Position of the Week: Over the Top

by Emma

on 15 Mar 2024

Position of the Week: Over the Top | Lovehoney

Open your lover’s legs and dive in mouth first with Over the Top. This position provides fantastic visuals, as one partner receives incredible oral sex, and the other partner is put in charge of licking and caressing their delicious, sweet spots.


The receiving partner lies on their back and lifts their legs over their head. The giving partner kneels and faces their lover, placing their hands on their partner’s thighs to gain full access to their pleasure spots.


In the same way that you can get more out of an open book than a closed book, the giving partner can go to town on the receiving partner’s vulva, penis or anus, whether with their tongue, fingers or with a toy. This position gives them a marvellous view of their lover, as they can move their legs further apart to treat them to uninterrupted, focused stimulation.


Over the Top puts the giving partner’s arousal areas in a prime position for some pleasurable attention, whether done simultaneously to the vagina, clitoris or anus, or as a solo venture. A dildo vibrator or a pair of vibrating anal beads can be inserted and then pulled out just as the receiver climaxes, for some intense dual stimulation.

Make it easier

If you or your partner use a mobility aid, this position can be easily adapted to have the receiver lying fully on their back. Use plenty of pillows under the giver’s knees for extra comfort. Just make sure to have plenty of flavoured lubricant close by, so you’re not fumbling around when you’re ready to play.

Make it even better

Although one partner is very much on the receiving end of intense pleasure in this position, it doesn’t mean that the other partner can’t join in on the fun. A clitoral suction vibe or vibrating stroker is perfect for stimulating your external and internal arousal areas. You could also slip in a vibrating butt plug for some extra buzzing sensations.

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Written by Emma. Lovehoney Editorial Team
Emma joined Lovehoney in 2022 and is the content team’s Welsh writing wizard. Emma is passionate about gender inclusivity and loves learning about all things lingerie and sex toys. Emma pens the ever-popular ‘Position of the Week’ blogs and can often be found pondering the length of a King Cock dildo.

Originally published on 15 Mar 2024. Updated on 18 Jan 2021