Position of the Week: The Knot

by Lucy

on 21 Jul 2023

Harder. Tighter. Faster. Stronger. If these are qualities you'd like to add to your intercourse or orgasms, The Knot is the position for you.

The Knot


The receiving partner lies on a hard surface that puts their entrance at the right height for their partner. The giving partner penetrates them, holding onto the receiver's upright legs, which should be crossed at the knee after entry.


The intimacy and satisfaction of a tighter, harder session can't be overstated, and crossing the legs or ankles is an easy way to help tighten up the receiver's internal canals. This technique and position works great for both vaginal and anal penetration, so any couple can enjoy its benefits.


Squeezing the receiver's thigh muscles narrows the entrance even more to grant the giver delicious extra friction. For extra positioning support, consider sliding a position enhancer under the receiver's hips.

Make it even better

Add anal play to your adventure with a small vibrating butt plug (works for either partner, depending on how you're playing) or bring shared sensations into the mix with a vibrating cock ring.

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Not the position for you?

We're working to make sure that everyone is represented on our website, regardless of who you love, so we'll be using a variety of gender depictions in our Position of the Week posts. This will include straight, gay, lesbian, and gender neutral couples, but all positions will have details in the description of how to make them work for your own relationship dynamic.

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Written by Lucy. Lovehoney Editorial Team
If you think that an exciting sex life starts and ends with Missionary then Lucy, who has worked at Lovehoney for over a decade, is here to enlighten you with her ever-popular ‘Position of the Week’ blogs.
Lucy also loves making the world of sex and sex toys easy to learn about, and you'll often find her with her head in a book researching her latest A to Z guide

Originally published on 21 Jul 2023. Updated on 5 Aug 2020