Amazon Sex Position Explained by a Sexologist (Plus 5 Variations)

Featured imageThe Amazon sex position is perfect for when you and your partner are getting a bit bored of your usual positions and are looking to switch up your sex life. Aptly so, it’s pretty much a combination of missionary and cowgirl, combining all the best features you can get from both positions. In this guide, experienced sex educator Sandra Larson explains the benefits and how to do it. Let’s go!

What is the Amazon Sex Position?

The Amazon sex position is similar to the reverse missionary position where not only is the woman on top, but she is also in charge. She controls the movement, speed, and angle of penetration in the Amazon sexual position. And just like in missionary, there is eye contact, which increases the feeling of intimacy and helps broaden the connection between lovers. Fair warning that this position does require some degree of strength, flexibility, and coordination not just on the part of the woman but for the penis owner or penetrating partner as well.

It’s a position that feels empowering for a woman since she is in a more dominant position, which is how it got its name from the powerful female warriors or Amazons in Greek mythology. The Amazon also helps a woman get intense stimulation all while riding her man. So, men, take a backseat, let go of being in control for a while, and just enjoy the ride, literally.

Benefits of the Amazon Sex Position?

There are many benefits to doing the Amazon sex position, including a boost in libido. Now and then, it is fun to explore new boundaries and exchange dominant and submissive roles. Maybe you just want to enjoy the view from above or below your partner, the Amazon can give amazing visual stimulation. You can do all that and more with Amazon, and it is highly pleasurable for both partners. If you and your partner are looking for ways to increase your sex drive or if the female partner is seeking more fulfillment, you may want to give Amazon a try.

Apart from a libido boost, the Amazon also offers intense clitoral stimulation, easy access to the G-spot, and deep penetration. Plus, it is a great workout for your core since the receiving partner thrusting on the giving partner requires them to engage their abs, and if the receiving partner is squatting, then this also tests the giving partner’s leg strength. With these benefits alone, don’t these make you want to give this a chance in the bedroom right here and now?

Woman thinking

Since the Amazon is in a more physical position, another benefit is that you can adapt it into one of its many variations or transition into a different position, such as cowgirl, reverse cowgirl, or the butterfly, just to name a few.

It is important to note that if deep penetration causes you discomfort or pain such as for women with endometriosis, since the woman controls the depth of penetration, she can opt to make the thrusts shallow, adding another reason as to why this position is so great.

How to do the Amazon Sex Position?

The partner with a penis lies flat on their back while the partner with a vulva squats or kneels on top of them. To make things easier, here is a step-by-step guide on how to do the standard Amazon sex position.

Amazon Sex Position

How to Do It

  1. The penetrating or bottom partner lies down on his back, or her back if she is using a strap-on.
  2. The receiving partner gets on top of the giving partner.
  3. The penetrating partner places their knees close to their chest and spreads their legs.
  4. The receiving partner rests their legs on the back of the thigh of their partner as if in a kneeling or squatting position.
  5. The receiving partner positions themselves to receive their partner’s penis. They may opt to stabilize themselves by grabbing a hold of their partner’s thighs while riding.
  6. The receiving partner slowly rocks their pelvis front and back or bounces up and down. Find a comfortable rhythm and stick to it.
  7. Meanwhile, the penetrating partner can play with their partner’s breasts or grind deeper into their partner.

Amazon Sex Position Variations

Since the Amazon is quite versatile and can be adapted in many ways, here are five variations to the Amazon sex position.

Kneeling Amazon Position

First up is the Kneeling Amazon. In this variation, the woman gets to rest her legs a bit from the squatting position. She kneels as she straddles her partner’s hips rather than squatting. In turn, this could create a different angle of penetration, but the main factor that decides this is the person’s height. You can find more sex positions that reduce leg pain in this guide.

Reverse Missionary sex position

How To Do It

  1. The penetrating or bottom partner reclines on their back and raises their knees to their chest.
  2. The receiving or top partner gets on top of the giving partner, getting in between the penetrating partner’s legs and placing their knees down beside their partner’s hips.
  3. The receiving partner positions themselves to receive their partner’s penis and begins to ride them.

