If the phrase "familiarity breeds contempt" rings true, going through all the same motions in the bedroom, time and time again, doesn't exactly help in the love department. Relationship experts recommend keeping things spontaneous whether that means trying a different time, place, or generally being more adventurous in bed to avoid falling into a cycle of boring "duty" sex, but also to foster healthy habits in a long-term relationship. Below, we asked eight real women for their favorite sex moves, then consulted sex experts for their tips on how to upgrade your own go-to moves so they feel new and exciting. In short, it doesn't take a Kama Sutra master to have better sex, it's really about breaking from habit, exploring the unknown, and enhancing what already works.
Woman on top , also called the cowgirl or riding position, is a group of sex positions in which a man sits or lies on his back with his legs closed, while the female partner straddles him usually in a kneeling position facing either forward or back, and either the man or woman inserts the man's erect penis into the woman's vagina or anus. This position is commonly cited as one of the more popular sex positions, especially by women, because of its ability to adequately stimulate the clitoris and because it gives them control over the rhythm and pace of vaginal stimulation and the extent and duration of penetration. Initially, the man typically lies on his back with his legs together, while the female partner straddles him in a kneeling position. She can, for example, tilt her body forward towards a full lying position or backwards, or rock sideways. It is advised that the woman should not lean too far back as this has the risk of breaking or bruising the penis.
Yet, oftentimes, sex is met with anxieties over performance and sexual positions. Open communication is important to help partners find the positions that will provide satisfaction and exhilaration. We use these pronouns for simplicity in understanding, but please understand that these positions can also apply same-sex couples!
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