This new sex study uncovered four ways for women to find ultimate pleasure

Results indicate a steamy night is on the horizon

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Craving a romantic romp? Perfect timing. A new female-focused sex study will help you achieve ultimate pleasure, so prepare for a frisky evening ahead. (And perhaps set aside a glass of water.) 

The Indiana University School of Medicine and OMGYES teamed up to uncover just what makes sex so gratifying for women, and as it turns out, there are four key positions that take vaginal penetration to the next level. The professionals behind the research claim that this is the first science-backed data to pinpoint what exactly works for women.

"When something doesn't even have a name, it's made literally unspeakable," Dr. von Hippel said of the study. "Until now, there haven't been words for the specific ways women improve their pleasure. By giving these prevalent techniques names and showing how they can be effective, we hope women will be empowered to explore what they like and advocate for what they want, in and outside of the bedroom."


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Sometimes penetration alone isn't enough to do the trick. However, rocking the base of the genitals or a sex toy against the clitoris consistently during the act is more pleasurable than thrusting. Over 3/4 of women are in agreement, per the study. 


There's a little bit of work involved with this one, but it's definitely a sexy alternative to a gym visit. Finding a new way to raise or lower the hip and pelvis region—which might take some practice—is said to help 87.5% of women reach peak pleasure. 


It's not all about diving off the deep end. Nearly 85% of women will feel amazing results from penetration just at the entrance of their delicate areas.


Sometimes it's about teamwork. Pairing—stimulating the clitoris while being penetrated—is preferable to nearly 70% of women. 

Thinking of giving one of these techniques a go? Spice up your rendezvous by trying sex outside. Al fresco dining isn't the only thing to enjoy this spring. (Don't worry: we promise we have practical tips.) 

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.