Getting it on between the sheets certainly has its upsides. 1) It's warm. 2) Your bed is comfy as hell. 3) You can easily take a cat nap and then go for round two. But it can also get a little...boring.
If you've ever thought about switching up the scenery and getting wild in a room other than the boudoir, Michael Aaron, Ph.D., a sex therapist based in New York, brings us the best positions for getting it on on top of a table. Just make sure your kitchen furniture is sturdy enough to handle the action before you get started.
How to do it: Bend at the waist with your torso leaning over the table, while he thrusts from behind.
Why it works: "You want to use the strengths of the table to your advantage—namely its sturdiness and firmness," says Aaron. "Bending over the table provides a good anchor for deep and powerful thrusts."
How to do it: Kneel on the table and have him either kneel on the table with you or stand behind you with both feet on the floor.
Why it works: Both kneeling and standing provide some serious leverage for thrusting, says Aaron. "Put your knees closer together or farther apart to adjust the tightness," he says. "Experiment with both and see which you prefer."
How to do it: Have him lie on the table and straddle him with your knees bent, facing away. Push off the edges of the table for leverage as you slide up and down.
Why it works: The table provides a solid surface with a new perspective to help you get your freak on (and a killer quad workout). "You can adjust by placing your legs inside his, which tightens the vagina, or placing your legs astride, which provides you more range of motion," says Aaron.
How to do it: Have him sit on the edge of the table, and straddle him with one leg on either side of his hips.
Why it works: The table provides a good base for thrusting, which helps "shift the penis to push more against the upper wall of the vagina," says Aaron. Plus, this position allows you to get up close and personal for some serious makeout action.
How to do it: Have him sit fully on the table, straddle him, and wrap your legs around him with your face close to his.
Why it works: This position is perfect for getting romantical, you know, if doing it on a table just isn't enough. "By wrapping your legs around his waist, you get an even tighter fit and a deeper sense of physical closeness and emotional intimacy," says Aaron. "He can also hold on to the table edges with his hands as you move your torso and ride him, providing additional leverage."
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US.