Truth: Extreme height differences can throw a giant wrench into sexual relationships. (Raise your hand if you've been there 🙋.)
In order to attempt something as simple as a mood-setting kiss, he has to bend way down or, annoyingly, lift you off the floor. And things get even more frustrating in the bedroom, when you’re attempting a sex position as simple as missionary only to find yourself looking not into his eyes, but his chest hair. FYI: It's markedly less romantic than that face-to-face connection.
While you can’t do anything to change your size, you can definitely solve the sex problem. Below, we’ve rounded up six positions that are the perfect fit for short women and tall men.
1. Reverse cowgirl
A tried and true favourite, reverse cowgirl works well for partners of divergent sizes: Having a guy lie on his back takes height differences out of the equation.
It’s also great for partners with big penises, because it allows you to control the depth of penetration, all while stimulating the G-spot.
Simply straddle your man companion and ride him while facing his feet.
2. Table top
Granted, you don’t have to do this one on a table—any surface that hits your guy at crotch height will do. Have him enter you while you’re sitting or lying at the edge of a table, counter, or maybe even your bed.
This one works because it puts you on the same level, and allows for the face-to-face action you might otherwise be missing.
In the contest for best sex position, spoons might just be the sleeper favourite. Although it is low-key and even lazy in its movements, it offers excellent potential for G-spot stimulation and easy access to your clit—an unbeatable combination.
Lie on your side with your back to his chest and have him enter you from behind. Maybe your head only comes to his chest, but that matters a lot less when you’re facing away from him.
4. The close-up
In the close-up position, you straddle your partner's back while he’s seated with his feet tucked up under his butt, and then ride him.
Another winner for people looking to control penetration depth with well-endowed partners, this one puts you both on roughly the same level, so you can make out, gaze lovingly upon each others' faces, and all that jazz.
Here is an excellent option for people of any height looking to climax from penis-in-vagina sex: snake. Lie on your stomach, maybe with a pillow under your pelvis to improve the angle of penetration. Your partner lies over you and thrusts from behind, while you play with your clit for maximum orgasm opportunities.
As a variation on that theme, try doggy style: Bring your hips and knees up, or kneel on all fours, and have your partner enter you from behind. You might even benefit from having him stand while you plant on the bed, giving you a bit of a height boost that places your vagina on the same plane as his penis.
And again, this one is great for clitoral play, upping your odds of having a blended orgasm.
This article originally appeared on Women’s Health US.