The Best Sex Positions For August 2017
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As much as it pains me to say this, with the arrival of August comes the realization that summer is coming to an end. We had June and it was great! July showed up and it was fantastic! And now we've reached August, meaning summer sales are about to be in full swing and days to have hot, sweaty summer sex, while showing off your glorious tan to your partner, are numbered. Before you know it, it will be wool socks weather and you'll be Googling sex positions for snowy nights.

Because summer is starting to wrap things up, it's time to think about what you haven't done yet that you said you were going to do before Labor Day rolled around and the leaves started to change. Were you going to finally master a certain sex position? Or maybe have sex in a new and exciting place? If so, did you do those things? If not, then you need to get on that stat and add a few more things to your to-do list — like try some sex positions, of course.

Whether it's the first time or the 20th time (but it's just been awhile), here are nine sex positions to try in August.

1Reverse Cowgirl

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How to do it: With your partner lying down, flat on their back, straddle them, while facing away from them. Then lower yourself onto their penis and either sit upright or lean forward — whatever is more comfortable.

Why to try it in August: If you've been doing the summer properly, there's a good chance you're sporting some sort of sexy tan line. What better way to give your partner a view of that tan line than by having your ass front and center?

2X Marks The Spot

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How to do it: While lying on a flat surface, with your legs up and crossed at the knees, have your standing partner penetrate you from here. The tighter you cross your legs, the tighter the sensation for both you and your partner.

Why to try it in August: Having sex in a bed is the stuff of winter and fall, all cuddled up and under the covers. Since that's the case, sex on another flat surface (tabletop, anyone?), is definitely August type of sex.

3Seated Oral

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How to do it: First, flip a coin to see who sits first. Next, the sitter gets to sitting and the oral giver gets to giving.

Why to try it in August: If you're a fan of oral sex, receiving and/or giving, then seated oral in the hot summer month of August is for you. Sure, it's going to get a bit sweaty in there, but summer sweat is sexy AF.

4Butterfly

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How to do it: While lying flat on your back toward the edge of the bed, have your partner lift your hips so you're in line with them. From here, they can penetrate you while you rest your legs on their shoulders.

Why to try it in August: Sometimes the summer heat is so unbearable that the mere thought of getting sweaty can turn people off. If you're one of those people, then the butterfly is for you. Why? Because your partner is doing all the work and you're just enjoying the ride.

5Sideways Straddle

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How to do it: With your partner lying flat on their back, have them bend one leg. Then, while facing away from them, straddle that bent leg so you can pretty much use their thigh as a clitoral stimulator.

Why to try it in August: Here's a better question for you: Why NOT try it in August? The sideways straddle is one of the best positions for the female orgasm, so if you haven't tried it yet, you simply must! No pressure of course, but it's really great!

6Legs Up

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How to do it: Starting in missionary, roll your hips back and put your ankles on your partner's shoulders, while they penetrate you similarly as they would in missionary.

Why to try it in August: Legs up, also known as the plow, takes missionary and puts a sexy spin on it. Summer, with all that bare and glowing skin, puts a sexy spin on life in general. So, by that rationale, August and the legs up position were made for each other.

7Mutual Masturbation

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How to do it: No matter what your preferred masturbation method is, go to it while your partner watches and you watch them.

Why to try it in August: Depending on how July treated you, you might be totally exhausted by August. Exhausted because you didn't take advantage of all those Summer Fridays, exhausted by the heat, and just drained. If you find that you're one of those exhausted people, then mutual masturbation with your partner is perfect. It involves minimal effort and you both get off guaranteed.

8Standing

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How to do it: Find the closest wall for support then, while standing and facing in the same direction, have your partner penetrate you from behind.

Why to try it in August: If you do August right, you should be having quickies all over the place. I mean, why not take advantage of the warm weather? And nothing says quickie quite like the standing position. It's not like you're wearing underwear this time of year anyway... your vagina needs to breathe in this humidity.

9Anal Play

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How to do it: Whether it's fingers, toys, a penis, or whatever else you've been thinking would go well with some proper anal play, grab some lube, relax, and have some fun.

Why to try it in August: August is Anal Pleasure Month! Need I say more?

If any of these positions are new to you, then make August the month you finally give them a try. If any of these are on your usual menu of sex positions, then make August the month you do them again or even more. Once September rolls around, it will be time for a new batch, so get these mastered now.