15 Sex Positions For Those Times You Really Want To Go Deep

Korin Miller
·8 mins read
Photo credit: AMANDA BECKER - Getty Images
Photo credit: AMANDA BECKER - Getty Images

From Women's Health

Staring into each other's eyes and synchronizing your breath for deep, passionate sex can be pretty mind-blowing. But what if you’re looking to literally go deep? You know, as in explore spaces no penis, dildo, or strap-on has gone before with sex positions designed for deep penetration? Well, that's pretty freaking hot, too.

“Deeper penetration can provide multi-sensory stimulation to different erogenous zones on the body, including more friction on the clitoris, stimulation of the G-spot and A-spot, and even cervical stimulation,” says Shannon Chavez, PsyD, a licensed psychologist and K-Y’s sex therapist. But the kind of sex you’re used to and your actual anatomy play a role in how pleasurable deep penetration is for you, she says.

If you don’t do sex positions for deep penetration on the reg, you may want to consider taking a few steps to make yourself as comfortable as possible when you do try them out, Chavez says. She also recommends using “adequate lubrication” which can help you both get deep and feel comfortable in the process.

Keep in mind that deep penetration isn’t for everyone. “Different anatomy types can make deeper penetration painful,” Chavez says. “Some women have an inverted uterus or cervix which can cause some discomfort with penetration. Other women may experience conditions like endometriosis or chronic pelvic pain that can cause pain through inflammation and tightness in the pelvic floor muscles.”

And, for some women, deeper penetration doesn’t provide as much stimulation as other positions, Chavez says. For others, it’s amazing.

Some sex positions (and some people) are just better suited for serious penetration. If that sounds like you, try these hot moves when you're in the mood for something a little more intense.

Flatiron

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Photo credit: EMILY SCHIFF-SLATER

The lifted hips offer a low barrier to entry, says New York City sex therapist, Ian Kerner, PhD, author of She Comes First. Plus, this one gives great G-spot stimulation, says Kerner. You can spice this up even more by sharing fantasies while you get busy, Chavez says.

Do It: Lie facedown, with your hips slightly elevated (try sticking a pillow underneath them), and spread your legs out straight. Have your partner penetrate you from behind.

Face-Off

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Photo credit: EMILY SCHIFF-SLATER

Because the legs are wider here, you’re more open to receiving all your partner has to offer, Kerner says. This one is also great because you’re able to control pace and just how deep you want your partner's penis or strap-on to go. Plus, this position keeps your hands free to wander all over your partner's body (or your own). Throw plenty of deep kissing into the mix. “Deep kissing can be highly pleasurable and arousing which may help the body relax and release tension in the pelvic area so that deeper penetration is more comfortable,” Chavez says.

Do It: While your partner is sitting down on a chair or the edge of a bed, you sit in their lap, facing them.

Cowgirl

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Photo credit: EMILY SCHIFF-SLATER

From this position, says Kerner, you can open your legs wider for a deeper feel. This move also provides ample G-spot action (that spot at the front of the vaginal wall). You can also stimulate your nipples while you ride for added pleasure, Chavez says.

Do It: Have your partner lie down, and you climb on top. Push off your partner's chest or the bed to control your movement.

Cowgirl's Helper

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Photo credit: EMILY SCHIFF-SLATER

This gives you some great G-spot stimulation, and you can go as deep as you like depending on your thrusts, says Kerner. Plus, you get the chance to dominate. Since you’re both pretty active in this position, try a little dirty talk to make it even hotter.

Do It: Like classic cowgirl position, you’re on top as your partner lies back, and you push off their body for leverage. The twist here is that your partner assists. By holding your hips or thighs, he supports your weight and rises to meet your movements.

Missionary

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Photo credit: EMILY SCHIFF-SLATER

It’s a classic for a reason—this one gives you deep stimulation, combined with intimacy, says Kerner. (Hello, prime making-out position!) To take it to the next level, raise your legs over your partner's shoulders. Try to add in deep kisses for maximum closeness.

Do It: Lie back while your partner lies on top of you, face to face.

Doggy

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Photo credit: EMILY SCHIFF-SLATER

The angle of this position allows for deep penetration thanks to the downward angle (and it's great for some G-spot stimulation), says Kerner. Plus, your partner's hands are free to stimulate your clitoris or engage in a little nipple action, Chavez says.

