If you think missionary sex is the most basic and vanilla of all positions, then you may need to reconsider your stance on this old standby. You may not be able to improve upon perfection, but you can certainly tweak it a bit to make things even more fun. There are a few little things that make missionary sex super hot, so you and your SO can enjoy yourselves without reinventing the Kama Sutra.
And these additions serve an extra function, too. Most women cannot orgasm from penis-in-vagina penetration alone, and require some clitoral stimulation to really get the job done. So by throwing in these additional moves, you and your partner can both fund missionary more stimulating than ever before.
So when you’re ready to kick things up a notch in the bedroom without getting too crazy, just throw in some of these moves. They’re like adding a dash of hot sauce to your favorite dish — just that little bit of spice that takes it from good to great. Grab your SO and experiment, figure out what you both love, and feel free to add in little improvisations all your own. Chances are you’ll start to think about missionary as anything but basic.
1Switch It Up
Being a little unpredictable can make everyone happy. "While in missionary, have him tease you by mixing up his movements," sex coach Patti Britton told She Knows. "Slipping in just a little, going in halfway, and thrusting deeply, in random order." It'll keep you guessing in the best way.
Make technology work in your favor. As recommended in Shape, sex toys designed to be used in the missionary position can give you all the clitoral stimulation you crave. Shop around until you find one that strikes your fancy. It's also a fun gift idea.
3Use The Pillow Trick
Don't know the pillow trick? Prepare to be amazed. As explained in Elite Daily, putting a pillow under your derriere will help your SO be angled to perfectly hit your G-spot. Try it and see.
4Lift Your Legs
Need a manual way to get that all-important clit stimulation? Follow this advice from Ask Men and lift up your legs a bit, resting them on your SO's backside if necessary. This will increase his reach to that area.
You can use the inherent closeness of the position to ramp up the intimacy. As explained in Kinsey Confidential, you and your partner can kiss or engage in some dirty talk to take things up a notch. It's an easy way to make the most of your time together.
6Get In Line
By shifting positions a little, your SO just might help you orgasm more easily. As explained in Psychology Today, you can use the coital alignment technique, in which the man shifts forward until his chest is closer to the woman's shoulders. This allows the man's pelvic bone to make contact with your clitoris, which means good times are soon to follow.
7Hide Your Eyes
Blindfolds can take any act to the next level. As sex expert Alix Fox said in Cosmopolitan, "the whole idea of blindfolds are that you cut off one of your senses. So when you can't see what's happening, it intensifies how everything else feels." You may never look at your favorite scarf the same way again.