7 Sex Positions For Tall Guys

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One size doesn't fit all when it comes to sex positions — especially when it comes to having sex with a partner who's taller than you. While, the height difference between you and your partner might not always get in the way during sex, some positions just may not work for you if your partner is really tall. For example, missionary, if you want it to involve kissing and eye contact, isn’t an easy one to pull off, because your partner's head, thanks to their height, will always be several inches above your head. But that doesn't have to be a bad thing! You do you.

Because there are so many positions out there, height difference doesn’t have to be an issue. That is, once you’ve accepted that there are some things you just can’t do… like 69. Sorry, but 69 is tricky enough as it is, then once you throw in a six- or seven-inch height difference, fuggetaboutit. So instead of focusing on the positions you have to go without because you happened to fall for a partner who's so much taller, focus on positions that you get to enjoy. Here are seven positions for tall partners:

1. Person With A Vulva On Top

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How to do it: With your partner lying flat, straddle their hips, then sit down. You can have them penetrate you with their penis or with a strap on. You’re actually not “sitting” as much as you’re on them and getting ready to gyrate. You can do this either lying down, across your partner’s torso, or while sitting up.

Why it’s a great position for tall partners: If your partner is 6’7” and you’re 5’1”, it doesn’t matter. While leaning forward could make for some difficulty, if you want to kiss. If you don’t, then sitting up-right is a great position for tall partners.

2. The Sofa Embrace

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How to do it: First, you need a sofa. Next, in a kneeling position, drape yourself over the back or side of the sofa, so your partner can penetrate you from this angle.

Why it’s a great position for tall partners: Many people love doggy style for the direct G-spot stimulation that comes with it, as well as the deepness factor. But the problem with regular doggy style when your partner is so much taller, is that lining up your hips can be hard. With the sofa embrace, you can drape yourself as far over the sofa as need be until your partner can comfortably enter you with your hips at the same height as each other.

3. The Bridge

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How to do it: While lying on your back, have your partner, in a kneeling position in between your legs, pull your hips up so they’re in line with theirs. From here, your partner can pull your hips into them, creating leverage for them to pull you in even deeper.

Why it’s a great position for tall partners: Because they're in control of making your hips just as high as theirs, height difference isn’t a concern. As you’ll find with all these positions, if you and your partner can get your hips to the same height, then you can make it happen — this is why standing up sex rarely works for couples with big height differences.

4. Spooning

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How to do it: Lying on your side, in spooning position, tuck yourself into your partner’s lap, while they penetrate you from behind.

Why it’s a great position for tall partners: With this position being on its side while you spoon, it's like you're sitting in your partner's lap — a position that doesn't rely on height. And, with minimal adjustment, your partner can penetrate you.

5. Modified Doggy Style

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How to do it: Start in doggy style, but move forward to either your elbows or flat onto your stomach. Which ever position works best for you.

Why it’s a great position for tall partners: Although doggy style is awesome, it does create issues with the difference in hip height. However, that difference becomes less obvious the more forward you and your partner come. This position is also ideal for making people with penises last longer in bed.

6. Sitting In A Chair

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How to do it: Grab a sturdy. Then you want your partner to sit down on the chair, while you straddle them, either facing them or facing away. It should be noted that facing away will allow for deeper penetration.

Why it’s a great position for tall partners: Even if your toes can’t reach the floor, it doesn’t matter, because you don’t need your toes to have sex. In your partner’s lap, you can easily ride them and height difference doesn’t even come into play.

7. X Marks The Spot

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How to do it: Lying on your back, put your legs straight up in the air, crossed at either the ankles or knees. Then let your partner penetrate you while standing and grabbing your ankles for support and leverage.

Why it’s a great position for tall partners: Any position in which you're lying down and you're penetrated by your partner will work when they're taller. Granted, trying it on a coffee table, proves difficult, but things like kitchen tables, hoods of the cars, high beds, or public bathroom counters, make you realize that there’s no end to the opportunities of where you can have sex with your tall partner.

This post was originally published on October 18, 2016. It was updated on August 15, 2019.