Chances are, when you and your guy are about to get it on, you make a beeline for the bed. Now we're not knocking between-the-sheets sex, but you can make your intimate encounters even more intoxicating by moving them beyond the boudoir.
"Shaking it up by doing it in an innovative location will create a new, exciting dynamic in your sexual relationship," says Kimberly Flemke, PhD, therapist at the Institute for Sex Therapy and assistant professor in the couple and family therapy graduate program at Drexel University. "Having sex somewhere unexpected or where you're not 'supposed to' often releases brain hormones that increase desire and passion."
With the benefits of novel nooky in mind, we've mapped out some daring and innovative sex positions to try in every nook and cranny of your home. Let the room christening begin.
Standing-up sex can be a challenge, unless there's some solid structure for support...like a door frame. For this pose, have your guy squat with his back against one side of a doorway. His thighs should be parallel to the floor, and he can put his hands behind his lower back for cushioning. Stand facing away from him, spread your legs so they're on either side of his, and then back up onto his member.
Once you're positioned, bend forward and push against the opposite door frame with your palms. This helps you balance and allows you to control your gyrations and vary the speed and depth of penetration. You're in the driver's seat, so mix up your moves — swivel your hips back and forth in a circular pattern or figure eights — and experiment to see what feels best. Every time you switch direction, you'll both experience new pleasurable sensations.
Erotic extra: Leave on a pair of sexy stiletto heels...and nothing else. The shoes' shape will help keep you pitched forward on your toes for maximum maneuverability, and the mere sight of them will drive him wild.
Taking a bath deux can be incredibly seductive: "Just lathering up each other with bare hands is sensual and exciting," says Flemke. So next time you're having a sexy suds-fest with your man, have him lie back, resting his head on the edge of the tub. Facing him, kneel over one of his legs (his thigh should be sandwiched between your thighs), and lower yourself onto him.When he's inside you, wrap your ankles around his calf so you're fully entwined. Then lean forward and hold on to the edge of the tub behind his head to support yourself as you glide back and forth over his body, rather than up and down. The zero gravity of the water gives you a wider range of motion than you'd usually have and lets you experience new sensations every time you alter your movements.
"This position creates a slower buildup, which can ultimately lead to an exciting climax," says Susan Crain Bakos, author of The Sex Bible: The Complete Guide to Sexual Love. Don't worry about taking too long; you'll have plenty of time to enjoy it. "Your man is getting less friction than he's used to, so it can delay his orgasm," she adds.
Erotic extras: Make the most of being submerged by tweaking the temperature. Periodically turn on the faucet and carefully alternate between short blasts of cold and hot water. "The anticipation of wondering what is coming next will keep your man on high alert, adding to his excitement," says Bakos.
With him firmly inside you, straighten your legs and have him hold on to your highs. "He can lift your legs to create a better G-spotting angle," says Lloyd — just let him know how high he should go. Another bonus of this from-behind position for you: Not being able to see him lets you fully focus on the tingly sensations.
Erotic extra: If you have the flexibility to pull it off, start by sitting crosslegged, each foot on the opposite thigh. Then when you lean forward, keep your legs folded during intercourse. They will form a triangle with your butt for a sexy sight like he's never seen before, and your locked limbs will create an incredibly snug fit for his member.
On the Level
This is a perfect position if there's a big height difference between you and your man...but it's pretty hot even if there's not. Stand with your back to the wall, either at the bottom of the staircase or one or two steps up if your guy is taller than you are. (If you're taller, do the reverse.) He stands facing you so your pelvises are at the same level.
Get yourselves situated, then lift one of your legs and rest it on the banister that's across from you to help support yourself. Hold on to his shoulders for balance as he enters you. (You both might have to twist your torsos a little to meld the right way.) The angle created by your raised leg will give him a tighter fit, making it more pleasurable for both of you.
Erotic extras: By slightly bending your outstretched knee, you'll have more leverage to rub against him, giving your clitoris some extra feel-good friction and boosting your orgasm. "Try flexing your knee and PC muscles — the ones you use to stop urine flow — in sync," suggests Bakos. "He'll feel even tighter inside you, and the subtle rocking motion created by bending your knee lets you control the speed and rhythm."
"This position is visually hot," says Bakos. "He can look at you spread out before him, and you get to see the action as well." It also angles your clitoris for direct contact and makes it easy for him to give you manual stimulation.
Erotic extra: Place a pillow underneath his thighs (up by his knees) to allow for even deeper entry.
Sit on top of a washing machine, with your legs dangling over the side. You can place the soles of your feet against it to steady yourself. Have your guy stand facing you, between your legs, and tighten your thighs around him after he's inside you. For deeper penetration, grab his butt and pull him in close.
Once you're going at it, turn on the machine. The vibrations will feel delicious against your bare body. And every time the machine changes cycles, you'll experience a different sensation. "In addition to the shaking, the surface of the washer will create a scintillating heat from below," says Williams.
Erotic extra: Have him lean forward so his thighs are against the machine, suggests Bakos. The vibrations will rock through his entire body.
Finally, a ground position with no rug-burn risk (at least for you). Have your guy kneel (he can cushion his knees with a towel or pillow), face away from him, and slowly lower yourself onto his member. You can tease him with some sweet eye candy by slooowlyinching your way down.
Stay squatted without fully sitting so you'll be able to thrust with abandon. Your guy can lean back on one hand and use the other to stimulate your pleasure zones. "This is one of the best positions for him to bring you to orgasm manually," says Flemke. Another bonus: If you lean back, you get the naughty thrill of not looking into each other's eyes but the intimacy of having your faces so close.