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Standing Sex Position: How To Do It Safely And Its Benefits

Standing Sex Position: How To Do It Safely And Its Benefits

Spice up your sex life by trying new experiences and different sex positions. It can be both exciting and taxing for the body when not done correctly. Here’s one you can try: the standing sex position.

The standing sex position not only makes your contact more intimate, but also has additional benefits for your body.

Standing Sex Position: How To Do It Safely

Standing sex position can be a health hazard as this involves balance and more lifting compared to the common missionary position. Going against gravity during sex can put a strain on your muscles. You can pull your hamstrings, calf, and back muscles especially if you have not trained or exercised frequently. you are also prone to slips and falls if you both are not properly positioned.

Here are some tips on how to do it safely to enjoy the position.

Put your weight on a stable object or wall

Movies can make having sex standing up look too easy. They forget how gravity affects how much weight you need to lift while doing the deed.

Make sure that you do the deed on surfaces that are stable like bolted furniture or sturdy walls. Before engaging in your heated activity, survey your area as to where the best places to do it, may it be in your bedroom, bathroom, or your kitchen. The bathroom is a particularly tricky place to do due to the heightened risk of accidents, so be extra cautious!

Support your partner’s weight

Awareness of what you are doing helps lessen any accidents during sex. It can be a flurry of emotions and pleasure but being in the present will be beneficial for you and your partner.

If there are instances where your partner is slowly losing grip of your arm or shoulders, use the wall to keep him or her from falling. You can also try to shift your weight to your more comfortable side or keep your legs apart to make your standing position more centered and stable.

Experiment with a combination of standing and sitting positions

Try things out during your encounter. Whether you are standing up behind your partner while they are resting on the table or both of you are standing up, it is up to you. What is more important is that you are safe while doing your activities and enjoying the moment that you are sharing.

You can start in a sitting position, before lifting your partner into a standing position.

Start by standing and end up in the bedroom

Some people might be tired of standing up for long periods and can put a strain on the knees and feet by doing so. You can try your sex standing position at the start as part of foreplay. And once you get to the best part, move to a different location. Variety can make it more exciting and saves you from stress and injury the next day.

Exercise

Doing different positions needs muscle power. Your core is engaged whether you are doing a cowgirl or standing sex position. Exercise helps you pull off those stunts and minimizes possible injuries. It keeps your heart pumping like a cardio exercise. It can also keep you lasting longer.

Benefits of the Standing Sex Position

Here are some of the benefits of sex (and this includes sex while standing up). This can also be applicable to other positions.

  • Engages your core muscle
  • Reduces the risk of hypertension
  • Minimizes effects of anxiety and depression
  • Can cure or lessen migraines and cluster headache
  • Minimizes risk of breast and prostate cancer
  • Promotes a healthy relationship through endorphins
  • Strengthen muscles and immunities

Key Takeaways

Sex regardless of position is known to have benefits whether it is your sexual, psychological, or physical health. Be mindful of the hazards that different sex positions and locations have to lessen any injuries and accidents.

Also, make sure to practice safe sex to protect yourself and your partner from possible diseases. It is also equally important to make you and your SO enjoy the experience by being conscious of consent and limitations.

Learn other Sex Tips here.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Is Sex Good for Your Health? A National Study on Partnered Sexuality and Cardiovascular Risk Among Older Men and Women, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5052677/, Accessed July 23, 2021

The Relative Health Benefits of Different Sexual Activities, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2009.01677.x, Accessed July 23, 2021

The impact of sexual activity on idiopathic headaches: an observational study, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23430983/, Accessed July 23, 2021

Ejaculation frequency and subsequent risk of prostate cancer, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15069045/, Accessed July 23, 2021

Is sex exercise? And is it hard on the heart?, https://www.health.harvard.edu/exercise-and-fitness/is-sex-exercise-and-is-it-hard-on-the-heart, Accessed July 23, 2021

Benefits of Sexual Activity on Psychological, Relational, and Sexual Health During the COVID-19 Breakout, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1743609520309814, Accessed July 23, 2021

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Written by Elaine Felicitas Updated Jul 30
Fact Checked by Kristel Dacumos-Lagorza
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