Here’s a question for you: what is the best sex position of all time?
It’s a question that sexologists have been trying to answer for centuries, ever since ancient Indian philosopher and scholar Vātsyāyana published the Kama Sutra.
And the truth is, there probably is no definitive answer. Everyone has their own personal favorite sex positions and their own opinions about which is the best. However, today, I’m going to put a case forward for the Prone Bone.
I truly think the Prone Bone might just be the best sex position of all time, and I’m going to do my best to prove it to you in this post.
From here on out, I’ll be telling you everything there is to know about this orgasmic position, including what it is, how to do it, and why it’s awesome. I’ll also be sharing some of my top tips to help you to master your technique.
And finally, we’ll be finishing off with a run-down of some other similarly-incredible sex positions you might want to try – so stay tuned!
What is Prone Bone?
The Prone Bone is a receiver-submissive sex position in which the receiver lies flat on their stomach with their hips/butt slightly raised, and the giver kneels behind to enter from the rear. You can think of it kind of like an upgrade to the classic Doggy Style position, except way hotter.
If you watch a lot of porn, you’ll almost certainly have seen it in action already. It’s featured very frequently in steamy porn scenes, and the reason why is clear: it looks incredibly hot. The visual appeal of the positions is one of its main draws.
Even if you think you haven’t heard of the Prone Bone before you probably have. You might know it better by one of its many other names, like the Flat Iron, Flat Doggy, Groundhog, or Lazy Doggy.
Why People Love It
It’s not just me that thinks this position is amazing. It’s actually already a hugely popular position and has garnered almost a cult-like fan following. In fact, it’s so popular that there’s a whole category of porn dedicated to it. It even has its own dedicated subreddit.
So what’s the big deal? What’s so great about the Prone Bone? Let’s find out. Here are the main reasons why so many people love it:
Hits the G-Spot
The Prone Bone offers the perfect angle for G-spot stimulation. Seriously, it’s laser-targeted to hit her sweet spot.
The position the giver is in means he thrusts at a slight downward angle, which makes it easy to hit the upper vaginal wall in just the right spot to make her tremble. Ladies, if you usually struggle with internal orgasms, try this position – it might be just what you needed.
Great for Anal
It doesn’t just target the G-spot; it makes it easy to hit the A-spot too for full-body orgasms. This makes it one of the very best positions for anal sex. Plus, you can grab hold of your partner’s buttcheeks while you thrust into them or throw in some light spanking if you’re into that.
Aggression & Weight
One reason women report loving this position is that they feel the full weight of his body pressing against them with each thrust. This might not sound like a good thing, but there’s something powerfully erotic about feeling the whole force of your man’s body as he’s fucking you.
It ties into the whole receiver-submissive psychological aspect. His weight on top of her serves to showcase his aggression, power, and dominance and puts her in more of a submissive position. It’s the perfect position for rough, dirty sex.
If you like to roll with those kinds of power dynamics in bed (and studies show that 65% of women do), you’ll love it.
On a more practical note, the Prone Bone is a comfortable position for both him and her. She gets to rest her chest on the bed and lie down in a natural pose, and he gets to kneel. The angle of entry is comfortable, and it’s not a strenuous position to maintain, so you can go at it for as long as you want without anyone getting tired.
One reason guys love this position so much is that it creates a tighter fit. The position of her legs means her vagina muscles are more tightly squeezed. Who needs kegel exercises when you can just choose the right position, eh?
Increased Sensation and Pleasure
That tighter entry doesn’t just feel great for him; it feels good for her too. A tighter fit means more friction, which will provide greater stimulation and ultimately lead to more satisfying, powerful orgasms.
As I mentioned earlier, the visual appeal of this position is incredible. He gets to enjoy a view of her body pressed down beneath him. Her raised hips will emphasize her curves and make her butt look extra hot.
If you and your partner like to record yourselves to watch back later, make sure you include this position. It looks great on camera and will make you feel like real pornstars.
Perfect for Dirty Talk
Another advantage of the Prone Bone position is that it positions you in such a way that he can easily press his lips to her ears and talk dirty to her. Whispering dirty words to your partner as you’re plowing them from behind makes for some super hot sex.
A final advantage of this position worth mentioning is that it leaves her hands free to play with her clit. Because he’s on top and entering from behind, she can easily reach down to rub her clit while he’s thrusting into her for double the stimulation.
Sounds pretty great, right? Now that we’ve covered why you might want to add the Prone Bone to your sex position repertoire, let’s talk about how to do it.
