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Fun In The Bedroom: The Greatest Oral Sex Positions

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Written by the UPGUYS Editorial Team
Published on October 13, 2022

Oral sex. (Yes, that's the hook.)

For many people, performing and receiving oral sex is one of the hottest ways to express intimacy with their partners. Whether it's fellatio, cunnilingus, or anilingus, it can be one of the fastest paths to orgasm for both men and women.

Despite that, people often default to generic positions for oral sex that they are used to. This article covers some of the best and most creative oral sex positions guaranteed to have you and your partner begging for more.

We'll cover:

Let's dive in.

Does Everyone Enjoy Oral Sex?

Before we get into the good stuff, we must first cover some relatively simple but important facts.

Giving and receiving oral sex is an incredibly intimate act. It's important to remember that not all people are the same (especially in the bedroom).

Some people might really enjoy something, while others might really hate it. In fact, many women (and men) don't really like having oral sex.

The most important thing to remember when trying to spice it up in the bedroom is to be open and communicative with your partner. You can read every sex article in the world, but it won't do you any good if you aren't connecting with your partner about it.

People's preferences are as unique as their bodies. The "parts down there" for men and women come in all shapes and sizes. Don't worry about how yours compares to other people's — learn how to use and treat your partner according to their body type.

If they don't like one thing, it might just be that they need to try some different oral sex positions to find their preference.

Read more: What Does It Mean to Be Sex Positive?

Are Smells and Tastes Normal?

Another vital thing to remember — whether you're a man or a woman, everyone has a natural odour "down there," and that's perfectly fine. 

That said, it's always good to freshen up before going to town orally. Shower and use soap on your genital area to ensure you're ready. You can also use wet paper towels or unscented wipes if you're in a rush.

However, avoid using perfumes or deodorants, as they might not react well with your private parts.

Along with unique smells, tastes are part of it as well. As long as you have healthy habits and are clean during oral sex, taste shouldn't be a problem. 

However, if you're worried about the taste when spicing things up, you can try to eat and drink certain things that have been known to improve taste, including:

  1. Cinnamon
  2. Pineapple
  3. Papaya
  4. Nutmeg
  5. Celery

Avoid foods like cabbage, asparagus, garlic, and onions, as they have been reported to give not-so-pleasant tastes.

The Benefits of Oral Sex

There are several great benefits of oral sex positions for men and women.

First, you probably know that the tongue is one of the most powerful muscles in the body. It is capable of stimulating your partner's sensitive parts with ease.

If you and your partner are in the mood but don't feel like going through the workout of a sex session, having oral sex is a great way to feel stimulated and soak in bodily sensations. 

If you feel like your sex life is a bit "vanilla," it's a great way to make things hot and fun without going through too much extra physical and mental effort.

Lastly, for men with "issues" getting it up, trying new positions can be a great way to re-stimulate your body without needing pills or other solutions.

The Best Oral Sex Positions

Now let's get to the good stuff. There are tons of different sex positions for oral sex that you can try. 

Looking for the best positions for oral sex will largely depend on what you and your partner enjoy the most. Make sure to communicate with your partner and find out what works for both of you.

Let's take a look at a few.

Sideways 69

Everyone knows about the standard 69 positions — or at least you've heard someone say "nice..." when the number comes up. (If you don't know the position, take a good long look at the number and use your imagination.)

In the standard 69 position, one partner lies on their back while the other partner hovers on top of them with their body going the opposite way. Although this can be a fantastic sex position for oral, using your arms to support yourself can get tiring.

In the sideways 69, you get all the benefits of 69ing without the extra strain.

To do it, both partners should lie on their sides in the opposite direction. Position your faces in line with the other's genitalia. 

From here, both partners can "go to town" simultaneously. It also allows better positioning for curved penises, allowing the partner to be aligned better than the typical 69 positions.

Face Down, Ass Up

Are you looking for some kinky sex ideas? Here's one that's comfy at the same time.

The penis-having receiver lies on their back while their partner kneels over the receiver with their butt in the air, typically towards the receiver's face.

The "giver" can either straddle the other person's body or sit to one side. This is an excellent position as it can also align to suit a curved penis.

Sitting Pretty

For this one, you can use a comfortable chair or even the edge of your bed.

The receiver sits on the bed or chair as far to the edge as possible. At the same time, the giver can perform oral sex while sitting or kneeling in front of them.

This lets both partners sit comfortably with full support. The person on the bed can sit comfortably on the chair, while the other partner can spread their body weight to their legs instead of just their knees.

The Kivin Method

This method, also known as sideways oral, is one of the more popular oral sex positions for her. 

In this method, the receiver (usually the woman) lies on her back. They will bend one leg at the knee and bring it up towards their body. The partner lies perpendicular to their partner and places their head under the raised leg.

This gives the person a unique angle that can lead to intense pleasure and stimulation for people with a clitoris.

Lying On Tummies

In this position, both participants lie on their stomachs. Then, the person giving will place their head between their partner's legs to give oral sex.

This is a great position for anilingus. But if you want to create a better angle, you can put a pillow underneath the receiver to elevate their pelvis.

Modified Face Sitting

Face sitting can be very steamy, but it can also risk putting too much pressure on the receiving partner, suffocating them. This position is an excellent alternative to that.

Have the giving partner lie on their back at an upwards angle. This can be done by propping them up on a few pillows. Then have the receiving partner mount their partner's face and use the wall or bed frame in front of them to balance themselves.

This position can be much more comfortable for both partners without the risk of crushing them.


Oral sex positions don't have to involve sitting (and hurting your knees). If you have a mattress or surface that is low to the ground, try a T-stand.

In this position, the giver can lie on their back with their head at the end of the bed. The receiver stands over the receiver's head and leans over to give them the goods.

The "Pleasure Mechanic"

This one is one of the more common sex positions for oral that is modified to add a little bit more steaminess using mystery.

One partner lies on their stomach with a pillow underneath their hips to elevate them. Then, lie on your back and allow yourself to meet their genitals with your face.

Because one partner is on their stomach and you are hidden underneath them, their imagination will run wild regarding what's happening under the covers.

Sex Swing Positions for Oral Sex

Do you have a sex swing at home? This handy tool opens up some new positions for you and your partner to try.

  1. Queening: For this one, the swing must be close enough to the ground or a surface. Have one person sit in the swing while the other lies beneath the partner to perform oral sex. The riding partner can feel like a queen while riding their partner's face.
  2. Swinging 69: Have one partner lay back in the swing so that the straps support their feet, butt, and back. Then, the second partner can stand and bend over them.
  3. Open Up: One partner straps their legs and arms into the swing and lean back. The other partner gets on their knees and goes to town.

Keep Things Spicy in the Bedroom

Now that you've learned some new oral sex positions to try with your partner, it's time to get in the bedroom and try them out. 

There are always new and innovative ways to up your game in the bedroom. If you're looking for other tips, check out the rest of our blog.

This article is written for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information provided in the articles cannot and should not replace advice from a healthcare professional. Talk to your healthcare provider about any physical or mental health concerns or the risks and benefits of any treatment or medication.