When we talk about the best sex positions, it's not normally in terms of the person you're having the sex with. But sex is only partially down to your preferences; it's also about your relationship to the person you're having sex with. Sex in a long-term relationship will probably be different than hooking up with a FWB, because the dynamic is different. But what if you have no relationship the person? What are the best sex positions for a one-night stand?
One-night stands can be great, position-wise, because it's all about the sex. So it's the best time to try everything you've always wanted to. Everything. There's nothing to hold you back — if it's a true one-night stand, you're probably literally never going to see this person again. So it's time to get wild and animalistic and a little raunchy.
Obviously, there are some positions or sex acts that you may only want to do with someone you know and trust, and that's totally fine. You should never do something you're not comfortable with. But if you're feeling comfortable and adventurous, then a one-night stand is the perfect time to experiment and get exactly what you're looking for. You can really go for it. Bring out the lube, grab your vibrator, and let go.
Here are the best sex positions for a one-night stand. Because it's the perfect time to really feel yourself. Remember, you can do these positions with two women as well.
How To Do It: Imagine that you and them ain't nothing but mammals, baby. Then do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.
Why It's Great For Just One Night: Real talk, it's the most one-night stand of all the positions. You aren't looking at each other, it's totally animalistic, and you can play with your clit and really feel yourself. Done and done.
2. Legs-Up Missionary
How To Do It: Just like missionary, but with your legs a little higher up so you can hook your knees on their shoulders. Go slow, because it can be intense.
Why It's Great For Just One Night: It's incredibly deep penetration, and feels a little more sexy than the traditional missionary position.
3. Weak In The Knees
How To Do It: Great for two women in particular, one of you lies on their back while the other lowers herself onto them. The one on top can control the pressure by lowering or raising herself down, or the one on the bottom can use their hands to guide.
Why It's Great For Just One Night: Because it's hot AF. You're really just going for it, and it has a great feeling of letting go and it being all about your pleasure. You can even add a toy if you're feeling wild.
4. On Top
How To Do It: Straddle them and slowly guide them inside you. Then bounce and grind to your heart's content. Bonus: Both of you have your hands free for whatever you might want to play with.
Why It's Great For Just One Night: Because you need to show them how it's done, too. It's all about just going for it, but you get to be in control. Own your one-night stand.
5. Kneeling Reach-Around
How To Do It: One of you kneels on all fours, while the other kneels behind you — think doggy style. Then you can use your fingers for penetration, reach around for clit play, or add a vibrator. Both of you should have at a least a free hand, so the possibilities are endless.
Why It's Great For Just One Night: An amazing twist on the traditional doggy style, you get that great animalistic feel which can collapse into modified doggy. It's really all about the sex, so it's perfect for a one-night stand.
6. Coital Alignment Technique
How To Do It: Think missionary technique, but with your pelvis slightly higher and with your legs wrapped around their hips. This helps make sure they're hitting you in the right place.
Why It's Great For Just One Night: Because a one-night stand normally includes morning-after sex, and you both want to be comfortable. This is a classic position with a twist that makes it more likely you'll reach orgasm, all while you can ignore your pounding headache.
7. X Marks The Spot
How To Do It: With you lying on your back, your partner stands up and rests your crossed legs against their chest. It's a tight squeeze, so don't be afraid of lube.
Why It's Great For Just One Night: Because it's an adventurous position and an incredibly tight fit, and your hands are free to play with your clit. Oh, and did I mention it's a great view for both of you?
8. Reverse Cowgirl
How To Do It: Face their feet and gently lower yourself onto them. Go slowly, and make sure they're comfortable. Then use your hands to brace yourself if you need.
Why It's Great For Just One Night: Because it's got all the doggy style sexiness, but you're in control. And you can show off your butt.
How You Do It: Lean against the wall with your legs slightly spread, lifting up one if you have to. Help guide them inside you — oh, and don't forget the lube.
Why It's Great For One Night: Because it's a damn tough position, but if it doesn't work, who cares? You'll never see this person again. Go for it — you've got nothing to lose.
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