When it comes to the bedroom, even millennials stick to tried-and-true sex moves, according to a recent SKYN Condoms survey of more than 3,000 men and women aged 18 to 34 years old.
Their top three favorite positions? Missionary, cowgirl, and doggy style, the survey found.
Not exactly surprising: After we polled nearly 500 Women’s Healthreaders last year, we found that those three sex positions frequently bring women to orgasm. To find out why they’ve become fan favorites, we referred to our playbook, 45 Sex Positions Every Couple Should Try.
Missionary is great for him because he has control over the depth and speed of thrusting. And you love it because it’s intimate and requires lots of eye and skin contact. Bonus: The friction of your pelvis indirectly stimulates your clitoris, which most women need to achieve orgasm, according to the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.
If you want to switch things up, check out these six Kama Sutra techniques that make missionary even hotter.
Also known as woman on top, cowgirl puts you in control of the pace and depth of penetration, giving you the freedom to mix it up between shallow and deep thrusts. As for him? Well, you can’t beat that kind of view.
(The right lube makes every position even better. Check out this organic personal lubricant from the Women’s Health Boutique.)
Doggy style allows for deep penetration, which feels amazing for the both of you. Have him thrust slowly and gently so he doesn’t hurt you. (Here are 10 more sex positions that help you go deeper during sex.)
Now that you’ve mastered the basics, we encourage you get a little more creative in bed. These 12 new sex positions are a good place to start.