own speed. As with all things anal, make sure to use plenty of lube.
Lend a Hand
This position doesn’t require any penetration and gives you a good cuddle while you’re at it. One partner gets into a bear-hug type position from behind and reaches their hand to stimulate the other partner. It’s a good time to explore each other’s bodies and be communicative about what does and doesn’t feel good.
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