How many sexual positions do I have to do?

Don’t move more. Move closer.


If you’re starting out or not very confident, the most important thing to focus on is quality, not quantity. Sex isn’t about ticking off a checklist, it’s about finding positions that give you both the maximum pleasure – and sticking with as many or as few as you want. There are no rules about numbers – and certainly no evidence that the more positions you pack into a session, the more interested your partner will be.

An average a typical sex session lasts around 38 minutes, including 18 minutes or so of foreplay(1). What you do with the rest of the time is up to you both.

Whatever your sexual orientation you may want to start off with some of the more popular positions: Doggy Style, Missionary or Cowgirl/Cowboy(2). Then add new positions if, or when, you’re both up for experimenting.

The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana describes a staggering 64 sexual positions(3). So there’s plenty of choice for more adventurous lovers.

You can forget any fears about boredom simply by adding your own signature moves to any position you try.

If you’re interested in adding a new twist to old positions, check out our article on Mixing it Up.

Sources:

  1. Durex Sex Survey p37
  2. https://www.zavamed.com/uk/preferred-positions.html
  3. https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Illustrated-Kama-Sutra-ebook/dp/B072KT4TKR/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1537948409&sr=8-10&keywords=karma+sutra