Couch sex can be a easy and fun way to get unstuck from a sex rut. If getting it on feels like the same old thing every time, even doing something as simple as moving from the bed to the sofa can mix it up and feel like a sexual adventure. (No bug spray required.)
Or, if you’ve started making out and things have already gotten pretty heated, here are more than a dozen couch-based sex positions you can try.
The Best Couch Sex Positions Your Neighbors Will Love
Spooning is the perfect position to go from “almost falling asleep” to “screaming and moaning” without moving much. Or having a nightmare.
You know the classic spooning position: you both lay on your sides facing the same direction, and the penetrating partner enters the receiving partner from behind.
The added bonus of the couch is that the receiving partner can throw their leg up on the back of the couch, opening themselves up for deeper penetration. And both partners have their hands free for teasing and touching.
2. Pretzel Position
Are you feeling hungry or horny? Find out with this. For the pretzel position, the receiving partner lies on their right side. (Either side works, this the position swings both ways). The penetrating partner kneels over and straddles their right leg to enter, while the receiving partner wraps their left leg around the penetrating partner’s hip.
This combines the deep penetration of doggy style with the intimacy of missionary. You’ll never want to get untangled. Until you actually get hungry, that is.
3. Kneel and Recline
Think of this as a sexier version of the “bend and snap.” The receiving partner lays on the couch on their back with their legs off the front of the couch. The penetrating partner kneels between their legs. Ideally, you’re doing this on a low couch so it can act as a giant version of a wedge pillow to support the receiving partner. Or choose partners with unusually tall femur bones.
The kneeling partner can use a pillow to take pressure off their knees, or bust out the kneepads from volleyball. Just make sure they’ve been washed since your last tournament.
This position is a great way to try out an intimate kneeling sex position without putting a ton of pressure on your knees.
The receiving partner kneels on the couch facing the back with their arms over the back of the couch for support. The penetrating partner kneels on the couch behind them to enter from behind.
Face a window for a rush of exhibitionism, or to combine sex with bird watching. Finally spotting a elf owl could be better than climaxing! But, hopefully not.
5. Lotus Position
The lotus couch sex position is perfect for your sofa because it doesn’t take up much room; you can even do it on a college futon.
For the lotus, the penetrating partner sits cross legged and the receiving partner sits on their lap facing them and wraps their legs around them. The position is super intimate and allows for deep penetration without too much effort.
6. Sitting on Santa’s Lap
This position is perfect for an easy chair. Not technically a couch, but we like to be inclusive of all living room seating options.
The penetrating partner sits on the chair with their legs open. The receiving partner backs up to sit on their lap. This allows for deep penetration with the receiving partner controlling the pace.
If you’re facing the TV, you can watch your favorite sexy holiday movie scene, or the newest The Book of Boba Fett episode. Whatever you’re into.
7. Reclining Position
If your sofa reclines try this couch sex position. The penetrating partner sits normally and puts the recliner back. The receiving partner straddles them, facing forward.
It’s like reverse cowgirl, but better. You can adjust the seat for the perfect angles, whether leaning forward to tease or lying back and enjoy the view. Has that plant always been in the corner?
8. The Perfect View
We know what you’re thinking: any view of your partner is the perfect view. Cute. But hear us out.
The penetrating partner sits back normally on the couch. The receiving partner gets on their lap so they’re face to face, and spreads their legs wide open, propping them on the couch in a V shape.
This gives the penetrating partner an extra amazing view and access to grab the receiving partner’s body. Especially if they’re about to tip over backwards.
9. Seated Wheelbarrow Position
This is way easier – and more fun – than any relay event ever.
For the wheelbarrow, the penetrating partner sits on the couch normally. The receiving partner should start on their knees straddling the penetrating partner’s lap, facing forward on the couch, then lean forward so that their hands are on the floor and their legs are up on the back of the couch.
This is much easier than the regular wheelbarrow position because most of the weight is still being supported by the couch seat. The new angles will hit different than the usual missionary. And after, maybe you’ll be inspired to clean up under the couch and retrieve all your missing hair ties.
10. Doggystyle Over the Arm
Switch up the usual doggystyle position with this couch variation. The receiving partner kneels on the couch seat and bends forward over the back of the couch. The penetrating partner kneels behind them and enters from behind, doggystyle.
This couch sex position can be more comfortable for the receiving partner than regular doggystyle, since they get to lean their weight on the couch back instead of on their wrists. As if our carpal tunnel needs to get worse.
11. Doggystyle Over the Arm (Standing Variation)
Still barking for more? Try this standing version. The receiving partner stands next to the couch arm facing the couch, then bends over the arm of the couch so that they’re face down on the couch, with their hips up on the couch arm. The penetrating partner can then enter them from behind.
This position lifts up the receiving partner’s hips for deep penetration. Depending on how tall your couch is and how long their legs are, the receiving partner may even have their feet up off the ground, which can make them feel weightless. Now you don’t have to break into Space Camp!
12. Doggy Over the Back of the Couch
Speaking of space…if you have a sofa chair or a couch with a high back, you can take the doggystyle position sky high.
The receiving partner stands behind the couch and leans over the back of the couch so their hands are on the couch seat. The penetrating partner enters from behind them.
13. Against the Back of the Couch
Having sex against a wall always looks fun and sexy on TV, but it’s hard to concentrate on having an orgasm and deadlifting your partner at the same time. And in our experience, your partner will get real mad if you drop them mid-coitus.
Use the backside of the couch as your wall, with the receiving partner’s back against it. The receiving partner support themselves using the back of the couch or they can just partially sit on it.
14. Reclined Blowjob
Ready to make your own X-rated version of the Spider-Man kiss? The blowjob giver lies on their back with their head on the edge of the couch and their legs on the couch seat or up on the back of the couch. The blow job receiver stands up facing the couch.
Lying with your head back will give you the perfect angle for deep throating. If that’s not your thing, make sure the blowjob recipient doesn’t put their whole self in and shake it all about. Otherwise, you may hokey pukey all over them.
15. Couch Grind
No partner? No problem! Take your masturbation routine out of the bedroom to the couch.
The arm of a couch provides the perfect place for grinding to apply intense pressure to the clitoris. Maybe you can even strap a dildo to the arm. This what furniture straps are for, right? Well, they are now.
Illustrations by Joe Oliver.
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