10 Fun Standing Sex Positions To Try With Your Partner

From The Butterfly to X Marks The Spot.

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Additional reporting by Chika Ekemezie

The best part about sex positions is that there are so many positions from which to choose. If you're creative enough, you could probably go every day of the week, for a year, without repeating a new sex position. And if you’re into standing sex positions, you’re in luck because there are so many different varieties.

Although many of them definitely require at least some sort of support, one of the big selling points about standing sex is that it can be done anywhere — and even without having to take off your clothes.

Though there are some best practices to keep in mind before you jump right into a standing sex position. "Standing positions are usually for rear entry or bent over a couch or the edge of the bed,”Sarah Watson, LPC and Sex Therapist tells Bustle. “Most women feel a bit more supported when they are able to lean against something so the fear of falling over or being dropped is lessened."

Whether it's both your and your partner, or just one of you who's standing, here are 10 fun standing sex positions to try tonight.


Three Legged Dog

How to do it: With both you and your partner standing while facing each other, lift one of your legs so your partner can hold it. Next, and you may need to get on your toes for this one depending on the height difference, you want to get your pelvis at the same height as your partner so they can enter you.

Why you should try it: Yes, it looks a little tricky, but if your partner, who has the advantage of having two feet on the ground, holds your leg tight, sort of pulling you in toward them, you'll feel pretty safe and stable. After you get to that point, you can enjoy the penetration part of the equation.


Standing Rear Entry

How to do it: While standing in front of your partner, with you both facing the same direction, bend over. From here, you can use the floor (if you can reach) or your knees for support. Then, once you're comfortable, have your partner enter you from behind. This position could actually work quite well for a standing anal sex position — just don't forget the lube!

Why you should try it: Because you're really bent over in this position, it has a sort of animalistic excitement to it. This is most especially the case when your partner grabs your hips and pulls themselves even deeper into you.


Bathroom Banger

How to do it: The partner being penetrated should bend over the bathroom counter, facing the mirror. They can use the counter to hold themselves still as their partner enters them from behind.

Why you should try it: We tend to take our best selfies in the bathroom, and the same principle applies to having sex in front of the bathroom mirror. With that Grade A bathroom lighting, you’ll be able to see yourself and your partner’s face while they entering you from behind, which is a super hot way to see yourself having sex without involving cameras or recording.


X Marks The Spot

How to do it: While laying on a flat surface with your legs up and in an X formation, have your partner, who's standing, enter you. For deeper penetration, you can wrap your hands around your partner's hips and pull them into you.

Why you should try it: Because your legs are crossed, this position is great for a tighter sensation. If your partner has a small penis, this is a position you want to try, as it will make things even more enjoyable.


Standing Over The Edge Of The Bed

How to do it: With your partner standing behind you, bend over the edge of the bed and have them penetrate you from there. If you want to give this position a bit of domination, then ask your partner to hold your hands behind your back or, if the mood strikes, even bind your hands behind your back with handcuffs or anything that ties.

Why you should try it: As far as sex positions where both partners are standing go, this is the most stable one thanks to the bed. So if the other standing sex positions we've covered so far make you nervous, this might be a good choice as a sort of beginner move.


Standing Spoon

How to do it: This position is best for couples that are a similar height to each other. The penetrating partner will stand behind the receiving partner and enter them from behind. The penetrating partner can control the depth of their strokes by keeping their hands on their partner’s hips. You can amp it up by having the receiving partner pressed into a wall.

Why you should try it: This position has all the intimacy of spooning, but with a little more physical intensity. It’s a great position for whispering sexy sweet nothings into your partner’s ear and gives the penetrator great access to all of their partner’s erogenous zones.


The Butterfly

How to do it: While you're laying flat on the bed, toward the edge, have your partner, who's standing, lift your hips to meet the height of their hips. As your partner penetrates you in this position, you can rest your legs on their shoulders, so not all the pressure is put on your upper back.

Why you should try it: If you're feeling lazy, but your partner isn't, then this an awesome option. Although your exerting some effort by applying pressure to your upper back and your partner's shoulders, it really is your partner who's doing all the work.


Standing Doggy

How to do it: As you're facing the wall (and using it for support), have your partner, who's facing in the same direction, penetrate you from behind.

Why you should try it: Similar to having standing sex over the edge of a bed, this standing position isn't as intimidating as the others. It's the wall that makes all the difference, so you really want to incorporate it and make it your complete support system.


Pile Driver

How to do it: The person receiving should lie on the ground with their legs up. Their partner will then take the receiver’s legs and push them forward until they are on either side of the receiver’s head. The penetrator will then enter their partner, using a squatting motion to thrust in and out.

Why you should try it : Incredibly aggressive name aside, this position is great if both you and your partner are craving some really deep penetration. While it does take some flexibility and quad strength from both you and your partner, the depth and intensity makes it well worth it.


Standing 69

How to do it: With your partner standing, have them lift you, flip you upside down, so you're both performing oral sex on each other in the standing position.

Why you should try it (maybe): This is a tricky one, so be careful if you decide to give it a go. If both you and your partner are super experts with incredible balance abilities, it's worth trying. But it may not be a bad idea to put a pillow on the floor in case you get accidentally dropped on your head.

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