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The Best Sex Positions for Every Penis Size

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August McLaughlin is a health and sexuality writer with more than 10 years of experience as a nutritionist. Her work is featured in the Huffington Post, DAME Magazine, The Good Men Project and more. She specializes in eating disorders and loves connecting with readers and writers via her blog and social media.
The Best Sex Positions for Every Penis Size
Regardless of your size, the key to great sex is communication. Photo Credit: gpointstudio/iStock/Getty Images

Like people, penises come in all shapes and sizes, and all are worthy and capable of experiencing and providing pleasure.

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While it’s easy to think of yours as abnormal if it doesn’t fit what seems like the average build, keep in mind that whatever you have is normal for you — and more than just OK.

Chances are your partner is happy to make love to you, no matter what your penis specifics. Whether yours is especially large, small, thick or average, exploring a variety of sex positions together can help ensure plentiful pleasure for you both.

Lots of Length to Love

If your shlong is particularly long, any position where it has to move through the flesh and curves of your bottom is ideal, says New York City sex therapist Stephen Snyder, M.D. Go for spooning, for example, so your penis has to curve through your partner’s legs and genital region before entering. You’ll experience sensation across your penis, even if you don’t fully enter in.

For a sitting option, try woman on top, also known as cowgirl. Sit up, ideally in a chair, or against a wall or bed headboard.

“The benefit of any woman-on-top position is that the person being penetrated controls the depth,” said Kait Scalisi, M.P.H., founder of PassionbyKait.com in New York City. “This version, in addition to feeling really intimate, also pulls the pelvis of the person with a penis down a bit, making it feel as if there’s less length to take in.”

Small size doesn't mean small pleasure.
Small size doesn't mean small pleasure. Photo Credit: twenty20.com/@batoshka

Small But Mighty

Big pleasure can come from small packages. In addition to using your mouth, fingers and toys (like a these for enhanced fullness) if desired, certain positions can go a long way if your penis is fairly compact.

“Missionary is often best, particularly if combined with [the] coital alignment technique,” said Snyder, “where he maintains a deep penetration, stimulating her clitoris with pressure from the base of his penis or from his pubic bone.”

For coital alignment, start in missionary position with you on top. Have your partner spread her legs just enough for you to enter. Move a couple of inches higher, so your pelvis is aligned with hers, then rock back and forth while she thrusts her pelvis upward.

For a twist on standard missionary that allows for deeper sensation, have the partner who is being penetrated prop up her hips on a stack of pillows, suggests Scalisi. She can then place her legs up straight to rest on her partner’s chest and shoulders, or bend her knees with her feet flat.

“Alternatively, the person being penetrated can also lift her hips off the ground into a bridge pose or with her legs resting on her partner’s chest and shoulders,” she said, adding that in all of these variations, the person with the penis kneels.

Doggy style provides another option for deeper pleasure with smaller penises.

“For many partners of people with large or even average-size penises, doggy style can be uncomfortable or even painful when the penis taps against the cervix,” said Scalisi. While some people enjoy this sensation, doggy style prevents it for those who don’t.

Bent for Pleasure

As long as it isn’t a new and painful change in your penis, a slight bend is common and normal. Any position that doesn’t risk bending it further in any direction — which may cause discomfort — is ideal, said Snyder.

“If he bends up, try missionary,” he added. “If he bends down, try doggy style. If he bends sideways, try scissors.”

For the scissors position, have your partner lie on her back, then interlock your bodies by straddling her as you lie on your side.

To invite extra pleasure, tip the point of your penis toward your partner’s G-spot, which tends to be highly erogenous. While the precise location varies, the G-spot is typically located one to two inches from the top of the vagina and feels like a spongy bump.

Average size means you can get creative!
Average size means you can get creative! Photo Credit: twenty20.com/@NickBulanovv

Fairly Average Joe

Just because your penis is of average size doesn’t mean your lovemaking has to be anything less than spectacular. When you’re not too large and not too small in the pants, one huge benefit is that you’re “just right” for most any position.

“Get creative,” suggests Scalisi. “It’ll come down to what positions work for you and your partner’s bodies.”

For one sexy option, Scalisi recommends standing-up doggy style.

“The person being penetrated faces a wall,” she said. “The person with a penis enters her from behind and can either lean his hands against the wall or explore his partner’s body.”

If there’s a significant height difference between you and your partner, use a step stool or stack of books to even things out.

This position isn’t only hot, said Scalisi, it’s also simple to do anywhere, even in cramped spaces. And it leaves both people’s hands free for exploring elsewhere.

Extra-Wide

Penises on average are about the diameter of an empty roll of Scotch tape. But what if your penis is thicker? The good news for you is that width may play more of a role in pleasure than length because most of the nerves stimulated during penetration are located close to the entrance of the anus and vagina.

That said, every body is different. To prevent a feeling of overtightness upon entry, Scalisi suggests kneeling and facing each other. Then have the person penetrating keep his legs open wide. You can also try missionary with your partner on the bottom, with her legs spread open.

“The person being penetrated can do many different versions of this,” added Scalisi. “Try a few to see what works for you and your partner.”

Have your partner bend her knees and let them “butterfly open,” for example, or lie flat with her legs spread wide on the bed — flat or up in the air in a V shape.

Making the Most of Any Position

No matter what positions you choose, make exploration and communication top priority. If a certain position doesn’t feel quite right, let each other know, then make small shifts or try an entirely different one. Incorporate other tools as well.

Plentiful foreplay and lubrication can enhance sensation and make any penetration that feels a bit tight more pleasurable. Toys can also add spice to your favorite positions. If you land on a position that rocks your worlds, keep it in mind for future implementation, knowing that your repertoire doesn’t have to stop growing.

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What Do YOU Think?

What are your favorite sex positions that you find pleasure both you and your partner? Will you try some of these positions listed in the article? How do you talk to your partner about sex?

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