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Side by Side Facing Sex Position

Basic Sex Positions

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Updated September 29, 2011

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The basic side by side facing sex position

This position involves lying on your side facing your partner who is also lying on their side facing you. While you will generally be "aligned" you may find that one partner needs to be a bit lower to make penetration comfortable. Usually there will be some overlapping of arms and legs in this position.

Pros of the Side Sex Position Facing Each Other

  • This position offers a lot of physical contact. If you are facing each other you have your hands free to roam and touch your partner.
  • For people with hip problems this position can be very comfortable and allow for longer, slower penetration.

Cons of the Side Sex Position Facing Each Other

  • This position does not allow for a lot of leverage for thrusting and both partners may feel like they have less movement and freedom.

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