Kama Sutra: the medusa

On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate position?

This position receives bonus points for being such a challenge. It's fun just to see if you can do it and for that we give it a 7.

Did you have difficulty getting into the position? Yes, this isn't a jump on each other and go at it type of position. You have to coordinate to keep upright.

Did you feel like a pretzel? No pretzel, but the motions take some getting used to. I'd be surprised if anyone trying this for the first time didn't fall at least five times within the first 5 to 10 minutes... if you are really rocking that is.

Any recommendations on getting either in or out of position: The man should start squatting on the floor, but have his hands behind him supporting himself, while the woman gets in position. I highly recommend the couple position their feet several inches apart. The woman should place her feet as far behind her partner's feet as possible, towards his rear. This will help create a sort of platform from which to help each other balance.

How long did you last in the position? 10 minutes.

Enjoyment once you were in position (for the woman): She had a pretty good time. I can't remember the last time I saw her giggling (in a good way) so much in bed.

Enjoyment once you were in position (for the man): I have to admit that for a guy who loves getting down and dirty with the serious Kama Sutra positions that offer the deepest penetration and the best action, this position was kind of fun. While I can't see really getting carried away or having a huge orgasm, the fun and challenge factor made it worth while.

Was the position comfortable?

Man: This position is at least an 8 or 9 on the difficult meter, so you won't be doing any relaxing at any point. If you're drunk when you attempt this... faggitaboutit!

Woman: The woman has it a bit easier in the balance department, but she is still not in any position to relax.

Would you consider this an intimate position? It's definitely intimate in communication, cooperation, and partnership. You really have to work as a team and help each other in order to get any joy out of this position. It's not intimate in the sense that it offers pure ecstasy or sexiness, but a change of pace is good!

Are you achy or sore after the fact?

Man: Surprisingly this position left no repercussions for me.


What did the position feel like? This position reminded me of what it might be like to have sex on the edge of a building. It's also similar to a cheap carnival ride. If it wasn't for the free peep show and the hands on T&A, it would be a rather boring ride.

Did she reach orgasm? No. She was too busy having fun to get into that mode.

Did he reach orgasm? No, but I tried...

Did it take longer than usual to reach orgasm? I think this position could be a tough one to reach orgasm in, especially if you are used to deep penetration and wild pumping. For anyone who suffers from premature ejaculation, this could be your ticket to rocket well over the 2 minute mark.

Would you do this position again? Yes. With practice, this position would become more sexually pleasurable. It reminds you of how much fun sex can be and challenges you with the obstacle of balance. In that sense, it's a good metaphor for a relationship.

Any suggestions to make the position more pleasurable? For those of you with an smidgen of S&M, I found that putting an element of danger in the mix, such as a table, or edge of a chair, heightens the stakes and can throw a little extra orgasm potential at the whole experience.

This position offers a lesson on both love and balance. The man squats on the floor, balancing on only his feet. The woman then straddles him, allowing penetration. The movement is described as a back and forth rocking motion, similar to that of a hammock. There's also a variation on the movement, where the motion is rather stationary until the woman is ready to orgasm.

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