5 Sex Positions to Deepen Intimacy 


At Mauj, we talk a lot about what it means to be sexually satisfied, its importance, and how we can improve our sex lives. How you have sex – i.e. the positions – can play a big role in deepening the emotional connection between two partners and this is key to sexual satisfaction.

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Here are five of our favorite sex positions to deepen intimacy and connection with your partner.

Seated Hug, also known as Lotus 

sex position lotus

What to do:

This position may be awkward at the beginning, but it’s worth it. To get into it, the receptive partner straddles the insertive partner, while both are sitting cross-legged. The partner on top now wraps her legs around the bottom partner, while they're facing each other and embracing. 

You may need to adjust and try this a few times to get the right position for both of you. Lube can help! 


Your bodies bond better in this position. It deepens connection by being face-to-face and allowing for eye-gazing, and it enables more communication and kissing opportunities. 


sex position face to face

What to do: 

Lay sideways facing each other, with the receiving partner's pelvis slightly above the insertive partner's. The receptive partner can wrap her top leg around the insertive partner to help guide them inside. 


It’s a slow, very intimate position. Being face-to-face can make you feel more connected and seen by each other. 

The Butterfly

sex position butterfly

What to do: 

Starting in the missionary position, the receiving partner then slowly lifts one leg at a time over her partner’s shoulder to get into Butterfly. If it’s too deep or intense, she can just lift one leg instead. This position gives the receptive partner room to touch herself or the insertive partner easier access to stimulating the clitoris or nipples during penetration. 


Also being face-to-face, this position allows for deep penetration and deep connection. It enables intense stimulation, with emphasis on the G-area and easier access to the clitoris. It is also great for slow synchronized thrusting and can help both partners reach orgasm at the same time. 

The Cowgirl

sex position cowgirl

What to do: 

This is the basic woman-on-top position with the woman facing her partner during penetration (vs. away, like in reverse cowgirl). The insertive partner lies on their back, sits up on the edge of the bed, or leans back against a wall or headboard. The receptive partner rises on her knees and straddles her partner, in a position where she has one knee on each side. She then guides her partner for penetration. 


This position increases intimacy by being face-to-face, allowing for more eye gazing, kissing, and communication. For the receiving partner, it offers a lot of variety, giving her more control over rhythm, vigor, and depth of penetration — and most importantly, allowing her to take the lead in her pleasure. 

The Hound

sex position the hound

What to do: 

This is an intimate spin on doggy style. Both partners are on their knees. The penetrative partner is on the outside, curling their body around the other, entering from behind. The receptive partner rests on her forearms and can swivel her hips to find the most comfortable, pleasurable angle of penetration.


There is a lot of skin-to-skin contact, and many erogenous zones are easily accessible, including the breasts, nipples, clitoris, and anus. It also allows for kisses and touches on the neck and ears for even more intimacy.


Sex positions not only affect communication between partners, but they also impact the relationship dynamics. Indeed, sex is a beautiful opportunity to deepen vulnerability, intimacy, and connection between you and your partner.

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