How condoms, sex toys & lubes can spice up sex

When it comes to great sex positions, it’s not always about fancy moves and aerobics. In fact, sometimes the old classics can be your best asset in the bedroom, especially if you have a couple of tricks up your sleeve to take them to the next level. Missionary, Cowgirl, Doggy Style, and Spooning: if you thought these were run-of-the-mill positions, Durex is here to prove otherwise.

In this article, we explore the ‘cherry on top’ of these classic sex positions; how the right choice of condoms, sex toys, lubes, and modifications can bring new levels of intimacy and pleasure to you and your partner, without needing to break out a whole new book of sex positions.


Missionary is one of the most frequent sex positions1 and often gets the ‘vanilla’ tag because it’s so commonly used - perhaps it was even the first position you ever tried. For many couples, Missionary is known as the default, and for that reason, it can become mechanical, and some of the intimacy and sparks might get lost.

However, Missionary is also packed with deep penetration power, with the added intimacy-factor of face-to-face contact. With a little modification, Missionary can be switched up to get the pleasure-packed credit it deserves. Pillow props are a great way to amplify any position. For extra penetration, place a pillow beneath the woman’s buttocks, so her hips are raised slightly. With a little elevation, the tried-and-tested Missionary position can explode back to life in a way you never imagined.

Doggy Style

Doggy Style is great for a quickie in the morning or for some passionate time in the shower. Women’s Health magazine surveyed some Men's Health readers and found that Doggy Style was their favorite sex position, due to the deep penetration it allows. This cheeky classic can get a little tiresome unless you mix it up a little. If intensity is what you’re after then why not try amplifying even more with Durex PleasureMax condoms, with a ribbed and dotted texture for added stimulation for you and your partner.


This position allows the woman to go on top and be totally in control of the movement, timing the thrusts and the level of penetration. But like any classic sex position, it may become a little bit too routine for your liking. Why not turn the tables by adding some extra vibrations for her? The man’s hands are usually free during the Cowgirl to hold and caress his partner. Why not keep those hands busy with Intense Delight Vibrating Bullet - small and discreet sensual massager from Durex. 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.


As sex expert Scarlett Robinson opines in her article for YouQueen, spooning is known as the ultimate wake-up position for lazy morning sex, because there’s a good chance you’ll both wake up in a spooning position anyway. For this reason, many couples add to their list of ‘go-to’ positions and perhaps don’t give a second thought. But a little modification can go a long way. Spooning is not known for deep penetration, but by bending the knees and angling the bodies forward, you can create a natural prop for deeper penetration. Add some extra sensitivity with Durex Invisible condoms, and you’ll hope the morning never ends. These condoms are designed to be extra thin to maximize sensitivity, while still providing a high level of security and protection.

Next time you’re tempted to try something new, why not make a couple of modifications for classic positions with a whole new feeling?