5 Sex Positions For When You're Tired But You Still Want To Have Sex

by Alison Segel
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Sex used to be my main form of cardio, you guys.

Admit it, sex is exhausting. If it's good, you can leave a session panting and sweaty. It's like dirty CrossFit.

Still, I'm not always up for such a challenge. When I've had a long day at work (freelancing from home, LOL), and my guy has been doing the same, sometimes, you're absolutely not in the mood to exert extra energy into anything.

Unfortunately, sex is a vital part of relationships. Whether it's establishing intimacy or keeping you out of the dreaded friend zone, it's good to do it frequently, whether or not you'd rather be catching some zzz's.

So here are five sex positions to try when you're too tired but still want (and need) to have sex.

1. Spooning Sex

Kylah Benes-Trapp

Intimate, and you're already in the position you sleep in. Perfect!

You lie on your side while your partner spoons you from the back. While you put one leg slightly up (knee in toward your stomach), he enters you from behind.

Additionally, you can add a sex toy to the mix in this position for extra clitoral stimulation, since your partner is mostly focusing on penetration.

Or you can use your man's hand or your own hand! Just make sure you're also getting stimulated.

2. Face-To-Face Sex

Kylah Benes-Trapp

This is one of the most intimate of sex positions, where you actually have to look at and acknowledge the person you're having sex with. However, it's also one of the comfiest, because you both get to lie down on your side. But be careful not to fall asleep.

Holding one another in a face-to-face spooning position, you put one leg over your partner's body. He then enters you, and you have sex whilst in a cuddling, eye-contact situation.

It's way more pleasant than I am explaining it, and it's actually really romantic and sweet.

Did I already mention you're both on your side and pretty much in your sleep position anyway? Perfect for if you're tired!

3. The Lotus

In The Lotus position, you're both sitting criss cross apple sauce (you know, that position you learned on the Kindergarten rug) on top of one another. Then, you both gently gyrate to the point of climax.

It's like dry sex, but not-so-dry, because, well, you're actually having sex.

It's one of those positions that actually requires an equal amount of effort from both of you, so for the sake of equality and feminism, this might be the sex position to try.

4. Chair Sex

Kylah Benes-Trapp

Similar to The Lotus, your partner is sitting while you are riding on top of him. You can either be face to face, or in reverse cowgirl position.

Your partner can also put his hands on your hips and help to support and move you, so he's not just sitting back and enjoying the ride while you do all the work.

Plus, a chair offers you extra support, whereas you might have to work extra hard on a soft bed that doesn't allow for much natural friction.

5. Doggy Style (On the Couch)

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You lie on the couch, bent over the arm of the sofa, as if you're ready for a spanking. (Maybe you are.)

Your partner, also on the sofa, then enters you from behind.

He can either be on his knees, entering you from between your legs, or he can be lying on top of you and using the arms of the couch for support and to help thrust.

So if you're tired, there's still a way to get down with your partner, even when neither of you want to exert much effort. How romantic!

Do you have a go-to sex position for when you're just too tired, but still want to have sex? Sound off in the comments.