Ladies and gents love doing it doggy style. And though the name leaves a lot to be desired (seriously, who came up with that?), this position offers up lots of benefits so you get the most bang for your, um, bang.
For starters, this is the perfect angle for some G-spot stimulation with easy access for bonus clitoral stimulation. Plus, it's a super-hot view for both of you (if you face a mirror), and you can pretty much do it anywhere.
Even with all those sexy perks, sometimes you still want to change things up. So try these other positions that are still in the doggy family.
How to do it: Sit on the edge of a bed or a chair and get her to lower herself onto your shaft facing away from you.
Why it's hot: "This position is great for female control," says sexologist Dr Megan Stubbs. You can use your feet as leverage on the floor to move at the angle and speed that you want. Plus, your hands are free to stimulate her clit or your breasts.
How to do it: Bend her at the waist as you stands behind her and enter her from the rear.
Why it's hot: This version screams "gotta have you now," heat-of-the-moment passion, and the angle offers even deeper penetration, says Stubbs. Plus, this is a great one for the shower.
How to do it: Place her hands on the floor and have pull her waist so her legs are on either side of your hips.
Why it's hot: Turn things upside down for a new sensation and view. You're fully supported on the bed, so you can control the movement and help keep her balanced. You're also hands-free to experiment with a little anal play, if you're into that.
How to do it: Get into the spooning position, with you as the big spoon. Bring her knees up slightly and have enter her from behind.
Why it's hot: Spooning captures the intimacy of a rear entry position better than classic doggy. You're closer together with both hands free to touch each other, and it's the ideal wake-up-and-bang position to start your day off right.
How to do it: Lie her on her belly with her legs straight behind her and her hips raised. Penetrate her from behind.
Why it's hot: Her legs are close together in this position, making your penis feel bigger during penetration. She can also reach under herself to stimulate her clit with her hands or a sex toy.
How to do it: Sit on a bed or the ground and lower her onto your shaft facing away from you.
Why it's hot: You get the hot factor of doggy with the control that cowgirl allows. Since she's leading the motions in this one, you can use your hands to stimulate any erogenous parts of her body. Give those nipples some love, man.
How to do it: Get her on all fours on the floor and pick her up by her hips to enter her. Wrap her legs around you for stability.
Why it's hot: If you're looking to add a little adventure in the bedroom, here you go. This one will require some arm strength on her part, as well as balance for you, so if you're looking for a combo workout and sex sesh, this is it.
This article was originally published on WomensHealthMag.com