Rear Entry or Doggy Style
The basics of rear entry ("doggy style") sex
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In rear entry (or doggy style) sex, obviously the man is behind his partner and she's facing away from him.
She may be kneeling while he stands, or he may be kneeling as well.
You can see the basic variations of the position in the photographs below.
It's raw, it's deeply appealing to men, and it's a very lustful way of making love.
It's even possible to do this, if the mood takes you, whilst you're standing up - a sexual position great for raw, quick, lustful sex!
In this position, as indeed in many of the other variations, it's possible for the man to hold the woman's hips or shoulders to guide her movements and to indicate what he wants her to do.
Of course, it's also possible he might just be holding onto her to stop getting away as he ejaculates into her!
The photographs illustrate the fact that there is no shortage of variations on the basic rear entry, so once again you have ample opportunity for experimentation with this sex position.
What you prefer and find most satisfying will depend on your personal taste, and also, on how easily you can penetrate and thrust in different postures.
Many people do find that lying down is a difficult position for rear entry - it's probably better for men whose penis is longer than average.
With experimentation you'll find exactly the right position for you and your partner.
Don't forget the possibility of rear entry sex when you're actually sitting in a chair - it's a restful and easy position for sexual intimacy when one partner is disabled or not very flexible.
And even here there is still plenty of variation to be had from the basic sex position: you can sit either facing each other or facing away from each other.
Each of these variations offers its own thrills and spills, its own sensations, pleasures and orgasmic intensity.... try them out, find the ones that suit you most, and above all, enjoy the novelty and excitement of trying different positions during your lovemaking.
And what you think of when you hear the words "rear entry sex"?
One thing's for sure: like most men, you'll certainly have spent a lot of time thinking and fantasizing about it!
Do you think of the site of your partner's buttocks parted, with your glistening penis sliding in and out between her cheeks, her vagina opening and closing around you as you thrust?
Do you think of bending double around her, your hands cupped around her breasts as you thrust deep into her, consumed with your animal passion?
Do you think of the sheer power of your male sexuality as you push your erection as deep into her as it will go?
And there, maybe, is the problem some women have with rear entry sex!
They feel objectified; they don't feel like a man's making love to them: they feel like they're being used for sexual gratification.
But hey! Is that a problem? We are, at our genetic roots, sexual beings, with all the lustfulness and urgency of animals that need to reproduce.
That's what mother nature has programmed us for, and that genetic imperative comes out more clearly during sex in the rear entry position than in any other.
This is the sexual position which turns us on, accesses our most primal sexual drives, and can make us lose control – at least, if we let it, for in human sexuality there is always an element of choice.
But what's the other side of the coin? How do women feel about rear entry sex? It seems to depend how sexually uninhibited they are, which in sexual terms probably means how aroused they are.
For all of us find things acceptable when we're sexually aroused that we would find less acceptable, or not acceptable at all, when we're not so aroused.
So a woman has to be in her sexual power, feeling uninhibited, and perhaps wanting to indulge her raw, lustful sexual urges, before she can enjoy rear entry sexual positions..... unless she's just offering him sex in the position which she knows turns him on more than any other.
Nonetheless, this sex position does have a lot to offer a woman as well. For one thing, she has a lot of sexual power.
Whether or not she sees herself as being objectified, the reality is that she has the power to thrust vigorously, she can experience powerful G spot stimulation, she can receive stimulation to her clitoris either by her own hand or from her partner, and she can allow herself to surrender to the power of her female sexuality.
A lot of women have told us that they enjoy a feeling of lewdness, of raw sexuality, of liberated sexual urges, in this sex position, and that's a fantastic thing to hear, because being able to access your deepest instinctual drives as a human being, and express them safely, is an extremely fulfilling and rewarding experience.
So what do we need to think about with this sexual position, other than the sheer raw lustful power it has over most men and many women?
Well, importantly, it isn't a sexual position where the woman just kneels on the floor or the bed and remains stationary whilst the man makes love to her.
She has the power and freedom to thrust her hips backwards and forwards in time with her man's movements, meeting him thrust for thrust.
Alternatively, as an interesting variation in this position, he can remain stationary while she thrust backwards and forwards on his erect shaft.
Of course, she can remain still whilst he has the pleasure of pounding into her - which, frankly, is what usually happens when a man allows his sexual instincts free rein in this sex position.
There are some massive advantages to rear entry sex as well: the man has so much freedom of movement, and he can make such a wide variety of thrusts, that from moment to moment a couple's lovemaking can constantly change.
He can make deep thrusts or shallow thrusts; he can hug his partner close and thrust from his hips, or he can stand back and move his whole pelvis - either approach feels powerful and profoundly rewarding.
She can kneel with her head up or her head down, or even lie down on the bed whilst he thrusts into her as he stands at the edge of the bed.
Each of these variations offers the opportunity for a couple to explore the angle at which his cock can push hard against her G spot, and so potentially bring her to a big orgasm if she's sufficiently aroused before intercourse starts.
For the man it's an incredibly powerful turn on to see his cock sliding in and out of his partner's body, to see it more clearly than in any other sexual position, in fact.
It's such an empowering, confidence making, sexual self-esteem building thing for a man to have sex with his partner in this way!
But I don't want to give the impression that this exposition is all about gratification for the man (though I fear there may be some truth in that!).
As we've already said, women can find this position incredibly rewarding because it gives them access to their sexual power.
It allows them to behave like a slut in a safe way with a trusted partner (the word slut is not a judgment, by the way - the slut is a powerful sexually aware female archetype in any woman's psyche).
And perhaps more importantly than anything, the position offers the chance for a woman to have a G spot orgasm, or, if she's not able to reach a G spot orgasm, to come to orgasm from clitoral stimulation.
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