Girl On The Net | Contributing Writer | Monday, 1 February 2016

In Praise Of Doggy Style (And How To Make It Even Better)

In Praise Of Doggy Style (And How To Make It Even Better)

The Debrief: Doggy style is apparently the nation's favourite sex position - and here's how to do it right

Doggy style is apparently the nation's favourite sex position. Disappointingly, this is the result of an Ann Summers survey and not an Act of Parliament passed by Her Majesty, but still. I'm glad that doggy is so popular, because frankly it's incredibly fun: not only does it hit some of the best spots, it's also the best sex position in which to watch the telly. Obviously I'm not recommending you doggy during Downton, but if you enjoy a bit of porn then this is the best way to watch while you shag, without at least one of you getting neck ache.

Given how popular the doggy position is, you'd think we'd have pretty much rinsed all the doggy position sex tricks that exist in the world. But I am here to show you that there may be more to it than you think – we have barely started. We still don't even know if it's spelled 'doggy style' or 'doggie style', for crying out loud. What's more, with the application of some modern tools, we can give this amazing sex position an even more exciting twists

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Sex toys and doggy style

If you own an amazing vibrator and you use it during sex, you're probably already familiar with the fact that doggy is one of the best positions in which to use it. Unfortunately it does require taking a bit of your own weight off your arms, so if mobility is a struggle (or you just fancy relaxing a bit more) then combining a great clitoral stimulator with a big pile of cushions should probably do the trick. Powerful wand toys like the Doxy massager are great for this: pile up a few cushions and place the head of the Doxy on top of them. Then when you assume the position on top, the head will vibrate strongly against your clit, getting pressed harder into you with each stroke of the shag.

The other sex toy trick that I'm a fan of during doggy involves an anal vibrator. This can be either something slim and long (but make sure it has a flared base), or something shorter like a vibrating butt plug. If your partner's shagging you with a penis (as opposed to a strap-on) then they should be able to feel the vibrations through the walls of your vagina. The vibrations will also travel through their shaft, so you get extra stimulation in all the right places as well as experiencing the filled-up thrill of double-penetration. It's basically like being filled with bees... But friendly, sexy bees. Fine, forget about the bees. It's fun, OK?

 

Doggy style sex tapes

Now, I'm not your Mum so I won't give you a lecture on the dangers of homemade porn and how quickly it can spread on the internet. But suffice to say not all of us are comfortable being photographed or filmed when we're making our best gurning sex face at the point of orgasm. If you're nervous about having a permanent record of your shag, but you sort of want to see what you look like if you channel your inner porn star, then doggy position allows you to perform a super-cool live cam show.

Here's how it works: you and your partner facetime each other on your phones. While they're behind you pounding away (I know, I make it sound so romantic – bear with me) you set up your phone or iPad propped up in front of you. They act as camera person, positioning their phone in all the best places so you can see exactly what you look like from behind. This is also great for people who have sexy back tattoos and feel like they never get their money's worth.

 

Doggy style problems

I won't lie, there are issues with this position as there are with almost anything. The primary problem is knee pain. Doggy style sex may be fairly comfortable if you're on a bed or a bouncy castle, but on carpet or kitchen tile, your knees are going to hurt like hell. I know, because as I write this I have seriously angry carpet burns caused by shagging doggy style too much when I was drunk. Apparently doggy style is so fun sometimes that it's possible to not even notice that you're losing half of your epidermis along the way.

So: solutions? Knee pads are a possibility, although unless your other half has a fetish for health-and-safety-conscious skateboarders, it's not the sexiest apparel. Cushions help, but they can also make moving and gripping difficult. The only solution I can come up with is a long-term one: you need to have so much sex in the doggy position that eventually you build up a layer of rock-hard skin on your knees, like you get on the bottom of your feet, and that will at least dull the pain in future.

 

Worth it? Probably not. But I doubt the odd carpet burn will knock doggy style off the 'top sex position' throne any time soon, and sometimes you've got to take the rough (and the hard, and the awkward) with the smooth.

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