Oh the missionary position! Typically described as “man-on-top and woman-on-bottom, this classic go to configuration is one that many couples have engaged in over the years. As legend has it, this position found its name from Christian missionaries because they believed this position to be the right, and only way, to have sexual intercourse.

The missionary position is prized for its level of intimacy because of how close you can be with your partner. It lends itself to intense eye contact, passionate kissing and low impact thrusting. But if you’ve grown tired of the standard missionary, try out one of these variations. The instructions below are directed at women, but gentlemen can feel free to take control too:

A Tight Squeeze

Once your partner is inside of you, keep your legs together and have him squeeze his together too. Slide your pelvis down and have him thrust deeply while rocking against your pubic mound. The increased tightness from your legs being together will feel great to him, and because you are positioned slightly below his pelvis, the base of his penis should rub against your clitoris.

One Flight Up

While on your back, bring your knees to your chest and have your partner enter you. Move your calves to rest onto his shoulders and have him brace himself with his hands by your side. This position is great for your man to run the show and leaves you open for deliciously deep penetration. Fun fact for this position: it is awesome for anal too!

Give Me Props

Grab some pillows and slip them under your butt. Have your partner slide inside and hold himself above you (think upward-facing dog) and give you slow deep circular thrusting motions. This position is great for him because he gets greater access to you and the angle of your pelvis facilitates G-spot stimulation.

Erotic Embrace

Ladies this position plays out like standard missionary except you wrap your arms and legs around your partner. This position is great, as it offers tons of skin on skin contact with your partner and you can maintain constant eye contact. From here you can easily give kisses, whisper sweet nothings, and caress your partners face as you rock together in perfect rhythm.

Seeing Stars

Assume the missionary position and as you approach climax, slide your upper body off the side of the bed allowing it to dangle toward the floor. By now the blood should be rushing to your head and as you climax, you should experience an extraordinary sensation throughout your entire body. Don’t stay in this position too long because you don’t want to pass out!

Try these exciting positions out and add the ones you like to your sex position repertoire! Missionary doesn’t have to be boring, so keep exploring and when it comes to sex, everything is OK here.

Dr. Jess is pleased to welcome Dr. Megan Stubbs as this week’s guest sexologist.

Dr. Stubbs holds a doctor of education in Human Sexuality from San Francisco’s Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality and a degree in Biology from Grand Valley State University. She also Board Certified by the American College of Sexologists (ACS).




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