69 Sex Positions You Need to Put on Your Bucket List, Like, Yesterday

by Bethany Ramos
Nov 14, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. ET

In the wonderful world of sexual intercourse, there's getting down — and then there's getting down.

Don't get us wrong; we're always down for a casual quickie or some missionary, but why have plain ol' vanilla sex when you can take things to a whole new level? To bring your sexuality spark to life once again, sometimes all it takes is a brand-spanking-new position to get the party started — a position that hits all the right spots. Speaking of spankings, you can throw one of those in for good measure too. You know, if that's what you're into. 

We've compiled 69 positions you need to try ASAP. Ironically, good old-fashioned 69 isn't on the list, because as the very wise Carrie Bradshaw once wrote, "It's my belief that the last time anyone actually enjoyed the 69 position was in 1969." 

Originally published July 2016. Updated November 2017.

1 /69: Tawdry in the tub

1/69 :Tawdry in the tub

If you partner isn't a bath person, this position may change their mind.

2 /69: Leg up, full frontal

2/69 :Leg up, full frontal

Once you master the art of not slipping, shower sex is perfect for the morning quickie.

3 /69: Soap and a grope

3/69 :Soap and a grope

And the best part about shower sex? Cleanup is easy.

4 /69: Hands behind ankles

4/69 :Hands behind ankles

Finally, those novelty (or real) cuffs are coming in handy.

5 /69: The kinky missionary

5/69 :The kinky missionary

Because good-old missionary isn't always so innocent.

6 /69: Queening in bondage

6/69 :Queening in bondage

Now it's his turn to submit.

7 /69: Standing room only

7/69 :Standing room only

The cuff support makes this position a little hotter — and a lot easier.

8 /69: Modified coital-alignment technique

8/69 :Modified coital-alignment technique

The pressure and friction of this position are sure to rev up those lady bits. It's more than just missionary.

9 /69: The butterfly position

9/69 :The butterfly position

The name of this position sounds sweet, but the sex is anything but.

10 /69: The countertop

10/69 :The countertop

For that sweeping-off-the-countertop (or desk) hot sex moment that every woman's dreamed of.

11 /69: Happy scissors

11/69 :Happy scissors

With variations like this, no one will ever accuse missionary of being boring again.

12 /69: Pushing tush

12/69 :Pushing tush

This hot move gives the woman control for even deeper penetration from a classic position.

13 /69: Baring the scepter

13/69 :Baring the scepter

Who needs a penis ring when your hand will get the job done just fine? Tack this move onto your list of favorite positions.

14 /69: Seated scissors

14/69 :Seated scissors

There's truly nothing hotter than a sexy and empowered woman on top.

15 /69: Uncloaking the clit

15/69 :Uncloaking the clit

Because up to 80 percent of women can't climax from vaginal penetration alone.

16 /69: Self-lovin' on your knees

16/69 :Self-lovin' on your knees

The perfect excuse to explore your body (alone) and find out what you really want in bed.

17 /69: Opening up

17/69 :Opening up

Mixing things up keeps "me time" interesting.

18 /69: Over the hump

18/69 :Over the hump

An interpretation of doggy style for one? Yes, please!

19/69 :Superstar

This may be the hottest self-lovin' moment you've ever shared with yourself.

20 /69: The leg shaver

20/69 :The leg shaver

That high-pressure, detachable showerhead is there for a reason (for some fun solo play).

21 /69: The solo snake

21/69 :The solo snake

Ideal for getting hot, hot, hot as you grind against a hand or a vibrating toy.

22 /69: Backseat driver

22/69 :Backseat driver

Fooling around in the car... it's like high school all over again — just don't get caught!

23 /69: Belt bondage

23/69 :Belt bondage

A secure seatbelt makes the perfect handcuff prop when going at it in the car.

24 /69: Seated rear entry

24/69 :Seated rear entry

The most subtle of car-sex moves for when you really don't want to get caught.

25 /69: Yab-yum with a twist

25/69 :Yab-yum with a twist

This traditional tantric sex move works great in the front seat of the car.

26 /69: Trunk space

26/69 :Trunk space

For in-the-car doggy style or anal, this position goes both ways.

27 /69: Pregnancy sex positions

27/69 :Pregnancy sex positions

Any pregnant woman will appreciate this relaxing way to have a roll in the hay.

28 /69: Queen takes king

28/69 :Queen takes king

With that baby bump strategically moved out of the way, it's time to get down to business.

29 /69: The 'lazy' sex position

29/69 :The 'lazy' sex position

Any (pregnant) sex is great sex when you're getting off.

30 /69: Layer cake

30/69 :Layer cake

This intimate grinding move allows for maximum clitoral stimulation.

31 /69: The reverse slither

31/69 :The reverse slither

A whole new way to take it from behind — with plenty of opportunities to stimulate the breasts and clit.


