Man on top, woman on top, but what about those sexy moments when you’re sharing so much skin space that you can’t tell where one person ends and another begins? Horizontal sex positions you can do while lying down will put you into more physical contact with your partner than you ever thought possible — for those times when you can’t get enough of him (or her) and want more, more, more. These lie-down moves can also be used for a relaxing quickie when you’re too tired to pull off sexual acrobatics in bed.
But let’s not forget the mega-bonus: Try out these moves, and you’ll increase your chances of having the big O.
“Skin-to-skin contact triggers the release of the hormone oxytocin,” says clinical sexologist Kat Van Kirk, author of the ebook The Married Sex Solution. “Oxytocin is known as the ‘bonding’ hormone. It gives us a sense of well-being and emotional intimacy. Skin-to-skin contact can also help women become more aroused, increasing lubrication and blood flow to the pelvic region.”
Done and done. It’s time to set some beds on fire!
1. The Layer Cake
How you do it: “Lie flat on top of one another either facing one another or away from one another. Be sure to insert the penis first before lying down,” Van Kirk says. “If she is on top, she can grab the edge of the bed or the headboard to propel herself forward and back on him. If he is on top (she is usually facing down in this case), he can intertwine his arms under hers and use the grounding to create motion on top of her.”
Why it’s red-hot: “The beauty of this position is that either he or she can be on top controlling the motion. Very often when she is on top it allows perfect positioning for the clitoris to get stimulated against his pelvic bone. The Layer Cake allows for complete body-to-body contact. You can keep your legs straight or intertwine them. Plus it doesn’t disturb the covers too much. Therefore, keeping you both nice and cozy.”
2. Stacked Snakes
How you do it: “She lies on her stomach with her hand beneath her pelvic bone for extra friction. He lies on top and enters from behind, allowing his body to rest against her entire length,” says Jessica O’Reilly, Ph.D., sexologist and author of The New Sex Bible.
Why it’s red-hot: “This is one of the best positions for her orgasm, as she can use the extra weight (of her own body and his) to grind against her hand or a vibrating toy into her pelvic bone to stroke the shaft of her clitoris. By squeezing her legs together, she can take both lovers’ pleasure to the next level.”
3. The Reverse Slither
How you do it: “He lies flat on his back. She lies flat on top of him on her back so that her backside is against his front. Her head lies next to his as she slides him inside,” O’Reilly says.
Why it’s red-hot: “This rear-entry position is both intimate and exciting. Both lovers’ hands are free to wander, and his lips are perched perfectly next to her ear for some sweet (or dirty) thoughts.”
Updated by Bethany Ramos on 3/21/2016