Ballet Dancer Sex Position Guide

The ballet dancer sex positions can be a challenging and exciting new way to have sex. Learn how it's done and discover the benefits of doing it

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by The Promescent Team Last updated 12/11/2023
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Ballet Dancer Sex Position

Standing sex moves give couples a level of intimacy and trust that few others offer. The ballet dancer sex position can help increase sexual pleasure to new heights.

While it may look slightly intimidating, it’s easier than you think. Not to mention, there are multiple variations that can make this a go-to move for the next few nights.

Quick FAQs

The ballet dancer sex position is a move where partners stand face to face, with the penetrated person raising their leg up and around their partner.

Some of the benefits of the ballet dancer sex position are that it is easily adaptable, more intimate, and allows better access to both the clitoris and anus.

With new fun and excitement doing standing sex positions, couples can feel more interested in having intercourse, and reap the benefits of a health sex life.

The ballet dancer sex position requires some strength and balance, but you won't need to be a yoga master to pull it off.

What is the ballet dancer sex position?

The ballet dancer sex position involves both partners standing face to face. The person being penetrated will wrap their arms around their partner for support, and raise one leg in the air.

The penetrated partner can wrap their leg around their partner, or if they’re really adventurous, place their leg all the way up to their shoulders.

As one can imagine, with the effort required to do this position, it can be quite the exercise.

Benefits of the ballet dancer sex position

The ballet dancer position offers something fun and different beyond the standard missionary technique. Here are a few benefits to consider that’ll entice couples to try it out tonight.

Easily adaptable

As mentioned before, the partner being penetrated can raise their leg and put it in a variety of angles for extra enjoyment. In ballet, there are multiple positions a dancer can be in. 

With that in mind, couples can look at a variety of ballet poses and try to have sex doing one of them.

For safety and satisfaction, beginners can use a wall to make it easier to balance. The position can still be pleasurable as the solid structure allows the penetrating partner to thrust deeper.

Play with various depths and angles to find the right ones that please both partners.

More Intimate

The ballet dancer position puts two people face-to-face, which can make for a more intimate experience. Both participants can see facial reactions to different depths and sensations and react accordingly.

Dual access

With the penetrating partner hooking around the receiver's leg with their arm, there’s easier and direct access to the clitoris and anus. Couples can add toys and vibrators to the mix for added stimulation and pleasure. 

Why Standing sex can be good for couples

A position like the ballet dancer and other standing sex positions can encourage couples to have sex more often. A healthy sex life offers physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Some of those benefits include:

  • Increased heart health
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Better sleep health
  • Reduced anxiety and depression.
  • Reduced physiological and emotional stress

Tips for doing the ballet dancer

If you're a beginner to a standing sex position, be sure to take your time and take each step slowly.

  • Starting out with plenty of lubrication makes gliding easier and more pleasurable for both partners.
  • Safe sex is the best sex. Don't forget protection unless agreed upon by both partners.
  • Before getting into the ballerina standing pose, try it lying down to find the right angle for G-spot stimulation.
  • Apply a climax control spray or gel to help extend the time before orgasm.
  • The penetrator will need to leverage their body weight to stabilize both partners.
  • If holding a partner's leg becomes too much, use a side table or stool to alleviate the pressure.
  • To add a deeper stretch and greater depth, the penetrating partner can lift the receiver's leg higher.
  • The closeness of the ballet dancer position allows the giver to thrust into the vagina and grind against the clitoris.

Reverse ballet dancer sex position

For those looking for a challenge, the reverse ballet dancer position requires better balance than the traditional version. The receiving partner hooks their leg around the penetrating partner from behind. It means slowly unhinging the hips and core away from the giver.

For stability, the penetrator holds the hips of the receiver. Surfaces nearby can also provide more stability. This position will provide unique and arousing visuals for the penetrating partner, and quite the workout for the partner being penetrated.

Accessories to add for more fun

  • Sex swing: A sex swing may make doing the ballet dancer position a little easier.
  • Vibrators, dildos, and wands: Since the ballet dancer allows easy access to the vagina, clitoris, and anus. Sex toys can be used for dual stimulation.


The ballet dancer sex position looks more complicated than it actually is. It’s adaptable, accessible, and pleasurable for both partners.

When trying any new sexual position, always remember to start slowly, step by step. Take advantage of support aids, chairs, walls, counters, and shower rails.

When you feel comfortable enough, feel free to explore more challenging angles. Be adventurous enough to try something more complex, like the reverse ballet dancer sex move.

But if the ballet dancer isn't for you, there are plenty of other intimate and exciting standing sex positions to choose from.

The Promescent Team

The Promescent Team

Our team has over a decade of experience in the sexual wellness field and are experts in sexual dysfunctions, like premature ejaculation. We help couples and individuals better understand treatment options available for different types of sexual needs and educate the public on all things related to intimacy. All of our authored content is medically reviewed for accuracy and reliability.


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