Top 5 Sex Positions for Anal Sex

by Adult Match Maker - 03 December 2015 - 26 Member Comments

According to our Under the Covers Sex Survey 69% of Aussie men and 45% of Aussie women fantasise about anal sex.  And thanks to our friends at Pornhub we know that it’s the fifth most common search term for men and the eighth most common for women. 

So what are the best positions to explore & enjoy anal sex? We covered taking it slowly and sexual health issues in a separate blog article so let's assume everyone is keen for some back door action, you've done the prep and used plenty of lube. Different positions will work best for different people depending on body shape, fitness and their likes / dislikes but there are a few positions which work really well. 

Magic Mountain

Start off by constructing your mountain by piling firm pillows one on top of the other. The mountain needs to be high enough so that when the receiver lies on them face down there is a natural arch in their back. The penetrating partner enters from behind (with their legs on the outside of the receiver's legs) and forms to the shape of the receiving partner with their chest on their back and arms resting on the receiver's arms. We love this position - it's a great angle with lots of skin to skin contact.

Curled angel

The Curled Angel

Think spooning, but like when you bend the spoon while trying to dig out ice cream that’s frozen solid. 

This intimate position is very comfortable for both of you as you’re lying down on your side and enjoying plenty of skin-to-skin contact. The receiver should curl up with their knees close to their chest, which moves them into the perfect position for receiving and leaves the hands free for a little extra stimulation in the front. 

Riding the saddle

The Clip or Riding the Saddle

This is an ideal anal newbie position and one for amazing anal sex. The receiver positions themselves over their partner who is on their back with legs together. This position allows for a lot of pleasure but best of all it puts the receiver in control, allowing them to keep the pace comfortable and slow to start. 

On stomach

On the stomach

When you see anal in porn, it’s usually doggy style - but this is largely just because it looks great on camera. On the stomach is similar enough that it feels incredible, but usually a little more comfortable for both parties. 

Receiver, lie on your stomach with your legs together. Get comfy. Your man (or woman with a strap on) is going to sit astride you and ride you from behind while you enjoy the double whammy of being taken and of being incredibly comfortable. Add a pillow under your hips for extra access, and add a vibrating toy for bonus stimulation. 



Is there anything missionary can’t do? If you love the face-to-face intimacy of this position, there’s no reason why you can’t recreate it with anal. It will take a touch more flexibility by the receiver as they lift their legs – either up to your own chest or onto the shoulders of the giver. 

This position gives the receiver plenty of scope to both control the penetration and speed things up for extra force when the time is right. 

Great back door play means having great lubes and products that will make the fun possible. The first rule being lubricant - and lots of it. This isn't a time for a drop or two - get lots of lube down there and on your partner - and keep applying whenever you need to. 

So what lubes? We asked Max Black, Sydney's favourite adult store for their advice.

If it's just partners for play then a good quality silicone lube will be what you need. Max recommends Super Slyde because it's smooth, light, incredibly slick and ultra long-lasting. 

If you're playing with silicone toys you're best sticking to a water-based lube and it should be one that is a little thicker so it doesn't dry out too fast. Astroglide's natural gel is a good pic but if you like a wetter feel try Wicked Aqua Sensitive which has a pump top that makes application easy.

Max also recommends trying one of their anal comfort products to make play easier and more pleasurable. Avoid numbing creams as these can mask problems and instead reach for formulas that will prepare the skin and pleasure spots for penetration and get you ready for fun much faster. Their favourite at the moment is Pjur's Back Door Spray which works by making the skin more elastic and supple with less sensitivity. Plus it's condom safe, just like all of our lubes. 

If you enjoyed this article then check out The Bottom Line on Anal Sex Taboos

26 Member Comments

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  1. maddoo

    More than a month ago
    I think that article is great but don't cover many more facts regarding anal sex, in my opinion there are too many unmentioned things on that article, LIKE, the age, size of both partners and the health conditions are all important to talk about when it comes to anal sex,
    the most critical point is the size of mans penis and the female size and shape matter too to choose a suitable comfortable and pleasurable anal sex sexperince,
    SO I don't think male with relatively small penis can do it with relatively large female standing and or missionary and or ridding the saddle and surely cant do the curled angel positions....,
    however I believe that doggy style is the master of anal sex, and the most suitable position when it comes to anal sex, its also full of hot views and grabs and definitely can be as deep as pleasing to her irrespective to either partners body or gentiles sizes, thanks for reading
    and my own anal position is bar chair or stool at the bench area so she can resist the thrusting when it comes to anal orgasm :-)


    More than a month ago
    This article is to give people some more creative positions than the usual. Check out the other articles on the blog on the same topic "The Bottom Line on Anal Sex Taboos" and "How to have Anal Sex" and there are more planned.
  2. SuzanneC

    More than a month ago
    I love the Astroglide Lubricants, smooth, lasting and best ingredients for down there!!
  3. sweeth3art

    More than a month ago
    I got say anal really is just missing something if you'very not got a vibe in your pussy!? It's sensational and if you can climax together just mind blowing....I highly recommend!
  4. maturemale

    More than a month ago
    I enjoy anal with a lady but its not easy finding the ones that do it. Most say its just too painful. As far as favourite position goes, on the stomach with a pillow or two under the hips works for me.
  5. asynonimous99

    More than a month ago
    love these positions...
    now i want an apprentice...LOL
  6. nytewyng3571

    More than a month ago
    Gotta say, my lovely ladies have enjoyed the benefits that the Pjur line of Anal products offer. The lube is simply awesome and doubles as a massage oil too! Give it a go - it's excellent!


    More than a month ago
    I tend to find that my "natural" lubrication is all that's needed (but then, I DO get very wet ;-) )
  7. TooKeen2

    More than a month ago
    Magic mountain as the name suggest it is simply just that... Magic ! On the stomach and the curled one are great too, in that order.... IMO
  8. WellhungGuySyd.

    More than a month ago
    Yeh, On The Stomach is a great one, especially with a pillow under the taker so their ass is up high , the angle is just perfect for deep rhythmic thrusts and the view from above is guaranteed to keep you hard.

    Riding The Saddle is also great physically and visually, especially if the taker leans back, supports themselves with 1 arm and uses the other hand to rub their pussy or jerk off their cock depending on who your fucking.


    More than a month ago
    Both great :)),

    Only pussy rubbing for me though ;),
  9. Leolady727

    More than a month ago
    LOVE the "Curled Angel" (and now I know what it's called). Lying on the stomach is good - more comfortable than "doggy", but you didn't mention standing up!


    More than a month ago
    It was on our first draft when we created the banner but then I discovered Magic Mountain and it sounded less athletic and more comfortable.
  10. swingingcple

    More than a month ago
    The wife like all these positions, but my favourite is the "saddle" and the "missionary". I really like to see who I am doing it with, it more pleasurable if you can see their face.

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