Spooning Sex Positions

Great sex positions are ones that are comfortable, let you do what you want (by yourself or with partners), and don’t take away from your experience of sexual pleasure. Test your sex positions knowledge with our sex positions quiz or read on to learn more about spooning sex positions.
Basic Spooning Sex Positions:

Lying on your side you are facing away from your partner (if you’re the one being penetrated) or facing your partners back (if you’re doing the penetrating). Usually there will be some overlapping of arms and legs in this position.
Variations of Spooning Positions:

If you like the idea of this position, think about how it will be most comfortable for you.

If you are penetrating your partner, you might want to be lower down then them on the bed. Use your hands and arms to spread apart or lift up one of their legs. In another variation, the partner being penetrated can curl up a bit, exposing their bum and/or vagina. The “scissors” position is another variation on side-by-side.

View illustrated spooning sex positions.
Pros of Spooning Sex Positions:

* This position offers a lot of physical contact for the person doing the penetrating.
* For people with hip problems this position can be very comfortable and allow for longer, slower penetration.

Cons of Spooning Sex Positions:

* This position does not allow for a lot of leverage for thrusting and both partners may feel like they have less movement and freedom.

Reverse Cowgirl Sex Positions

Great sex positions are ones that are comfortable, let you do what you want (by yourself or with partners), and don’t take away from your experience of sexual pleasure. Test your sex positions knowledge with our sex positions quiz or read on to learn more about reverse cowgirl sex positions.
Basic Reverse Cowgirl Sex Position:

This position seems to be most popular in porn, and was given the descriptive and funny name “reverse cowgirl”. It is a variation of the woman on top position, but with the woman facing away from her partner, who is lying down.
Variations on the Reverse Cowgirl Position:

If you like the idea of this position, think about how it will be most comfortable for you.

If you’re the “cowgirl” in this scenario, you can either have your legs bent at the knees and have your legs tucked under your thighs, or you can have your feet flat on the bed or floor, and use your leg muscles to move yourself up and down. You can be sitting up, or lean forward which can allow you to use your arms to support your weight and also for moving up and down.

View more illustrated reverse cowgirl sex positions.
Pros of the Reverse Cowgirl Sex Position:

* As with any woman on top position, there is the benefit of having complete control of thrusting, angle, and movement.
* Other than that, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of strong following for this position. It does allow for the person on the bottom to have a particularly good view of their partner’s bum, and if you like to see yourself having sex, and have an appropriately placed mirror, the woman on top can see more than if she were lying down.

Cons of the Reverse Cowgirl Sex Position:

* One partner is doing most of the work in this position, so you might not consider it completely equitable.
* If you like a lot of physical contact with penetration, this isn’t the position for you.