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5 Sex Positions for Small Penis

Angela Sheddan

Reviewed by Angela Sheddan, FNP

Written by Geoffrey Whittaker

Published 06/12/2023

Looking for sex positions for small penises? We rounded up a few worth trying out.

Not every guy is endowed like the men in porn. Scratch that — almost no one is endowed like the men in porn.

Regardless of how big you are, it can be hard to watch porn stars getting busy on the carpeted floor of some unfortunate Airbnb and not come to the conclusion that size matters.

Here’s the thing: size does matter a bit — but unless you’re being paid to fake maximum pleasure while performing a pile driver, actual penis size really, truly is mostly about how you use it.

If you’re on the smaller side, your package is an underdog, and that underdog needs skill, stamina and strategy to persevere.

We’ve got you covered on that front. Below, we’ll explain how five crucial positions can help you turn a shorter penis into extra inches without magic, surgery or pills you bought at a gas station.

We’ll also go over ways to make your modest package deliver a fuller sensation for you and your partner. Read on and take notes, fellas.

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5 Best Sex Positions for a Small Penis

We’ve covered the question of  “average penis size” before. You should definitely check out that article if you’re curious why so many “experts” have varying explanations for what “average” means.

Instead of a TL;DR, here’s what you need to know about what women actually want:

  • A study published in 2015 found that women prefer anywhere from 6 to 6.5 inches.

  • Women also preferred smaller sizes and circumferences in the context of a long-term relationship.

  • A 2017 study of sex toys found that the average length of sex toys purchased online was about 6.57 inches.

All that said, none of these data points have to do with your individual, intimate partnerships. What a woman says they like in terms of size doesn’t include their attractions, their kinks, their turn-ons, their fantasies or their fetishes.

See what we’re getting at here? Penis size is not always the most important factor in sexual pleasure.

But no matter how many times we and scientists state this, the fact is that some people with smaller penises will nevertheless feel self-conscious or worry that their size will affect their partner’s enjoyment. 

This is all totally normal, but the sooner you let it go and focus on the task at hand, the sooner you’ll be bringing her to new levels of climax.

All you need is one of the many sex positions that can maximize pleasure and intimacy for people with smaller penises. Consider these below.

Missionary Position

Some of you may already be rolling your eyes — and we get it. We know classic missionary can seem like a boring position, but hear us out on the benefits.

Missionary allows for deep penetration. You can hit both the G-spot and clitoris with attention and practice, even with a smaller penis. And you can modify missionary to make it even better by placing a pillow under your partner’s hips or butt to create an angled entry. This might even give you the appearance of some extra length when it matters most.

Cowgirl Position

If missionary gives you the control to go deeper, cowgirl gives your partner the same chance to drive. This sex position lets your partner adjust the depth and angle of penetration to their preference — not to mention the fact that it gives them near-total control over the rhythm.

Want to take your cowgirl for a joy ride? Place your hands on their thighs or hips and support them with a little extra leverage to cut down on fatigue.

Doggy Style

People with smaller penises shouldn’t sleep on doggy. This sex position allows you to stimulate the G-spot and so-called A-spot with deep penetration.

Try angling your hips so you’re thrusting downward. Or (for bonus points), put a pillow under your partner’s hips to support them while creating a more angled entry.

Spooning

Cute, cozy, snuggly and free of muscle fatigue, spooning is an underappreciated position for sex. From behind on your side, you can engage in deep penetration, stimulate your partner’s G-spot and clitoris and have a free hand to employ a toy.

Sex gods suggest having your partner lift one leg or adjust their hips to find a great angle and increase your penetration depth to their liking.

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The Bridge

This is an advanced position compared to the others, so get ready for a little orgasmic origami. In the bridge position, the receiving partner lies on their back with their feet flat on the bed. The penetrating partner (that’s you!) kneels between their legs for deep penetration and stimulation of the G-spot and A-spot.

It’s essentially missionary position with you sitting semi-upright. If it feels uncomfortable or unnatural, grab that support pillow and modify as needed.

There are other positions to explore if you run through these and still want more novelty in the bedroom. For additional ways to go deeper, spend some time investigating the following from an incognito browser:

  • Lotus 

  • Reverse cowgirl 

  • Seated scissors 

  • Sideways straddle 

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More Small Penis Sex Tips 

Lots of men with smaller penises tend to Google surgery and other “enhancement” strategies. Usually, they’re looking for a one-and-done, permanent solution to size issues. 

Surgeries are generally expensive, rarely covered by insurance and can have serious potential for complications. Plus, they involve a surgical knife next to your balls, which…no thanks.

Likewise, those “natural male enhancement supplements” on the internet and at the gas station are big on promises but low on safety, evidence and FDA approval. 

The good news is that you don’t really need any of these things to make more of what you’ve got. In fact, you can improve your performance without altering your equipment at all. 

Consider the following ways to bring more to the table — err…bedroom:

  • First things first: treat ED. We don’t know how else to put this, but size is irrelevant if you can’t get it up and keep it up. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is treatable, and medications like sildenafil (generic Viagra®) can help you stay hard when you’re aroused.

  • Increase your stamina to run out the clock. A survey of sex therapists found that for many people, satisfying sex lasts for seven to 13 minutes — even though the average sex session can sometimes be over in as little as three minutes. Increasing your stamina can put you in a higher class of sexual athleticism.

  • Use toys. Your partner’s dildo or vibrator is not your enemy — unless you turn the bedroom into a gladiatorial arena. Use the tools you’ve got and the ones they already have, and you’re bound to deliver better satisfaction — for both of you.

  • Staying physically active and healthy. Speaking of athleticism, you may want to look at the big picture of stamina and how it relates to your health. Better cardio fitness and a healthy weight can improve blood flow to your penis too. 

  • Ask your partner what feels good. Silence is far worse than having a small or flaccid penis — and it makes both things worse for your partner. Odds are, they’re worried it’s their fault, so assuring them that you’re just “in your head” right now can take the pressure off. They may even get a boost of confidence when you clue them in, which might lead them to take control.

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Final Thoughts: Sex Positions for a Small Penis 

Sex with a small penis isn’t nearly as big a deal as you think. What matters much more is your presence, your communication with your partner and how many tools, techniques and toys you supplement to give them what they really want. 

Sometimes, accepting your limitations can be hard and humbling. But if you keep the following in mind, it can actually be the first step in your journey to becoming a sex legend:

  • If done correctly, positions that emphasize deep penetration, G-spot and A-spot pleasure can give you the appearance of more length.

  • Clitoral stimulation is your friend and requires zero length or girth on your part.

  • Toys are also your friends.

  • While you don’t need a lot of horsepower, staying healthy, increasing your stamina and talking to a healthcare professional about conditions like premature ejaculation and ED can help you ensure things are running efficiently.

If you want to have better sex, spice up your sex life or last longer in bed, read our guides for more advice. You might also want to check out our hard mint chewable ED meds.

In the meantime, try out these positions with confidence. You’ve got a whole new playbook — it’s time to score.

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Angela Sheddan, FNP

Dr. Angela Sheddan has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2005, practicing in community, urgent and retail health capacities. She has also worked in an operational capacity as an educator for clinical operations for retail clinics. 

She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, her master’s from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. You can find Angela on LinkedIn for more information.


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