When it comes to great sex positions, it’s not always about fancy moves and aerobics. In fact, sometimes the old classics can be your best asset in the bedroom, especially if you have a couple of tricks up your sleeve to take them to the next level. Missionary, Cowgirl, Doggy Style, and Spooning: if you thought these were run-of-the-mill positions, Durex is here to prove otherwise.

In this article we explore the ‘cherry on top’ of these classic sex positions; how the right choice of condoms, sex toys, lubes, and modifications can bring new levels of intimacy and pleasure to you and your partner, without needing to break out a whole new book of sex positions.


Missionary is one of the most frequent sex positions[1], and often gets the ‘vanilla’ tag because it’s so commonly used - perhaps it was even the first position you ever tried. For many couples, Missionary is known as the default, and for that reason, it can become mechanical and some of the intimacy and spark might get lost.

However, Missionary is also packed with deep penetration power, with the added intimacy-factor of face-to-face contact. With a little modification, Missionary can be switched up to get the pleasure-packed credit it deserves. Pillow props are a great way to amplify any position. For extra penetration, place a pillow beneath the woman’s buttocks so her hips are raised slightly. With a little elevation, the tried-and-tested Missionary position can explode back to life in a way you never imagined.

Doggy style

Doggy Style is great for a quickie in the morning or for some passionate time in the shower. Voted the favourite sex position by Men’s Health readers, due to the deep penetration it allows,[2] this cheeky classic can get a little tiresome unless you mix it up a little. If intensity is what you’re after then why not try amplifying even more with Durex Pleasuremax condoms, with a ribbed and dotted texture for extra stimulation. For him, and her.[3]


Cowgirl is another sex position which is a common favorite for many couples.[4] It allows the woman to go on top and be totally in control of the movement, timing the thrusts and the level of penetration.[5] But like any classic sex position, it may become a little bit too routine for your liking. Why not turn the tables by adding some extra vibrations for her? The man’s hands are usually free during the Cowgirl to hold and caress his partner. Why not keep those hands busy with the palm-sized Endless Touch Stroker Vibrator from Durex?


As sex expert Scarlett Robinson says in her article for YouQueen, spooning is known as the ultimate wake-up position for lazy morning sex, because there’s a good chance you’ll both wake up in a spooning position anyway.[6] For this reason, many couples add to their list of ‘go-to’ positions and perhaps don’t give a second thought. But a little modification can go a long way. Spooning is not known for deep penetration, but by bending the knees and angling the bodies forward you can create a natural prop for deeper penetration. Add some extra sensation with Durex Invisible - extra-lubricated and the thinnest condoms Durex have ever developed[7]  - and you’ll hope the morning never ends.

Next time you’re tempted to try something new, why not make a couple of modifications for classic positions with a whole new feeling?

[1] http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/the-uks-favourite-sex-positions-revealed-in-new-survey-10038133.html

[2] http://www.womenshealthmag.com/sex-and-love/mens-favorite-positions

[3] https://www.durex.co.uk/en-gb/condoms/p/durex-pleasure-me-condoms-14-pack

[4] The Skyn Sex Survey. Retrieved from https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/shack-up-skyn-sex-survey-lifestyles/

[5] https://www.durex.co.uk/en-gb/explore-sex/article/8-sex-positions-to-maximise-her-pleasure

[6] http://youqueen.com/love/in-bed/7-morning-sex-positions-to-try-before-breakfast/

[7] https://www.durex.co.uk/en-gb/condoms/p/durex-invisible-extra-thin-condoms-12-pack