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Dry Sex: All the Dos, Don’ts, and Best Positions You Need

Dry humping is a great form of foreplay and can even bring you to orgasm! So we’re looking at the dos and don’ts of dry sex and all the best positions.

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Want to know a great way to get your rocks off with your partner without getting pregnant? Dry sex. Dry sex, ‘outer-course,’ or dry humping basically occurs when two individuals who are fully clothed *whether that means you really are fully dressed, or you’re both just in your underwear* grind against each other for sexual yumminess.
There are so many benefits to dry sex, it’s insane. First and foremost: No pregnancy. So long as his joy juice isn’t coming anywhere near your vagina, all is well. Dry humping also takes you back to those teenage days where you used to make out for hours in a euphoric state of heightened sexual arousal. Grinding is also incredibly fantastic for females since it stimulates the clit directly and often results in orgasm, if not multiple.  Win-Win-Win!
All things dry sex: Dos, don’ts, and the best positions for maximum pleasure
We’re delving into all things dry sex. From how to do it, what not to do, and the best positions for your pleasure, here’s all things humpalicious.
DO: Go for the finish line. If you were the girl who used to engage in a little pillow humping or chair grinding during solo masturbation, you probably reach orgasm easily just by grinding on your partner. So why not go for the O?
For some women, having an orgasm through grinding is much easier than penetration. This happens because, duh, your clit is being grinded to perfection. If you are hot on your lover, catching a rhythm and feeling sexy, feel free to cross that finish line. [Read: Clitoris stimulation: 10 sexy ways to please the clitoris]
DON’T: Hide your orgasm from your partner. This is a lot more common than you think, especially for teenagers. If it’s your first time cumming after some sexy-time dry humping, don’t be embarrassed! And don’t feel like you have to hide it from your partner. Odds are they won’t think it’s weird that you’re getting off with your clothes on—they’ll think it’s hot!
DO: Remove some clothes. Dry sex implies you aren’t exchanging any fluids, but that doesn’t mean all your clothes have to stay on. Dry humping is like a foreplay on speed. It’s a sexual high running through your whole body that creates a massive buildup of delicious tension. So, if you feel the urge to rip your partner’s shirt off and strip each other down until you’re grinding in your undies, all power to you!
DON’T: Wear jeans. As we mentioned, dry sex can be performed with varying amounts of clothes on. But we beg of you, if you do keep all your clothes on during the act, don’t wear jeans! Jeans chafe, and make your genitals swell up like a rock star after a bar fight. Not good. In fact, stay away from harsh pants in general.
Stick to leggings, pajama pants, underwear, and joggers. Nylons are also fantastic. Any fabrics easily slipping and sliding against one another is great in our books. [Read: 15 tips for a sizzling, satisfying make out session]
DO: Try different positions. Just like regular sex, dry sex comes in a variety of positions that all have their benefits. Don’t feel like you have to stay in the missionary position to have a good time. *More on this below!*
DON’T: Forget the foreplay! Just because you’re not going “all the way” doesn’t mean you should forget about foreplay! For men, it’s usually easy-peasy getting off, but girls need a little more mental and physical stimulation. Dry sex is basically one giant foreplay session, so make it work!
Kiss, caress, grope, and moan. Go slow until you both find your rhythm and speed up as your excitement builds. [Read: 9 sexiest foreplay tips you can ever use in bed]
DO: Enjoy the fact that she isn’t going to get preggers. Can I get pregnant from dry humping? This search query returns roughly 1,390,000 results. Paranoid, much? Take solace in the fact that you guys can do some frisky grinding stress-free. You can’t get pregnant from dry humping. Semen doesn’t travel through clothes. So long as his semen isn’t coming into contact with your vagina, there’ll be no baby coming out of you! [Read: How to have safe sex in every single way it is possible to]
DON’T: Do it in a full house. Just because your clothes are on doesn’t mean you can’t get caught! Dry sex can be just as loud as proper intercourse, complete with bed rocking and loud moans. So, if you’re thinking you can get away with some sexy pant-on-pant action in a house full of people, think again.
Best positions for dry humping
Now that you know the dos and don’ts of shagging with your clothes on, you’re probably wondering the best positions to get the job done. Dry sex is all about creating friction. This means that creating positions can get a little tricky, but definitely satisfying. Here are three of the best positions for getting off with your clothes on. [Read: 12 easy sex positions that won’t break your neck or worse]
#1 Missionary. Missionary is great for grinding, since it provides direct stimulation to the clit. Keep communication open and let your man know what feels good and where he’s hitting your nether regions best. For more direct stimulation, spread your labia from under your panties and have him press against you. [Read: 30 day sex challenge – 30 sex positions for 30 days]
#2 Cowgirl. Possibly one of the best positions ever for dry sex, cowgirl puts the woman in the hot seat. Cowgirl is a great position for dry sex for the same reasons it is for penetration.
It gives the woman complete control of how fast, how hard, and in what rhythm or direction she wants her clit stimulated. Ladies, we know you can go wild when you’re on top, so make sure you ask your partner if what you’re doing is good for them. You’d hate to be on the cusp of cumming while bruising your man’s junk from your hard grinding! [Read: 19 ways to own the cowgirl position and make it hotter]
#3 Spooning. Spooning is a nice, lazy position for dry sex. This gives your partner great bum action, but little clit stimulation. For a great mix, have your man grind your bum while rubbing your clit with his hand over your underwear.
[Read: Dry humping and the virgin’s guide to orgasms]
When done right, dry sex is pretty amazing. Follow our dos, don’ts, tips, and tricks for a great experiencing grinding your partner to the finish line!

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