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Sex Positions: Doggy style

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 24, 2019
Sex Positions: Doggy style
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Whether you realize it or not, the Kamasutra has become a benchmark in sexual activity. Although dating back somewhere between 200 and 500 AD, it contains many of the most popular sex positions enjoyed today. While certain terminology may have changed, there's little you can do sexually which hasn't been done by some ancient people (or can find scrawled on a cave wall). The term doggy style has an unknown origin, but it surely relates to our more animalistic sexual tendencies. This doesn't mean doggy style can't be a refined, pleasurable and bonding sexual acitivity, you just need to know what you're doing. Let oneHOWTO help by explaining everything you need to know about sex positions: doggy style.

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Pros and cons of doggy style

Doggy is one of the most common and practiced sexual positions. It is an excellent alternative for penetrating from the missionary position, but it does have its pluses and negatives. One great plus for both partners is that it should make penetration much deeper. This can mean that all of the key erogenous zones for a woman can be attended to, making it a much more fulfilling (and filling) experience.

The reason for heightened ability for penetration is ease of access. When a woman is on her knees and facing away, she exposes her private parts making it easier for a man to insert himself. As a woman has to keep her knees apart to stay upright, it means her buttocks are also spread. This means it's great for both vaginal and anal sex. That is as long as height isn't an issue, but there are ways around this when having sex doggy style.

One of the negatives can be that it can reduce intimacy. Unless you are looking for a reduction in intimacy, then it's a positive, but you may want to ask yourself the question why you want this. The reason for both is because you can't see each other face to face or kiss without awkwardly craning some necks. However, there are ways around it. You can have sex doggy style in front of a mirror which means you can steal glances at each other when you like. You both may even enjoy being able to see each yourselves during the act. Great for exhibitionists, but might make it a little difficult for those who are body conscious.

Let's be honest, sex isn't always about being intimate. For pure physical enjoyment, having sex doggy style is great fun. You can fantasize without having to feel guilty or, if you are distracted, you can just focus on your own enjoyment (although always while being respectful and not negating the other person's enjoyment).

Sex Positions: Doggy style - Pros and cons of doggy style

Great for a small penis

Precisely because of the possibility of penetrating more deeply, doggy style stands as an ideal position for small penises. If you do have a small penis, you can make what little you have go a long way. You can have more control, use the end of your penis to rub against the clitoris and be in a sex position which is conducive to your length. This will make both parties enjoy it more, heightening pleasure by making it less difficult.

On the other hand, if you are well endowed, it might not be the best position for you. Always be careful not to overdo it. If you have a particularly big penis, then this is even more the case. You don't want to thrust too hard and make it uncomfortable for your partner. This doesn't mean it shouldn't be attempted, just that you might have to moderate the intensity of penetration.

Extra stimulation

Something Wonderful about doggy style is that the person behind can stimulate the breasts during penetration with gentle strokes, something most women certainly appreciate. The man's hands are free to hold her waist and caress her back and shoulders. This can make up for the lack of eye contact, the reason why many people feel this sexual position isn't just exciting, but very sensual too. What may be slightly more difficult is for the person behind to reach the clitoris with their hands, though it can be done. They simply have to reach round the pelvis and use their fingers to stimulate while they penetrate. It might restrict movement just a little, but the combination of both types of stimulation during doggy style sex can be wonderful.

It is not only access to breasts and back which make this great for both partners. If you penetrate vaginally face to face, then it can be difficult to access the anus at the same time. If you are having sex doggy style, the person behind will have greater opportunity to stimulate the anus while penetrating the vagina. Of course, if the woman wants to engage in anal sex, then doggy style provides a great opportunity for this. It is especially good because it allows a lot of control for the person behind. As enjoying anal sex can sometimes be a delicate matter, having control and not thrusting too hard is made easier by doggy style.

Doggy style step by step

Doggy style is a sex position for pleasure and very suitable if you are looking to have fun or just fool around. Not just because of its name, doggy style can help you feel a little more wild and add some passion to your sex life. If you have not tried it with your partner, it is definitely something you should consider.

Some of the negative stigma is that when a man and a woman have sex in the doggy style position, it is seen as the woman being subservient. While this may be the case, it certainly doesn't have to be. A woman is able to arch her back during doggy style. By doing this, she can control how far the man can penetrate. If you arch your back more you can let them go a little further than if you were lying on it. This helps you to guide towards orgasm and get a better rhythm. When men are having sex in the doggy style position, they may get carried away and only think of themselves. Doggy style can help women to be in greater control.

Of course the same goes for gay men as well. If you are a gay man having sex with your partner, then doggy style is a great position. The person being penetrated can similarly help guide the orgasm and it is a great position for prostate stimulation (an area sometimes known as the male G spot).

Speaking of G spots, doggy style is also ideal to stimulate women's G spot. Having sex from behind in the doggy style position can be great for access to a woman's G spot. Stimulation of this area can help a woman get more pleasure, have stronger orgasms and even increase the likelihood of squirting. A woman having their legs spread during doggy style can help this as well as it will help them to encourage the release of fluid. It is not always something easy to do as it can take a lot of practice and stimulation. When it comes to sex, this isn't really a bad thing.

As having sex from behind in the doggy style position is great for the woman, it can be enjoyable if partner's want to switch positions. Pegging is a recent term for something which has been happening since time immemorial (it is even mentioned in Marquis de Sade's 1795 Philosophy in the Bedroom). It involves the woman using a dildo, often a strap-on dildo, to penetrate the man anally. Some may find it taboo, but as stimulating the prostate can be very enjoyable for a man, many others find it very invigorating. Similar concerns over intimacy will apply, but having sex doggy style with the woman behind can be empowering for both partners. This is just as doing it the other way round doesn't have to be disempowering for a woman.

There are many other advantages for having sex in the doggy style position. If a woman is wearing a dress, it can be great for a quick way to give in to your sexual tension with your partner. This can be great fun and doggy style allows for other ways to explore. You can have sex doggy style against a wall, you don't have to be on a bed to do it. While this may be so fun it feels like a roller coaster ride, but be aware it may similarly mean that height restrictions apply. Like every other sex position, as long as you are safe, responsible and respectful, having sex doggy style can be a lot of fun.

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my partner is very fond of doggy style but I can't arch my back properly so it just ends up in hurting.. if anyone can tell me how to arch back properly

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