3 Great Sex Positions for A Tilted Cervix

Published: FEBRUARY 2, 2023

A tilted cervix is totally normal. Changing positions, engaging in non-penetrative sex and adding modification devices can help to reduce pain and increase pleasure.

A tilted uterus, also referred to as a retroverted uterus or tilted cervix, is a common condition that affects roughly 25% of people with a uterus (myself included!).

As the name suggests, a retroverted or “tipped” uterus tips backward toward the spine, whereas an anteverted uterus (what the majority of people have) tips forward toward the stomach and sits more closely along the top of the bladder.

A tilted uterus isn’t dangerous but can cause back or pelvic pain during intercourse, menstrual pain, discomfort using tampons, recurrent urinary tract infections, and minor urinary incontinence.

“Due to the position of the cervix in the vagina, penetrative sex can cause discomfort, particularly in rear-entry positions or with deep thrusting,” says Dr. Bailey Hanek, AASECT-certified sex therapist and consultant for the Between Us Clinic. “Most often, the discomfort or pain comes from bumping up against the cervix or the stretching or movement of the ligaments that support the uterus.”

Not all people with a tilted uterus experience pain or discomfort during sex — many people with this condition don’t even know they have it. If you have a tilted uterus (or suspect that you do) and want to improve your sex life, trying a new position may help ease your discomfort.

READ: How to Make Trying New Sex Positions Your Next Big Sex Adventure.

1. Modified Missionary Position

The Missionary Sex Position: The receiving partner lies flat on their back while the penetrating partner lies, stomach down, on top of them. The penetrating partner props themselves up with their arms.

The Missionary position gets a bad rap for being ‘vanilla’, but this position can be modified to provide extra comfort for people with a tilted uterus. Sarah Melancon, Ph.D. — sociologist, certified sexologist, and sexuality and relationships expert for Sex Toy Collective — recommends keeping your legs close together and placing a pillow beneath your hips for added support. As you ride the wave of pleasure, try keeping your belly touching your partner’s so that your bodies are closer together.

How to do it: In the missionary position, one person lies on their back while the penetrating partner is on top, facing them. You can modify this position based on what’s comfortable for you and your partner. The modified missionary position is also a great position for people living with chronic pain and/or mobility issues, where thrusting movements are difficult. If you have chronic pain or disabilities consider having a conversation before, during and after trying this position.

Bonus: The missionary position is perfect for anal sex as it helps to relax your PC muscles.

READ: 6 Sex Positions for Great Anal Sex.

Other variations of the missionary sex position include Flying Missionary, Slippery Missionary, Lesbian Missionary, Reverse Missionary, and Standing Missionary.

2. Spooning Position

The spooning position: The receiving partner and the penetrating partner lie on their side, facing the same direction, while the penetrating partner enters the receiving partner from behind.

Spooning is an underrated sex position. Not only can it be super comfortable for people with a tilted uterus, but it also increases intimacy by allowing you and your partner to touch and caress one another in new ways. You can also turn things up a notch by stimulating your clit either with your fingers or a toy as you and your partner rock your way to orgasmic bliss.

How to do it: The spoon sex position is a rear-entry position in which both partners lay on their sides, front to back. The penetrating partner lies behind the receiving partner. This position may be really accessible for people with disabilities that limit movement, (Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.) because it allows for minimal movement and maximum pleasure.

Other variations of the spoon sex position include the Binding Spoon, Lesbian Spooning position, Reverse Spoon, and the Facing Spoon.


Article Source : kinkly.com – Sex ed for adults! Kinkly provide reviews, education and perspectives to help you have sex that’s healthy, consensual and fun.

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