The Best Sex Positions for Women — Guaranteed to (Literally) Hit the Spot

by Elizabeth Mitchell
Mar 19, 2018 at 4:40 p.m. ET
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Now, we of all people completely understand that for people with a vagina, having an orgasm every time seems totally far-fetched. For some, it requires a little more finesse. But we're here to tell you to hold off on buying new sex toys and empower you to take charge the next time you and your S.O. are in the bedroom — with what experts have determined to be the five best sex positions for a guaranteed orgasm. 

The names are as interesting and fun as the positions themselves. They include The G-Whiz, The Drop Box, The Tilt-a-Whirl, Closed for Business (not what you think this means!) and In High Heels (OK, we made that one up because it technically didn't have a name, but it works, right?).

With these positions in your life, you can kiss the days where both parties didn't get off goodbye. Click through to find out what these positions entail and exactly how to pull them off. You won't regret it.

A version of this article was originally published in March 2016.

1 /6: The G-Whiz

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1/6 :The G-Whiz

Make the most out of sex and give yourself a practically guaranteed orgasm by experimenting with one or both variations of the G-Whiz. 

"In the first position, the man lifts his partner's bottom and her legs are straddling his shoulders,” explains Certified Master Sex Expert Nikki Ransom-Alfred. "This position actually helps to lift the woman's uterus, exposing her cul-de-sac (an erogenous zone located deep in the vagina), allowing him to stimulate it and give her an amazing orgasm."

In the second variation, the person with a vagina's bottom is lifted with several pillows or a sex wedge, and her knees are to her ears. 

"This position shortens her vagina, enabling the guy to go deeper and stimulate her G-spot, as well as her A-spot.” Both erogenous zones will give you a toe-curling orgasm (especially the A-spot), according to Ransom-Alfred.

2 /6: The Drop Box

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2/6 :The Drop Box

One of the best positions for an orgasm is a saucy little number relationship coach and sex enhancement specialist Delilah Taylor likes to call The Drop Box. 

"It works like this: The woman lies on her back with her hips hanging off the bed. The man stands on the floor in front of her and supports her legs. His penis will enter her in a natural upward motion rubbing directly on her G-spot area.” 

3 /6: The Tilt-a-Whirl

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3/6 :The Tilt-a-Whirl

Go on the ride of your life with The Tilt-a-Whirl.

For this sex position, have your partner, with feet on the floor, sit on the edge of the bed, instructs Taylor. 

"The girl should sit on his lap facing him," she says. "Then they should both lean backwards in a 45-degree angle, holding each other by the arms. The guy does all the work and his penis is in that G-spot area.” 

In other words, you're bound to have a very happy finish.

4 /6: Closed for Business

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4/6 :Closed for Business

Looking for a little oral fun? Then get wild and try the Closed for Business position.

According to Ransom-Alfred, "performing cunnilingus on her while her legs are closed causes her sexual arousal and excitement to build slowly and more intensely until she finally explodes in orgasm.”

And who doesn't want that?

5 /6: In High Heels

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5/6 :In High Heels

Turn up the heat, and have sex in heels.

"Stand on the floor, bent over the end of the bed or a table while wearing high heels, advises AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator Charlie Glickman, Ph.D. "This is a great position for deeper penetration. You can relax yourself onto the surface and wearing heels can also lift you to the perfect height for your partner," he points out. 

"Plus, heels give your butt more 'wiggle' (which is why they make women's butts move so much when walking), so they make it easier to move during sex.”

6 /6: Pin It!

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6/6 :Pin It!

Interested in trying any or all of these positions out for yourself? Then be sure to pin this for later.