Position of the Week: The Corkscrew

by Lucy

on 9 Mar 2019

Forget about Missionary. The Corkscrew mixes up the usual angles of penetration for a whole new wave of sensations for both partners.

POTW- The Corkscrew


Start off in Missionary position. The top partner then uses their forearms and feet to swivel round, so that they are lying at a 180-degree angle to the other partner.


Penetrating at this angle slows down the pace and encourages extra communication between you and your lover about what’s hitting the right spots. It also requires more concentration than your average position, which helps slow down the journey to climaxing.


If you have trouble maintaining penetration in this position, swivel until you’re angled to more of an ‘X’ shape with the penetrating partner’s feet and legs closer to the other partner’s feet.

Make it even better

A position enhancing cushion placed under the receiving partner’s butt or the giving partner’s torso will change up the angle and sensations in an instant.

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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 9 Mar 2019. Updated on 25 Jul 2022