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List of sex positions

Position of the body used for sexual activity

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

Intercourse

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

On top with front entry

 
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 their 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

 
A doggy style position

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 their penis from behind. This position is sometimes called as the doggy style position.

On top

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

The receiving partner is on their 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

 
Sitting position

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

 
Standing position

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 person being penetrated has their back to a wall.

Anal

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

  • From behind. This position is good for thrusting.
  • On top with front entry. The penetrating partner is between the receiving partner's legs. This position is good for beginners, because it allows them to relax.


Outercourse

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

Genital-genital sex

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

Oral sex

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

Fellatio is a kind of oral sex that involves a person letting their penis be licked, or "eaten" by their partner. The person's partner can be any gender, or sex. There are several ways to have oral sex.

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

Note: Fellatio doesn't have to involve two people. Some people with male genitalia 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

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

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

69

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

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

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More than one person with male genitalia

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 person with male genitalia has vaginal or anal sex with one partner, while themselves 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

Multiple penetration, or double penetration means 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.

With many people

  • A group of people with male genitalia masturbating is called a circle jerk.
  • A group of people with male genitalia ejaculating on one person's face is called bukkake.
  • A group of at least two people, two or more of which are people with female genitalia, each having oral sex, is called a daisy chain.

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