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How to Make Reverse Cowgirl Even Hotter

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Cowgirl, or woman-on-top, is a favorite sex position for many men, but even a tried-and-true favorite can feel stale after a while. Enter, reverse cowgirl: a sexy twist (literally) on your go-to position. Not only does reverse cowgirl give you a beautiful view of your partner's booty as they ride you, but you also get a close-up of you penetrating your partner—something we've totally been conditioned to find attractive thanks to porn.

Also thanks to porn, cowgirl seems like a simple, straightforward position to pull off. In reality, it takes a little practice and concentration from both partners to get it just right. That's why we're here to provide some expert tips and techniques to help you master the reverse cowgirl sex positions, so you and your partner can ride off into the sunset.

What is reverse cowgirl?

To understand reverse cowgirl, you first need to understand regular cowgirl. In the regular ol' cowgirl position, the partner doing the penetrating lies down, and the receiving partner straddles them while facing forward. (It's called "cowgirl" because it looks like the partner on top is “riding” the person underneath them, like a horse.) There are variations to cowgirl depending on where the person on top places their feet and which direction they lean, but there’s always one person “on top.”

Reverse cowgirl is the same as cowgirl, except the person on top is facing away from their partner. Despite the position’s name, people of all genders can be on top and get penetrated in reverse cowgirl; it works for vaginal and anal intercourse.

Here's what the reverse cowgirl sex position looks like in action:

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How do we get into the reverse cowgirl sex position?

To get into this position, the rider should start by standing over their partner, facing away from them. Then they should squat down over their partner’s penis. “Because the angle is a little unnatural, take it slow,” says Ian Kerner, Ph.D., LMFT, sex therapist, and author of She Comes First. The person on top should lean back while inserting their partner’s penis; this allows better angling for penetration. The rider can even go ahead and lock their arms beside them, in a crab-like pose.

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I want tips to make reverse cowgirl even better!

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Keep your angles in mind.

Most penises angle up and toward the stomach when erect. It's important for the person on top to ride at a similar angle to the penis—otherwise, it could cause pain for the person on the bottom. If the rider on top wants to lean forward, then the person penetrating should lift their back, either with their elbows or the help of pillows. Again, the idea is to mirror the natural curvature of the penis.

Work together to prevent slippage.

Since reverse cowgirl puts the receiving partner in control, it's a little easier for the penis or dildo to accidentally slip out. To curb slippage—and potential penis injury—the person on the bottom can hold the hips of the person riding them to help control the depth of penetration.

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Lend a helping hand.

Lastly, remember this is a strenuous position for the person on top. They’re using their glutes, back muscles, and legs to bounce up and down repeatedly. The penetrating partner can support the rider by lifting their rear end up and down. The penetrating partner can also go ahead and thrust into the rider while holding their ass up with their hands.

Why does reverse cowgirl feel so damn good?!

Reverse cowgirl can feel incredible for the person on top for several reasons. First, they can control the speed and depth from the top position, which helps avoid discomfort. Second, it’s a way for them to have their ass worshipped by their partner. Third, the person on top can feel very dominant and in control in this position, even though they're the one being penetrated. Last but not least, if the receiving partner has a vulva, “Reverse cowgirl is an ideal position for g-spot stimulation and deep penetration,” Kerner says.

Reverse cowgirl feels stupendous for the penetrating partner in part because of the psychological arousal that comes from getting ass in your face. “The person underneath can lie back and take in the visuals, squeeze their partner’s buttocks, spank them, or enjoy some anal fingering,” Kerner says. Additionally, it’s an ideal position if you’ve been thrusting away in missionary or doggie style and need a moment to catch your breath.

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