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Try the Amazon Sex Position When Missionary Gets Boring

Let your partner take control.

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Some sex positions look uncomfortable or downright bizarre, but if you and your partner end up pulling them off, you’ll be happy you switched things up from missionary. The "Amazon” is one of those sex positions.

While it’s unclear exactly where the name comes from, I’d guess it has less to do with Jeff Bezos’ company and more to do with the group of female warriors to which Wonder Woman belongs.

The position, which is sort of like reverse missionary, has the vulva-owner on top—they're totally dominant, just like an Amazon. The person with a penis lies on their back, and for the most part, is straight up chilling, letting the top take control.

How to get into the Amazon sex position:

As you can see from the figure below, the penis-owner starts on their back and lifts their legs into a tabletop position. From there, the vulva-owner squats down and positions their partner’s penis inside of them. The person who’s on top should rest their knees beside their partner. From there, the penetration begins as the person on top rides their partner by bobbing up and down.

“I would think this could be a fun transition position, one that's good for generating some friction-based arousal, but then you'll probably want to transition into a position that offers more comfort and more persistent clitoral stimulation,” says Ian Kerner, Ph.D., LMFT, sex therapist, and author of She Comes First.

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The Amazon sex position.
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The pros of the Amazon position:

It will facilitate eye-to-eye contact and a feeling of sexual attunement, Kerner explains. “The person on top should also be nicely supported and able to sustain the position. They can vary the stimulation between clitoral and G-spot, too.” Additionally, the person on top will have their hands free to manually stimulate their clitoris.

If the person on bottom has the core strength to lift up and grab their partner’s behind, “this position could also be a strong position for mutual orgasm,” says Kerner. But the person on bottom can also choose to simply lay back and let the top take full control.

The Amazon offers various opportunities for incorporating a sex toy into the action. “This could be a fun position to incorporate a vibrating cock ring,” says Kerner. Given that the person on top should also have their hands free, they could also use a clit-sucking vibrator while in this position.

The cons of the Amazon position:

“It requires stability, strength, and flexibility so it won't be for everyone,” says Kerner. “And depending upon respective body sizes and fit, this position could be hard to get right. It could also hurt the knees of the top person.”

Like with any new sex position you're attempting to pull off, communication is key to staying safe. You also want to be able to to quickly disengage if it feels uncomfortable, Kerner adds.

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