The 8 Most Exciting and Pleasurable Sexual Positions

Do you know which sexual positions provide the most fun and pleasure? We'll take a look at some of the best options in this article.
The 8 Most Exciting and Pleasurable Sexual Positions
Isbelia Esther Farías López

Written and verified by the philosopher Isbelia Esther Farías López.

Last update: 26 May, 2022

What would sex as we know it be without the different sexual positions? It would surely be a very monotonous activity! Fortunately, this isn’t the case. And, in fact, much of the appeal of sex lies in the possibilities of movement and the fun that change implies.

Pleasure goes hand-in-hand with the creativity and commitment that’s put into intimacy. Herein lies the importance of sexual positions: they promote enjoyment through desire, change, and passion. In other words: they spice up the excitement!

Of course, communication between lovers is key. It’s important to know which positions appeal most to each other, which ones you both like, and which ones you prefer to avoid. In this sense, the key to achieving great orgasms is good communication.

It’s worth leaving taboos behind and getting to know each other. Besides, sincere talk can add even more spice to your sex lives!

Why try new sexual positions?

Sex is a great source of well-being. In fact, it contributes to our physical and psychological health in many different ways.

For example, it helps us relax and get rid of stress, makes it easier to fall asleep, and improves our mood. However, when sexual relations become routine and monotonous, it’s easy for us to lose interest in this healthy activity. Therefore, trying new and different sexual positions is a great incentive!

In this regard, one of the main references is the Kamasutra, the ancient Hindu text that we’ve all heard of that constitutes a true encyclopedia of sex. However, it’s important to choose those that best suit our needs as a couple from among the multiple “arts” or sexual postures proposed in the Kamasutra.

For example, if you want to promote female orgasm, it’s important to attend to the stimulation of the clitoris. On the contrary, if you are looking for a more psychological arousal, you can try options that feel more impulsive.

In this case, we’d like to offer you a compilation of the best simple positions that can be very pleasurable for both partners.

The 8 most exciting and pleasurable sexual positions

Although it’s true that each person is different, there are several sexual positions that are very recurrent in intimacy. Why do enjoy them so much? Well, because of their eroticism, they light the flames of passion .

Let’s take a look.

1. The lotus flower

Postura de loto

The lotus flower is ideal for lovers who wish to establish eye contact for a long time and, at the same time, share slow and synchronized intercourse.

Undoubtedly, this is both a spicy and romantic position. The rhythm is set by the woman, which can be very exciting for both partners.

2. Sexual positions: Legs to shoulders

This position is designed to enjoy deep penetration. Depending on the condition and rhythm, lifting the woman’s legs lifted to the man’s shoulders can help provide an orgasm very easily.

3. On the edge of the bed

This very pleasurable sexual position is performed very often because it involves a very passionate approach and an intense experience.

As the name suggests, the couple should be positioned at the edge of the bed surface. Here, the man will be the support and the woman will lead the rhythm of penetration.

4. The spooning position

Spooning sexual position

Evidently, this position promotes a lot of passion. However, it also strengthens a romance.

To be able to perform the famous spooning position, both partners should be on a bed or on a surface that’s comfortable.

Lovers often find this position very fun for both parties. This position is ideal for female pleasure (even for pregnant women) because it allows the woman or her partner to also stimulate the clitoris. Enjoy it with your partner!

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5. Sexual positions: Coital alignment

This is a variant of the classic missionary position that allows for an intense stimulation of the clitoris. Thanks to this, and according to several studies, a much higher percentage of women reach orgasm in this position.

To carry it out, you should start from the missionary position, but place the man slightly higher (with his chest at the height of the shoulders of his partner). In addition, the movements have to be swinging, so that the upper part of the penis can stimulate the clitoris.

6. Sexual positions: Raised against the wall

Sexual positions

For this position, the couple uses the wall as a fulcrum to have sex “in the air.” Of course,  this requires the man to be strong enough to hold his partner while performing penetration.

The experience is a lot of fun since the man feels in control of the situation and the environment. It can be very passionate and very exciting for both partners.

7. On all fours, or “doggy style”

Although this is one of the most known and commonly practiced sexual positions, it’s still exciting and pleasurable (especially for men). It’s obviously inspired by animal copulation, and this creates a certain atmosphere of dominance-submission that’s very interesting for some people. With the doggy style, orgasms are more than guaranteed!

To do this position, the woman must lean on her knees and place her hands on the floor to support herself as if she were on all fours. Then, the man penetrates the woman while holding her by the waist. He may also give her some gentle slaps or caresses. Some more intense lovers like to hold the woman by the hair (without pulling) to excite them even more.

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8. Sexual positions: Inverted cowgirl

finally, this is one of the most pleasurable sexual positions, especially for those who are very visual lovers.

In this position, the man lies on his back with his legs stretched out and the partner sits astride his hips, facing his feet. Then, by leaning on his knees, he can control the movement.

As a suggestion, we recommend that you include the cow and cat yoga poses, since they favor both the visual and physical pleasure of the couple.

With these sexual positions, you can discover pleasure in a healthy and erotic way with your partner. Remember that the most important thing is to maintain good communication with your partner. Encourage your partner’s orgasms, and you will be promoting a fabulous experience!

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

  • 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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