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The 10 Best Car Sex Positions That Aren't Totally Cramped and Awkward

Time to recreate that scene from Titanic.

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You might think that only teenagers have sex in a car, and that it’s not something adults do. Why would you, a grown-ass man, choose to have sex in a car when you have your luscious queen-sized bed? Well, sometimes we want a change of scenery. Then there are times when no bed is readily available. Instead of breaking the bank to rent a hotel, you can have sex in your car—it’s free! (Not to mention there’s that rush of getting caught, which makes car sex all the more fun.)

“Every adult deserves to fuck like a high schooler,” says Sophie Saint Thomas, author of Sex Witch. “Now that you know how to use lube, upgrade your dry handjob memories with a hot passionate quickie by doing it in the car.”

While car sex can indeed be hot and steamy (think of that scene from Titanic), it does pose some issues due to limited space. Trust me, I know. I’m a 6’4’’ guy whose body is comparable to a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man, so car sex has never been my first choice. My cumbersome frame barely fits in the backseat without anyone else there, so when I’m trying to have sex with a partner, it gets crowded quickly.

But over my years of having car sex, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to do it in a manner where it’s comfortable, and no one gets hurt. (In my younger years, I killed way too many brain cells hitting my head on the roof of cars.) It all comes down to positions. You need to have sex in positions that require the least amount of space, or, if it’s safe to do so, bone with the car door (or trunk) open. Having as little as one foot out the door is a game-changer.

Alright, without further ado, here are 10 car sex positions that will make the experience pretty damn good—maybe even better than sex on a bed. Just make sure you're not in anyone's view!

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Compressed Cowgirl
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How to do it: With the backseats down, the person who’s about to get penetrated should straddle on top of their partner, as if they were doing cowgirl, but then should lean all the way forward. (That way, they don’t hit their head on the roof of the car.) From there, the person doing the penetrating can thrust. (So the person on top isn’t actually in control with this inverted cowgirl. The person on bottom is doing all the work.)

Why it’s good in a car: This is probably my go-to car sex position. I love the friction that comes from having your bodies so close together. Be warned; you’ll get hella hot and sweaty with this one.

Doggy Door
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How to do it: If you’re in a deserted area where no passersby can see you, go ahead and open one of the side doors. From there, depending on who’s getting penetrated, either you or your partner bends forward, so your torso is inside the car, but your ass is available from outside. From there, go ahead and have fun in a standing doggy style variation. Depending on the door’s size, the person bottoming may also be able to place a bent leg inside the car, allowing for deeper penetration.

Why it’s good in a car: This is just hot as hell. No other way to describe it. The top can also thrust hard in this position, which you can’t do in every other car sex position due to (lack of) space. (Of course, make sure your partner is even into thrusting before you go to town.)

Saddle Straddle
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How to do it: First, you want to move the passenger seat as far back as possible. Once that’s complete, sit in the seat and have your partner straddle you (or vice-versa). They can place their knees directly beside your upper legs on the seat cushion. Then, giddy on up.

Why it’s good in a car: This is one of the few successful more “vertical” positions you can do in a car. (Most involve you lying down flat in the back of the car.) It’s also a great position for making out.

Road Head
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How to do it: I think we all know how this is done. The person in the passenger's seat bends over and goes down on the person in the driver's seat. Warning: please don't actually do this while driving!!!

Why it’s good in a car: If you're into playing with power dynamics, this position is perfect. The receiver can incorporate some light hair pulling or even spanking from their spot in the driver's seat.

Compressed Reverse Cowgirl
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How to do it: Recline the passenger seat down, and then the person being penetrated can hop on top, facing toward the front of the car. From there, the person on top can bend forward, resting their arms on the dashboard for support.

Why it’s good in a car: Another more “vertical” pose that you can do. It's also a great position for anal sex, too.

Junk in the Trunk
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How to do it: Note: you'll need a car where the trunk connects to the car's main compartment for this one. If there isn’t civilization for miles, then screw it. Put down the backseats, open up the trunk, and get down in your newly-created space.

Why it’s good in a car: With the trunk open, you have room to pretty much do what you want. Also, the height of the trunk is perfect for doggy style. If you’re the one doing the penetrating, you may just have to bend your knees slightly, but that’s it.

Flat Back Missionary
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How to do it: Place the back seats of your car down so they’re laid flat. From there, you have the space to go to town in missionary. If necessary, you or your partner’s legs can dangle between the driver’s and passenger’s seats.

Why it’s good in a car: Missionary is excellent. There’s a reason why it’s the go-to position for so many. It allows for making out, eye contact, deep thrusts—all that good stuff.

Lovers' Seats Mutual Masturbation
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How to do it: While you're both sitting in the front seats, go ahead and manually stimulate each other with a good old fashioned handy or fingering moment. You can twist your bodies to make out while you're pleasuring each other.

Why it’s good in a car: Who doesn’t love a handjob? This is great, especially if you don’t have a lot of time and both want to get off quickly.

Sideways 69
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How to do it: It’s like 69, only you both are on your side. Simple enough to do with the car seats folded down in the back.

Why it’s good in a car: A great position if you two are into oral.

SUV Spooner
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How to do it: With the backseats folded flat, go ahead and go to town in the spooning sex position.

Why it’s good in a car: Spooning sex is ideal because you and your partner take up minimal space since your bodies are smushed together.

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