Sexercise: 7 Positions That Get You in Shape
According to Kerry McCloskey, author of The Ultimate Sex Diet, your man might be the only fitness resource you'll ever need. Her philosophy is simple: More passion burns more calories. You and your guy can step up your fitness regimes simply by increasing the frequency and intensity of your lovemaking. We don't know about you, but that's a plan that we think we can stick to! Here, seven positions for workouts that are as pulse-pounding as they are pleasurable:
Crouching Tiger, Aroused Dragon
Both partners will quickly realize why the Crouching Tiger has great pleasure and orgasm potential. In this position, the woman does a sexy squat above the man -- in a catcher's position. This is the perfect chance for her to use her PC muscles to "catch" his member and clench him tight. The woman can then support herself by putting her hands anywhere on his body for support and then move herself up and down. It also allows the woman to have better control of the depth and pace of the penetration. She can even vary it to tease her partner a little and make sex more interesting. The up and down motion may create different sensations than the regular woman-on-top position in which she is lying down in a straddle, moving back and forth. Of course, she will be in better control of her orgasm. If she allows a deep penetration, she can stimulate her G-spot more often. More shallow penetration will touch the edge of the vaginal opening, which is still a pleasurable sensation. Additionally, if the woman leans back, her clitoris can be stimulated. In terms of muscle tone, this position will work her inner thigh and calf muscles. Meanwhile, to get a better view, the man should lift his head and contract his stomach muscles. Maintaining this position as long as possible will give his abdomen a hard workout. He should feel the tension and clench tighter as it starts to burn. He can even reach forward and caress his partner's body and add to everyone's pleasure.
Down Doggy! Good Doggy!
This erotic, animalistic position is very similar to the usual doggy style, with a few slight changes. After the man enters from behind, as in the regular doggy position, the woman leans down and supports her weight on her elbows, rather than staying on all fours, while the man lifts one bent leg forward, rather than kneeling on both knees. This is highly erotic for the woman because it places direct pressure on her G-spot, which is on the anterior (tummy side) vaginal wall, intensifying her climax. The woman can also maneuver the penetration by slightly arching her back or raising herself a bit. Meanwhile, the man will feel extraordinary sensations in his private parts. This position is also appealing for the change of pace involved in not always looking at each other's face. The woman will feel the tension in her triceps while making love in this position and the man will work his thighs when his leg stays raised. He should switch legs halfway through to hit the G-spot from a different angle.
In this position, the man is sitting up while the woman is sitting on him with her legs raised in the air in a straddle. She holds onto his neck with her hands while he maneuvers her back and forth. This will work the woman's arms, stomach and legs. The man will tone his arms while moving the woman's body, and will strengthen his legs from the support he is providing to his partner.
Wheelbarrow of Fun
The woman lies on her stomach on the bed with her legs slightly open and her knees slightly off the edge. The man stands behind her at the end of her bed and lifts her legs up toward him, until he is able to enter from behind. The woman then bends her legs and wraps them around him, locking her feet together at the ankles, while the man holds her with his hands and rests her on his thighs. This will tone the triceps and lower back. You can also try this on the floor. If you're really talented, you can try walking around the room while in this position and think back to your days in summer camp during color war.
This position is reminiscent of the scene in the move Fatal Attraction, when Glenn Close is sitting on the counter while she and Michael Douglas are engaged in wild sex. Doing it spread-eagle on the table while your man faces you to thrust from the front creates mega heat in a minimal amount of time. "He's sure to come quickly because he plunges deep," says Anne Hooper, author of The Great Sex Guide. "Plus, men get off on the novelty of doing it somewhere new to them, [since] out of the bedroom equals no-holds-barred.
Let's Get Crazy
This position is a great workout for the woman's stomach and buttocks. While lying on her back, the woman extends her legs straight in the air, slightly spread, with her rear lifted off the ground. The man bends down in a slight squat to enter her, working his quads, and when using his arms for support, he works his triceps.
The woman lies on her side, while the man kneels and straddles her bottom leg perpendicularly (i.e., at a right angle to her, thus forming a terrific "T" and then enters her. Her top leg remains extended upward, gently supported by the man. When done correctly, this can be a great position for deep penetration, while exposing the clitoris for manual stimulation. This double stimulation is very gratifying and can often lead to the big "O" very quickly.