Want to switch things up in the bedroom? Exploring new sex positions is an easy way to introduce something new. And while there is nothing wrong with the basics, (missionary position, we do love you) it's always exciting to discover new positions to keep things interesting with your partner. Enter: the Coital Alignment Technique.
Please look past the technical-sounding name, because this one is a winner. A riff on missionary, it uses a combination of vaginal penetration and pressure on your clitoris to rock you to orgasm (the term was coined and popularised by a psychotherapist to help women who don't orgasm through penetration alone.)
How to try the Coital Alignment Technique
Get into position
Get into classic missionary position, but then have your partner position themselves a little higher up than normal: their chest should roughly align with your shoulders. From here, they slowly enter you, but only using the tip of their penis, vibrator or dildo. The shaft then, rather than penetrating, rests on your vulva. Next, they take a rocking, up and down motion, moving the tip of their penis or dildo in and out of you, at the same time as the shaft rubs your clit.
Anything else to know?
Take it slow and steady, at least at first, as you ensure that you're getting the right amount of clitoral pressure for you.
What’s the benefit?
As you know, if you're a woman, you might find it hard to orgasm simply from penis-in-vagina intercourse. In fact, it's been revealed that only 20% of vulva owners can climax through penetration alone.
It's here where the CAT position can help. This technique is all about external clitoral stimulation, while the penis or dildo is inside you. The idea being that the person on the bottom is rocked to orgasm. It's also known colloquially as 'grinding the corn,' but to be honest, we think that sounds even worse than 'Coital Alignment Technique.'
Want to take it even further? Try propping a pillow underneath your back to help prop the pelvis upward. This allows for the top side of the penis or dildo to stimulate your clitoris more directly.