10 Standing Sex Positions For When You’re Bored Of Laying Down

When it comes to spicing things up in the bedroom, trying out new positions can bring a flatlined sex life back to the land of the living. One way to switch things up is by trying out some standing sex positions. After all, laying down all the time can be a bit of a drag. Not only does remaining upright provide a change of scenery, but it can also make for deeper penetration and a more intimate connection between partners. So, let’s dive into the world of vertical pleasure and explore 10 standing sex positions that are worth giving a try. You might be surprised how hot they are!

The Wall Thrust

This classic standing sex position involves one partner leaning against a wall while the other penetrates from the front. It allows for deep penetration and gives the person being penetrated a sense of being held against the wall, adding an extra element of power play and intensity to the experience. Even better if the penetrating partner can lift the other one up (but more on that later — that’s an unnecessary variation to this position).

The Leg Up

In this position, the receiving partner lifts one leg and places it on a raised surface such as a stool or countertop. The penetrating partner stands facing them and can hold onto their elevated leg for support and deeper access. It’s a great position for deeper G-spot or prostate stimulation. The added element of the prop on which you rest your leg can also come in handy when you switch positions, so don’t be afraid to experiment.

The Wrap-Around

Perfect for those who enjoy a strong emotional connection during sex, the wrap-around is one of the best standing sex positions because it involves the penetrating partner lifting the receiver off the ground and wrapping their legs around their waist. This position allows for face-to-face intimacy and full-body contact. There’s something really sexy about that kinda strength, you have to admit.

The Over the Edge

In this position, the receiving partner stands with their upper body slightly bent over the edge of a sturdy surface like a table or countertop (just make sure you wipe your kitchen counters down before making a post-sex snack!). The penetrating partner stands behind and enters from behind. This position offers a different angle of penetration and can be particularly stimulating for both partners. Plus, this is a great position for if you want it rough, since it allows the pentetrating partner to really pick up the pace as well as the intensity of their thrusts.

The Standing 69

For a mind-blowing oral experience, the standing variation on the 69 sex position takes things to new heights. Both partners stand facing each other, with one partner bending their knees and leaning forward to perform oral sex on the other. It requires balance and coordination, but the orgasms you’ll get from it will be well worth it. Plus, you’ll get the added bonus of feeling like a yoga instructor as you show off your flexibility.

The Clinging Vine

Similar to the wrap-around position, the clinging vine involves the receiving partner wrapping their legs around the penetrating partner. However, instead of the penetrating partner holding the receiver, they can lean back against a wall or a sturdy piece of furniture for added support. This position allows for deep penetration and a sense of surrender. It also makes things a bit easier on the partner doing all the thrusting since they won’t have to focus on holding the receiver up in the meantime.

The Lift and Thrust

If you’re looking for a position that showcases strength and power, the lift and thrust is one of the best standing sex positions for you. The penetrating partner lifts the receiving partner off the ground and holds them against a wall or even mid-air while thrusting. It requires strength and coordination but can provide an exhilarating experience for both partners.

The Standing Doggy

Doggy style is a lot of people’s favorite sex position, and the standing doggy adds an extra element of sexiness. The receiving partner bends over while resting their hands on a sturdy surface or the floor, while the penetrating partner enters from behind. This position allows for much deeper penetration as well as some more intense thrusting, which, when you’re looking for something a little more vigorous than slow and sensual lovemaking, can be pretty exciting.

The Against the Mirror

This one is for my girls, guys, and nonbinary folks who are confident in their bodies and wants to celebrate the act of sex with their partner. If that’s you, get ready to bring out your wild side with the against the mirror position. One partner stands facing a mirror while the other enters from behind. This position allows both partners to enjoy the visual stimulation of watching themselves in action while providing deep penetration. This one is not for the faint-hearted, but if you’re up for the challenge, your orgasms will be off the charts.

The Tree Trunk

For nature lovers, the tree trunk sex position offers a unique experience. First, you’ll need to find a sturdy tree for support. Yes, that means you’ll have to embrace your inner exhibitionist and head outside for this one. The receiving partner stands with their back against the solid surface while the penetrating partner enters from the front. It’s a great position for outdoor adventures and a close connection with nature. Just try not to do this in the middle of a crowded park or in your backyard where the neighbors can see!

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