Anal sex is most often portrayed as a doggy-style-only affair, but the truth is, there are so many different ways to do butt stuff. From using a variety of lubes to incorporating foreplay techniques and even throwing in some fun sex toys, there are so many ways to enjoy the experience.
And yet, there are a lot of misconceptions about anal sex too. Yes, of course, pain is a thing, but it can easily be addressed, and both you and your partner will have some thoughts about whether or not you like it (psst: If it’s your first time, then you’re definitely gonna wanna read our Beginner’s Guide to Anal Sex, then come right back here). Which, like, to each their own! You don’t have to like anal sex.
But, the odds of enjoying it will be higher if you try one or more of these 15 positions. Whether you’re with a penis-owner or a strap-on owner, you’ll appreciate these inventive switch-ups for all the varying stimulation they provide.
If you’re not a billion percent sure you want your partner to go all in, start with a test run. Try some clit love via toy or hand, while your partner attempts an exploratory excursion with a well-lubed butt plug. If you want more, it’s easy to move onto trial entry by penis or strap-on. Your butt, your rules.
A more intimate take on doggy-style, stand in front of your partner and have them enter you from behind, keeping your bodies close like they’re your “Bodyguard.” Then, for the grand crescendo, throw your arms out to the sides like the diva you truly are.
A kinky take on doggy-style, and who doesn’t love doggy-style? Always communicate what speed and depth you’re comfortable with in this position, but they can help you relax and stay horny by reaching around and fingering your clit.
Straddle your partner, cowgirl-style, and slowly ease onto their, er, saddle. Then ride them and enjoy holding the reins.
Get more control over what’s going on back there by with a doggy-spoon hybrid. You can use your foot to go deeper or slow it down if it gets too intense.
Just because your rear is the center of attention doesn’t mean your front should be ignored. Have them enter you in a spooning position, then use their top hand to give your nipples or clit some love.
An advanced move for yogis and experienced anal sexperts. Swing your legs over their shoulders and have them enter you at an upward angle. The pay-off to your impending leg cramp: They can rub against the sensitive interior parts of your clit from here.