Position Difficulty: 1.5/5
You may have already heard about the coital alignment technique (or CAT) position, which is a modification of missionary that offers hands-free clitoral stimulation during sex, which is what many people require to achieve orgasm (as opposed to penetration alone).This slow, intimate sex position can turn missionary into something amazing, which is why we like it so much, but traditional CAT can sometimes be a bit tough for first-timers as the motion used is completely different.
To begin the modified Coital Alignment Technique, start in missionary position with the receiving partner’s legs between those of the thrusting partner. The thrusting partner should enter and place themselves quite high above the chest of their partner so their pelvises are aligned. From there, the receiving partner will lay their legs flat between their partner’s and bring them together. The thrusting partner will then shift their weight forward and back along their partner’s body, keeping their hips close to their partner’s.
For all the reasons that this position can be very sensual―it’s slow and very intimate―it can also make it unsuitable for certain situations or moods. (We like to think there’s no such thing as a “bad” sex position, just ones that are perfect for different time, places and bodies!)
If the thrusting partner has diminished strength in their arms, they might find this position tiring (though wrapping them under and behind the shoulders of the receiving partner can lend support). If the partner on top finds that they often have issues with orgasming prematurely, the pressure of thrusting between their partner’s tightly closed legs might prove over-stimulating, despite the slow pace.
As well, this position is a definite no go if your air conditioner is broken, because it will make sure things get steamy in more ways than one!