Breadcrumbs

The Top 5 Best Sex Positions for Increased Intimacy

Intimacy is important in every relationship, but from time to time it’s a good idea to re-ignite that spark between you and your partner and find new, more intimate ways of being together. It could be a dinner date, or a surprise weekend away - it could even be a simple hug or a kiss. Maintaining a level of intimacy in your relationship not only makes for amazing sex, but it can also keep you closer as a couple.

Sex can be a wonderful way of keeping the physical and emotional bond in your relationship strong, but sometimes, especially in long-term relationships, sex may start to become routine, and some of the intimacy can get lost. To keep the fire burning, here are five of the best sex positions for increased intimacy, with some of our top tips to getting closer with your partner.

 

Face-off

What?

This position involves the man sitting on the edge of a bed or chair, with the woman sitting facing him. The woman can lower herself onto the man and wrap her legs around the man’s waist.

How is it intimate?

As you’re facing each other, it’s great for a prolonged kissing session, which can always be an incredibly intimate activity to do with your partner. Additionally, the face-off allows for deep penetration, as the woman can control the angle of the depth of entry and thrust. As your hands are free, it’s great for a little hands-on exploration too. If you’re looking to make things a bit fruity, look no further than the Durex Play Passion Cherry Flavoured Gel Lube. A fun and fruity way to sweeten up things in the bedroom, this sugar-free product is suitable for both oral and vaginal sex.

 

Missionary

What?

Missionary: the most common sex position for many, and for some maybe not the most exciting. But it doesn’t have to be that way! While Missionary might be a simple sex position to master, this can’t be the only reason it’s stood the test of time in the sex position popularity stakes.

How is it intimate?

Missionary can actually be incredibly intimate; as the man is on top of the woman, it allows for constant eye contact and lots of hand-holding and kissing, be it mouth-to-mouth or other areas. With full frontal skin-on-skin contact, no wonder it’s still one of the most popular sex positions.

And now, thanks to the Durex Real Feel Condoms, you can experience that natural skin-on-skin feeling.

 

Upstanding Citizen

What?

It’s something we all aspire to be as people, but it’s also a sex position. For this one, the man stands upright while the woman straddles him, wrapping her legs around his body, as he holds her back and buttocks.

How is it intimate?

This position is great for unleashing your undying passion for each other. In theory, there are no limits as to where it can be performed, making it great for spontaneity (as long as the man has strong enough arms!). As it is quite a physical position, it can also be good to try this move as a way to transition from one position to another, allowing you collapse into bed for the next round. As this may be a new position for you and your partner, you may want that little bit of extra security without compromising on feeling. Cue Durex Invisible condoms, these are designed to be extra thin to maximise sensitivity, while still providing a high level of security and protection.

 

Spooning

What?

Spooning may be high up in the lazy sex position league table, but it also rates highly on the intimacy scale. The man simply spoons and enters the woman from behind. Simple, yes, but also extremely intimate.

How is it intimate?

It involves top-to-toe skin-on-skin contact. The man wraps his arms around his partner, giving him open access to her breasts and clitoris. With the perfect wake-up call for a lazy Sunday morning, don’t feel pressured to switch positions – just take your time and enjoy each other’s bodies. You could prolong the morning fun with the Durex Intense Bullet. This toy is excellent for clitoral and all-over body stimulation so you and your partner can discover new ways to tease and arouse for exciting foreplay.

 

The Lotus

What?

The man sits upright, crossing his legs, while his partner sits on top, wrapping her legs around him.

How is it intimate?

Known in the Karma Sutra as an intimate sex position, The Lotus takes its name from the classic yoga pose. Just like yoga is known for being a patient, gradual activity, The Lotus is great for when you and your partner want to take your time and really show your love and affection for each other. As the couple is totally entwined, they must be in tune with each other’s movements creating an air of mutual trust and intimacy. This is also another great position for rediscovering the art of kissing. To further spice things up, why not enjoy a sensual massage with your partner with the help of Durex Play Massage 2 in 1 Soothing Flavoured Lube? Containing Aloe Vera, known for its skin-soothing properties, it will get you both in the mood in no time.