Top 3 Sex Positions for Plus-Size Couples
Every individual is unique, and just because someone is large doesn’t necessarily mean they’re unable to perform every sexual position. Of course, certain limitations do come with a larger body. If you or your partner is having trouble with those limitations, try one of these positions to spice up your sex life:
Doggy style is a fan favorite among men—especially those with a little extra around the belly. For partners with a larger stomach, this position can provide easier access to the genitals. Additionally, doggy style is comfortable for most people, and doesn’t require any acrobatics from either partner.
While this position can be stellar for people who store fat around their stomach, it can be a bit of a challenge for those with a large bottom. To put it bluntly, a big butt can prevent the “top,” or penetrating partner, from reaching the bottom partner’s genitals.
Fear not! There are ways to make doggy style work even with this body type. The receptive partner can lower themselves onto their forearms or add pillows under their knees to lift up their butt and provide easier access.
Cowgirl is an old favorite that works especially well for larger lovers. While the position can be difficult to master, it’s one of the best positions for clitoral stimulation and is worth practicing. In the standard cowgirl stance, extra weight is easy to keep out of the way, and the receptive partner is able to control the pace, providing some much-needed variety from other sexual positions.
Naysayers claim this position is dangerous with a larger partner, but that is untrue. Contrary to popular belief, the person riding in this position should not be putting all their weight on their partner. Instead, the person on top should distribute most of their weight onto their knees or feet. Not only does this keep the cowgirl position safe and comfortable for all parties, but it’s also a lot less tiring for the rider.
If you and your partner are still struggling in this position, try reverse cowgirl instead. In this position, the riding partner faces the penetrating partner’s feet instead of their face. Reverse cowgirl can be better for partners with larger bellies since it provides more space to maneuver.
Missionary gets a bad rap for being boring, but it’s actually incredibly versatile. Configurations of this position are many and varied. Even in its most basic form, missionary consistently ranks as a favorite among both men and women because it offers deep penetration and easy access to the genitals, as well as intimacy and romance. There are many reasons the missionary position is a classic—and, as they say: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
However, more traditional face-to-face missionary sex can pose issues for larger partners. Either person in this position may experience pinching, overheating or general discomfort depending on their individual body. If you struggle with these setbacks, try one of the multitudes of modifications this position offers.
If you’re getting too close in missionary and that’s uncomfortable, try having the penetrating partner kneel or stand upright instead of lying on top. Standing missionary is especially effective: Try having the receptive partner dangle their legs off the edge of the bed while the top partner stands. If this position still isn’t quite right, try adding pillows under the receiving partner’s butt for better access.
People with large bodies may face some obstacles with certain sexual positions, but these three examples should free them up for uninhibited pleasure.