If you're feeling like your energy levels are low, the last thing you may think you want to do is have sex. But actually, sex is can be an amazing energy booster and can help you keep that vitality going. “Keeping love and sex alive in your relationship is what keeps the relationship alive,” Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D. (aka "Dr. Romance"), psychotherapist and author of How to be Happy Partners: Working it out Together, tells Bustle. “It’s like the roots that feed the tree. To keep that vital energy going, and the sap rising, you need to provide something new and interesting. Seduction can be as simple as causing your partner to ask what you’ve been doing that has you so energized and interested. When you’re enthusiastic, you’re seductive — it’s the most attractive we can be.”
So if you're feeling sluggish, it doesn't mean that you need to avoid sex. On the contrary, I find that some unexpected sex — especially in the morning or afternoon — can make me feel zippy and downright smug for the rest of the day. It just puts a positive spin and a little boost behind everything. How can you get the glow? Try these sex positions that are perfect for when you need a little extra energy.
1. Reverse Cowgirl
How To Do It: Straddle your partner while facing their feet — then lower yourself down slowly. You can lean forward and brace yourself on your arms or lean back and bounce, whatever feels better.
Why It's A Boost: It's a bad ass position that will make you feel like you can just go for what you need and get on with your day. All. About. You.
2. Doggy Style
How To Do It: While you're on all fours, your partner should kneel between your legs and enter you from behind. Make sure to try using a spare hand for clitoral stimulation — it really takes it up a notch.
Why It's A Boost: It's such a thrilling, animalistic position that it's bound to give you a boost. And the G-spot stimulation doesn't hurt.
3. Seated Backbend
How To Do It: When you're on top, grab your partner's hands and slowly lower yourself down while they sit up. If it's a difficult position, you can always put a pillow on their legs to help make things more comfortable.
Why It's A Boost: It's exciting and unusual as a position and — just like chest openers make you feel energized in yoga classes — there's something invigorating about the backbend.
4. Sideways Straddle
How To Do It: This one may take some lube. Have your partner lay down with one knee bent — straddle that leg while facing away from them. Lower yourself down and guide them inside of you, but know it may take a try or two.
Why It's A Boost: You're totally in control and it's out-there enough to feel illicit. Plus, it's great for grinding and clitoral stimulation.
5. In A Chair
How To Do It: Straddle them facing toward them, away from them, bump, grind — whatever feels sexiest on the chair.
Why It's A Boost: It's an intimate position but with the added adrenaline rush of moving things outside the bedroom. Perfect for a quickie.
6. The Splitter
How To Do It: In missionary, your partner should sit backward onto their ankles and then up to kneeling, while taking one of your legs up to their shoulder. Move slowly if you're not very flexible!
Why It's A Boost: It's a sex position that's really deep and gives you both an amazing view. You'll feel like you're pushing boundaries and opening up.
7. Coital Alignment Technique
How To Do It: In missionary, make sure your partner's hips are higher than they normally would be. You can use your legs to wrap around and draw them closer, but focus on the stimulation on your clit.
Why It's A Boost: It's a great position for orgasm — so perfect when you want a quickie and to get on with the rest of your day feeling sexy AF.
A little morning or afternoon delight can give you an amazing energy boost to accomplish anything. Try one of these positions to make your day extra special.