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Penetrating from behind
A variant of the "doggy style" positionMost of these positions can be used for either vaginal or anal penetration.
The receiving partner is on all fourswith their torso horizontal. The penetrating partner inserts from behind. This is called the
In a variant on the doggy position, thereceiving partner's torso is angleddownwards. The penetrating partner can raise their own hips above thoseof the receiving partner for maximum penetration.
In another variant of the doggy position, the penetrating partner places their feet on each side of thereceiving partner while keeping their knees bent and effectively raising upas high as possible while maintaining penetration. The penetrating partner'shands usually have to be placed on thereceiving partner's back to keep fromfalling forward.
In a variant on the doggy position, thereceiving partner kneels upright. The penetrating partner may gently pullthe receiving partner's arms backwards at the wrists towards them.
both partnerslie on their same side facing in thesame direction.
The receiving partner lies on their side. The penetrating partner kneelsand penetrates from behind.Alternatively, the penetrating partner can stand if the receiving partner is ona raised surface.
The receiving partner lies facingdown, possibly with their legs spread.The penetrating partner lies on top of them.
The placement of a pillow beneath the receiving partner's hipscan help increase stimulation in this position.
The receiving partner lies face down,knees together. The penetrating partner lies on top with spread legs.
The receiving partner lies on their sidewith their uppermost leg forward. The penetrating partner kneels astride thereceiver's lowermost leg.
Receiving partner on top
Thecowgirl positionVariant of partner on top positionMost of these positions can be used for either vaginal or anal penetration.
The penetrating partner lies on their back. The receiving partner kneels ontop of the penetrator facing them.Sometimes called the
As above, but the receiving partner sits on top of the penetrator facing
from them. See
As above, but the receiving partner arches their back with their hands onthe ground.
As above, but the receiving partner squats (instead of kneeling) on top of the penetrator facing toward them.
The penetrating partner is on their back with the receiving partner lying