Prone Bone Sex Position Technique
Ok, here’s the basic technique for how to do the Prone Bone sex position. You’ll need a firm pillow and a bed or a couch for this.
Start by assuming the standard Doggy Style position on the bed or couch. She should lie down flat on her stomach with a pillow under her pelvis so that her butt is slightly raised and her legs together.
He should then kneel behind her, entering her from behind and leaning forward to support himself with his arms.
He thrusts inside of her while pushing against her firmly. She should raise her hips and butt up by pushing herself up at the hips.
You can mix things up by incorporating some hair pulling, having him lean further forward over her, wrapping one hand around her waist, and so on.
How To Master the Prone Bone Technique (Advanced Tips)
That’s the basic technique covered, but there are a few more advanced techniques you can throw in to make it even hotter.
With that in mind, here are some advanced tips to help you to fully master the position. Follow these guidelines, and you’ll be Prone-Boning like a real pornstar in no time.
Push Her Head Down
Remember, the Prone Bone position is at its core, a rough sex position. It’s all about aggression and power. With that in mind, something you can do to turn the heat up is to use your hand to push her head or chest down into the pillow/mattress (gently and with consent, obviously). This makes it seem like you’re taking control and shows you’re really into it.
A similar kinky technique you can try if you’re both into BDSM play is to put your hand around her neck while you’re thrusting as if you’re lightly choking her (but don’t actually choke her). If you go down this route, just make sure you keep things safe, sane, and consensual.
Kiss Her Neck
If you’re not cool with anything too rough, another kinky but slightly more vanilla technique you can try is to lean down and kiss her neck.
The nape and back of her neck are erogenous zones – one of the top 10, according to an international survey of women. This means these areas are filled with thousands of sensitive nerve endings.
As such, kissing, licking, or even just breathing heavily on her neck while you’re having sex is going to drive her wild.
Straddle One Of Her Legs
The standard Prone Bone position has her keeping both legs together for a tight squeeze. However, one variation you might want to try is to have her spread one of her legs wide instead so that he can straddle the other.
He should be able to pump a bit faster while still enjoying the same supertight squeeze and hitting the same pleasure spots.
Cross Your Legs & Squeeze Your Thighs Together
Ladies, try crossing your feet and squeezing your thighs together while you’re in the Prone Bone position. This will squeeze your vagina muscles together and create a tighter fit for added friction and stimulation. He’ll appreciate it, and it’ll help to better stimulate your G-spot. It’s a win-win.
You have two hands that aren’t doing anything, don’t you? So why not put them to good use and reach down to rub your clit while your partner is inside you. The Prone Bone position is perfect for this as you’re already pressed down against the bed and can easily slip your hands underneath without getting in his way.
Incorporate a Vibrator
Even better, forget about your hands and nestle a vibrator against your clitoris instead. You can easily place a vibrator under your clit with little chance of it moving around because you’re pressed firmly against the bed,
You’ll be pressed down against it, holding it in place while those sweet vibrations rumble through you. This is why Prone Bone is the perfect position for toys.
Use a Sex Pillow / Wedge
I’d recommend using a sex pillow or sex wedge to raise her hips instead of a regular soft pillow. Regular pillows won’t support her as well as they tend to compress quickly. Sex pillows, on the other hand, are designed specifically for this.
They’re typically filled with firm foam to keep her butt raised all the way through. They’re also designed to create the perfect angle for laser-targeted G-spot stimulation and will help you to get deeper penetration.
There are lots of different sex pillows on the market. The Liberator Wedge is one of my personal favorites, but feel free to shop around and choose one that you like best.
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Best Variations & Similar Positions
As you can see, I’m a big fan of the Prone Bone, but it isn’t the only awesome sex position out there. Great sex is all about variety, and there are plenty of Prone Bone variations and similar sex from behind positions you can try when you want to mix things up.
I’ve listed some of my favorites below. If you like the Prone Bone, you’re going to love these.
1. The Jockey Sex Position
Technique: She lies flat on her stomach with her arms bent in at the elbows. Her legs should be stretched out completely straight. He straddles her legs, positioning himself on his knees just behind her butt so that her legs are between his thighs.
She tilts her pelvis back to allow him to enter, and he thrusts inside her from behind. He can grab her butt cheeks and pull them towards him to help with rhythm and get deeper penetration.
