Another one of the classics, the “missionary” is a standard sex position that’s easy to get into. It involves two people in a horizontal position. Both partners need to lie down and face each other. One of the benefits of this position is the incredible face-to-face intimacy. Looking at one another during sex allows for continuous eye contact and facial expression and that can enhance intimacy and increase arousal, which is certainly handy during sexual encounters.
Here’s a simple step by step guide to do “missionary”:
- The person being penetrated lies flat on their back.
- The one doing the penetrating gets on top, facing their partner.
- From here, the penetrating person can enter.
Do not write off missionary sex as “boring”! It’s actually a versatile position, which allows for kissing, intimate eye contact, and lots of skin-to-skin touching. And it is not as “passive” as it looks. Even though it may not seem like it, the missionary position is great for working your core muscles. While the thrusting partner uses a lot of strength, the receiving person can also thrust back, which involves the core and the pelvic region. Fitness done in bed.
The missionary is also great for lesbian couples. If you are on top, wearing the strap-on, you can easily penetrate your partner in this position.
Let’s assume you like the standard missionary position but would like to switch it up a bit? There are multiple ways. Depending on personal preferences, you can try the following position variations which still allow for eye contact and intimacy.
The first one is a coital alignment technique (CAT), which involves using a pillow (or anything to lift your hips).
The person being penetrated lies flat with a pillow under his or her butt so that the pelvis area is angled upwards, allowing for more direct contact with the clitoris and surrounding area. The penetrating partner stays on top and enters the same as in standard missionary.
Added bonus: this classical position is a great option for G-spot stimulation, especially if you place a pillow or wedge under your hips to elevate your pelvis and give your partner a better angle.
Number two: Legs up missionary
Both partners assume the standard missionary position.
The person being penetrated lifts their legs up (either bent or straight, whatever feels more comfortable).
The penetrating partner holds onto the other’s thighs to get a different angle of deep and strong thrusting.
If you keep your legs closed while being penetrated, the closed missionary position creates more internal containment, which can add to a feeling of pressure and accessibility for just-the-right-depth vaginal and G-spot stimulation.