Spice It Up! Fun Sex Positions to Try In (or Out of) the Bedroom

Looking to go from zero to hero in bed? We’ve got 25 fun sex positions to try, plus tips on how to ensure everyone has a good time.
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October 20, 2023
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Sexual exploration is no frivolous endeavor; it's a crucial aspect of human relationships. In fact, research shows sexual practices and satisfaction levels among gay men in romantic relationships significantly influence the relationship’s dynamics and each partner’s overall well-being. 

In other words, good sex is more than just a thrill ride — it also helps boost your physical and emotional health. 

Whether you’re curious about fun sex positions to try or just looking for ways to wow your next hookup, we’ve got you covered.

Prepping for the act

First things first: Step one is setting the stage for a memorable, safe, and consensual experience for everyone involved. 

Preparation is about more than making sure you’ve douched and stocked up on lube. It’s also about expressing your needs and wants — everything from your kinks and fetishes to your limitations — in a safe and non-judgmental space. Doing so helps ensure you establish a foundation upon which fulfilling sexual encounters are built. 

Remember, trust is the bedrock that allows open communication to occur, and it’s essential to getting the most out of each and every sexual experience.

Without further ado, here are 25 fun sex positions to try with your partner: 

A mouthful: Foreplay and oral positions

Foreplay is often undersold as the appetizer to the main course, but when done right, it can be a feast in itself. These five good sex positions can help you do just that:

1. The classic 69

Both partners lie on their sides or one on top of the other, aligning themselves so that each person's head is near the other's pelvis, a position that allows for mutual oral stimulation. 

2. Upright 69

A variation of the classic 69, this position involves one partner standing while holding the other upside down. It's a bit more challenging but offers a unique angle for oral pleasure.

3. Face sitting

In this position, one partner sits on the other's face, allowing for oral-genital or oral-anal stimulation. It provides the seated partner with control over the depth and angle.

4. Rimming

Also known as anilingus, this involves orally stimulating the anus. It can be done in various positions, including doggy style or with the receiving partner lying on his back with his legs spread above him.

5. Mutual masturbation

If and when your mouths need a break, let your hands take over. Both partners masturbate together, or you can mix things up and jack each other, which can be incredibly arousing and offer insights into how each partner likes to be touched.

Something old, something new: Classics with a twist

When it comes to fun gay sex positions to try, even the old standbys can be reimagined for a more thrilling experience (especially if you toss in a bit of dirty talk).

1. Elevated missionary

In this variation, the bottom partner's legs are elevated onto the top partner's shoulders. This adds a new angle and depth to the penetration, making it a fresh take on a classic.

2. Bondage doggy style

Take the traditional doggy style up a notch by incorporating a little bit of light bondage. Use a scarf or some soft rope to tie the bottom partner's hands, adding an element of submission and control to the position.

3. Spooning with a vibrator

Spooning is a cozy and intimate position. Add a vibrator into the mix, and you've got yourself a classic position with a pleasurable twist.

4. Cowboy edging

In this variation of the cowboy position, the bottom partner controls the pace and occasionally stops to practice edging, which can heighten the eventual climax.

5. Reverse cowboy with anal beads

Here, the bottom partner is in control but adds anal beads for extra stimulation. It's a twist that can make the position even more exciting.

On your feet: Positions to try supported or standing up

Who said you always have to take it lying down? On the contrary, taking a stand can take your sexual adventures to new heights. These standing positions offer a break from the bed, and while they may require a bit more physical effort, the payoff in the pleasure department is well worth it.

1. Standing wheelbarrow

One partner is held up by their legs while their hands are on the ground, similar to a wheelbarrow. It offers a unique angle for penetration (and a bit of a workout, too).


2. Supported bridge

Here, the bottom partner forms a bridge position, supported by their hands and feet, while the top partner stands or kneels for penetration. It's a mix of balance and strength that adds a new dynamic to your sex.

3. Standing 69

A more challenging version of the classic 69, this position involves one partner holding the other upside down. It requires strength and balance but offers a thrilling oral experience for both.

4. Cradling

In this position, the bottom partner is lifted and cradled in the arms of the top partner. It allows for deep penetration and an intimate face-to-face connection.

5. Outdoor lean

For those who like a bit of adventure, this position involves leaning against a tree or a similar outdoor structure. It adds a natural element to your sexual exploits and is perfect for those who enjoy alfresco fun.

For daredevils only

For the daring and the bold, the sky's the limit. Here are eight new sex positions to try that are perfect for those looking to take things to new horizons:

1. Kama Sutra wheelbarrow

This position is inspired by ancient erotic texts and involves the bottom partner being held up by their legs, like the wheelbarrow but with a more intricate twist.

2. Rusty trombone

One partner performs analingus on the other while reaching around to perform manual stimulation, mimicking the act of playing a trombone.

3. The butterfly

The bottom partner lies on their back on a waist-high surface for the top partner, who lifts the bottom partner's legs to achieve deep penetration.

4. The plow

The bottom partner lies on their back and brings their legs over their head while the top partner kneels to penetrate. It requires flexibility but offers a unique angle for stimulation.

5. Bumper cars

Both partners sit facing each other with their legs intertwined, moving back and forth in a bumping motion. It’s playful yet intimate. And speaking of intimate… 

Never too close for comfort

While the thrill of adventure has its allure, there's an undeniable magic in tender intimacy. In these fun sex positions to try with your partner, the focus is less on acrobatics and more on the emotional connection between you and him.

1. Spooning

This position allows for full-body contact and is perfect for those lazy mornings or cozy nights. It offers both emotional closeness and physical pleasure.

2. Cuddle puddle

Both partners lie on their sides, facing each other, legs intertwined. It's perfect for deep conversations, eye contact, and, of course, deep kissing.

3. Lotus 

One partner sits cross-legged while the other sits on their lap, legs wrapped around them. It allows for eye contact, deep kissing, and a sense of enveloping closeness.

4. Lotus blossom

A variation of the lotus, this position involves the bottom partner wrapping their legs around the top partner's waist, allowing for deeper penetration while maintaining eye contact.

5. The gaze

Both partners sit facing each other, legs wrapped around each other's waist. It's perfect for those who enjoy eye contact and emotional connection during sex. 

Ready to take your bedroom game to the next level?

Remember, the journey of sexual exploration is a marathon, not a sprint. It's about embracing your desires, recognizing and respecting your boundaries, and ultimately finding what makes you and your partner feel good physically and emotionally. 

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