Best Positions for Anal Sex

Best Positions for Anal Sex

by Lovehoney

on 1 Oct 2020

Whether you're new to the pleasure of anal sex or looking for exciting ways to spice it up, these anal sex positions will give you and your partner the inspiration and guidance you're looking for.

Hand-picked by our resident sexperts, the positions offer an array of sensations and experiences, with options for beginners, intermediates and experienced anal sex fans.

If you're looking for a position for shallow or deep penetration, something nice and easy, or an exciting challenge, you'll find the one that ticks all of the boxes.

So what are you waiting for? Read up, lube up and enjoy your new anal sex adventures.


1. Butt and Grind

What is it?:

The receiver positions themselves so they're lying on their front with their torso slightly raised and legs apart. The top partner straddles their bum and penetrates them from behind.

Benefits:

  • Easy position for beginners to maintain and enjoy.
  • Ideal for slow or fast paced sex.
  • Small effort: big pleasure.

Difficulty Rating:

2/10

Pleasure Rating:

9/10

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Top tip:

While penetrating, the top partner can enhance their pleasure by wearing a butt plug.

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Anal sex position butt and grind


2. Lusty Lean

What is it?:

The receiving partner lies on their back with their legs in the air and pulled back towards their head. The top partner lies on top of them, facing them in a raised press up position, and penetrates this way.

Benefits:

  • Puts the top partner in complete control.
  • Perfect if the giving partner is on the smaller side.
  • Receiving partner can play with the top partner's balls or grab their buttocks to pull them in even deeper.

Difficulty Rating:

8/10

Pleasure Rating:

9/10

Make it even better with...

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Top tip:

The receiving partner may need a little help in this position and a sex position enhancer or restraint will do just that by helping keep their legs raised up.

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Anal sex position lusty lean


3. Mission Impossible

What is it?:

The giving partner stands behind the receiving partner who holds onto a chair and pushes their bottom high so they can be penetrated.

Benefits:

  • Fantastic for couples of differing heights.
  • Creates shallow penetration that's brilliant for newbies.
  • Access to the receiving partner's external hot spots is easy.

Difficulty Rating:

2/10

Pleasure Rating:

8/10

Make it even better with...

Bondage Boutique Silver Handcuffs

Top tip:

Restraining the receiving partner's wrists with a pair of handcuffs turns up the kink factor in an instant.

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Anal sex position mission impossible


4. Reverse Cowgirl

What is it?:

The penetrating partner sits on a slightly reclining chair and the receiving partner straddles them backwards, shifting back in towards them with their feet raised up behind them.

Benefits:

  • Puts the receiving partner in control of depth and pace.
  • The giving partner can decide how active they want to be.
  • Receiving partner can play with their clitoris, penis or other external erogenous zones with ease.

Difficulty Rating:

3/10

Pleasure Rating:

7/10

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Top tip:

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Anal sex position reverse cowgirl


5. Sexy Spoon

What is it?:

The receiver lies on their side and the giver lies behind them and penetrates.

Benefits:

  • Perfect for a gentle introduction to anal sex.
  • Is suitable for shallow penetration and a slow pace.
  • The intimate embrace also enables eye contact during penetration.

Difficulty Rating:

1/10

Pleasure Rating:

8/10

Make it even better with...

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Top tip:

Delivers big time buzz and wired controller can be operated by either partner.

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Originally published on 1 Oct 2020. Updated on 13 Jan 2021
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