As most people with a vulva will tell you, oral sex can be the difference between a lackluster night of sex and an out-of-this-world orgasmic experience. Research has shown that run-of-the-mill P-in-V intercourse isn't enough to send most vulva owners over the edge: in a 2017 study in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, nearly 75% of women said they needed external clitoral stimulation to have an orgasm, or that clitoral stimulation made their orgasms feel even better. (Only 18% said they could come from vaginal penetration alone.) My friend, this is where oral sex comes in. As an added bonus, lots of people insist oral sex is more intimate, in a way, than penetrative sex. In other words, it's a great way to bond with your partner.
To help you have the best cunnilingus experience ever, we put together a list of the hottest oral sex positions to try with a partner ASAP. Whichever position(s) you choose, be sure to check out our list of the best oral sex tips, including how to tease your partner before going all-in, and how to bring toys in the mix. (A vibrating butt plug combined with oral action? Hello, blended orgasm.)
If you and your partner are looking for even more ways to spice up your oral sex game, you might want to peruse our lists of the best blowjob positions and the best positions for some good ol' fashioned 69'ing.
This position is great for playing with power dynamics. The receiving partner gets to feel like royalty as they perch on a throne (or, you know, an ottoman or chair) while the giver kneels on the floor.
On the one hand, it's super sexy and super productive. On the other hand, some people find it hard to focus on giving and receiving at the same time.
If direct clitoral stimulation is a little much for the receiver, they can close their legs and have the giver apply indirect stimulation to labia and other areas around the clit. You could warm up in this position before transitioning into something more intense, or just stay here for the duration! Remember, the clitoris is so much more than that little bud at the top of the labia, so licking the surrounding area is still going to feel un-be-lieeeevable.
Named for the famous magician, this oral sex position features two "magic tricks." The first: by placing a pillow under the receiver's hips, you can ~magically~ tilt their pelvis so their feet can rest comfortably on the giver's shoulder blades. The second: in this position, the giver can gently push up on the receiver's abdomen, helping to expose the clitoris from underneath the clitoral hood. Note: only try the second "trick" if the receiver is into direct clitoral stimulation. If not, it might be too intense.
Many people with a vulva find they're more sensitive on one side of the clitoris, and this is the perfect sex position to make the most of that heightened sensitivity. The receiver lies on the bed with one leg in the air, while the giver kneels on the floor. (Note: the receiver should raise the leg corresponding with the sensitive side of the clitoris—it'll help expose the area to the giver's tongue.)
There's an age old blowjob/hand job trick where the giver does seven shorter strokes followed by one longer one. According to our friends at Cosmo, a similar principle goes for pleasuring a person with a vulva. The giver can alternate between lighter moves—like gentle licks along the labia—and more intense moves, like a hard suck or a little finger action.
This position is essentially an all-access pass to the receiver's vulva and anus, if rimming is on the menu.
Talk about another great position for adding a rim job into the mix! The giver can dabble in a little analingus while stimulating the receiver's clitoris with their fingers.
The receiver lies on their back holding both legs in the air. The giver can treat them to a thigh/booty massage while they go to town.
Ever heard of the "Kivin" method? If not, prepare to have your mind blown. The Kivin method is essentially sideways cunnilingus, and some people with a vulva say it helps them achieve orgasm faster. To make it feel even better, the giver can use their hand to apply pressure to the receiver's taint.
In this position, the giver is in the water and the receiver is on their back with their hips right at the edge, according to Cosmo. PSA: this is the correct way to have pool sex. Doin' it in the water simply isn't the greatest idea.