Who Is on Top?:
This may be at once the most obvious and deceptive of sex position names. Obvious in that the name, woman on top, seems to tell you everything you need to know to get into this position. Deceptive because a sex position just describes how two (or more) bodies are in relation to each other when they are having sex. The "woman on top" position could be done when there's no woman at all, or where there was a woman, but she's on the bottom. None of this makes it less of a fun position, but it's worth thinking about the way we use gendered terms even and how they might limit what we think our options are.
Basic Woman on Top Position:
Some people prefer to keep their feet on the ground so they are essentially squatting over their partner. If you have strong leg muscles you have more possibilities for moving up and down on your partner. Another variation has the person on top facing away from their partner (so their bum is facing her partner). Some people will support themselves with their hands and use their arms to bring themselves up and down.
Pros of Woman on Top Position:
- This sex position gives the person on top the greatest amount of control. You can control the pace of the thrusting, and the angle of penetration.
- When it is a woman on top, her clitoris is open and available for stimulation from hands or a toy.
- Vibrating rings which are sex toys that can be worn at the base of a penis or a dildo and provide clitoral stimulation, are often most effective with this position.
Cons of Woman on Top Position:
For people who like a lot of thrusting penetration, this position can be unsatisfying. As well, for the time that the partner on top is actually sitting up, there is less body to body contact than other positions (it’s not very cuddly, if that’s what you are looking for).
Extra Ideas for Woman on Top Position:
Using pillows under the bum and even back of the person on bottom can change the amount of movement and control the person on the bottom has for thrusting.