Better than a bloody mary: the joys of hangover sex. Cosmpolitan interviewed me about the best lazy sex positions and hangover sex.
You wake up bleary-eyed. You don’t remember even getting to sleep. Thanks, tequila! But despite the headache, nausea, dehydration, and bloating, you feel an unexplainable urge to get it on…
Why We Do It
In short, because no matter how terrible we feel, we know that hangover sex will probably make us feel better, at least temporarily. “People are all about instant gratification,” Morse says. “What better way to delay the suffering from last night’s liquid damage than to have an orgasm? For however long it lasts, you’re temporarily released from your hangover purgatory.”
Physiologically, alcohol consumption is shown to lower men’s testosterone levels, Morse explains, so your guy might also crave sex to boost his hormones, especially if he couldn’t get anything up the night before. Plus, getting busy produces oxytocin (i.e. the happy hormone) in both women and men, which you’ll probably be needing after whatever happened the night before.
What To Avoid During Hangover Sex
Avoid oral sex on him (hello, gag reflect + nausea = you probably choke-vomiting on his penis), staying away from acrobatic positions, and taking things slow (again, vomiting mid-hookup is not cute).
“Chances are you didn’t have a calm, relaxing night,” Morse says. “Make up for it in the morning by cuddling and doing it in lazy positions. Enjoy having slow, intimate sex with your partner. You need some moral support—and body contact— during your hangover.”
The Best Positions for Hangover Sex
1. The Saucy Spoon: Lie on your sides, facing the same direction. Bring your up knees slightly while he enters from behind. Now, slowly start moving and get into a groove. You could even have him give you a little shoulder massage, if you’d like. (You had a rough night!) Plus, he’ll have more leverage to thrust and hit your G-spot with his hands on your shoulders.
2. Sitting Sex: If you’re at the point where you think you can sit up, have him sit on the bed with his legs outstretched. Put a pillow behind his back so he’s comfortable. Straddle him and start gyrating. If you’re feeling sleepy, drape your body over him while you move. Give each other a supportive hug while you have slow sex.
3. Mutual Masturbation: Instead of having sex, consider mutual masturbation. This way both you and your partner can go at your own pace while watching each other self-pleasure. Take a notes on what your man likes so you can incorporate the moves into your next non-hungover play date.