Do It: Get on your hands and knees while your partner kneels directly behind you and enters you from behind.

The Caboose

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Photo credit: EMILY SCHIFF-SLATER

Since this probably isn't your go-to position, it’ll feel like a whole new world down there, says Kerner. That newness can make the penetration feel even deeper than it actually is. Plus, not being able to see your partner can be incredibly sexy since you don't know what they'll surprise you with next. You can also use an external vibrator to “prime the body for more comfortable and pleasurable sex,” Chavez says.

Do It: Your partner is seated, and you back into their lap, facing away.

Scoop Me Up

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Photo credit: EMILY SCHIFF-SLATER

Your partner has more leverage and support in this position, so they can move their body in a way that gives maximum depth, says Kerner. Plus, your partner can easily wrap a hand around and stimulate your clit while thrusting, Chavez says. “Clitoral stimulation in addition to deeper penetration provides different points of stimulation and arousal to increase the pleasure potential,” she adds. This one is also perfect for when you’re both tired but still in the mood.

Do It: Lie side-by-side in the spooning position, and bend your knees slightly so that your partner can enter you from behind.

The Seashell

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Photo credit: EMILY SCHIFF-SLATER

Your legs are spread wide, lending the move to way more depth, says Kerner. Plus, from this position, your partner's pelvis will give you some clitoral stimulation as your partner grinds against you—or you’re free to take that into your own hands. Deep kissing could also kick things up a notch here, Chavez says.

Do It: Lie on your back with legs raised up and out. Get your ankles as far back toward your head as you can. Then, your partner enters you in missionary style.

The Om

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Photo credit: EMILY SCHIFF-SLATER

This position is all about opening yourself up—especially your legs and hips, Kerner says. Here, you can get deep in more ways than one: Lock eyes with your partner as you climax for added intimacy, says Kerner. Try a little deep kissing or nipple play to make things even more intense, Chavez says.

Do It: Your partner sits cross-legged, then you sit on their lap, facing forward. Next, wrap your legs around your partner's back, pull each other closer, and rock back and forth.

Pretzel Dip

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Photo credit: EMILY SCHIFF-SLATER

With this sex position, you get both the physical and emotional depth. You have the deeper penetration of doggy style, while still being able to make eye contact. Bonus: This position is prime for some extra clit action from your partner, which Chavez says is always a perk.

Do It: Lie on your right side; your partner kneels, straddling your right leg and curling your left leg around his left side.

Leapfrog

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Photo credit: EMILY SCHIFF-SLATER

Similar to flatiron, the lifted hips in this position allows super-deep penetration. And if you add the pillow under your pelvis, that can really help your partner target that G-spot (and give your back a rest). You can have your partner reach around to stimulate your clitoris while they’re thrusting, or do it yourself the way you like it.

Do It: Get on your hands and knees; keeping hips raised, rest your head and arms on the bed. Have your partner enter you from behind.

Ballet Dancer

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Photo credit: EMILY SCHIFF-SLATER

To really make this position a standout for deep penetration, try putting your raised leg over your partner's shoulder to make for a wider leg opening. If that calls for a bit too much flexibility, this face-to-face position is still a great option. Add deep kissing to get super intimate, Chavez says.

Do It: Standing on one foot, face your partner and wrap your other leg around their waist while they help support you.

Wheelbarrow

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Photo credit: EMILY SCHIFF-SLATER

With your legs literally locked around your partner's hips and your body at a downward slope, this creates a great deep-penetration situation. Not to mention: It's a serious arm workout. You’ll both be pretty busy in this position, but Chavez says you can engaged in a little fantasy talk to make it even sexier. And whenever you want to give your arms a rest, modify and rest your arms on a table or the edge of the bed.

Do It: Get on your hands and feet and have your partner pick you up by the pelvis. Then grip their waist with your thighs.

Pinball Wizard

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Photo credit: EMILY SCHIFF-SLATER

Your legs are spread wide in this position, which lends to deep thrusts, says Kerner. You can also try throwing one leg up against your partner's shoulder for even deeper penetration. Or, if you have good balance, Chavez says you can use one hand to stimulate your nipples or clitoris.

Do It: Get into a partial bridge position, with your weight resting on your shoulders. Your partner enters you from a kneeling position.

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