Oral sex is great – but a little variety can make it even better!

I’m not sure about you, but personally I love oral sex. Giving it, receiving it – it doesn’t really matter as long as there’s a tongue involved. Certainly, it’s one of the most pleasurable sexual experiences you can have. But, if you’re limiting yourselves to the same old position, you’re missing out on a great deal of fun!

We have collected a few of the greatest oral sex positions for you to try, and listed them here with helpful descriptions. Some may take a bit of practice to get right, but if your partner loves getting licked and is looking for something new and exciting, every one of them is guaranteed to please once you understand the mechanics behind it.

1. Lateral 69

Lateral 69

Lateral 69 is pretty straightforward – get in the typical 69 position, and then turn it on its side. (That is, the partners should be lying down, facing each other, rather than stacked one on top of the other.) This can be especially helpful if one partner has body confidence issues, as it takes the anxiety of being on top of one another away, while still allowing for simultaneous oral gratification.

Additionally, if you have already pleasured each other and this is just round two, it’s much easier on the shaking legs than if you have to support yourself on your hands and knees.

2. Tipping the Scales

tipping the scales

Partner A should be lying on her back, however it’s comfortable for her. Then, similar to a 69 position, Partner B should position herself over the face of Partner A, supporting herself with her arms (arch your back if you can – it makes a difference!). The partner on bottom is able to control the movement of the partner on top through grabbing her hips to pull her closer to her face for some excellent oral pleasure. Once one partner has finished, it’s time to return the favor!

3. Major Inspiration

Major inspiration

The key to this position is comfort. Using a sex cushion (or a few pillows), the receiving partner should be propped up at the back. Not only does this push the back into an arched position (which greatly enhances the pleasure from oral sex), but the receiving partner will also have a perfect vantage point to watch her lover in action.

4. In Reverse

In Reverse

For those of you who have never had your partner orally pleasure you from behind – you don’t know what you’re missing! The mystery involved with not being able to see what’s coming can add an extra layer of excitement, and of course it just feels good in the first place. In this position, the receiving partner will be on all fours, with her “giver” positioned behind her. At this point, it’s all about that tongue – whether you choose to strictly pleasure her vagina or you decide to add a little cheeky bum play is up to the two of you. (Please ensure that you have your partner’s consent before any anal play.)

5. Face On

Face On

The Face On position is sure to please. One partner should be on her knees, straddling her partner’s face. The partner underneath is then free to caress the booty and show off her oral skills; despite the illusion of the partner on top being in control, you will soon find out that the one giving the pleasure has all the power here. I advise that you make sure the “receiving” partner is able to brace herself on a wall just in case she needs to – should the “giving” partner decide to grab onto the legs, the partner on top will be unable to stop her until the giver has decided that she is satisfied!

6. Girl Game

Girl Game

This is really pretty basic, and should be included as part of your cunnilingus regimen. Similar to the traditional position for oral sex, the “receiving” partner will be lying on her back, with the “giving” partner between her legs and orally pleasing her. The only real difference here is that caressing your partner’s body is of the utmost importance – often we get so wrapped up in the sexual acts themselves that we forget (and therefore neglect) the rest of the erogenous zones. Consider rubbing her sides and playing with her breasts, as this is sure to add to the pleasure.

7. Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the velvet

The receiving partner should be seated on the bed, with her back propped up either with a pillow or against a wall (or even both – it’s really up to your comfort). The partner who is giving will then crouch between her legs and offer simultaneous oral and manual stimulation – wiggling her fingers inside while licking and sucking can certainly do wonders for the G spot. (You’ll definitely know when you get it right – the orgasm will be quite intense and you should be able to feel your partner tightening around your fingers.)

8. The Unfurling

The unfurling

The partner who is going to “receive” in this position should have a thick sex cushion or multiple pillows underneath her butt. The goal here is to elevate the vagina higher than the head – the full extent of the incline will depend on your personal comfort zone. The “giving” partner will then sit between her legs, with the “receiver’s” legs draped over her back.

This is ideal for oral pleasure, although you could switch it up with some penetration as well. Be careful that you don’t get too dizzy, though; this position will have the blood rushing to your head, which can enhance the pleasure but can also be a bit dangerous if precautions aren’t taken.

9. Mange Tout

Mange tout

This position requires one partner to be lying on her side, with her top leg pointed to a 90-degree angle in front of her. This allows for the “giving” partner to lay at a right angle relative to her, and please her from behind with her tongue and fingers.

It might be simple to think of it as a “triangle” formation with one of the sides removed (although you could certainly do it with three partners, if you’re looking to supplement in such a way).

10. Down Under

Down Under

For the Down Under position, the “receiving” partner will be lying on her back with her legs pulled into her chest. The “giving” partner will then get between her legs and pleasure her however she chooses – orally, manually, or even with a toy.

The angle of the receiver’s legs guarantees a wonderful view for the giver, as well as allowing for her to “push back” on the thighs to ensure she has complete control over the stimulation.

11. Sugar Rush

Sugar Rush

If you’re bored of “regular” 69, consider making this change: The partner on the bottom will still be pleasuring her partner with her tongue, but the partner on top will be using a toy or her fingers instead. Of course, if you get too excited, it’s incredibly likely that both partners will be using multiple pleasure methods; this is fine too!

12. Lip Service

Lip service

For those who enjoy oral sex, as well as positions of power and control, there’s truly nothing better than sitting on your partner’s face. This particular position calls for your fingers as well.

It can take a little getting used to, both for the partner who is straddling the face, as well as the partner who must maneuver her fingers inside of the other. Once you get the hang of it, though, it’s definitely a power trip you’ll love.

13. Stereo


Once again, one partner will need to be straddling the other partner’s face. However, this time, the partner on top will lean back and use her fingers to pleasure the “giver” – making for a mutually satisfying sexual experience that is sure to make its way to your regular line-up.

While there are certainly other positions to be considered as perfect for oral play, these ones are easy for even beginners to master. When you feel comfortable with your skill level in this area, definitely branch out to other options as well. We’re sure that you will be pleased with the results.


  • Posted June 21, 2016 6:23 am
    by Sibongile Mnisi

    Interesting positions indeed….
    My favourite is tipping the velvet and stereo.

  • Posted October 5, 2017 7:07 pm
    by Tiffany

    Love this article. Added 2 more to my positions.

  • Posted March 6, 2019 5:31 pm
    by Rhani

    Only 5positions we haven’t tried and surely will not try at all because my partner and I are one way not a two way, basically my partner will do all the licking process..i love the face on position,the unfurling especially face on

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