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10 Different Sex Positions to Spice It Up Tonight

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Sex ruts happen to everyone. But if your bedroom routine feels, well, routine—or mundane, or like something you just need to check off your to-do list—then you may need to try a few different sex positions. Luckily, there are plenty to choose from. (A common Google Q: How many different sex positions are there? Answer: A lot.) So next time you get naked with your partner, hit pause on that go-to move and try one of these ~spicy~, sexpert-approved ones instead. (Next up: The Best Sex Positions for Clitoral Stimulation)

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Lazy Dog

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"The lazy dog is like doggy style, but both partners are flat against the bed," says Kate Kenfield, a sex educator at O.School. "It's great for when both partners are feeling turned on but have less energy. If the receptive partner is into vibration on their clit, I highly recommend the We Vibe Sync," she adds. (PS: These Are the Best Vibrators for Women

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The Chair

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"Take an armless chair and have the penetrating partner sit in it," says Kenfield. "Then the receptive partner can ride on top, using the floor for leverage. It's easier to maintain for a longer session than cowgirl, plus it can feel like a lap dance."

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Liberated Missionary

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Missionary position doesn't need to be boring. "Add the support of a Liberator Wedge for a twist on traditional missionary," suggests Kenfield. It's a sturdy, versatile ramp-shaped pillow designed specifically to help you get into different sex positions (like with your butt lifted into the air), without anybody needing to do extra work. Plus, "it makes accessing the G-spot easier and can make anal sex more comfortable for some couples," says Kenfield. (BTW, here are 12 things you need to know about anal sex.)

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Shoulder Hold

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Take your liberated missionary to the next level by resting your legs on your partner's shoulders, suggests sex coach Amy Levine. "This helps get his penis at the best angle for G-spot stimulation," she explains. Wrapping your legs around his waist also works, and putting a wedge or pillows under your butt could make this different sex position more comfortable. (Here are 5 more G-spot positions you have to try.)

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Standing 69

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There are plenty of different sex positions to spice it up, but one of the easiest things to do is riff off a go-to move. So rather than do 69 while lying do, "turn it up a notch by doing it while standing," suggests Morgan. Have your partner lie faceup on the bed with their feet flat on the bed to get a good footing. Then get into 69 position and wrap your arms around their pelvis, while your partner grabs onto your legs and places them over their shoulders. Once you both have a tight grip on each other, slowly stand to perform mutual oral on each other. "This can be really difficult, but when successfully done, it's a lot of fun!" says Morgan. (Check out these 7 tips for a better orgasm.)

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The Wheelbarrow

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If you want to move beyond lying down positions, "try sex standing up and inverted in the wheelbarrow position," suggests Morgan. Your partner should stand a few inches from a wall or by the edge of the bed with knees slightly bent. Facing away from your partner, place your hands flat on the floor (or bed) and raise your less dominant leg up to reach their hand. When that leg is secure, lift your dominant leg off the ground with your partner's assistance, and push your pelvis back toward theirs. Use the palms of your hands to steady yourself as the two of you really get moving.

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Face to Face

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If you're craving a deeper connection with your partner, this is a different sex position to try. Have your partner sit down—any surface is fine, but a chair or the edge of the bed is common—then hop on top, suggests Levine. Staying face to face lets you look directly into each other's eyes, ramping up the intimacy of the act.

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Over the Edge

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There are plenty of different sex positions, but there's one style in particular that often gets overlooked: inversions. "There's something about a rush of blood to the head that is said to heighten sexual experiences," says sex educator Tyomi Morgan. To try it, have your partner on their knees while you lie a few inches away from the bed's edge. Wrap your legs around their waist in missionary position. Then, as your partner thrusts, they should hold your hips while you bend over the edge of the bed. This sex position requires communication, though: If the head rush gets to be too much, tell them to pull you up.

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Raised Doggy

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This takes a strong partner, but if you need different sex positions to try with your S.O., this one could be worth the extra exertion. "After your partner is inside you, they can lift and hold one or both of your legs, almost like a sexy wheelbarrow, and thrust from there," says Lisa Finn, a sex educator at Babeland. "Arching your back in that position gives you the opportunity to gently press downward onto his penis, and that's going to reach the G-spot." Reminder: Your G-spot is about two to three inches into the body toward the belly button, so all different sex positions that aim your partner's penis toward the front of the body (versus straight up) can really rev your engine.

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The Splits

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You'll need your flexibility for this sex position and, forewarning, you should probably stretch beforehand. But Morgan says adventurous couples may find the extra work worth it. With your partner lying down, place a pillow underneath their lower back, and determine which type of split you will get into—vertical or horizontal. Then, extend your dominant front leg over your partner's body while slowly sliding down for penetration. Keep your palms flat to leverage and support your weight. Once you're at a comfortable depth level, extend your back leg and slowly slide up and down.

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