With New Year's only a few days away, you're probably already contemplating your list of resolutions for 2016. Well, in the spirit of resolutions why not try to add some things to your list you know you can actually look forward to —like trying out new sex positions?
You know you've always wanted to mix up some of the positions you're used to in the bedroom, so why not let 2016 be the year that you finally change things up? You don't have to cut missionary or girl on top out completely, but it might be fun to add some new sex moves into the mix. Dust off that old book of positions you have hiding under your bed, take it out, and get ready to use it as a reference point. Or talk with your partner about some fantasies the two of you share, and want to finally make happen when the lights get low.
And of course, there's always the option of taking a page out of my book, and trying some of the exciting and challenging moves I've come up with for you. You can master all 10, or pick the one that works the best for you.
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1. X Marks The Spot
If you're really looking to do something daring in the upcoming year, try something completely worth the challenge.
How you do it: Lay down on a bed or surface that's at about hip-height for your partner. When they finally get inside, lift your legs up and cross them at the ankles. They can grab hold of your ankles to keep your legs from getting tired and give themself extra leverage.
Why you should try it: If you're looking for a super tight fit that will up the sensation 10-fold, this is perfect. Once you get the hang of it, it might just be your new go-to.
2. Coital Alignment Technique
Maybe you're looking to slowly stray from your norm, in which case try this great variation on the common missionary.
How you do it: Get into missionary, but have your partner move their body upward so his head is closer to yours and their pelvis is laying slightly higher up on your body than normal. From there, have your partner do more of a grinding movement rather than a thrust.
Why you should try it: Not only is this move on the easier side, it's absolutely amazing for clitoral stimulation because it allows your partner to directly target that area. And if you have a difficult time having an orgasm during sex, you should definitely try this out.
3. The Lotus
How you do it: While your partner sits cross-legged, lower yourself down on top of them while wrapping your legs and arms around them. This isn't the kind of move you do for a quickie, so focus more on a grinding sensation in order to get great stimulation.
Why you should try it: This move is also perfect for clitoral stimulation because it allows you to grind your pelvis against their abdomen, and directly target the area. The closeness this position offers is also wonderful for an increased sense of intimacy and something that will last a little longer.
4. Kneeling Reach-Around
How you do it: For a common variation on doggy style, get on your hands and knees and have your partner kneel behind you, pressing her body up against yours. From there, she can reach around to your clitoris, or use a toy on it.
Why you should try it: Since this position mimics the type of stimulation you get when you masturbate, it's sure to feel amazing.
5. Missionary With A Vibrator
How to do it: If you're looking to add just a little something extra to the classics, try experimenting with a toy. This one is simple: Just put a cock ring around your partner for some added buzz sure to work for the both of you. Or, if your partner is a woman, you can also add the ring to a strap-on or a dildo for a glorious vibration.
Why you should try it: If you're not looking to get intense with the crazy positions that may involve some stretching beforehand, this is a simple but awesome way to change things up.
6. The Doggy Deluxe
If you're looking to try the FFM three-way, get into it with this position.
How you do it: One of the women gets on her hands and knees for doggy-style penetration, while the second woman lies back with her legs propped up in front of the first woman to receive oral.
Why you should try it: If you're new to a threesome, this move is sure to get everyone involved in an amazing way. The women can also easily switch positions when doing this one.
To keep it slow, and sensual try this snuggling favorite on for size.
How to do it: This one takes a little adjustment, but once you're there, it's worth it. Get into your traditional spooning position, but make sure their pelvis is lower than yours. Then, bend forward at the hip and lift up your top leg to help them enter more easily.
Why you should try it: This one is great if you're looking to make things last because it offers shallow penetration, and requires more of a grinding sensation.
8. Woman On Top
How to do it: For the best sensation when trying out a vibrator, have your partner get on top, using a vibrating toy or cock ring around a strap-on. Or you can let your partner take the bottom with the toy, and control the stimulation while you're on top.
Why you should try it: Being on top always gives you a great amount of control, which means you're even more likely to have an orgasm. Girl on top is also the best position for playing with toys because it can help keep them in place.
9. The Splitter
How to do it: If you want to show off all of the flexibility you're getting at your new yoga classes, lift one of your legs in the air, while your partner straddles the leg remaining on the bed. Once they're inside you, feel free to rest your ankle on their shoulder or hold your leg for leverage.
Why you should try it: Not only will this move offer deep, and intense penetration, you get to flaunt your new abilities. Also, this position is great for either you or your partner to give your clit some love.
10. The Crab Walk
The name does sound entirely unappealing, but try this one out if you want the ultimate sex challenge for 2016.
How to do it: While they're sitting with their knees up and reclining slightly back on their hands, lower yourself down onto them, straddling their hips. Lean back on your hands as well, and slowly lift your legs up one by one to rest your ankles on their shoulders. You won't get much thrusting out of this, so try a slow grind.
Why you should try it: Not only does this offer a tight fit for them, the small range of motion means things will be slower and last longer. And you both get one hell of a view!
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