Position of the Week: Open House

by Lucy

on Jun 13, 2022

Stretch those legs out wide, lie back, and be at the mercy of your lover and their plans to pleasure and tease you to a very happy place. We all love an open house for a good snoop around, and this one definitely has its extra perks.



One partner lies on their back with their legs raised and wide open. We recommend using a position enhancer to help maintain this position. The other partner kneels between the reclining partner’s legs with their knees apart and leans into them to tease and penetrate.


Open House is a wonderfully intimate sex position. It introduces a touch of power play, due to the submissive position of the reclining partner and the dominant ‘in charge’ position of the other partner. Indulge in it during foreplay, teasing and stimulating the reclining partner’s hot spots, or enjoying deep penetration thanks to the legs-akimbo welcome.


Unless you have legs with gladiator strength and staying power, we recommend a position enhancer to maintain the positioning of the reclining partner’s legs. This automatically puts them in a submissive position which can be explored further by adding handcuffs into the mix.

Make it even better

Placing a cushion or pillow underneath the reclining partner’s waist will instantly change up the angle and depth of penetration for more targeted G-spot or P-spot stimulation.

The dominant partner can go to town on awakening their partner’s external erogenous zones, driving them wild with a feather tickler, licking and sucking their nipples and neck, and treating them to the intense buzz of a bullet vibe.

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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 Jun 13, 2022. Updated on Jun 13, 2022