List of sex positions

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This list of sex positions is a list of different ways to have sexual intercourse and other sexual acts.

Intercourse[change | edit source]

These positions involve a penis going into a vagina or anus.

On top with front entry[change | edit source]

Lovers in the missionary position

These positions are used for vaginal or anal sex. The basic position is called the missionary position. In it, the receiving partner lies on his or her back with legs apart. The penetrating partner lies on top of the receiving partner, facing them. The penetrating partner enters so that the base of the penis rubs the clitoris.

From behind[change | edit source]

Most of these positions can be used for either vaginal or anal sex.

The receiving partner is kneeling or on all four limbs. The penetrating partner inserts his penis from behind.

On top[change | edit source]

Most of these positions can be used for either vaginal or anal sex.

The receving partner is on his/her hands and knees with their bottom exposed. The penetrating partner then pumps away at the receiving partner's vagina or anus with his penis.

Sitting and kneeling[change | edit source]

Most of these positions can be used for either vaginal or anal sex.

The penetrating partner sits down, with their legs stretched out. The receiving partner sits on top and wraps their legs around the penetrating partner. This is called pounding on the spot.

Standing[change | edit source]

In the basic standing position, both partners stand facing each other and have vaginal sex. The shorter partner can stand on a stair if the partners are different heights. It may be easier if the woman has her back to a wall.

Anal[change | edit source]

Most of the above positions can be used for anal sex.


Outercourse[change | edit source]

Outercourse or frottage is sometimes part of foreplay or to avoid intercourse.

Genital-genital sex[change | edit source]

Genital-genital sex, sometimes called GG rubbing, is when two males rub penises together (sometimes called frot or frottage) or when two females rub vulvae together (sometimes called tribadism or scissoring).

Oral sex[change | edit source]

Oral sex is the term given to genital stimulation by the mouth. People may engage in oral sex as part of foreplay before intercourse, or during or following intercourse. It may also be performed for its own sake.

Fellatio[change | edit source]

Fellatio is a kind of oral sex that involves a man letting his penis be licked or "eaten" by his partner. The man's partner can be either a woman or another man. There are several ways to have oral sex.

  • The man lies on his back while his partner kneels between his legs
  • The man lies on his back while his partner lies off to the side of his legs
  • The man sits in a chair and partner kneels in front of him between his legs
  • The man stands while his partner either kneels in front of him or sits (in a chair or on the edge of a bed, etc.) and bends forward.
  • The man's partner lies on their back with their mouth open and the man lies so that his penis is in his partner's mouth.

Note: Fellatio doesn't have to involve 2 people. Some men have a long-enough penis and a good enough stretch to lick or put their own penis into their mouth. However, this is called autofellatio or autofellation.

Cunnilingus[change | edit source]

Cunnilingus is oral sex involving a woman's genitals. There are several ways to have oral sex.

  • The woman lies on her back as in the missionary position. The active partner lies on their front between her legs.
  • The active partner sits. The woman stands facing away and bends at the hips.
  • The active partner sits. The woman stands or squats facing towards partner
  • The woman sits on the bed with her legs open, the active partner kneels in front of her.
  • The active partner lays on their back while the woman sits on the active partner's mouth.

69[change | edit source]

Main article: 69 (sex position)

Oral sex between two people at the same time is called 69. Partners can be lying side-by-side, lying one on top of the other, or standing with one partner holding the other upside down.

Anilingus[change | edit source]

Positions for anilingus, also known as "rimming", "anal-oral sex" or "rimjob" are:

  • One partner is on all fours. The active partner is behind them.
  • A partner is on their back with their legs up.

Group sex[change | edit source]

Double penetration

More than one man[change | edit source]

When three people have sex with each other, it is called a threesome. You can have:

  • One person giving oral sex to either of the other two partners while they engage in intercourse
  • A man has vaginal or anal sex with one partner, while himself being anally penetrated by another
  • A participant has vaginal or anal sex with one partner, and both have oral sex with a third.

Multiple penetration[change | edit source]

Multiple penetration, or double penetrationmeans someone is penetrated in more than one place. Types of double penetration are:

  • Two penises in the anus. This is called double anal
  • Two penises in the vagina. This is called double vagina
  • One penis in the vagina and the other in the anus. This is called DP or double penetration
  • Simultaneous penetration of the mouth and either the vagina or anus. If the penetrating objects are penises, this is sometimes called the spit roast. The character Alyssa Jones in Chasing Amy acquired the nickname "finger cuffs" after participating in this act.

With many people[change | edit source]

  • A group of males masturbating is called a circle jerk
  • A group of males ejaculating on one person's face is called bukkake
  • A group of two women, and male, each having oral sex, is called a daisy chain

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