Pros & Cons Of The Spooning Position


Here’s the latest in a series of sex articles dedicated to giving you all the pros and cons on different sex positions. If you are new to the series, here’s what you have missed: the first article outlined the pros and cons of the 69 position; the second article delved into the advantages and disadvantages of the female on top position; the third article looked into the missionary position; and the fourth article gave readers a heads up on the doggy style position.

In this article, you are going to learn about the pros and cons of the spooning position, a position that many people may not have that much experience with.

What’s the spooning position and why is it called that?

The spooning position places the male behind the female, with both lying on their sides. He enters her from behind from this position. This position can been dubbed “spooning” because the position of the two bodies resembles that of two spoons nestled together. The spooning position is known for being an intimate position that is great for long sessions of low-key sex. Now, that doesn’t mean it’s boring – it just means that this position isn’t generally used for fast and furious sex. Instead, this position is great for intense and intimate lovemaking.

Getting Started With The Spooning Position

The spooning position is a very easy one to work into your regular routine. For couples that have very conservative tastes in sexual positions, getting started with the spooning position is easy because all you have to do is cuddle up next to each other. If your sexual repertoire consists of the missionary position and that’s it, then you will find the spooning position particularly exciting because it will introduce you to rear entry positions. Once you are comfortable with the position, you can experiment with slight variations of it to make it more exciting.


Now that your interest in the spooning position is piqued, it’s time to tell you about the cons of this position. Don’t worry though – the pros of any sex position tend to outweigh the cons!

  • It can be awkward to find the right angle – When he’s trying to insert his penis into her, it can sometimes be difficult to find the right angle that is comfortable for both partners.
  • Slow sex – If you and your partner are very horny and are dying to get into each other’s pants, this position isn’t the right one for you. This is because the position doesn’t allow for a lot of movement – each partner is kind of constrained a bit and can’t move a lot in any direction. The good news is that this position is versatile and with a few subtle movements, it can turn into a really great position that allows for all sorts of movement.


The great thing about the spooning position is that there aren’t that many negative things that can be said about it. The pros definitely outweigh the cons. See for yourself:

  • It’s intimate – If you are looking for a position that will create a greater sense of intimacy, then this is the right position for you. She will find this position is very romantic and intimate because of the closeness of your bodies and the slowness of the movement during sex.
  • It’s a great way to introduce her to rear entry sex – Maybe your partner thinks the doggy style position is a bit crude; after all, she’s not a dog and she may not want to be humped as though she were one. If that’s the case, then try the spooning position. She will find this more sensual than her placing herself on all fours waiting for you to poke her. Plus, once she realizes that rear entry sex is fun for her too, she will be more open to other forms of rear entry sex, including the doggie style position and even anal sex.
  • It’s versatile – There are no rules for the spooning position. In order to find the right fit for you and your partner, you can place one leg over her which will give you more leverage. Or, she can lift one leg and place it over hers so that she can reach down and stimulate her clitoris. You can also have her reclined on top of you while you spoon her from behind. With all these options, it’s a wonder the spooning position isn’t everyone’s favorite.
  • G-Spot stimulation – Depending on the angle of insertion, this position can be really good for stimulating the G-Spot. Once you’ve managed that feat, you can be guaranteed that she will keep coming back for more.
  • It’s great for morning sex – Sex in the morning is a great way to start the day, but the last thing you want to do in the morning is breathe morning breath all over each other. With this position, you can have sex without having to kiss each other in the morning!

Spooning Can Be Great

Now that you know a little more about the spooning position, it’s your turn to try it out with your partner. Try making the position your own by finding the right angle and positioning for you and your partner. To make it a little more exciting, through a vibrator into the mix to make sure she’s having a good time too. Who knows? Maybe the position you thought was boring and slow will turn into your favorite.

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