Position of the Week: The Butterfly Effect

by Lucy

on 23 May 2022

Flutter and play your way to stronger orgasms in this yogic, Lotus-inspired masturbation position. Not only will you benefit from a good old stretch, but the open-leg position also lets you strum or stroke away to your heart's content, while harnessing the power of those pelvic muscles to help strengthen your orgasms. Pretty good, eh?

masturbation positions - the butterfly effect


In a seated position on your bed or floor, put the soles of your feet together so that your knees are spread in a butterfly-like shape. Use your free hands to pleasure yourself in any which way you choose to.


The seated position of The Butterfly Effect means you can easily reach your clitoris, penis or testicles, as well as other sensitive spots such as the nipples. It’s also fantastic for G-spot or P-spot stimulation if you want to add a toy into the mix.


Introduce a vibrating butt plug or G-spot vibrator to transform The Butterfly Effect into an internal flutter of sensation, while pleasuring your external buttons at the same time. Alternatively, give your hands a little help in satisfying those hungry nerve-endings in the clitoris or penis with the addition of a bullet vibe or stroker.

Make it even better

Have a play around with the angle of your knees and distance between your heels and pelvic area to achieve different sensations and discover what feels best. You can also take full advantage of the tension created in your pelvic floor muscles in The Butterfly Position by clenching down on them as you edge your way to orgasm. This will help intensify the series of muscle contractions that create orgasms.

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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 23 May 2022. Updated on 22 Dec 2021