8 Steamy and Satisfying Sex Positions

The various satisfying sex positions increase pleasure and help lovers climax together.
8 Steamy and Satisfying Sex Positions
Isbelia Esther Farías López

Written and verified by the philosopher Isbelia Esther Farías López.

Last update: 13 July, 2022

What would sex be like without the sensuality of various satisfying sex positions? Probably just a terribly exhausting and boring activity. Luckily it isn’t. In fact, much of the appeal of sex lies in the possibilities of the fun involved as well as in the movement.

Pleasure goes hand in hand with creativity and the effort that is put into intimacy. Here lies the importance of sexual positions as they promote enjoyment through desire and passion. In other words, they spice up the climax.

Of course, communication between lovers is the key. It’s important to know which positions each person likes the most and which ones they both enjoy. In this regard, you must speak up to be able to achieve great orgasms. It’s worth leaving taboos behind and meeting in the middle. In addition, getting into a habit of sincere talks can spice up things.

Why try new sexual positions?

Sex is a source of well-being; it contributes to your physical and psychological health in many ways. For example, it helps you to relax and get rid of stress, facilitates sleep, and improves mood. However, people often lose interest when sex becomes a monotonous routine. As you can imagine, trying new and different sexual positions is a great incentive.

In this respect, the Kamasutra is a great reference. You’ve probably heard about it. It’s an ancient Hindu text, a sort of sex manual. Among the multiple “arts” or sexual postures proposed in this book, you can choose those that best suit your needs as a couple.

For example, if you want to promote female orgasm, then you must concentrate on clitoral stimulation. In turn, if you’re looking for a more psychological arousal you can try more impulsive options. Here’s a compilation of simple positions that’ll be quite pleasurable for you both.

The eight most erotic and satisfying sex positions

While it’s true that every person is a world, there are several sexual positions that are quite recurrent during intimacy. Especially, due to the fact that they create an air of rather exciting sensuality that helps seek pleasure. How? They ignite the flame of passion through eroticism. 

1. Lotus flower

A man removing a woman's bra.


This position is ideal for lovers who want to maintain prolonged eye contact while sharing a slow and almost synchronized rhythm. This is a spicy and romantic posture, no doubt. The rhythm is usually set by the woman but can be equally exciting for both.

2. Legs on the shoulders

This position is for deep penetration and, depending on the angle of contact and rhythm between lovers, it’ll easily provide an orgasm.

3. On the edge of the bed

This pleasurable sexual position is quite popular because it implies a highly passionate approach and leads to an intense experience. As the name implies, the couple is usually on the edge of a bed surface. In it, the man supports and the woman carries the penetration rhythm.

4. Spooning makes a rather satisfying sex position

A couple spooning each other.

Obviously, this position promotes a lot of passion but it also strengthens romance. To be able to be in the well-known spooning position both people must be on a bed or on a comfortable surface.

Lovers believe that this position is fun for both parties. This posture is ideal for achieving female pleasure (even for pregnant women) as it intensifies the sensations in the clitoris. Enjoy with your partner!

5. Coital alignment

This is a variation of the classic missionary position and allows intense clitoral stimulation. Thanks to this, and according to several studies, a much higher percentage of women reach orgasm in this position.

In order to perform this position, it’s necessary to start from the missionary position. The man should be slightly higher (with his chest at the level of his partner’s shoulders). In addition, the movements should be rocking, up and down, so that the upper part of the penis can stimulate the clitoris.

6. Held up against the wall

A couple having sex.

Here a couple uses the wall as a point of support for sex “in the air.” Of course, it requires that the man be strong enough to support his partner while penetrating. The experience is fun since the man will feel in control of the situation and his environment. It’s quite complicit and mischievous.

6. Doggy style is one of the most satisfying sex positions

This is one of the best known and often practiced sexual positions and it quite exciting and pleasurable (especially for women). It’s obviously inspired by animal copulation and creates an interesting atmosphere of dominance-submission. With the doggy style, orgasms are more than guaranteed.

The woman must lean on her knees and place her hands on the floor to support herself “on all fours.” The man penetrates the woman while holding her by the waist. He may also give her some gentle slaps or caress her buttocks. The most intense men like to hold the woman by the hair (without pulling) to excite her even more.

8. Reverse cowgirl

This is one of the most pleasurable sexual positions, especially for those who are visual. In this position, the man lies on his back with his legs stretched out and the partner sits astride his hips, facing his feet. By leaning on his knees, he can control the movement.

As a suggestion: we recommend including the yoga postures called “cow” and “cat,” since they favor both the visual and physical pleasure of the couple.

With these sexual positions you’ll be able to discover pleasure in a healthy erotic way. Remember, the most important thing is to maintain good communication with your partner before getting down to work. Seek your partner’s orgasms and you’ll be on to a fabulous experience.

  • Vatsyayana, M. (2011). Kama sutra. Nova Fronteira.
  • Eichel, E. W., De Simone Eichel, J., & Kule, S. (1988). The technique of coital alignment and its relation to female orgasmic response and simultaneous orgasm. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy14(2), 129-141.

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