The holiday season seems to have a way of permeating everything. We have festive candy, festive coffee, even festive cleaning products. It just seems like the holidays need to infect every little last bit of our lives. So why not take the holiday spirit into your sex life? OK, yes, this may sound a little ridiculous, but it's damn cold outside and everyone is stressed. Sex is a perfect way to not only warm yourself up but to get a break from your family fighting or worrying about what you did at the office party karaoke night after a few too many eggnogs. (Don't worry, we've all been there.)
So if you're looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit while also getting a break from it, sex just may be the solution. And it doesn't matter if you're single and finally hooking up with your work crush or in a long-term relationship looking for a few private moments to connect with your significant over. Holiday sex can be fun for everyone. If you can drag yourself out of your onesie and turn off the Peanuts Christmas special for long enough, there are a lot of fun sex positions out there for you.
Here are five sex position inspired by the holidays, because isn't it always the best present?
1. Toy Soldiers (aka Spooning)
How To Do It: All lined up in a row, like little toy soldiers. Sure, you can have spooning sex, but laying in the spooning position is actually a great one for hand play— lay back to front and let whoever's in back lead by playing with your nipples and clit. You can always join in too, of course.
Why It's Holiday-Approved: Because you'll be so full of food and drink that it's great to have a position where you can both lay down and relax. Lay down, relax, and have clit access, it's the full package.
2. Tied Up In A Bow (aka X Marks The Spot)
How To Do It: Lay on your back toward the edge of a bed or couch while your partner stands directly in front of you. Cross your legs over their chest, either at the knee or ankles, while they guide themselves inside you. You can always add extra cushioning under your lower back to help even out the height — and lube will help.
Why It's Holiday-Approved: Their view of you makes you seem like the best gift of all, and you get to see them really going for it. It's sexy and the penetration is deep, so it's definitely a win-win.
3. Batteries Included (aka Doggy Style)
How To Do It: It's traditional doggy style with you on all fours, but with a toy added in for an extra twist. Start with a bullet vibrator for your clit— your partner can hold it or better yet, you use it to get exactly what you want.
Why It's Holiday-Approved: Because it's the season for toys, so that should include inside the bedroom, too. Whether you got one as a holiday gift or have been looking to incorporate your favorite toy into the bedroom, now's the time.
4. The Spinning Dreidel (aka Bouncing Reverse Cowgirl)
How To Do It: It's like reverse cowgirl except your feet are flat (or close to flat on the bed), so there can be more bouncing involved. You can face forward, back, side — or spin! OK, maybe don't spin.
Why It's Holiday-Approved: Your partner gets an amazing view and, though inspired by a dreidel, you get to feel like a rockstar.
5. A Christmas Wreath (aka Lotus)
How To Do It: First your partner sits cross-legged and you slowly lower yourself onto them, guiding them inside you. Once you're comfortable there, wrap your legs and arms around them to pull the whole position tighter.
Why It's Holiday-Approved: I mean, you're literally making a wreath. But more than that, it's a calm, intimate position for the middle of all the holiday chaos. And it's deep.
If you're feeling up for it, sex can be a perfect break from the holiday stress. Take these holiday-inspired positions and play around with them to invent your own — there are a lot of options out there.
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