Do You Need A Sex Pillow? Here’s Why It May Be Worth Trying

We all like to think of ourselves as ultra-flexible, ultra-hot sex gods capable of bending and moving into any position because we’re super freaks in the sheets. Sadly, once you’re out of your 20s (and maybe even when you’re in your 20s!), that’s just not the case. Chronic pain is a thing for many people, and sometimes trying out unconventional sex positions to spice up our bedroom lives is uncomfortable, to say the least. That’s where a sex pillow might come in handy.

What is a sex pillow, you ask? It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a pillow or cushion meant to make having sex a better experience. From reducing pain to aiding in different positions to making orgasms even better, these bad boys can really improve your sex life in a multitude of ways. Plus, sex pillows come in a variety of shapes and sizes, meaning there’s an option that will be right for most people.

Not convinced yet? Here’s why you should consider giving them a try.

  1. They make sex less painful. According to Cedars-Sinai, as many as 75% of women will experience painful sex at some point during their lives, and that’s a lot! Sex pillows can help reduce that pain but lessen the pressure placed on the pelvic muscles and relax them. This will make sex a much more pleasurable experience, for sure.
  2. They make it more comfortable, too. Even if sex isn’t painful for you, that doesn’t mean it’s always comfortable. That’s especially true when you’re trying to contort yourself into any variety of odd positions that your body just isn’t happy with. Adding a sex pillow into the mix can help you prop up your hips or angle yourself in ways that allow for a more comfortable experience.
  3. Sex pillows can help your partner hit exactly the right spot. In addition to making sex more comfortable, adding a cushion or pillow to your intimate life can be a game-changer when it comes to penetration. Pushing one under your backside, for instance, can place you at a great angle for your partner to penetrate you more deeply. If that’s something you’re into (and hey, who isn’t?), this is a major draw.
  4. They come in handy for BDSM too. Most sex pillows designed specifically for use in the bedroom can be used to try out some kinkier sex acts. Many have loops or holes that ropes, ties, or other BDSM instruments can be attached to, making them a different way to indulge in some fetish play. Just saying!
  5. They’re great for pregnant women too. It goes without saying that having sex when heavily pregnant can be incredibly uncomfortable. It’s a curse since you tend to get horny (or rather, hornier than usual) when you’re expecting, particularly during the end of the first and throughout the second trimester, according to Healthline. Thankfully, sex pillows can make intimacy during this time a lot easier and a lot less uncomfortable.
  6. They can help those with medical issues. If you have arthritis, mobility issues, or other conditions that make sexual intimacy difficult, you may find that a sex pillow can make the experience possible and pleasurable. Because the cushions relieve pressure on muscles and joints and offer support to the spine and other parts of the body, you may just discover a new lease on your sex life! It’s worth a try, don’t you think?
Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill