Sexual Positioning Following Back Surgery

Missionary Position

This position is generally comfortable for either person with back surgery. If the woman has had surgery, a small pillow can be put under the low back to relieve stress. Pillows can also be used under the knees.

Face-To-Face Position

The person with back surgery is on the bottom and can rest on pillows propped behind the back. Knees can be bent with pillows underneath for comfort.

Kneeling Position

This position can be used for either a man or woman with back surgery. If the woman has had surgery, she can lie on her back with her buttocks near the edge of the bed, while her partner kneels in front of her. A pillow can be placed under the low back to relieve stress. Her feet must be firmly planted on the floor. She should avoid arching her back, keeping it level with the bed.

Spoon Position

In the spoon position, the woman with back surgery can use pillows to support the upper leg. The man with back surgery can drape the upper leg over their partner, taking care not to twist the spine.

Alternate Side Lying Position

The partners can also face each other. The person with back surgery can drape their upper leg over their partner’s legs, taking care not to twist the spine.

Alternate Side Lying Position

This position can be used for a woman with back surgery. With her partner on his side, she can lie on her back and drape both legs over his body, taking care not to twist her spine.

Standing Position

This position works for either a man or woman with back surgery. If the woman has had surgery, she should lean on something firm and stay fairly upright to avoid bending or twisting of the spine. If the man has had back surgery, he should also avoid excessive bending or twisting motions.

Following back surgery, having sex can be satisfying and fulfilling. Pay attention to positioning and use comfort aids such as pillows.  You’ll be enjoying sex again in no time!