Few things have read me for filth more thoroughly than an astrology meme I once saw on Instagram. In fairness, though, it definitely is—or at least, it can be. Again, guilty as charged. Sometimes, sex should be fast, challenging, mind-expanding. Sometimes you want to feel as intellectually engaged in the act of sex as you are physically engaged in it. To be clear, I am neither flexible, nor particularly strong. Most of the athletic sex positions on this list are too intense for me to even consider attempting. Most of the reason I can get behind the Arch is that it requires the penetrating partner i. All the receiver has to do is straddle and squat—something that requires some thigh strength, but little flexibility.
2. X Marks The Spot
Bring on the next position challenge, please! Instead of resorting to your go-to moves tonight, whip out one of these crazy sex positions for an orgasm you've never, ever, experienced before. Note: While many of these directions reference "you" as the receiving partner, these positions can be assumed by just about anyone. How to: Lie back and have your partner sit facing you, with your legs crossing over each other to form an X. Why it's great: This is the only "ex" you'll be glad to run into. Also known as the "Crisscross," this crazy sex position requires slow, intimate movement. And you can help your partner go deeper by holding their hands as he thrusts.
I'm not one who's into getting into advanced sex positions just for the hell of it. It's why you'll pretty much never find me game for shower sex — it's too much bruising and not enough payoff. But that doesn't mean I want to have the same sex over and over, either. I mean, I have a favorite sex position doesn't everyone? And there are some positions that may be a little tricky to get into or work your upper body better than a thousand vinyasas but are totally worth it for the payoff. If you find the idea of getting into a new position a little daunting, try talking it out with your partner beforehand. It sounds ridiculous, but you can even try getting into the position fully clothed and not the least bit turned on and do a non-sexy run-through so you know what you're actually doing in the middle.
Want to spice up your missionary-only sex life? Start by doing six months of yoga and Pilates, then move on to these extra hot sex positions. Only the strong will survive — but your out-of-this-world orgasms will be worth it. Lower yourself to your knees and cross your arms on the ground in front of you, using a pillow to cushion your elbows.