Position of the Week: The Close-Up

by Lucy

on Sep 1, 2020

A cuddle with the naughtiest and most pleasurable of intentions, The Close-Up allows you to get up-close, very personal and in a prime position to please. Go slow or turn it into a fast and explosive sex session – you decide.

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The receiving partner lies on their side with their top leg raised slightly. The giving partner lies next to them on their side and cradles them close before penetrating from behind. The giving partner holds the receiving partner's thigh and raises it higher to aid extra deep penetration.


If you like the intimacy of the classic spooning position but want extra speed, depth and general oomph, then The Close-Up is for you. A simple raise of the receiving partner's leg instantly creates a deeper level of penetration, and gives the other partner something to hold onto to aid faster and harder thrusting.


The receiver can match the giver thrust for thrust by positioning themselves near a headboard or wall and propping their hand or foot against it for fantastic leverage.

Make it even better

Magic wand vibrators are the perfect toy for upping the orgasm game in spooning positions. Available as wireless or plug-in models, they can be held by either partner to direct super-intense vibrations to your favourite pleasure spots.

If you fancy a little buzz in the bum to heighten sensations for both or one partner, a vibrating butt plug will do exactly that. One with a removable bullet vibrator will give you the option of buzz-free play. Alternatively, use the vibrator for targeted stimulation of other erogenous zones as you spoon away.

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Not the position for you?

We're working to make sure that everyone is represented on our website, regardless of who you love, so we'll be using a variety of gender depictions in our Position of the Week posts. This will include straight, gay, lesbian, and gender neutral couples, but all positions will have details in the description of how to make them work for your own relationship dynamic.

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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 Sep 1, 2020. Updated on Oct 22, 2020