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7 Butt-Strengthening Sex Positions That Will Give You A Tighter Behind

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Sex is good for your body in all sorts of ways. Yes, it's great for your mood and your stress levels, but it also helps you fall asleep quicker, boosts your immune system, reduces anxiety, and improves your sense of smell.

Not only does sex have all these great health benefits, but it's also great exercise.

And if there's a certain area (say, your butt) that you're working on, choosing the right sex position can get you there. Plus, it's way more fun than working out at the gym.

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So, rather than doing hundreds of squats to get the tight, firm booty you really desire, carve out some time in your busy schedule to have sex.

Your butt (and the rest of your body) will thank you for all that toning you'll be doing.

Here are the 7 best sex positions for a tighter, bigger butt.

1. Missionary Position

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Surprisingly, the most basic sex position can actually provide a great workout.

"You can boost the intensity here by asking your partner to prop himself up on all fours. Then, your role will be to raise your hips and meet him halfway. As you move up and down, you're guaranteed to feel the burn in your butt," says Tristan Weedmark of We-Vibe.

2. Lotus Position

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This is a seated position where you wrap your arms and legs around your partner's back, essentially sitting on his lap while rocking.

In addition to engaging your core, the Lotus position will strengthen your glutes while your muscles put in some serious work as you thrust back and forth, Weedmark notes.

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3. Isometric Pauses

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This involves tightening the glute muscles and holding them for a period of time or pulsing them.

"This can give you a tighter butt in just about any position, even missionary," says Dr. Kat Van Kirk, a licensed marriage and sex therapist and sexologist at Adam & Eve.

4. Squatting

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Squat positions are great to work in during sex, as they help to strengthen and tone your glutes and quads.

This means either squatting over him in reverse cowgirl, or simply squatting while you're on top.

5. Pinball Wizard

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For this sex position, get into a partial bridge position, while he kneels and enters you from behind.

This makes your butt do all the work.

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6. Standing

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A standing sex position won't only work on your stamina, but if your legs are wrapped around him, you will be working your core, legs and butt. And that's a win-win for both of you.

7. Figure 8

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Figure 8 is like missionary with a little bit of spice. Just lay flat on your back using a few pillows to prop up your butt.

Then, have him enter you and clench your muscles all the way.

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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