Why it’s great: As you can see, the Jockey is almost identical to the Prone Bone position. The main differences are that this time, she’s completely flat and doesn’t have a pillow underneath her groin. Her legs are also completely straight.
The advantage of this is that you don’t need a pillow or sex wedge. It also feels even more receiver-submissive and offers an even tighter squeeze. The downside is that the angle isn’t quite as good as it is with the Prone Bone, and the position isn’t as natural for thrusting. Still, it’s an awesome variation that’s worth trying out.
2. Lying Groundhog
Technique: Start by getting in the standard Prone Bone position. She lies flat on her stomach on the bed with her arms bent at the elbows, and her legs stretched out behind her. He then lies on top of her, supporting his body with his forearms, and thrusts down to enter her. She can raise her torso off the bed slightly and support herself with her forearms.
Why it’s great: This is another very similar position to the standard Prone Bone (Groundhog is actually another name for Prone Bone) with only a slight variation. The difference here is that this time, he’s lying on top of her rather than kneeling behind her. There are a ton of advantages to this.
First off, it allows him to get an even better angle of entry. Secondly, it means even more of his weight is on top of her, which makes it kinkier and more aggressive and animalistic. And finally, it puts his head directly next to hers, which means he’s in the perfect position to whisper dirty words to her, nibble on her ears, or kiss her neck.
3. Mounted Groundhog
Technique: Have her lie flat on the bed with her legs stretched out straight behind her. She can bend her arms at the elbow and rest on her forearms to raise her torso slightly. He climbs on top and straddles her so that his knees are either side of her hips, and his groin is pushed up against her butt.
He then bends at the waist, leaning forward so that his head is next to hers and supporting himself on his forearms before penetrating her.
Why it’s great: Again, this is a small variation of the standard Prone Bone / Groundhog position. It’s similar to the position above except he’s supporting his lower body by resting on his knees, rather than lying directly on top of her.
The advantage of this is that he doesn’t put his full weight on her, which makes it more suitable for heavier men that don’t want to crush their partners in bed! It still allows him to get that great angle and puts his head next to hers for added intimacy.
4. Wishbone Variation (Open Groundhog)
Technique: The receiver lies face down on the bed, stretching her legs out straight behind her but spreading them open. She can raise her torso off the bed and support herself on her forearms.
The giver climbs on top and lies on top of his partner, positioning himself the right angle for entry and supporting his upper body by resting on his forearms. His legs should be in between hers.
Why it’s great: This is an ‘open’ variation of the Prone Bone in which her legs are spread wide, rather than kept straight together. This gives him a little more space to work with, allows for easier entry, and makes it more comfortable for both partners.
The tradeoff is that you don’t get as much of a tight squeeze as you do with the legs together variation, but as long as you’ve been doing your kegel exercises, that shouldn’t be a huge problem!
5. Lying Groundhog 180
Technique: Start off in the lying groundhog position (see instructions above). Once you’re in position, the giver should spin around in a 180-degree twist so that he’s facing the opposite way. Your head should now be near your partner’s feet.
He thrusts downwards to enter her from above. It may be difficult to achieve a sharp enough angle for some men as your erection will need to aim downward. She can help him to achieve the correct angle by raising her hips and arching her back.
Why it’s great: This is a very exotic position that’ll take both you and your partner out of your comfort zone. It’s a great position when you want to spice things up and try something completely new and out of the ordinary.
One of the best things about this position is the unique penetration angle. He’ll need to be able to maintain an erection that he can aim downward, but if he can pull it off, it’s incredible for hitting her G-spot.
It’s also a firm favorite amongst foot fetish fans as it puts you face-to-face with your partner’s feet. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a very challenging position, and it certainly isn’t for everyone. But if you think you’re up to the challenge, give it a shot – you might just love it.
6. Facedown Doggy Sex Position
Technique: She gets on all fours on the bed, floor, or couch. She then leans forward, bending her arms at the elbow and resting on her forearms so that her torso is closer to the floor and her butt is in the air. He mounts her from behind in a kneeling position.
She can experiment with tilting her pelvis and arching her back from different angles to find the perfect position to push her buttons.
Why it’s great: This one isn’t technically a variation of the Prone Bone – it’s a sex position in its own right. However, it is very similar. The main difference is that she’s going to be lifting her butt higher off the bed by resting on her knees, rather than lying flat.
That gives her back a killer arch that a lot of men love. It also allows him to better hold onto her waist for more leverage and a more powerful thrust. It’s a great position for deep penetration.
