From Missionary Position to Doggy Style: Classic yet versatile positions

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Oldie but a goldie: The good old missionary position is often snubbed, but according to various surveys it is still one of the most popular sex positions of all. This may be due to the fact that it really isn’t as boring as naysayers claim. It is a classic – and it can be upgraded quite a bit with different tricks… For example, you might be asking what is doggy style when you have the ease of missionary, but did you know you can switch between for some extra spice?

Missionary position – much more than just a snoozefest

It is comfortable, no limbs get dislocated and you can look into each other’s eyes while making love – there are a few things that speak for the missionary position. Especially in moments when you can barely get up to the most beautiful trivial thing in the world, it is a good idea to do missionary work in a relaxed way. Or if you have just met someone and want to check out your sex preferences, this position is a good start. With the right amount of passion, it can be a really hot number.

What is doggy style and how can you mix it with missionary?

Doggy style sex might be a bit intimidating, but it’s much more comfortable than you think – and it’s a simple way to switch things up and upgrade your missionary magic. By just rising onto your knees with a partner behind you, the doggy style position means penetration can continue at a new, exciting angle. However, it’s important to keep in mind that doing doggy style anal sex is a bit more of a commitment, both in terms of preparation and hygiene concerns. If you do anal, it is very important that you do not switch between anal and vaginal penetration without proper cleaning, as this can lead to some nasty infections!

If doggy style isn’t your thing,  here are some other ways you boost your bedroom mojo:

  • A hint of S&M: Tying your sweetheart to a bedpost with a scarf quickly spices up this old classic…
  • A little more intensity, please: To help penetrate her, it’s handy to place a pillow under the woman’s hips. Small step, big impact.
  • Lift your leg: No one says that in this position the woman has to lie stretched out all the time. This way she can put her legs up or – for even more passion – wrap them around her partner, because then he can penetrate her all the deeper.
  • The beat of her own drum: With a firm grip on his ass, the woman can easily set the pace and show him exactly how she wants it.
  • A little spicy something: While he stimulates her clitoris with his penis, she can also give him a hand and thus provide an additional level of pampering.

The CAT Position: The special edition missionary position

If any position may call itself a pimped version of the good old missionary, it’s the CAT position. The abbreviation has absolutely nothing to do with pussycats, it stands for Coital Alignment Technique. And this is how it works: one partner lies down, with the other on top of her and, as soon as he is inside her, she closes her legs. The man now slides up until his and her pelvic bones are on top of each other.

The trick: The man now moves his penis from a slightly elevated position downwards instead of back and forth. In addition, the hips rub against each other rhythmically, which further increases the intensity – the clitoris is also intensively stimulated. According to a study by the Journal of Sex and Marriage Therapy, 56 percent of the women surveyed achieve orgasm better in this position than in the classic missionary position.

What sex toys work with the missionary position?

Using sex toys is fun – whether solo or in pairs. Especially tingling are toys that couples can wear when having sex together, because this is something like the whole package. And the missionary position is ideal for integrating sex toys for couples into your sex life.

For example, the Chorus by We-Vibe adapts perfectly to your natural instincts and is therefore the perfect third for any couple… Don’t forget, other toys for couples are worth a try too, just explore a little!

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A few years ago, Julia Heyne moved to Berlin. Not because of love, but to deal with love on a daily basis. She headed the erotic department at BILD.de for seven years and because that wasn't enough love, lust and passion, she wrote a book about online dating in 2016. Today she has renounced online dating, but continues to write for O*Diaries about the most beautiful minor matter in the world. In her spare time, she also enjoys unromantic things like mountaineering, reading and ghostwriting for various book projects.