By Suzannah Weiss. Photos: Stocksy.
If you automatically roll your eyes when you see yet another headline with the words sex positions, rest assured that there are still at least a few you definitely haven't heard of—and that won't make you feel like you have to be part human, part pretzel to pull them off. If you wanted to, you could truly try a new, totally doable position every day without running out of options.
So if you're itching for some new and creative sex positions but you feel like you've already tried everything in the book, here are some moves even the most voracious readers of sex tips probably haven't heard of:
1. Fitness Friends
Astroglide's resident sexologist "Dr. Jess" O'Reilly, Ph.D., gave this position its name because it looks like you're doing an assisted leg lift. You lie on your side with one leg up, and your partner sits on their knees, straddles your bottom leg, and penetrates you while balancing your ankle on their shoulder.
2. The Spider
This one looks pretty much like the name would suggest: You both sit down with your knees up, feet flat on the ground, and hands behind you—think of the bridge position in yoga. Since you're on top, lift up your pelvis to lower yourself on top of your partner.
3. Standing 69
Dr. Jess recommends this to shake up the classic mutual oral sex position. One person stands upright, and the other goes into a handstand while the other holds them. This should allow you both to reach each other's naughty bits, but you may have to cut it short before all the blood rushes to your head. This might be more of a "just to say we did it" kind of position, really.
4. X Marks the Spot
For this twist on missionary, put your legs up and either keep them straight or rest your feet on your partner's chest. That's when the "X" part comes in: Cross your legs to create a tighter fit for more friction.
5. Naughty Tee
To tackle another part of the alphabet, lie on your back with your feet flat and your legs bent, then have your partner slide below your legs so you form a T shape, hence the name (another Dr. Jess coinage).
If you're looking to get a nice stretch in to your next sex session, have we got the position for you. Lie on your back with your legs over your head and your butt up as if you were doing a backward roll, and have your partner enter you from the side. Hey, it ain't called Acrobats for nothing.
Don't get us wrong: There's a lot to be said for the old standby moves like missionary and cowgirl—not to mention the endless variations on them. But if you're looking for more of a challenge, these creative sex positions have got you covered. Plus, none of them is so weird that pitching it to your partner would be awkward. Win-win.
This story originally appeared on Glamour.
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