No matter how much you might love sex, sometimes exhaustion can take over and you can find yourself in the mood but sleepy. What follows is the debate of whether or not to even do it. On one hand, you know it's going to feel great and it may even help you sleep. On the other hand, you know it's going to require at least some effort on the part of both you and your partner, so do you really want to do it or should? Well, it depends on just how much you want it and how much you just want call it a day and go to bed instead.
But for those who just can't miss out on the opportunity to get laid, for whatever reason (you're being sent to Mars tomorrow, perhaps), there is a way to get what you want and not have to exert too much effort. How? It's all about choosing the right positions that correspond with your exhausted mind and body. Here are nine of those positions, from modified doggy to a sofa straddle that will allow you to get off without too much energy before drifting off to dreamland. You're welcome. (Remember, these positions work for two women as well.)
How to do it: Since you're already exhausted, you might as well start by lying flat on your belly. From here, have your partner climb on top, with what limited energy they have, and enter you from behind. Then, as you would with traditional doggy style, get to grinding.
Why it's great for when you're exhausted: There's relatively not much movement here and, when you're done, you can both just roll over and go to sleep.
How to do it: While facing each other, lift your leg, drape it over your partner's hip, and have him enter you from there.
Why it's great for when you're exhausted: If you and/or your partner are the types who prefer to sleep on your sides, then this is a great position. Once you're done, you're already set up to drift off to sleep.
How to do it: Have your partner sit on a sofa, then, as you would with the modified on top position, straddle them, lowering yourself down onto them.
Why it's great for when you're exhausted: Where's the first place you go when you get home and you're exhausted? The couch. Why? Because unless you keep your bed in the living room, it's the first comfy thing you see. Since that's the case, you and your partner are probably on the couch, therefore this works.
How to do it: While on your sides, facing away from each other and in the cuddle spooning position, have your partner enter you from behind.
Why it's great for when you're exhausted: When it comes to being tired or lazy, this is always my go-to position. It feels good, it's cozy, and once you've both climaxed (which might require some reach-around clitoral stimulation), you don't even have to move a muscle to go to sleep.
How to do it: First, lie down in bed (which is what you want to do anyway), then have you partner enter you from above, while keeping parallel to your body.
Why it's great for when you're exhausted: Missionary is pretty much the most basic position there is. Granted, you can spice up missionary if you're in the mood, but if you're not it's an easy position to get into and out of so you can get some shut-eye.
How to do it: Find a comfy place with your partner, then proceed to get yourself off while they do the same.
Why it's great for when you're exhausted: One of the best things about masturbation is that you don't have to worry about pleasing someone else. Don't get me wrong — it feels amazing to give someone else pleasure, but when you're wiped out and you just want to orgasm, mutual masturbation is your best bet.
How to do it: Drape yourself over the back of the sofa and have your partner enter you from this angle. It's like doggy style, but with a sofa twist.
Why it's great for when you're exhausted: As is the case with the sofa straddle above, there's a good chance that you and your partner are already on the couch, so it's easy to go from sitting on the couch to draping yourself over the back of the couch. It's a simple movement that gets you into a great position that's ideal for the exhausted people out there.
How to do it: With your partner on their side, facing you and holding their head up for support, align your body up with theirs so it's perpendicular. Next, drape both your legs over their hips, while pulling your vagina into their groin so they can penetrate you.
Why it's great for when you're exhausted: I have to say that of all the positions out there, this has to be one of the most ideal if you're physically exhausted and just don't want to move. Not only is there very limited movement, but if you're not so tired that you need to sleep right away, then this is the loungy position you want.
How to do it: Whoever is the most exhausted gets to sit in the chair, while the other partner proceeds to perform oral. Fair, right?
Why it's great for when you're exhausted: Nothing says relaxation like getting some amazing head from your partner while you just sit there and enjoy it. Nothing. Then it's time for a nap.
Being exhausted doesn't have to stand in the way of an orgasm, that is if you're really craving one. (If you're tired and *not* in the mood, then get some shuteye ASAP!) But if sex is on the menu before sleep, try one of these nine positions that will give both you and your partner what you want.