Sex To The Rescue


Spiff up your sex life with a new spin on old tricks.


This girl we knew once snuck out of a party—while in college—with a guy to find a room where they could be alone. The rooms were all full with other couples hooking up, though, so they ended up in a big store under some stairs. She says it felt like they were back in middle school, playing seven minutes in heaven. The space was dim, cramped and steamy. Plus, it was exciting to know they could easily get caught if someone just peeked through, let alone opened the door.


So why sneak into a place like that only in an emergency? Seven minutes in heaven is just one of many hookup tricks girls know and love but rarely see any guy take real advantage of. Read what other real women have to say about taking under-used techniques to mind-blowing new levels. You need it now, especially since half the year has passed without you getting any serious action, right? And there are women out there who’re waiting for a guy to use them.


Old Trick THE 69

New Trick A Sideways Take

A naked puzzle, the sublime 69 is quite the forgotten art. Most girls can count on one hand how many times they’ve tried this joint-pleasure deed. The biggest complaint? They can’t get comfortable. But Ekta*, a 29-year-old sales manager, says she and her boyfriend-turned-husband had success with it in the back of their car. Forced to be on their sides with their feet cramped against the windows, the new positioning actually made it hotter. “The car got foggy, but it was so passionate,” she says. “What’s great about the 69 is you want this person entirely, and there’s nothing else you want—or can do—with them. It was amazing for both of us.”


Old Trick Bang Before Bed

New Trickjust don’t Hit the Snooze Button

Experts at the Centre for Sexual Wellness in the U.S. have found that, across the globe, some 75 per cent of couples have sex at night—“but having it in the morning may be better than a cup of coffee.” Ramya*, a 26-year-old career counsellor, says it’s a great way to get her grumpy boyfriend moving. “I’m usually the most awake in the morning, and I find sex the only thing he’s happy to wake up for,” she explains. (She’s not lying, is she? Just ask yourself if there’s a better reason to get out of bed in the morning, and aloo parathas don’t count.) Sex therapists suggest pencilling in time in the morning for a quickie by deciding to wake up a few minutes earlier. “Having morning sex is better than snoozing for the extra 20 minutes.” It literally starts your day off with a bang!


Old Trick She’s on Top

New TrickA Reverse View

You probably both love when she’s on top, but the satisfying routine can lose its thrill. Put a 180-degree spin on things and you may find your new favourite position: The reverse cowgirl, when she’s on top but not facing you. Aastha*, a 28-year-old medical professional, says she knows her best body part is her ass, so she doesn’t mind turning around for her man to appreciate the great view. “Guys love to watch, because when you go all the way up and squat, they can see everything that’s happening,” she says.


Old Trick Using a Vibrator 

New Trick Break Out Some New Toys

It’s common to shy away from bringing sex toys into the bed-room, but have no fear—a machine can never replace intimacy, it just adds to it. Marissa*, a 31-year-old event planner, says she uses a vibrator every time she has sex (her favourite is a sleek, simple one). “I was nervous my boyfriend would feel threatened by it,” she says, “but he understands it can actually spice things up for both of us.” Dana B. Meyers, the founder of sex toy Website, also suggests using vibrating couple rings—what she calls the holy grail of toys for achieving orgasm. “The ring creates an extra constriction of blood flow, which will help him stay harder longer, and a ‘bullet’ that stimulates her at the same time,” she says. Yes, we think those are like magical words too.

Old Trick Watch Porn on the Side

New Trick Star in Your live Version

Watching porn during sex is a typical venture for some couples, but the forgotten art of humping in front of a mirror can take it to the next level. Vandana*, a 24-year-old hospitality trainee, says she has sex with her fiancé in front of giant mirrors all over her room. “I know how much he loves seeing things from two different angles,” she says. “But it’s extra hot when I get to see everything too, and it turns me on more because it’s like watching your own porn.” Don’t have a mirror in sight? Relax, and don’t take down your walls just yet. You can have the lights on instead, which lets you really focus on what’s there to see. Molly*, a 28-year-old freelance journalist, puts it this way: “To be able to feel how great it is while tasting him and hearing him and watching it happen? That’s absolutely fucking amazing.” And the best part? No leakable sex tape that you’ll regret five months from now.