Journalists and writers always keep me on my toes with their interview topic requests.
There’s been many funny and creative topics over the years, and recently I was asked about the best sex positions for heterosexual couples who want deeper penetration. I often focus on the more emotional, social, and communicative aspects of sex, versus the “nitty gritty” of topics like sexual positions, but I didn’t mind indulging for this Yahoo Health article.
I offered the following advice for this article on 5 Best Sex Positions for Deeper Penetration:
This classic position has so many benefits, and deep penetration is chief among them. Have your partner lie back, then straddle him and ease his penis inside you as deep as you can. “For even deeper entry, you can open your legs wider, or gain leverage by pushing down on your partner’s chest with your hands,” Jennifer Gunsaullus, PhD, author of From Madness to Mindfulness: Reinventing Sex for Women, tells Health.
What's also great about cowgirl is that you control the speed and pacing—so if you want to take a break from deep thrusting to enjoy some clitoris stimulation, lean forward and have your partner play with your breasts, or reach behind and caress his balls, you're in control.”
(You can read about the 4 other suggestions HERE.)
I always write a lot more to journalists then they need in response to their question, and since I think there might be some helpful gems in my other ideas, I’ve included them below:
“The ability for deep penetration is a combination of having the right body angles and unfettered vaginal access. So the classic missionary style, with the twist of the woman pulling her knees up to her shoulders (or as far as possible) and the man with his pelvis flat against hers, facilitates a good angle with direct access.
Sometimes when a woman is ovulating, she might crave this kind of deep penetration because it feels like the only way to satiate her sexual needs. However, at other times of the menstrual cycle, this same position could actually be quite painful!”
Whether you’re interested in deeper penetration or not, I definitely recommend opening a conversation about sexual positions, pleasure, and playfulness with your partner if this isn’t something you normally talk about!
~Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, San Diego Keynote Speaker, Sociologist, & Sexologist