You’ve probably heard about the G-spot, a part of the female anatomy that is said to produce orgasm after orgasm. Named after the German gynecologist who discovered it, Ernest Grafenberg, the G-spot is said to be a walnut-sized patch of tissue located at an upward, curved angle inside the vagina, near the back of a woman’s pubic bone. You can find it by inserting two fingers into a vagina about two inches in and making a beckoning, “come here” motion.

Throughout history, G-spot orgasms have been widely considered the holy grail of orgasm. But it’s a complex area that has spawned a great deal of misinformation. In fact, the G-spot might not even exist in the first place—or at least, it might not exist in the way we’ve traditionally thought of it.

Most people think of the G-spot as an individual organ. But recent research suggests that it actually may be a part of the clitoris. Basically, the clitoris is a lot larger than you think it is: the clitoral glans (the part you can see) is about two centimeters long, while the entire internal structure of the clitoris (including the wings and the bulbs) can extend up to five whole inches inside the vagina. The actual location of this area differs from woman to woman, which is why it may be so difficult to find.

It’s also worth noting that most women can’t get off from penetration alone. According to some studies, anywhere between 75 and 80 percent of women cannot have orgasms from sexual intercourse alone, and require some form of clitoral stimulation to get off.

That said, most women do find vaginal penetration combined with clitoral stimulation incredibly pleasurable—and when it comes to helping her have an orgasm during sex, you’ll want to pull out all the stops to up your partner’s chances. Here are a few dynamite sex positions that are great for stimulating both the clitoris and the elusive G-spot (whatever it may actually be).

The Captain

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If your partner has tight hamstrings, the Captain sex position is likely a no-go. But if their hammies are loose, then have them lie down on their back and lift their legs straight in the air. From there, grab their ankles with your hands, and spread their legs into a V-shape formation. A variation of this is having your partner keep their legs in the air by themselves, and you wrap your arms around their hips, grabbing their behind. This allows you to thrust your partner into you while penetrating, allowing for more intense stimulation.

The Captain allows for deep penetration and more direct access to the G-spot. Your partner can also easily rub their own clitoris using their fingers or a mini vibrator for additional pleasure.

Lifted Missionary

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Missionary is a good position for many women because it takes off the pressure to perform, giving her the chance to focus on her own pleasure. The problem? In missionary, there isn’t a lot of space to reach the clitoris, so you can up your game by upping your partner. Place one or two pillows underneath your partner’s butt. You can also use a pillow designed specifically for sex like the Liberator wedge ($79.99, buy it here).

Known as the coital alignment technique, this move does two magical things: It allows your partner to grind her external clitoris against your pubic bone, and it gives you an upward angle to better provide internal stimulation.

The Zodiac

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Sit down on a chair, and then have your partner straddle you. Which chair you’re using will determine exactly where your partner places their legs and feet, but ideally, they should be behind your butt. This position is less about penetration, or more specifically, the in and out motion. The Zodiac works best when you let your partner grind up against you, allowing for natural clitoral stimulation along with G-spot stimulation.

Not to mention, this is just a really hot and intimate position where you get to kiss your partner, caress their breasts, grabs their booty, and so on.

Squatting Cowgirl

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In this variation of cowgirl, your partner has the soles of their feet planted beside you as they ride you. This position is definitely a quad and glute work out for your partner, but it can work wonders. With their feet planted next to you, you have greater access to their G-spot.

You can also grab your partner by their hips to help lift them up and push them down on your penis, allowing for more intense stimulation. This also helps take some of the work away from your partner as they ride you.

Happy Baby Pose

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While she’s lying on her back, have her throw her bent legs up into the air. Her legs should be slightly past shoulder-length apart, and for this pose to really work, she needs to grip the soles of her feet with her hands. (This helps stable herself.)

Happy Baby Pose not only allows for G-spot access, it’s also an ideal position if you want to engage her clitoris. With one hand, you can stimulate her clitoris, and with your other free hand, you can hold onto her for support.

Flat Doggy Style

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Doggy style is super hot. To improve the chances of giving your partner an orgasm, have her lie flat on her stomach. This gives you even deeper penetration, allowing the head of your penis to more easily curve toward the inside of her vagina.

To amplify the position further, have her use her favorite wand vibrator for a double ride. Opt for something larger, such as a Le Wand ($170, buy it here). She’ll get the clitoral stimulation she needs, as well as intense internal pleasure. You can add a pillow under her hips if she has any lower back pain.

Sit to Stand

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Have your partner lie at the edge of the bed with her butt as close to the end as possible. Stand next to the bed and enter her. You can either put her legs around your waist or over your shoulders, whichever is more comfortable. In this position, you’ll be able to thrust deeply while also stimulating her clitoris. This is a great position to bring in a small vibrator like the Fin finger vibe ($79.95, buy it here). You can also try putting a pillow underneath her to tilt her pelvis upward for optimum internal stimulation.

Oral at an Angle

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The real issue with internal stimulation is that the G-spot is located at an upward angle, behind the pubic bone region. This makes reaching it with your penis difficult.

To optimize her pleasure while simultaneously providing clitoral stimulation, try using a G-spot wand during oral sex. We love this stainless steel wand from NJoy ($129.99, buy it here), which is specifically designed to reach that nerve-rich area in her vagina. Combine this internal stimulation while drawing circles around her clitoris with your tongue. You will not be disappointed.

Stand and Deliver

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Have your partner lie down on the edge of the bed with their legs dangling off of it. While standing in front of your partner, you then lift one of their legs, placing it on your shoulder. From there, you can begin penetration.

You need to get the alignment right to hit your partner’s G-spot directly. This may mean you have to bend your legs, especially if you’re a tall fellow or the bed is low to the ground. But once you have the alignment right, you’re able to directly stimulate your partner’s G-spot through P-in-V penetration.

Open-Legged Spoon

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This take on the classic spoon position gives you that Sunday morning feel of lazy sex while simultaneously giving her the opportunity to lie back and focus on her pleasure.

Have your partner lie on her back. Lie under her on your side. Enter her at a perpendicular angle. She should be able to drape her knees over your side. Have her spread her knees so she has access to her clitoris. This is a fantastic position for both deep penetration and external clitoral stimulation. The combination will have her begging for more.

The Pearly Gates
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While you’re lying flat on your back, have your partner lie on top of you; her back should be on your chest. Then you can thrust up and into her. This position can really hit her G-spot because most penises when erect, aren’t at a 90 degree angle to the body. Most tilt upwards. The position works with your penis’ natural curvature allowing you to penetrate deeper. From this position, it’s also easy for either you or your partner to stimulate her clitoris.

Girl on Fire
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Girl on Fire is similar to classic cowgirl. However, instead of her leaning forward or remaining upright, have your partner lean back. She can place her hands on both sides of your body for support. This simple twist creates more opportunity for internal stimulation. While she’s leaning back, you have two free hands, one of which should be playing with her clitoris.

Standing Missionary
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How strong are your quads and glutes? Are you squatting on the regular? If you haven’t been skipping leg day, then it’s time be a showboat and do the standing missionary position with your partner.

While standing upright, grab your partner (usually one hand underneath her ass and the other behind her back), and with her legs wrapped around you, start penetrating. To be honest, this position doesn’t lend itself to clitorial stimulation, but if you’re able to do this, just do it. Not only will it hit her g-spot, she’ll be turned on by your sheer ability to effectively perform in this physically draining position.