Women and men don't always agree about what qualifies as great sex. Due to our differing anatomies, what feels pleasurable to one partner may not be all that impressive to the other. In this satisfaction battle of the sexes, women often lose out. "Intercourse itself seems to be designed really for giving the man pleasure," says Deborah Caust, clinical sexologist and licensed marriage and family therapist.
There is hope, however, in the form of relatively simple sex positions, specially curated by Caust with women's desires in mind. Of course, none of these amount to much without foreplay, proper lubrication, and communication, but combine any one of them with that trifecta, and the both of you will be well on your way to having great sex.
Edge of the Bed
This position is a common favorite for both men and women, as it encourages deep penetration. With the woman lying on her back (hips at the edge of the bed), the man enters her from under her legs. Her legs can rest up against his torso or she can place her feet on his chest, options that allow her some control over what angle feels best. (Note: this position can be a bit problematic for more well-endowed men.)
Credit: Illustrations by Todd Detwiler