It doesn’t target the G-spot as well as the Prone bone, but it does hit another one of her sweet spots: the posterior fornix. This little-known internal erogenous zone is located at the back of the vagina behind the cervix and has been called ‘the new G-spot’ and is every bit as pleasurable as it sounds.
We wrote an article about how to give a cervical orgasm here.
7. Magic Carpet
Technique: You’ll need a bed or a couch with no armrests for this position. She lies flat on her stomach on the bed/couch so that her upper chest and head are just over the edge and her legs are stretched out behind her, slightly apart. She stretches her arms out in front of her and places her hands on the floor to support her upper body. He lies on top of her, also supporting himself with his arms by placing his hands on the floor.
His legs should be in between hers and bent slightly at the knees. He thrusts to enter her from behind.
Why it’s great: This is another exotic variation of the Lying Groundhog that will really turn the heat up. Dangling over the edge of the beds doesn’t have many practical benefits other than making it more exciting for both of you.
Because it’s such an unusual position, it can spice things up and gives you both an opportunity to experiment, challenge yourselves sexually, and step out of your comfort zone.
Technique: She lies face down on the bed. One leg should be stretched out straight behind her while the other one is bent so that she’s resting on one knee. He mounts her, climbing on top and putting one of his legs between hers. He can bend his legs at the knees and lean forward at the waist, supporting his upper body with his forearms. He thrusts inside her from this position.
Why it’s great: The Crab position offers an interesting angle that’s great for deep penetration. It’s a little more intimate than some of the other positions while still being dominant and aggressive enough for rough and kinky sex. It’s a comfortable position for both partners.
Technique: She lies flat on her belly with her legs spread open and stretched out behind her, then lifts her upper body off the bed while keeping her lower body flat to the bed, similar to the Upward-Facing Dog yoga pose.
She should bend her arms at the elbows and rest on them for support. He positions himself on top, stretching his arms out straight on the bed for support, and enters her from behind. His knees should be slightly bent, and his legs should be between hers.
Why it’s great: The Boat is a very intimate rear-entry position that is great for romantic, passionate sex and can help you to feel a closer connection to your partner. It’s kind of like a reverse Prone Bone in that, this time, the receiver keeps their lower body flat and raises their upper body off the bed, rather than the other way around.
Technique: The receiver lies flat on her belly, straightening her arms out in front and lifting her upper body. She bends her legs at the knees while he lies on top of her, supporting his weight by placing his palms on the bed on either side of her and straightening his arms. Her legs should be straddled between his thighs, with her feet in between his legs.
Why it’s great: This is a similar position to the ‘Boat’ position (see above). The difference is this time, she keeps her legs together and bends them at the knees, while he straddles them. Because her legs are together, her vagina muscles are more tightly squeezed, which means more friction and stimulation for him.
It’s also a more intimate position as it allows him to more fully envelope her with his body. She can easily turn her head so that you can make out if you want to in the heat of the moment.
11. Kneeling Bodyguard Sex Position
Technique: She kneels down on the floor or bed but keeps her body straight, and her knees close together. He kneels down behind her for rear entry. His knees are wider and should be on either side of hers. She can arch her back and lean back on his chest while he thrusts.
Why it’s great: Prone Bone is great, but it’s very flat. Sometimes, you just want a little more elevation, and this is the perfect variation for that. The Kneeling Bodyguard takes everything we love about the Prone Bone (i.e., powerful rear entry, great angles, close contact) and tilts it vertically.
It’s an extremely intimate position with lots of skin contact and necks within reach. His hands are free to roam across her body, and he can gaze down over her shoulder to enjoy the view of her front. It also reduces mobility a little, which makes this position better for slower, deeper penetration.
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12. Lying Butler
Technique: She lies down on her front, lifting her upper torso and head slightly off the bed. She bends her legs at the knees and spreads them wide to offer him better access. He lies down on the bed directly below her so that his head is level with her vagina for oral. He licks her clit and eats her out. He can grab ahold of her thighs for support.
Why it’s great: So far, we’ve only talked about penetrative positions like Prone Bone. I wanted to finish off with an oral variation for all the cunnilingus and rimming fans, so here it is, the Lying Butler. This is just like the Prone Bone, except he’ll be using his tongue to get her off, rather than his dick. It’s a super hot position that gives offers him a great angle to eat her out from.
That covers pretty much everything there is to know about the Prone Bone sex position. As you can see, I’m a big fan – but what do you think? Do you think it is the ultimate sex position? And if not, what’s your favourite?
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