Let’s face it — doing the dirty isn’t exactly orgasmic if all you’re thinking about is how chubby you look in the sack. Put your pudgy fears to rest and give these sex positions a whirl the next time you’re feeling “fat.”
The best way to camouflage a bloated belly? Psh, just don’t let him see it at all! Certified Master Sex Expert Nikki Ransom-Alfred recommends trying reverse cowgirl when you’re having a fat day. “Climb on top with your back facing your guy,” she says. “This way, if you’re feeling a little pudgy and bloated in the front, he’ll never even notice since you’re facing away from him.” Plus, the view of your booty will be more than enough to get him going, trust us.
Union of love
Forget all about stomach flab and just climb on top of your guy and snuggle close, chest-to-chest (like you’re straddling him, sitting on his lap), advises Nikki. “In this position, he will only be focusing on your hot breasts against his body, kissing you and gazing into your eyes, nothing else. Another bonus is that this position is great for exercising the legs.” That way, you’ll get a little leg workout in while you’re going at it like rabbits.
The lazy dog
Perfect for lazy days and fat days alike, this sex position completely conceals your tummy and requires hardly any effort at all (which, we don’t know about you, but we’re A-OK with!). To do the deed, have your guy enter you from behind while you’re lying flat on the bed, suggests Nikki. “You won’t have to worry about anything appearing “fat” since your entire body is lying flat on the bed and your movements can be very minimal.” Note: If you just ate, this is probably the way to go!
The lazy superwoman
You may not be able to magically make your pooch disappear, but you can transform yourself into a skinny superwoman thanks to this position. The top half of your waist is lying down on the bed with your guy holding your knees and entering you from behind, explains Nikki. “This position is great because your tummy is hidden with you lying flat on the bed and it’s still highly erotic and kinky.”
Straight up missionary
According to sex expert Stacy Rybchin of My Secret Luxury, the missionary position is a surprising confidence booster on a fat day. “You can either hold your arms up over your head to elongate your body, or you can try squeezing him tight so there’s little need for him to move and touch your sensitive spots,” she says. “This also makes him think that you want him super close to you and you want to feel him as close as possible.” According to us, there ain’t nothing wrong with that.
More ways to love your body on a fat day
AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator Charlie Glickman, Ph.D., offers these quick tips for feeling fabulous in bed on a fat day.
- Use candlelight or string lights to create a sexy mood.
- Wear something sexy like lingerie or a slinky dress you can pull up over your hips.
- If you want to add a little kink, use a blindfold or loosely tie a scarf around your boyfriend’s eyes. Then, he can’t see what you’re doing (which is pretty darn sexy) and you can relax about it all.
- Remember that even when there is a small weight gain, most guys don’t even notice it. It’s worth thinking about how much of the self-consciousness that many women have around small changes in weight comes from trying to fit into an unattainable mold rather than appreciating and enjoying the body you have.