Position of the Week: The Arachnid

by Lucy

on 15 Oct 2021

If you’ve ever wanted to create a human spider with your lover, The Arachnid position is for you. Get up close and personal, indulge in deep-seated pleasure, and make full use of having eight limbs to aid you in your pleasure quest.



One partner sits on a chair or sofa in a slightly reclined position, while the other climbs on top and straddles them, with their knees resting on either side of them.


The receiving partner can dictate both the pace and depth of penetration with thrilling ease while engaging in direct and intimate eye and full-body contact with the seated partner.

Both partners can take advantage of their free hands to stimulate external hot zones on their own and each other’s bodies. And the slightest raise of either partner's legs changes the angle of penetration in an instant for incredible results.


Switch it up a little and explore a Dom/sub dynamic by placing a blindfold over the eyes of one partner. Not only will this heighten every touch, but it will also help build anticipation and put them under the pleasurable control of the other partner.

Make it even better

Invite those irresistible vibrations into the eight-limbed mix in the form of a vibrating cock ring, vibrating butt plug (for both or either partner), or a wearable couple’s vibrator/strap-on. This, combined with free hands to stimulate those external sweet spots, and your arachnid-inspired bedroom endeavours will have you singing from the cobwebs.

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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 15 Oct 2021. Updated on 6 Oct 2021