The Best Sex Positions To Try When You're Bored Of The Classics

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While I would never call any sex position "boring," there are definitely times that you get kind of tired of your usual sex moves. Of course, this makes sense, because you may be craving to try something new and break out of your sexual comfort zone — even if you do have a sex position that works for you and your partner.

"People prefer certain sexual positions for a variety of reasons," Rachel Needle, Psy.D., licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist, tells Bustle. "Our preferred sexual position can say a lot about us and our sexuality. However, sometimes it's more simple than that. When a woman is first with a partner, their preferred or 'go-to' sexual position will likely be a position she is most comfortable in, gets the most pleasure from, or feels the sexiest in."

But preferred or not, sometimes you need to branch out, explore, experiment, and give sex positions a try that you might not have considered in the past. If you're thinking you want to try something that's beyond the classic sex positions, or even a way to enhance your go-to move, here are 11 positions you'll want to give a whirl with your partner.

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1Reach Around

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How to do it: While in doggy style, have your partner reach around from behind and stimulate your clitoris with a vibrator. This position works great for straight and lesbian couples.

Why it's anything but boring: When you add sex toys to the mix, things immediately get less boring. Also, since most women need clitoral stimulation to climax, the vibrator is sure to satisfy, making an orgasm more attainable and anything but boring for sure.


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How to do it: While on your back, with your butt at the edge of the bed, have your partner lift your hips just high enough so you can be penetrated. From here, you can rest your legs against your partners chest or drape them over their shoulders, depending on how long your legs are.

Why it's anything but boring: The butterfly position, although fantastic for deep penetration is highly under-practiced, which really doesn't make much sense as it's definitely not boring. Not only does it have the deep factor going for it, but you can manually stimulate your clitoris at the same time in this position, making it pretty effing fantastic.

3Handcuff Play

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How to do it: Get some handcuffs, or anything else that can bind your partner's hands together, and let your imagination lead the way.

Why it's anything but boring: Again, we're adding a sex toy to the situation so boring goes away fast. Also, handcuffs or any other devices or materials that are used to bind are fun. It doesn't have to be some serious BDSM scenario, but can be done in a more playful way, too. You can also take turns, shifting the power between you and your partner.

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4Three-Legged Dog

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How to do it: With both of you and your partner standing and facing each other, have your partner lift your leg, then penetrate you. Your partner should either hold your leg or, if it's more comfortable for you both, place it in the crook of their arm. For this position, depending on the height difference, you might end up with a modified version, which is works, too.

Why it's anything but boring: Sex while standing up is never boring —mostly because standing sex can be done anywhere and who doesn't want to have a quickie in the bathroom of that trendy new restaurant?

5Doggy Blow Job

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How to do it: Get on your hands and knees, as if getting into the doggy style position. Next, have your partner get on their knees, too, in front of you, then proceed to preform oral sex on them from here.

Why it's anything but boring: If it involves oral, it's anything but boring. That actually just might be a scientific fact. Emphasis on "might." More than anything it's a fun position that puts a different spin on giving a blow job. Although it's not likely your partner will ever turn down a blow job in any position, this one will definitely spice things up.

6Reverse Cowgirl

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How to do it: With your partner laying flat on their back, straddle them, while facing away, lowering yourself onto their penis. From here, you can either sit upright or lean forward, making yourself parallel to their body while riding them.

Why it's anything but boring: There's not an ounce of boring in this position for three reasons. For you, you get both clitoral and vaginal stimulation in this position. For your partner, they get to enjoy the gorgeous view of your butt. It's one of those positions that makes everyone happy — and, most importantly, not bored.

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7Crab Walk

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How to do it: For this one, both you and your partner should get into the crab position, facing each other. Next, you want to lift up your hips, after interlocking your legs, and lower yourself onto them. Holding onto their lower leg will help give you more leverage.

Why it's anything but boring: It's the crab walk! It's definitely anything but boring. It's also anything but easy. But sometimes you want something that's anything but boring, easy, or run-of-the-mill, so there you go!

8Weak In The Knees

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How to do it: With your partner laying down on their back, straddle their face. You can do this facing in either direction; it's your call.

Why it's anything but boring: As I wrote above, if it involves oral it's not very likely to be boring. And this particular position that involves some good ol' fashioned face-sitting, is about as unboring as things can ~come~.

9Anal Play

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How to do it: Although you can enjoy anal sex and anal play in the spooning position, it's not your only option. As long as you have lube, are relaxed, and really into giving it a try, you can do anal in whatever position you want.

Why it's anything but boring: Anal has been called a lot of things, but I'm pretty sure "boring" has never been on that list. Even those who don't particularly care for anal sex wouldn't call it boring.

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10The V

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How to do it: While on your back, roll your hips back as far as you can, so your legs are almost behind your head. Next, have your partner penetrate you from here, while you rest your legs on their shoulders.

Why it's anything but boring: This position is hot, hot, hot. Not only is there some really deep penetration going on, but there's a dominating aspect to it, if you're in the mood to be submissive — or just in the mood for some deep penetration.

11Seated Oral

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How to do it: While sitting in a chair, have your partner orally stimulate you with their mouth. Then, if you want, switch positions so you can get to stimulating, too.

Why it's anything but boring: The chair factor adds another level of sexiness to oral, because the person on the receiving end isn't just feeling the sensations, but gets to watch it, too. For those who are visual creatures, this is an added bonus.

So, there you have it! 11 sex positions to try when you're tired of your go-to moves to make your day, week, month, and maybe even your year anything but boring, too.

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