We've all heard about missionary, 69, doggy style, and reverse cowgirl. But how many sexual positions are there in total?
The answer is as few as eight core positions, according to the Kama Sutra, but countless variations exist. While ancient texts like the Kama Sutra can describe sexual positions, it's important to remember that sex is a personal experience and what might feel taboo or uncomfortable in one setting may not be in another. This is why it's so important to experiment and communicate with your partner about what feels good and what doesn't.
Some people believe that certain positions are sexier than others. But while some positions are primarily used for penis-to-vagina penetration, most can be enjoyed and adapted for any type of sex and with a variety of genitalia.
For instance, the starfish position is a great choice for skin-on-skin contact with your partner. To get in this position, you lie on your back and extend your arms and legs like a star. Then, your partner lies on top and matches limb-to-limb to create an intense sense of connection and intimacy.
And there's also the 'Eiffel Tower' position, which is a variation on the missionary sex position. In this position, the person on bottom spreads their legs to form a V shape and allows their partner to enter them from above. The person on top can then scoot up higher on their partner's body to add clitoral stimulation and depth of penetration. You can also add a toy for extra pleasure and make the experience more intimate by locking eyes with your partner while performing this fun sex position.