Reverse Amazon Position

With the Reverse Amazon, the woman turns around 180 degrees, not facing their partner.  She can place her feet at the sides of her partner So, in this position, there is no eye contact but still a whole lot of pleasure. It is also said this position is best performed during anal sex.

reverse cowgirl

How To Do It

  1. The penetrating partner reclines on their back and raises their knees to their chest.
  2. The receiving or top partner gets on top of the giving partner and kneels facing the opposite direction.
  3. The receiving partner positions their torso between the calves of their partner and their feet by their partner’s sides.
  4. The receiving partner positions themselves to receive their partner’s penis and begins to ride them.

Feet-Planted Amazon Position

If you are up for a workout of your glutes, then give the Feet-Planted Amazon a try. This variation is pretty helpful for women who have issues with their knees. Plus, women get more leverage to lift themselves, resulting in more intense thrusting. If this becomes monotonous after a certain amount of time, you can mix things up by trying other sex positions with women on top.

Great Bee Tantric Position

How To Do It

  1. The penetrating partner reclines on their back and raises their knees to their chest.
  2. The receiving partner gets on top of their partner, getting in between the penetrating partner’s legs and planting their soles down beside their partner’s hips.
  3. The receiving partner positions themselves to receive their partner’s penis and begins to ride them.

Solo Amazon Position

Did you know you could do the Amazon solo too? Well, now you do, and there are several options to carry this out, all of which offer hands-free fun means you can stimulate your clitoris or just go for a ride. This position proves that you can experience incredible pleasure even without a partner thanks to the use of a sex toy. Be the fierce Amazon you are and do it solo.

Suction Cup Dildo Squatting Position

For those who are having trouble picking what sex toy to use for this position, we got you. Here’s a comprehensive list of all the best sex toys for women we ranked and tested.

How To Do It

  1. Using a sex toy like a suction cup dildo stuck to the floor, squat over it. You may also opt to place a dildo or vibrator on top of a few pillows if you would prefer to do it on something softer.
  2. Begin to ride your toy. If you are not feeling up for penetration, you can get into the kneeling Amazon position to grind on a vibrator that is under your pillowcase.

Cowgirl Amazon Position

Last, but not the least, we have the Cowgirl Amazon pose. This variation will be your best friend if you feel that you are not flexible enough, do not have enough core strength, or just find the other variations uncomfortable. Since it is called the Cowgirl Amazon, this position offers the benefits of the woman being on top, eye contact, and intimacy; all this minus the strain you might have felt being in the other variations, since your soles are on either side of your partner’s waist, making it less taxing on your quads and glutes.

Squatting Cowgirl

If you loved the deep eye contact that position allowed, you should also try other intimate sex positions we listed in this guide.

How To Do It

  1. The penetrating partner reclines on their back and raises their knees to their chest.
  2. The receiving partner gets on top of the giving partner, getting in between the penetrating partner’s legs and planting their soles down beside their partner’s waist.
  3. The receiving partner positions themselves to receive their partner’s penis and begins to ride them.

Wrapping Up

In summary, the Amazon is a tremendous woman-dominated position that comes in five fun and freaky variations, all of which you will want to perform. Don’t be intimidated if you initially think it seems difficult to achieve. Though it may come across as a slightly more unnatural position, it is not as complicated as it looks. With some practice, you make the most out of the Amazon in both anal and vaginal intercourse.

Remember, since there are lots of variations to experiment with, make sure to communicate about what to do if someone feels uncomfortable or is in pain, especially since being in the Amazon puts some strain on the woman’s knees or the man’s penis. But also, don’t forget to talk about what variation feels good too. If you and your partner are novelty-seekers and searching for a bit of a thrill and challenge, find that position, get into that rhythm, and be the Amazon woman (or the amazing partner of one) that you are!

Thanks for reading my Amazon sex positions guide!

Sandra

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