The Snow Angel Sex Position Isn’t Just For Winter

When you think of making snow angels, chances are your brain conjures images of blizzards and winter coats, snowball fights and sledding. However, the snow angel sex position forgoes the need to freeze your butt off for a bit of fun. Instead, it gets you up close and personal with your partner in a silly but actually pretty sexy way.

  1. It’s not as complicated as it sounds. You might be wondering what the hell a snow angel has to do with sex. If you’re imagining lying on the icy ground outside and making snow angels, it can be difficult to picture how sex comes into the scenario. Luckily, the snow angel position is a lot simpler and more fun than it sounds. And no, you don’t have to do it outside in the snow.
  2. Here’s how it works. OK, so there are two methods on the internet when it comes to snow angel positions and they differ quite a bit. You just lie on your back in a spread-eagle position, then your partner does the same directly on top of you. Then you do what you would if you were making snow angels: wave your arms around a bit. Yes, really!
  3. The second variation is a bit different. According to Women’s Health, the sex position requires your partner to lie on top of you with his head by your legs, face down. Then you grip and thrust each other. It’s basically an upside-down missionary position with a twist. It might feel complicated to get this right at first, but it helps to wiggle around to align yourselves, then use his butt to control the thrusting.
  4. You’re in charge. If you try the Women’s Health version, you get to control the thrusts and how fast sex happens, which is a bonus if you want to kindle the fire for longer. It also creates more friction, which is sure to make you feel hot even in the middle of winter.
  5. It might get some laughs and it’s actually kind of refreshing. If you’re waving your arms around during sex, you can bet you and your partner are going to have a good laugh. That’s what makes this position so much great! It allows you to have fun, be a bit silly, and not care about trying to look perfect or achieving those ridiculous porno moves that always make you feel sore for days.
  6. Do it with someone who’s got a good sense of humor. The best way to ensure you have fun trying the snow angel position is to choose a sexual partner who’s down for fun and isn’t ashamed to be a bit ridiculous in the sack. He doesn’t have to be your BF, but if you’re having a one-night stand, just make sure you’ve chosen a guy who knows how not to take himself or sex so seriously.
  7. It’ll keep you warm. Getting naked in the icy months might not sound like fun, but snow angel sex is perfect for making your body feel the heat. Since you’re waving your arms and kicking your legs, this is sure to boost your blood circulation. Bonus: if you’re doing it on the bed, you can drag a blanket over you on those really cold days.
  8. You’ll boost your bond. If you’re trying the snow angel with your partner, it’ll probably heat up your relationship too because you’re really up close and personal in a whole new way. You might not be making eye contact, but your bodies are touching from top to bottom.
  9. It leaves vanilla sex at the door. If you and your boyfriend love the missionary position, the snow angel is sure to make it a lot kinkier, without taking you too much out of your comfort zone. You’re not doing something out there like the reverse cowgirl, but rather staying in the same comfortable region as missionary, just with much more spice.
  10. It’s actually pretty versatile. You don’t have to do the snow angel position lying down even though that makes the most sense at first. Try it standing up in the shower facing each other or lie down on other surfaces instead of the bed, like the floor or kitchen table. Where you have sex can sometimes be just as hot as the kind you have!
  11. It’s good for long-term relationships or one quick sesh. Some positions really make you think they’re better saved for a loving long-term relationship, like when you straddle him on top and make lots of eye contact (hello, lotus sex position). But the great thing about the snow angel position is that it can be intimate, such as if he’s on top of you facing you directly, or it can be raunchy and fun without all the emotional stuff, like when his head is near your feet. You can tweak it depending on the type of sexual partner you’re with and depending on what you want from the sex.
  12. It hits the right spot. Since you’re the one controlling the thrusting when he’s facing your feet, you can position yourself in such a way that his penis touches your clitoris during sex. This will boost your sexual pleasure in a big way, resulting in such amazing orgasms, you’ll forget that it’s cold outside.
Giulia Simolo is a writer from Johannesburg, South Africa with a degree in English Language and Literature. She has been working as a journalist for more than a decade, writing for sites including AskMen, Native Interiors, and Live Eco. You can find out more about her on Facebook and LinkedIn, or follow her on Twitter @GiuliaSimolo.