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The 8 Most Searched Sex Positions of 2022 — From “Lotus” to “Helicopter” — According to PornHub

~ DECEMBER 2022 ~

  • PornHub’s end-of-year report included the sex positions its users searched for most.
  • The top position was scissoring, a position women having sex with each other often use.
  • Other highly searched sex positions included 69, amazon, and cowgirl.

Each year, PornHub, which has an estimated 120 million daily users, releases a report outlining the most popular types of videos, porn stars, and watch times on its site. This year, the report pinpointed the eight most-searched sex positions, including “69,” “amazon,” and “lotus.”

According to sex therapist Nazanin Moali, switching up positions is one way to add excitement to your sex life. PornHub users seemed to take note of this, since searches for the phrases “crazy positions” and “weird sex positions” were increasingly popular this year, according to the report.

At the same time, videos of simplistic positions like missionary, spooning, and cowgirl, still raked in views on PornHub.



Scissoring lets two people with vulvas experience pleasure at the same time

Scissoring is often inaccurately portrayed in porn, but it’s a real sex position that can lead to lots of pleasure, according to Allison Moon, a sex educator and author of “Girl Sex 101” and “Getting It: A Guide to Hot, Healthy Hookups and Shame Free Sex.”

“Scissoring gets a bad rap and is often dismissed as a myth. I’m here to tell you, it’s totally a thing, and a lot of people really enjoy it,” Moon told Insider.

Women who have sex with each other often scissor so they can stimulate their vulvas simultaneously.

To scissor, one partner lies on their back with their legs spread while the other partner also lies down or sits, mirroring the first partner. Next, both partners slide towards each other until their vulvas are touching. From there, they can grind against each other in a pleasurable way.



Amazon has a few variations depending on your strength

Health Reference Standard Amazon sex position illustrationAmazon can also be done in reverse or while kneeling.  Image: Alyssa Powell/Insider

To try amazon, the penetrating partner lies on their back and bends their knees in and up towards their chest. Then, the receiving partner straddles their legs and squats down to insert their partner’s penis or a dildo inside of them.

This position is useful for anal and vaginal sex. You can also try amazon kneeling or in reverse.



69 is great for oral and hand sex In the 69 position, partners can give each other oral sex at the same time.

To try it, one partner lies flat on their back while the other gets on top in a straddle, positioned near the bottom partner’s waist and facing towards their feet. Partners can also lay side by side with their faces in opposite directions.

From here, they can both use their hands to give each other pleasure, or adjust slightly so their mouths are positioned directly in front of the other’s genitals.


“I like this position because it gives each partner a lovely view and is usually comfortable for both partners,” Moon said.



Lotus is often used during tantric sex

In the lotus sex position, one partner crosses their legs like they’re getting into the lotus yoga position.

They’ll stay in a cross-legged position on a bed or the floor, while the other partner faces and straddles them to receive penetration.

From there, the receiving partner can wrap their legs around the penetrating partner’s waist.

“The position can encourage extended gazing at your partner, which may increase intimacy,” Sari Cooper, a certified sex therapist and director of the Center for Love and Sex, told Insider.

Cooper said the position is often used during tantric sex, a slowed down and mindful form of physical intimacy.



Spooning is ideal for comfort and equal control

“Many people like this sexy position because it is head to toe contact, it’s comfortable, and allows both partners to take control,” sex therapist Melinda DeSeta told Insider.

To spoon during sex, the penetrating partner lies on their side behind the receiving partner, who is also on their side. They can then insert a penis or dildo and push their pelvises together for stimulation.



Helicopter is a bit more advanced

Helicopter is a more advanced sex position.
Health Reference The Classic Helicopter sex position illustrationImage: Alyssa Powell/Insider

The helicopter position requires a bit of athleticism, since once partner’s bottom half is in the air, according to sex therapist Courtney Padjen.

To try helicopter, both partners get on their hands and knees, facing away from each other and touching butts. Then, the penetrating partner lifts their legs off of the ground, and rests their thighs on their partner’s back, so they can insert their penis or a dildo in their partner while maintaining a plank position with their hands.



Cowgirl lets the receiving partner control pace and depth

Cowgirl involves the receiving partner sitting on top of the partner who is penetrating them.

“The cowgirl is often a favorite among women because it allows women to have more control within the sexual experience, allowing her to be freer in her movements,” sex therapist Rachel Smith told Insider.

To try it, one partner lies on their back with their feet straight out, and the other gets on top straddling the bottom partner and facing them. From here, they can insert a penis or dildo in the top partner, who controls the depth, angle, and pace.

The top partner can lean forward slightly to receive clitoral stimulation while being penetrated, Smith said.


The 8 most searched sex positions of 2022 — from "lotus" to "helicopter" — according to PornHubImage: Alyssa Powell/Insider

Missionary is a highly adaptable classic

Missionary is a well-known sex position where one partner lies on their back while the other gets on top facing them. From here, it typically involves vaginal penetration with a penis or dildo, but it doesn’t have to, according to sex therapist and Modern Intimacy founder Kate Balestrieri.

It’s also a position where the top partner can stimulate the bottom partner’s genitals with their hand or a toy.


To spice up missionary, you could add a restraint element, according to Padjen.



A version of this article originally appeared here on insider.com

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