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Vanilla Sex Positions Because Not Everyone Is A Freak In The Sheets

Up until very recently, kink was pegged (pun intended) as weird AF. And now, in the year of our lord 2024, we’ve somehow progressed so far that people have started to side-eye those who aren’t into any “extracurricular” activities in the bedroom. When you think of vanilla sex, you probably think of “boring,” but baby, I’m here to tell you that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Sometimes you’re craving some good, old-fashioned vanilla sex  So, if you want to have some sex without all the frills — and this means leaving your sex toys in the drawer and the handcuffs in their box — here are some vanilla sex positions you can try next time you want to just give it to ’em straight. Because vanilla is still a damn good flavor.

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All you have to do is get up on some sort of surface (even just a high bed) and bend over with your arms out so that it looks like you’re bowing down to something — just make sure your stomach is tucked into your knees. Then, have your partner enter you from behind. This is pretty much easier than even doggy.

Doggy On The Edge

Speaking of everyone’s favorite sex position, doggy is basically ole’ reliable when it comes to vanilla sex positions. But we’re not going to tell you to just do doggy. Mix it up a bit just by moving back to the edge of the bed so that your partner is standing behind you.


While cowgirl is a great go-to, you can still maintain a pretty vanilla sex position if, instead of letting your knees rest beside your partner’s torso, you bend your legs so that it’s your feet flat on the bed or ground. This way, you can help raise and lower yourself when you’re bouncing on top.

Tight Squeeze

Not only is this position pretty easy, but it’s also really intimate (because vanilla doesn’t mean dispassionate). Get on your hands and knees and have your partner get on their knees behind you (pretty much in a doggy-style position). But instead of them straightening their torso, have them bend over so that your back and their chest are pressed together. Then, have them wrap their arms around your midsection.

Lotus Flower

Have your partner sit in bed or wherever’s comfy and have a slight bend in their knees, with their legs stretched out in front of them. Then, climb on top of them facing them, bending your legs so that your legs are tucked behind you (basically, you want your thighs pressed against the side of their torso and your ankles pressed against their thighs. And if you bend back, they can use their mouth all over your chest.

Syeda Khaula Saad
Syeda Khaula Saad
Syeda Khaula Saad is a sex & dating writer at Betches despite not remembering the last time she was in a relationship. Just take her word for it.