Spoons sex position
In the sexual spoons position, the penetrative partner lies on one side, with knees bent. The receptive partner also lies on the same side, with back pressed against the penetrative partner's front. Both partners' upper bodies may be pressed together or separated with just the pelvises connecting, and their legs can also rest on top of each other. The receptive partner may have to lift the upper knee to allow for easier penetration. This has been called one of the "Basic Four" sex positions.
This rear-entry position allows for a great deal of physical intimacy, as there is full-body contact which allows for cuddling. The man (outer spoon) can caress the woman's stomach and breasts, as well as the back of the neck and ears, while stimulating the clitoris if desired. The woman can also stimulate her own clitoris or her partner's scrotum. In addition, the penis stimulates the front of the vagina or the G-Spot. Along with the doggy style position, this is probably the best position from which to reach the G-Spot. Both partners have control of the angle and depth of penetration, and slow, low-intensity sex can last for a long time because it usually takes longer for the man to reach orgasm. Anal sex is also possible in this position, along with use of a vibrator. However, there is little visual stimulation for either partner, as they are not facing one another and cannot see each other's bodies fully. The penis can also slip out easily. Variations on this position include the partners lying on their sides face-to-face or in the "scissors" position.
The spoons position may be preferable for couples who have just woken up or are very tired. It may be used if the woman is pregnant, even during the last trimester, because it does not put any pressure on the abdomen. It is also good for those recovering from illness or surgery, or the elderly, because it puts less strain on muscles.
In July 2013, the Australian Medical Students' Association attempted to set a world record for nonsexual spooning, with 1108 participants spooning simultaneously.
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