When couples think about experimenting with new sex positions, it’s easy to, well, worry a little. Maybe you’re wondering, Can I really hoist my leg up there? What if he throws his back out? Is all the potential pain and suffering worth contorting into some pretzelesque pose? Never fear, trying new poses is hardly as difficult or death-defying as it’s often cracked up to be. Most times, all it takes is the smallest twists to your favorites to deliver a bigger bang for your buck. As proof, check out these options.

1.The Golden Gate

Raise your legs and drape them over his shoulders so your knees or calves are on either side of his head (don’t worry, it’s not as hard as it sounds). Or bend your knees and place your feet flat against his chest. Thrusting is effortless for him in this position, so prepare for a wild ride!

2.The One-Lane Highway

Once he’s inside you, squeeze your legs together so his thighs are straddling yours. The snugger fit will make your vagina feel tighter, his penis feel bigger, and create a whole lot of friction you’ll both enjoy.

3.The One-Legged Stork

Raise just one leg so it rests on his torso while keeping the other flat on the bed. This position has two things going for it: easy thrusting, plus now there’s room for you (or him) to reach down and manually stimulate your clitoris for added kicks.

4.The Crazy CAT

In truth, the missionary position doesn’t always give women enough clitoral contact to reach her peak — but leave it to a sexual researcher (Edward Eichel) to change that by inventing the Coital Alignment Technique (CAT). To do it, have your guy slide his torso up a few inches so he rocks, rather than thrusts, into you, keeping his pubic bone connected to yours at all times. The added clitoral stimulation is scientifically proven to up your enjoyment level.

5.The Amazing Arc

Slide your legs down so they’re straddling his thighs rather than his torso. Arch your back so you’re nearly perpendicular to the bed. The arc shape of your body will put maximum pressure on your clitoral area, which may send you overboard in no time.

6.The Reverse Cowgirl

In this position, you spin so you’re facing his feet, then go at it with your torso perpendicular to the bed (or you can lean back against his chest). This, of course, gives him a great view of your derriere — and the new angle of him inside you can create a whole host of sweet new sensations.

7.The Crouching Tiger

Being on all fours while your partner takes you from behind is already erotically animalistic, but you can make it even more sexually charged by lowering your chest to the bed. This angle elongates and tightens your vagina, resulting in an even more snug, more tantalizing fit.

8.The Swinging Bishop

When you’re in the spooning position with your back to his, lift your top leg and have him hold it, or drape your leg over his. This allows for even deeper penetration — and gives you both great access to your clitoris if you’ve craving extra encouragement.

9.The Kissing Goldfish

You don’t have to spoon to make sideways sex work. Believe it or not, it is possible to have sex sideways while facing each other — just lift your leg so he can scoot in there. Movement will be limited to grinding rather than thrusting, but these more subtle movements can be highly stimulating, especially since his every hip wiggle will be hitting your clitoris front and center. Plus (attention romance junkies) since you’re facing each other, you can kiss and gaze into each other’s eyes.

10.The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Less delicate folks might call this the Pile Driver, and while we’ve tried to attach a gentler eponym, this move is definitely not for the faint of heart. Your guy kneels, grabs your legs and hoists them up onto his shoulders, then enters you while you’re practically doing a headstand below. A neck ache may ensue over time, but while it lasts, it’s definitely impressive and will give the guy an “I’m king of the world!” rush. Meanwhile, you’ll get to experience your own rush — of blood to your head, for starters, but also of getting manhandled in the most satisfying way.

Source: Red Book Magazine