Sex pillows have been around for quite some time, but thanks to a viral TikTok video (which has since been taken down, but still can be seen here), these versatile pieces of furniture are having a much-deserved return to the sexual spotlight. Yes, any regular pillow can technically be used for sex, but you can’t count on an ultra-soft down pillow if you’re in need of firm back support during a Cirque du Soleil-style rendezvous.
Whether it be missionary, doggy style, or any new positions you and your partner are testing, Megan Fleming, MD, Lovehoney’s New York City-based sex and relationship expert, says these pillows can provide the extra support you need to relieve tension off of your back, hip, butt, and neck. Due to the fact that they’re thicker than your average bed pillows, these sex-exclusive cushions and wedges are great for those with limited mobility. With that being said. Dr. Fleming notes that anyone can enjoy all of the new angles and positions to play with during penetrative, oral, and solo sex.
There’s no wrong way of using a sex cushion or wedge pillow, but Dr. Fleming says a great way to incorporate one into penetrative sex is for the penetrated partner to place it under their lower back to elevate their hips. “The pillow provides lower back support and creates a great angle for pleasure and deeper penetration,” she says. For anal sex, you can simply lay belly-down on the pillow or wedge for the same effect.
Now that you’ve got the intel, it’s time to grab a new piece of sex furniture for your bedroom. Below, check out all of the best sex pillows that’ll help you hit all the right spots, whether you’re dabbling in partnered or solo play.
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