Print Edition: October 22, 2014
As a new way to spice up our love-life in the bedroom, my girlfriend and I decided to attempt “the spork” from the Men’s Health catalogue of sex positions. The spork, better known as “scissoring,” requires the male to lie at a 90-degree angle below the woman. From here, the male then lifts the female’s right leg onto his shoulder and places her left leg between his knees. As a result, this unique sexual stance creates a spork-like shape.
Two things really stood out about the spork. For one, this position doesn’t focus on the female’s clitoris. However, the distance between the woman’s clit and the male body, due to positioning, allows the female to have full access to stimulate herself manually. Second, we noticed that the woman is able to lift or lower her left leg, controlling how far the male is able to penetrate. This allows the female to limit the actions of the male and ultimately determine how he will massage her G-spot.
Overall the spork — unlike some other sexual positions — was comfortable and lets both partners have distance between their bodies. This helps prevent both participants from getting too warm during the performance. This position allows the male to balance on one hand, leaving the other one free to roam his partners’ body. Even for those who aren’t as agile as Cirque du Soleil performers, the spork creates a pleasurable experience for both parties.
Although the female position for the spork might be less awkward, the male role is a little more tedious to get into. For this reason, it is recommended that the spork be tried on a bed rather than a harder surface, like the floor. The spork allows both parties to be fully stimulated, but for some reason the overall climax isn’t as intense as traditional sex. Also, in this position, it is nearly impossible for both the male and female to climax at the same time.
The spork does allow for that emotional connection; partners are able to make continual eye contact throughout the activity. While the position may be slightly awkward in the beginning, especially when trying to get in position, the overall sensation makes the position well worth trying. The spork is a easy position to master, making beginners look — and feel — like pros.