If you like doggy, you’ve got to try the Prone Bone sex position – here’s how to master it

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What to know about the Prone Bone sex positionColin Anderson Productions pty ltd

If you’re into doggy when you’re being penetrated, but you’re also kinda lazy (and I mean even lazier than being on your hands and knees), then, boy, do I have the position for you. The Prone Bone is essentially Doggy Style – the UK’s favourite sex position, FYI – except you get to lie flat on your face.

If that doesn’t sound particularly sexy, this might sell it more: it feels really, really good. The Prone Bone offers the chance for even deeper penetration than doggy, it’s a great position for anal sex, and it still gives the person doing the penetrating a very sexy view.

According to Zachary Zane, Cosmopolitan US’s ‘Navigating Non-Monogamy’ columnist, author of Boyslut: A Memoir and Manifesto, and sex expert for Fun Factory, the Prone Bone ranks among one of the most commonly-used sex positions. “And for good reason: most people can safely Prone Bone,” he explains. So, for those looking for an easy twist to an age-old favourite, here’s how to master the Prone Bone sex position.

How to Prone Bone

In traditional doggy, the person being penetrated tends to be on their hands and knees, while the penetrating partner kneels behind them, but in the Prone Bone, you both get a little more horizontal. Okay, totally horizontal.

The receiving partner (the bottom) lies flat on their stomach, while the penetrating partner (the top) saddles up over them. With their knees bent, the top enters the bottom from behind. Fair warning: it can be slightly tricker entering someone in Prone Bone than in Doggy Style, as the angle of the bottom’s body makes the vulva or anus less accessible. But don’t stress, you can either enter in doggy, then smoothly transition into Prone Bone, or the bottom can elevate their hips slightly to make for, er, easier access. Plenty of lube always helps, too. The penetrating partner can then either stay elevated during sex, or they can lie totally flat on top of their lover, putting their whole weight on them.

Now for a pro tip from Zane: “The bottom should arch their back, which raises their behind, granting the top better access to their vulva or anus.”

Benefits of the Prone Bone sex position

First of all, says Zane, “if you’re a top who loves ass, the Prone Bone is great because it’s all booty jiggle – you really get a great view of your partner’s ass”.

Plus, he adds, it also allows for dom/sub play. “The top not only controls the depth and speed, but they can hold their partner’s hands behind their back, put all their weight on the partner, pull their hair, pin them to the bed, or even (safely) engage in breath play.” As long as this is all done consensually, of course. You can find tips on the latter here, which is a must-read before engaging in any kind of breath play.

The Prone Bone can also really allow for deep penetration – but, advises Zane, “bottoms with big behinds may need to hold their butt cheeks back to allow for deeper penetration”. Similarly, the position is great for more easy G-spot stimulation, which enhances pleasure for those with vulvas (which in turn will be a major turn-on for the person giving this pleasure).

So, then, so far, so good. But are there any cons? “The major con is that it’s tough to engage in clitoral stimulation while in the Prone Bone position, though you can try to put a small vibrating bullet between your clit and the mattress,” says Zane. “It might not be the most comfortable, but it sometimes works!” Alternatively, you could try a vibrating cock ring or, if the penetrating partner doesn’t have a penis, a strapless strap-on – both of which provide extra rumbly pleasure for both partners (if you’re using the latter, just don’t forget to do your kegel exercises!).

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