Easy there, cowgirl
While having the woman on top is great for easy and consistent G-spot stimulation, her hips and back may be screaming out for their own stimulation the morning after. Fan favorites like cowgirl and reverse cowgirl can be tricky, especially “if the guy has some size to him, as in the space from the left side to the right side of his body,” warns Dr. Larit. Most sex-related injuries are sustained by women from “sitting on top straddling [too wide].”
"Fight Fire" and feel the burn
The "Fight Fire" position is one you’ve probably done without realizing. In this position the woman lays on her side, raises one of her legs and rests it on her partner’s shoulders while he straddles the other leg on his knees. It’s exciting without getting too acrobatic. Only problem is this kind of screwing can really screw up a girl’s alignment. “When [the male partner] is pumping, he is going to hit her ischial tuberosity, which is the bone that you sit on,” explains Dr. Larit. Ouch. You’re also “torquing the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint.” Yikes.
Don’t show me the money
Standing at 5’11”, I cannot express the overwhelming and relatively rare sense of joy that comes when a guy literally swoops me off my feet for a perfect Jerry Maguire reenactment. Even if the sex itself is just blah, there’s something about getting picked up off the ground that will cause any woman to remember that partner fondly. Unfortunately, Dr. Larit discourages anything of the sort given the dangers it presents to a man’s lower back. If you just can’t help yourself, he advises you to “lift from your legs and hips, and make sure she’s not... in your weight class.”
So as a chiropractor, does Dr. Larit keep all his medical knowledge in mind when he’s in the act? “Absolutely,” he says, but he “[tries] to change positions quite a bit-- variety is the safest thing you can do.” So mix it up! Doctor’s orders.
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Julia Reiss is a writer and stand-up comedian whose favorite sex position is the one where the guy texts back. Follow her on Twitter: @thereisspiece.