Car sex is fun and adventurous—it gets you and your partner out of a bedroom rut and brings some novelty into your sex life. There’s the thrill of getting caught, plus the physical and emotional connection you get by doing it in a tight, compact space. No wonder 60% of men and women in one 2016 study say they’ve done the deed in a parked vehicle, according to The Journal of Sex Research.
“Car sex is timeless,” says Amy Boyajian, co-founder and CEO of sexual wellness store Wild Flower. “It’s fun for new lovers and it’s the perfect combination of excitement, exhilaration, and safety that can help keep the passion alive in long-term relationships.”
Ready to hit the gas and give car sex a go? Start by trying these expert-approved car sex positions.
Front seat straddle
Have your partner sit back comfortably in the front passenger seat, then climb into their lap and ease them inside. This woman-on-top position gives you control over the speed and tempo, and since you’re facing each other, you can hold eye contact and nuzzle each other’s neck for extra closeness. The tight fit between your bodies and the dashboard means there isn’t much room to gyrate wildly, but being so close lets you go deep for G-spot pleasure.
“The partner on top should be positioned so that their knees are comfortably supported, which will allow for the leverage needed in order to move and bounce while on top,” Jill McDevitt, PhD, resident sexologist at sex toy emporium CalExotics, tells Health. She also recommends adding a vibrator into the mix. “Because your pelvises are pushed together, the vibrator will get pushed up against the clitoris, which can produce a really powerful orgasm.”
Back seat 69
This oral sex position requires more of a sense of privacy for you to really get into it. So get your partner to lie down on the back seat facing up, with their head and neck on the seat cushion. Then, you climb on top of them so that your knees are on either side of their head, and you’re positioned above them.
Your partner can hold onto your butt as they pleasure you with their mouth, or they can get their hands in on the action. If you can reciprocate, go for it; if your bodies don’t line up quite right considering the lack of space, just enjoy all the oral sex sensations. This position is “very pleasurable for you, and a great space saver,” says McDevitt.
Push the front driver’s side seat as far back as it can go, so that it resembles a bed. Get on all fours and into the traditional doggy style position by kneeling on the seat, facing the back of the car. It’s tricky, but your partner can then maneuver behind you also in a kneeling position, says McDevitt, with their feet by the dashboard. “From this position, the partner in the back can enter you from behind and use the seat for leverage to grind into you.”