These Positions Will Take Oral Sex To The Next Level

Photographed by: Aslan Eylul.
Oral sex can be fun and intimate, and it can lead to some of the most intense orgasms. So why do so many (mostly straight) people downplay it as a warm up before the main act?
Considering that the vast majority of people with vulvas require external stimulation (or external paired with internal stimulation) to achieve orgasm, it’s worth asking yourself if you’re giving oral sex the attention to detail it deserves. And that includes the positions you and your partner are getting into. Whether you’re working with a penis or a vulva, the right angle can make all the difference.
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Before you go to town with your mouth, you might want to have some basic tools handy, like a pillow to prop up the back or butt, a towel or absorbent blanket to provide an ideal environment for letting the fluids flow, and a water-based lube — sure our mouths can create saliva, but that’s not always enough.
Ahead, some oral sex position ideas that will work for all bodies — and convince you once and for all that oral is more than an opening act.
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Cliffhanger

Deepthroat fiends, take note! This position is the ideal way to open up and align the throat with the mouth so that you can allow your partner to deeply penetrate you with minimal risk of injury. In this position, the receiver stands while the giver lays on their back with their head hanging off the edge of a bed or other soft surface. It’s always smart to start slow, but once you get a feel for how deep the penis is able to go, and what’s comfortable for you, feel free to pick up the pace. Deepthroating can be an incredibly intimate and erotic experience, since it can involve opening yourself up to vulnerability.
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Fire Hydrant

If you try this one, don’t be afraid to stick a pillow under your knees to get comfy. The power dynamic of this position makes it highly erotic: There’s something incredibly tantalizing about kneeling before your standing partner so that their genitals are right in your face. While the giver can certainly sit still and have their face fucked, they could also take control — this position allows the giver to access their partner’s crotch from nearly any angle while also having both hands free to do whatever they please. Bringing hands into the mix is an easy way to add more pressure or resistance, since your hands are stronger than your mouth.

If your partner has a penis, try using one or two hands along the shaft of the penis to create a “mouth extension” that creates a sensation similar to deepthroating. This move is great for positions like this in which the throat is relatively blocked off.
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69

You’ve gotta love a position that aims to deliver simultaneous pleasure to both parties. The main idea of this position is simple: You perform oral sex on your partner while they perform oral sex on you. Anyone can be the top or bottom, and you’re more than welcome to switch who’s where midway through. You can even both lie on your sides, making this an ideal position for anyone with knee or back pain. Plus, this one works for any combination of genitals.
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Face-sitting / Face Fuck

Like we said, many people with vulvas need a lot of clit stimulation to get off. That said, it’s not always easy for someone to apply consistent, intense pressure with their mouth and tongue for a long period of time. Face-sitting is a brilliant way to let gravity assist someone in achieving the amount of pressure their partner needs. If the top partner has a vulva, they can ride their partner’s mouth, chin, and nose, and use those areas as pressure points to focus on the clit or vaginal opening.

While anyone can face-sit, it is very difficult to suck a cock from below in this position. That said, if the top partner has a penis, this is a great position for teabagging, or using the mouth on someone’s balls. And of course, there’s no reason you can’t get a little rimming action in there, too. Just make sure to talk with your partner about what they’re into beforehand.
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Plumber

In this position, the giver is on their hands and knees while pleasuring the receiver, who is in a squat-like position. While this sounds like quite the workout for the receiver, it gives them the ability to control the angle and intensity. It’s also easy for them to grab onto their partner’s butt or waist to help guide their movements and control the pacing (with consent, of course). Once you get into the rhythm of it, it can feel like the oral version of doggy-style penetrative sex.
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Whisper

This one may look familiar to a lot of people, but it’s a staple for a reason: It’s one of the sweeter, less intense takes on oral. The receiver lays on their back with their head propped up, while the giver lays between their legs and goes to town on their crotch. Even if you’re familiar with this position, there’s a lot to explore. The giver is in a prime position to use their fingers on the receiver’s pussy or ass, and the dual stimulation of the combined internal and external sensations is a perfect recipe for an earth-shattering orgasm.

If your partner has a penis, you can also use your thumb and index finger to create a “finger cock ring” which traps blood in the chambers of the penis and increase sensitivity — especially in positions like this in which gravity is working against the blood flow to the penis.
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