Missionary – most common position; man on top with direct
penetration; woman on bottom, legs open.
Side entry missionary – variant on the missionary
position; woman on side; man kneeling penetrates from behind.
Squashing of the deckchair – woman on bottom, legs pulled
up; man on top, holds partner's legs.
Peace Sign – woman on bottom, legs tightly closed.
Butterfly position – woman lies on her back, man stands
and lifts woman's pelvis for penetration
The stopperage– pressing woman's thighs against her chest
The Yawning Position– woman's legs straight up, wide
Octopus Position– variant on the butterfly, woman rests
legs on man's shoulders
Feet-on-his-shoulders– man kneeling, woman rests their
legs on man's shoulders
Sex Positions: From Behind
Doggy – man inserts from behind; woman on all fours,
Leapfrog – variant on the Doggy position; the woman's
torso is lower; also known as "face down ass up".
Froggy – variant on leapfrog position; man raises their
own hips above those of the woman for maximum penetration.
Upright doggy – variant on the doggy position; woman
Spread-eagle – woman lies facing down, legs spread open;
man on top. Also known as the spider position.
Spoons position – side by side (actually, both partners
lying on their same side), both facing in same direction; man
inserts from behind.
Reverse peace sign – variant of peace sign, woman lies
face down, knees held together.
Inverted Missionary – woman lies face down on surface
with legs spread/closed, and man enters woman while she lies on
stomach (provides good stimulation of the man's testicles,
man can reach around and stimulate the clitoris of the
Camel Ride/Camel-Style – woman lies on her side with the
uppermost leg forward. The man kneels astride the woman's
lowermost leg, thus gaining access to either vagina or anus. Good
for pregnancy, or for overweight partners. Experiment, as one side
usually gives better alignment than the other for any given pairing.
Sex Positions: Woman on Top
Cowgirl sex position/Amazon position – The man lies
on his back; the woman sits on top of the man
facing the man's face. The woman may stimulate the
man's genitals by reaching behind.
Reverse Cowgirl/Reverse Amazon – The man lies on his
back; the woman sits on top of the man facing AWAY
from him; The woman may stimulate the man's genitals from this position. Another advantage is that the
man may view the woman's back, which some
find to be an erotic stimulus.
Italian chandelier – variant on the above position; woman
on top, arching her back; placing her hands on the ground; man on bottom.
Reverse Cowgirl Horizontal – The man lies on his
back; the woman first sits on top of the man facing AWAY from him then lies down on top of the
Asian Cowgirl – The man lies on his back; the woman squats (not kneels) on top of the
Horizontal reverse – variant on the above position; woman
on top, facing down with torso lower; man on bottom.
Sex Positions: Sitting and Kneeling
Watching the game – variant on the cowgirl position; man sits in a chair;
woman sits, facing the
man; also known as the Lap dance.
Armchair – variant on the watching the game; woman sits in
a chair; man kneels in front of the woman.
Black bee – man sits, hands behind on the floor; woman sits on top, hands on shoulders.
Furniture – woman on the edge of furniture, legs spread;
man stands. The woman reclines or sits on
the edge of the furniture - sofa, counter, bed, etc. and spreads her
legs. The man stands or kneels, depending on the
height of the furniture, supports the woman's legs with
his arms, and penetrates her. In this position, the man can adjust the angle of penetration to enter from above or
below to effect more stimulation. This position provides a good view
for the man of the penetration occurring.
Persuading of the debtor – man is kneeling; woman on back, ankles on each side of
Playing of the cello – woman on back, ankles on one of the
man's shoulders; man kneeling enters
from back; also known as Playing of the violin.
Proposal – woman kneels, legs apart; man
kneels, one knee on ground.
Split level – woman on bottom, legs around man; man kneels.