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Sexual positions - side by side sex
Side by side sexual positions are the best way to make romantic love. But they are not the easiest to get into, unless you use the right technique....so start from the more common missionary position and then roll onto your sides, having agreed which way you'll roll before you go! The woman needs to hitch her leg up as you can see in the first picture above.
That photo shows our models in a very intimate sexual position which lets the man and woman gaze into each other's eyes, embrace and kiss, or enjoy the sensations of intimacy and closeness. Since they are facing each other, the man can kiss or caress the woman's breasts and both partners are able to touch each other's chest, body and face. This can be a very enjoyable adjunct to lovemaking. We have a great new site to offer you - where you can learn to control premature ejaculation with the PE program Ejaculation By Command by Lloyd Lester - reviewed here! It will give you the power to control your ejaculation during sex immediately.
Certainly, side by side sexual positions give a couple a true sense of intimacy. But there are some very tangible advantages too: a man who usually experiences premature ejaculation may discover how to last longer in bed in this position, partly because his movement is restricted, and partly because his penis does not receive the same pressure from the wall of his partner's vagina. Even so, he can get deep penetration, and he is unlikely to "fall out" of his partner because of the close linking and connection of their bodies. This means side by side is also a good sex position for a man with a small penis.
With gentle thrusting, and regular rests, combined with some clitoral play, it's quite possible for even the most premature ejaculator to achieve a long session of intercourse with the woman and man orgasming simultaneously. Indeed, if you want to discover how to stop premature ejaculation rapidly, just check out side by side sex positions next time you make love.
The rear entry orientation shown in the second photo is a form of side by side sex often called spooning. It's intimate and allows a lot of bodily contact, but it also allows a couple to fall asleep comfortably after sex with the man wrapped around his partner. But apart from those advantages, it can be very arousing for the man, with the obvious similarity to rear entry sex. As always, the best way to discover if it turns you on is to try it out and see what happens!
There are plenty of variations on the theme of side by side sexual positions. The third photo shows how you can move into any number of different angles and so produce endless variations which may give you more or less of a thrill, depending on the angle at which the erect penis enters the vagina.
As I mentioned before, side by side sex puts less pressure on the penis and slows down your approach to orgasm - which is very useful for men with premature ejaculation.
Flanquette & Cuissade
Positions in which entry is made from a half-rear and half-sideways angle are described by the French as cuissade. For instance, if a woman is lying on her back and the man is turned sideways to her, and she then bends the leg nearest to him and hooks it over his thigh to enable him to enter her, this is a cuissade position. Another is when the woman turns her back to the man and draws up one of her legs and he enters her with her other leg between his. Or she may be half-turned from him. In the cuissade sexual positions the man can enter the woman from a variety of angles, and penetration can be deep. It is particularly deep if the man, after entering the woman, leans back so that his body is at right angles to hers.
The so-called flanquette positions are those in which entry is made from a half-sideways and half-facing position. As in the cuissade positions, one of the man's legs is between the woman's legs and one of hers is raised. The advantages of the flanquette sexual positions are the freedom to vary the angle of entry and also the ability to obtain deep penetration. The man is able to make slow and deep thrusting movements and the genital contact can be complemented with mouth and breast kisses.
A woman's opinion of side by side sexual positions (and some hints to women trying it for the first time)
One of my favorite things to do during intercourse is going through one sexual position after another. Don't misunderstand me: I like man-on-top sex because I can so clearly feel his body on top of me, and I get that special frisson that comes from feeling dominated by a man who loves me and can safely "take" me.
What's more, man on top sex positions are great for the first joining of our bodies during lovemaking, because we kiss and gaze at each other, and my hands are free to caress his ass and balls, and feel his cock as it slides in and out of me. I can make sex feel very different in this position just by moving my legs slightly: some favorite variations include gripping my man tightly around his waist (which really excites him!), putting my legs straight out, or bending them at the knees (which gives deeper penetration), or adding pressure to his penis and balls by moving my legs closer together.
However, I do like to change position during sex. After a while we roll on our sides - either way - and then things begin to hot up! It's more even, in the sense that I can caress him and he can caress me, and I can reach to find his balls and the base of his cock more easily. Side by side sex positions are often suggested as a great way to make love for couples and pregnant women, but sex in this position is worth a try for absolutely anyone!
And it's really simple after you learn how to do it: the key is having the woman raise her legs, with her knees bent, until her thighs are at the height of her man's waist - but you must do this before you turn onto your sides! Now have the man enter you deeply and keep his penis deep inside you. Hold your partner firmly - decide which way you're going to turn - and over you go! The woman's thigh underneath the man's body should be quite comfortable if you've done this correctly. If it's feeling squashed, lift it higher until it feels OK.
You'll be surprised how much variation there can be in side by side sex. If you lean back, apart from each other, and especially if you lift your upper leg up in the air, you get a great view of your man's erect cock pushing into your pussy. And this might just excite your man so much he comes quickly! Another benefit: you and your partner can take turns to reach down and feel your clitoris.
You'll find this sex position allows for a sense of deep, almost spiritual connection during excellent sex. Being able to take a pause to look lovingly into each others' eyes, chat and touch each other lovingly makes a big difference, and you can even send each other beautiful energy between your heart chakras or base (sex) chakras.
Finally, I think it's a great position for pre-sleep lovemaking when neither of you feels very energetic. Even very small thrusts by your man can be deliciously sensitive. No wonder this sex position is one of our favorites!
A man's opinion and tips for good sex in the side by side position
It was only after several years' great sex (mostly of the man on top variety) that we discovered side by side sex positions. We had great sex - why explore anything else? But you know how it is - boredom creeps in eventually, and so we decided to experiment; from the missionary position we rolled over and had a truly wonderful experience of lovemaking. This isn't to say that I think side by side sex is better than man on top sex; it's not, it's just different. And it proved to me that experimenting with sex in as many ways as possible keeps the relationship fresh.
There's an intimacy you may not feel in other sex positions - with lots of skin contact, eye-gazing, seeing her react as she feels you push into her, and the always-amazing warmth and wetness as you thrust deeply!
Better still, my partner can thrust if she wants to do so, more easily than in some other sexual positions.
Since she's in a fairly relaxed position in side by side sex she can play with her man's body - even his nipples, which some men find highly arousing - and she can really feel my penis in her pussy as I thrust, even though it doesn't make me come so quickly. I actually think that's because my cock moves into her vagina more loosely and this allows me to go on for longer with harder thrusting than in the man on top position.
In addition, talking to each other seems to help us feel more intimate as we make love and give each other feedback on what we're doing....and feeling! This can be very bonding, and always makes us feel very loving.
Finally, if she wraps her legs around my buttocks and pulls me in towards her, especially if she thrusts her hips during lovemaking, the result can be a pretty powerful orgasm for both of us!