Originally posted on Bustle
When you think about the best time to have sex, you probably imagine an ideal setting. Roses, candlelight, Billy Joel playing— OK, the Billy Joel is probably just me. But we tend to think of some of the best sex coming from a romantic setting, when you have a lot of time to relax and enjoy it. Now, don’t get me wrong— that kind of sex is great. But don’t underestimate the power of a quickie.
In fact, I find that some of my best sex, and favorite masturbation sessions, come when I’m at probably my least attractive— after a workout. Sweaty, salty, sometimes red-faced… I’m sure I’m not at my peak. But there’s something about the endorphins or the blood flow or just the energy that can lead to some pretty amazing orgasms. So, as much as you might want to run to the shower, don’t underestimate the power of some post work-out sex. It can be seriously fun.
And even better, you’re already feeling limber and strong, two things you might not be feelings when you finally crawl into bed at the end of the day. So if you’re sex life is in a bit of a rut, trying it when you’re feeling energized and powerful is a great way to shake it up.
Here are the best sex positions for after a workout, because you’re already feeling bendy:
1. The Bridge
How To Do It: Start in missionary but then place your feet flat on the bed and thrust upward as your partner sits back on their heels and then up onto their knees. Your arms should help you brace.
Why It’s Great Post-Gym: Keep that workout going. You’ve got your core and your glutes working already, so your primed for this position. Oh— the deep penetration and great views don’t hurt either.
How To Do It: Lay spooning your partner, with the little spoon’s pelvis slightly higher than the big spoon’s. Then it’s great for penetration, finger play, and some sexy ear-whispering.
Why It’s Great Post-Gym: Because if you’re totally exhausted from your exercise session, you’re just going to want to relax. This is an intimate, sexy position with great G-spot stimulation, but without using too much energy if you’re feeling burned out.
3. Reverse Cowgirl
How To Do It: Straddle your partner but facing their feet, then slowly lower down onto them. You can grind or bounce, but remember to keep a hand free for some great clit play.
Why It’s Great Post-Gym: Because if you get the same adrenaline rush and endorphin boost that I do from the gym, you’re going to be rearing to go. So a position where you can take charge and really enjoy feeling yourself is perfect.
How To Do It: One of you sits on the edge of the bed with your legs spread, while the other kneels on the floor. You can use your mouth, your hands, toys, anything that makes you feel good.
Why It’s Great Post-Gym: Another one for if you’re feeling a little tired. There’s no bumping and grinding, so you can relax and just focus on pleasing your partner— or let them focus on you.
5. Seated Backbend
How To Do It: Start with you on top of your partner, then slowly lean back as they sit up. If you hold their hands or forearms, you can help brace yourself on the way down. They can keep their legs as close or spread as feels comfortable, so don’t be afraid to play around.
Why It’s Great Post-Gym: You get to relax and you’re already feeling limber enough for this position, which requires a bit flexibility to be comfortable. And there’s plenty of opportunity for clit play, which is never a bad thing.
6. The Crab
How To Do It: You remember crab walking, right? So it’s that, but, you know, sexy. While your partner is the crab walk position you do the same and, scooting in as far as you can, lower yourself onto them. Lube will help.
Why It’s Great Post-Gym: It’s a challenging position that requires a bit of strength and flexibility, but you’re in the zone. What better time to try it?
7. Woman On Top
How To Do It: You know classic woman on top, but in this variation your partner has their back against a wall, cushion, or pillow, to bring you closer. You can grind, focus on the up and down, and there’s even great eye contact and dirty talk.
Why It’s Great Post-Gym: The endorphins have you feeling amazing, so it’s a great time to get on top. But this position gives an added intensity and a really deep fit, so it’s perfect for when you’re feeling pumped.
You may be sweaty, but a shower can wait. A post-gym quickie is a great way to spice things up— and try some trickier positions.