Everyone has their own ideas as to what makes you a star in the sack. If we were to follow what we see on screen, it would seem the louder, the better. But not everyone has a flair for the dramatic. Or maybe more to the point, not everyone has the luxury of being loud, least of all those who have kids sleeping down the hall or entertained by a movie. The good news is that keeping things quiet doesn’t mean you have to ditch the heat. In fact, leaving the theatrics behind might even enhance the experience. “Studies show, at the core, the best sex is about the connection between the people involved,” says New York City sex therapist Michael Aaron, Ph.D. “Being forced to stay quiet due to children may allow couples to focus back on basics.” Eye gazing, deep breathing, and sensual touch are all fundamental elements of intimacy. And as it so happens, none of them require us to make much noise. Here then are six sex positions to help keep the intimacy up while the kids are down.
An Old Favorite
Missionary position can be a great way to get it on without making much noise, so long as you make sure to slow things down. Try grinding together instead of thrusting. That way, you can avoid the distinctive slap of your bodies slamming together. And while it often gets a bad rap, missionary also carries an extra perk for the ladies involved. “When you add close body movement to intercourse, you often get more clitoral stimulation, often,” says Carol Queen, Ph.D, resident sexologist at intimacy site Good Vibrations.
Stand And Deliver
One of the most common culprits of noisy sex is a squeaky bed. If you’re looking to quiet things down, think about getting it on outside the sheets. Have your partner station his or her hands against the wall. You can enter them from behind and feel around from there.
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