Most of these positions can be used for either vaginal or anal penetration Variants of the doggy style or doggy position include:

  • The receiving partner is on all fours with their torso horizontal. The penetrating partner inserts from behind. The penetrating partner may also grab the receiving partner’s hair for added leverage, and increased control.
  • In a variant on the doggy position, the receiving partner’s torso is angled downwards. The penetrating partner can raise their own hips above those of the receiving partner for maximum penetration.
  • In another variant of the doggy position, the penetrating partner places their feet on each side of the receiving partner while keeping their knees bent and effectively raising up as high as possible while maintaining penetration. The penetrating partner’s hands usually have to be placed on the receiving partner’s back to keep from falling forward.[citation needed]
  • In a variant on the doggy position, the receiving partner kneels upright. The penetrating partner may gently pull the receiving partner’s arms backwards at the wrists towards them.
  • In the spoons position both partners lie on their same side facing in the same direction.[6]

  • The receiving partner lies on their side. The penetrating partner kneels and penetrates from behind. Alternatively, the penetrating partner can stand if the receiving partner is on a raised surface.

  • The receiving partner lies facing down, possibly with their legs spread. The penetrating partner lies on top of them.[2] The placement of a pillow beneath the receiving partner’s hips can help increase stimulation in this position.

  • The receiving partner lies face down, knees together. The penetrating partner lies on top with spread legs.

  • The receiving partner lies on their side with their uppermost leg forward. The penetrating partner kneels astride the receiver’s lowermost leg