Position of the Week: Standoff

by Lucy

on 16 Jul 2021


Say hello to getting upright and dirty with Standoff – a position that can be enjoyed in most locations and in tight spots too. Perfect for when you’re feeling frisky and need a quick fix, as well as for taking it nice and slow. Vertical is back, baby.


One partner stands in an upright position and places their hands on a waist-height piece of furniture that is sturdy enough to support their weight. The other partner snuggles in behind them in an upright position and enters them from behind, holding on to their lover’s waist to help guide them in with each thrust.


Standoff can start off nice and slow with a bit of foreplay and build up to a middle ground of penetration depth, with just a little tweak required if you want to go deeper. It’s a particularly intimate kind of standing position as, without the direct eye contact, you are very much led by your bodies.


The penetrating partner’s hands are free to please, so their lover’s external pleasure zones are up for grabs (quite literally). Why not add a wand vibrator or stroker to turn the Standoff position into an explosive pleasure party?

Make it even better

The penetrating partner can indulge in some good vibrations as well. They can even share them with their partner – vibrating hollow strap-ons, strapless strap-ons and vibrating cock rings all provide scintillating vibrations and are super-easy to introduce to this position.

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Written by Lucy. Lovehoney Editorial Team
If you think that an exciting sex life starts and ends with Missionary then Lucy, who has worked at Lovehoney for over a decade, is here to enlighten you with her ever-popular ‘Position of the Week’ blogs.
Lucy also loves making the world of sex and sex toys easy to learn about, and you'll often find her with her head in a book researching her latest A to Z guide

Originally published on 16 Jul 2021. Updated on 12 Jul 2021