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9 Little Things To Do During Doggy Style To Make It Better

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Doggy style is a position known for deep penetration, which is probably why every guy I've slept with can't wait to get into it. And while many women also enjoy this position, there are little things to do during doggy to make it better. Because, with sex, there's always room for improvement.

The ancient Greeks and Romans practiced doggy style, referencing the position in art and literature. Roman philosopher Lucretius also called doggy style a fantastic position for conception, as noted in the Journal of Roman Studies. As a Latin scholar (and professional pervert), I can attest to the fact that the ancients knew how to have a good time.

There's also the fact that this position is named after man's (and woman's) best friend, even though horses also mate in this position, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs. The point here is that doggy style is a mammalian primal position, where groaning, moaning, and grunting is totally encouraged.

As an added bonus, sex columnist Frank Kobola wrote in Cosmopolitan that doggy makes a hot sexual finale, calling it the "'Freebird' sign-off to sex." And because that deep penetration can help your partner reach your G-spot while you (or your partner) stimulate your clit at the same time, it's likely you'll be climaxing in this position as well, noted another article in Cosmopolitan. With that in mind, if you've been hesitant about this position, consider the following tips that might make doggy a little bit better.

1. Try It Standing

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If being on all fours isn't your thing, try a vertical variation on this position. Sexologist Ava Cadell told Women's Health that standing doggy style position is ideal for women who get sore knees, or a crick in their back or neck. Feel free to lean on to a table, desk, or wall for support.

2. Attempt It Side-By-Side

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There are many ways to go about the side-by-side doggy position, but Cosmopolitan suggested a variation on side-by-side doggy called "The Linguini." Side-by-side positions in general offer the comfort of being held, while also being pounded, a melange of sensations that will send you over the edge.

3. Arch Your Back

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Not a fan of doggy because it feels like your cervix is being slammed? Cadell suggested in the aforementioned Women's Health article that you can arch your back. This will help you feel more in control, and will prevent him from going so deep. Also, don't forget to keep applying lube as you're going at it if comfort is an issue in this position.

4. Add A Little Oral

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Roll out your yoga mat and start practicing your asanas in front of your partner. Start to strip naked as you get into Downward Dog. Now, try oral in doggy, where your partner licks you from behind. Cosmopolitan suggested moving your hips forward for greater sexual satisfaction and to reach higher enlightenment.  

5. Do It In Front Of A Mirror

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Many guys get off on the visuals of doggy noted Kobola: they see their bods at the most flexed, and your butt is inches from their face. But add a mirror to your set up, and you get to watch as well. Practice your sex face, and watch how sexy your breasts and hips look as your partner rides you.

6. Use Sensual Oils

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I'm a fan of oil during sex because of how it makes skin to skin slip and slide. But I'm also a fan of back massages and shoulder rubs. Next time you're in doggy, oil yourself up with Kama Sutra Aromatic Massage Oil, ($12) and ask your partner to grip you by the shoulders. The combination of the pressure from his fingers and the sensation of the oil feels like the best massage you'll ever have because it will end with an orgasm.

7. Try Flat Doggy

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Kinkly explains that lying flat on your stomach is stimulating for women who like being submissive, because flat doggy allows men to control the depth of penetration. However, while on your stomach, grind up on your mattress and stimulate your clit for extra sensation. Also, if you want to take control, try squeezing your legs together, to make penetration as tight as you like it.

8. Ask For The "Reach Around"

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According to AlterNet, the clit is the number one erogenous zone for women, with over 8,000 nerve endings, which means you want it involved in pretty much every sex position you get yourself into. Ask your partner to play with your clit while he's pumping you in doggy, or break out a sex toy and pleasure yourself. This will definitely make doggy a lot better.

9. Twerk Your Stuff

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Just like anything in life, the more into doggy you are, the better it will be. Twerking your stuff will help you loosen up, literally. Because you know you've been twerking in your PJs in the privacy of your bedroom. Well, now's the time to show off your skills. I can't think of a better venue than your boudoir, so the next time you're in doggy, give your booty a little pop.