4 Sex Positions To Heat Up Your Morning & Start Your Day Right

by Annie Foskett

Mornings are tough. Sex makes them easier. Before you @ me, skeptics, I hear you. I, too, love sleep; it's one of my favorite pastimes (and literally everyone's, so maybe don't call it an "interest" on your dating profiles anymore). While it can seem daunting to wake up earlier than necessary, especially on a workday, getting it on before embarking on your regularly scheduled programming is a great way to ensure you have a beautiful day. There are morning sex positions that will make an a.m. romp feel less like a chore and more like a vacation.

If you're like me, no matter when you wake up in the morning, you're a little bit lazy for the first few minutes (half hour) that your eyes are open. Rather than feeling for your phone and finding out what missiles or natural disasters are aimed at your region today, why not roll over towards your partner and do something a lot more relaxing? Having sex in the morning can lead to a happier commute to work, more longing between you and your partner, and extra tasty eggs, because everything tastes better postcoitally. Here are four sex positions to heat up your morning:

1. Good Old Missionary

Remember that part about feeling tired and lazy in the morning? The best part about missionary is that there's very little for you to do. Here's how to set yourself up for a missionary quickie before work: Sleep naked, wake up and nudge your partner, and pull them right on top of you to set things off. You'll both be horizontal, the position requires minimal effort, and you'll be able to relax and "wake up slow" without skipping out on the most important meal of the day... sex.

Pro tip: Be careful that you don't accidentally go "night, night" during the sex, because nobody likes that.

2. Sideways Spoon

This is another low stakes, low-impact position for you and your partner to try out in the wee hours of the morning. Getting into position might not require any movement at all if you happen to be one of those couples who can actually sleep big spoon-little spoon without overheating. Either way, spoon each other ever so sweetly, and allow your partner to enter you exactly from that position. It's super easy and actually feels super great. This is a vintage position. It's also very adorable and cozy, so enjoy it.

3. Shower Sex

You know, I would never actually recommend standing up shower sex, as this is a recipe for someone saying "I've fallen and I can't get up" or getting an actual concussion. However, if you have a clean bathtub and can get both of your bodies in the water in the early hours of the day, settle in and try some tub sex. Yes, it takes a little more time, but you'll also be getting (semi) clean, so it's a win-win.

4. Face Down "Missionary"

Morning breath be damned, this position is a happy medium between sideways spooning and regular missionary. All I want to do in the morning when my alarm goes off is flop on to my belly, bury my head in the mattress, and pull a pillow over my head. This position allows you to do all of that, except with a person on top of your body instead of a pillow — delightful. Position yourself face down on the bed and have your partner get on top of you. Again, lying down sex, but without as much face time. Perfect if you wake up and your face looks like a swollen knee cap like mine does.

All of the above positions are so easy, and can lead to a much more exciting day than had you just woken up, caked some make up on, and dashed to grab your coffee before commuting with all of the other morning-zombies. When you and your partner share an intimate connection in the morning, it lasts all day. So do the orgasm endorphins. Give one of these a try the next time you are having the Monday blues. Early bird gets the worm, after all.