32 /69: Stacked snakes

32/69 :Stacked snakes

Grinding against a toy or hand makes a female orgasm almost guaranteed.

33 /69: The splitting of bamboo

33/69 :The splitting of bamboo

Classic tantra meets modified missionary with blindfolds to make things even hotter.

34 /69: The private dancer

34/69 :The private dancer

For that ultra-sexy lap dance you've always wanted to give.

35 /69: X marks the spot

35/69 :X marks the spot

Kinky spread-eagle sex makes for a triple-X finish.

36 /69: Rock 'n' roll

36/69 :Rock 'n' roll

The blindfolds used in this woman-on-top move will remove every last inhibition.

37 /69: Cowgirl or cowboy

37/69 :Cowgirl or cowboy

Recommended for the anal first-timer, since the top partner controls the depth of penetration.

38 /69: Doggy-style

38/69 :Doggy-style

A classic anal move made even more pleasurable with lots and lots of lube.

39 /69: Face to face

39/69 :Face to face

This steamy move offers extra intimacy during the act and can be adapted for anal sex.  

40 /69: Missionary with a twist

40/69 :Missionary with a twist

Yet another way to kick missionary up a notch — make it anal.

41 /69: On the stomach

41/69 :On the stomach

A relaxing position for better penetration.

42 /69: Spooning with a twist

42/69 :Spooning with a twist

Traditional spooning makes for a great backdoor move, leaving the breasts and clitoris open for play.

43 /69: The circus freak

43/69 :The circus freak

You'll need some flexibility to master this position, which is more freaky than it sounds.

44 /69: Froggie-style

44/69 :Froggie-style

When doggy-style gets old, froggie-style will keep things spicy in bed.

45/69 :Lap dance

A sexy and fairly simple way to get both partners turned on fast.

46/69 :The yogi

Otherwise known as upside-down doggy-style, you might want to practice this one a few times. (Wink!)

47 /69: Inverted missionary

47/69 :Inverted missionary

Further proof that missionary can still be sexy and interesting with a reverse cowgirl on top.

48 /69: The cowpoke

48/69 :The cowpoke

For those hot-and-heavy bedroom moments when you're in the mood to ride.

49 /69: The BBQ quickie

49/69 :The BBQ quickie

Sneak off to a private place and pull up your skirt for this summer-friendly sex move.

50 /69: The lounging lioness

50/69 :The lounging lioness

Poolside pleasure for two, coming right up.

51 /69: The pouncing panther

51/69 :The pouncing panther

OK, so it's just doggy style, but location is everything.

52 /69: The swimming porpoise

52/69 :The swimming porpoise

Super-sultry sex in the water has Wild Things written all over it.

53 /69: The teddy bear

53/69 :The teddy bear

This romantic and intimate position will heat things up on a hot summer afternoon.

54 /69: Closed for business

54/69 :Closed for business

Getting oral with your legs closed turns arousal up to 11.

55 /69: In high heels

55/69 :In high heels

A common fantasy comes to life in this hotter-than-hot standing move.

56 /69: The drop box

56/69 :The drop box

Considered one of the best positions for the female orgasm (and your partner will probably enjoy it too).

57 /69: The G-whiz

57/69 :The G-whiz

Either variation of this position allows for maximum stimulation below the belt.

58 /69: The Tilt-a-Whirl

58/69 :The Tilt-a-Whirl

With the right rhythm and balance, this G-spot-friendly position will have you seeing stars in the best way possible.

59 /69: Beach-safe doggy-style

59/69 :Beach-safe doggy-style

An easy way to get it on on the beach without getting sand in those crevices.

60 /69: In the water

60/69 :In the water

A super-sexy sex on-the-beach move, because no one knows what's going on below the surface.

61 /69: On a beach ball

61/69 :On a beach ball

That bouncy beach sex prop you never knew you needed.

62 /69: Reverse cowgirl

62/69 :Reverse cowgirl

From the bedroom to the beach, the reverse cowgirl position translates perfectly.

63 /69: Standing up

63/69 :Standing up

Beach sex 101: Pull your swimsuit to the side and get busy.

64 /69: Under a blanket

64/69 :Under a blanket

Keeping beach sex under wraps can be even hotter (just try and wait until the beach clears out for the day).

65 /69: Field goal

65/69 :Field goal

This football-themed position is sure to score you points in bed.

66/69 :Fumble

The one time when fumbling in the end zone is actually a good thing.

67 /69: Wide receiver

67/69 :Wide receiver

Make like a wide receiver and let him be the one to score the points this round.

68 /69: Bend over, Baby

68/69 :Bend over, Baby

This shallow-penetration position makes a smaller penis feel just right.

69/69 :Scissors

Scissors works best for the guy packing a big gun, and the friction keeps things hot for the female partner too.