When it comes to sexual positions, the options are as diverse as the desires of those indulging in them. Whether you're embarking on a new romantic journey or seeking to reignite the flames of passion with a long-time partner, this series of guides aims to enhance your intimate repertoire.
Let's begin with a classic that has withstood the test of time: the Missionary Position.
Defined as a sexual position in which two partners lie atop each other, facing each other. While this position often involves penetration, it's important to note that it doesn't exclusively revolve around it.
The Missionary position, while not always considered the most adventurous, remains a tried-and-true favorite among couples. As we delve into its intricacies, you'll discover that there's more to this age-old position than meets the eye. Sometimes, simplicity can hold the key to unparalleled pleasure.
Breaking down misconceptions: The Missionary position has been wrongly accused of being mundane or predictable. However, its enduring popularity suggests otherwise. Humans have gravitated toward this position for generations for a good reason—sometimes, less is more. A sexual position doesn't have to be complex to be deeply satisfying.
This position offers partners of all orientations a chance to intensify intimacy, nurture connections, kindle romance, and unlock a world of shared pleasure. Sometimes, revisiting the basics can provide the foundation for limitless creativity and experimentation.
In discussions involving penetration, we utilize the terms "thrusting partner" for the person wielding the penis (biological or synthetic) and "receiving partner" for the individual welcoming penetration (vaginal or anal).
It's crucial to understand that being a receiver does not equate to passivity; it embodies an active, enthusiastic role. Making a conscious choice to invite a partner inside is a display of empowerment.
Similarly, the thrusting partner isn't merely a giver—they derive pleasure from the experience as well. To maintain clarity and consistency in our terminology, we employ these labels to describe the dynamics at play.
Executing the Mission
Traditionally, the receiving partner reclines on their back, legs comfortably spread. The other partner lies on top of them, allowing for face-to-face engagement during vaginal or anal penetration.
In this setup, the thrusting partner typically dictates the rhythm, depth, and pace of their movements. However, the receiving partner need not remain passive; they can contribute by matching the rhythm with subtle hip movements or by adjusting their positioning for enhanced clitoral stimulation.
While the receiving partner's mobility may be somewhat limited due to their partner's comforting weight, their hands remain free to explore and indulge. They can glide their fingers down their partner's body, run their hands through their hair, or draw them closer for deeper kisses. With bodies in close proximity, there's ample space for heightening intimacy. Even small gestures can yield significant impact.
Why we adore it
Versatile Dynamics: The thrusting partner can vary their stroke speed and depth, while the receiving partner can use their hands to explore and tease freely.
Exceptional Intimacy: Maintaining eye contact throughout intensifies emotional connection.
Skin-to-Skin Contact: The Missionary position promotes full-frontal contact, enabling a deeply sensuous experience.
Ample Kissing: It encourages prolonged kissing, further enhancing intimacy.
Opportunities for Caressing: With plenty of skin on display, partners can use their hands to stimulate nipples or offer clitoral pleasure.
Introduction of Vibrators: This position seamlessly accommodates the inclusion of a vibrator, enhancing clitoral stimulation for both partners.
Versatility: Countless variations to explore and customize the experience.
Variations to ignite your passion
Receiver's Legs Up
Wrap Around: The receiving partner wraps their legs around their partner's waist, providing a tighter embrace.
Flying V: The receiving partner extends their legs wide, allowing the thrusting partner to grasp their feet, ankles, or the backs of their thighs.
Lover's X-ing: Legs remain up, and the ankles cross. This creates a pleasurable sensation by squeezing the legs together, enhancing pleasure and climax.
Legs on Shoulders: The receiving partner places their legs on their partner's shoulders, facilitating deeper penetration and access for a clitoral vibrator.
The receiving partner lies on their back with bent knees, planting their feet hip-distance apart and raising their hips. The thrusting partner kneels between their legs, entering from this position.
This configuration grants the thrusting partner free hands for additional stimulation and control over the depth of penetration.
Side by Side
Both partners recline on their sides, facing each other. This variation offers a lower-impact, highly intimate interpretation of the classic Missionary.
The receiving partner can wrap their upper leg around their partner, enhancing access and depth.
The receiving partner lies on a raised, flat surface (e.g., a mattress or sturdy countertop), while the thrusting partner stands.
Experiment with leg positions, and consider placing a pillow beneath the receiving partner's lower back for