Sex Positions You Can Use After a Hip Replacement

Missionary Position

This is ususally a comfortable position for either a man or woman with a new hip. The woman takes the bottom position. If she has a new hip, she can bend her knees with her feet on the bed. Pillows can be used to support her legs on the outside. If the man has a new hip, he takes the top position and can stretch his legs out behind him. He can place a pillow between his knees to keep his operated leg from crossing the midline of the body. He supports his weight with his arms.

Face-To-Face Position

This position can be used for either a man or woman. The partner with the new hip is on the bottom and can lay back on pillows propped behind the back. A woman can bend her knees slightly with her feet on the bed. A man can put a pillow between his knees to keep the operated leg from crossing the midline of the body.

Sitting Position

This position can be used for either a man or woman. In all cases, the man sits on the chair with his knees pointing away from the midline of his body and his feet on the floor. The woman sits on his lap. She must be able to have her feet touching the floor, especially if she has the new hip. She must avoid leaning too far forward to prevent the hip from bending more than 90 degrees.

Standing Position

This position works for either a man or woman. If the woman has the new hip, she should lean on something firm and stay upright to avoid bending the hip more than 90 degrees. If the man has the new joint, he should also avoid bending the hip more than 90 degrees.

Side Lying Position

This position can be used for either a man or woman. In the spoon position, the person with a new hip can lie on either side. For a woman with a new hip, pillows can be used to support the upper leg. A man with a new hip can drape his upper leg over his partner.

Alternate Side Lying Position

This position can be used for a woman with a new hip. With her partner on his side, she can lie on her back and drape both legs over his body, with legs apart to keep the operated leg from crossing the midline of the body. The woman can also lie on her back and drape her non-operated upper leg over her partner’s body.

Alternate Side Lying Position

The partners can also face each other. The person with a new hip can lie on either side. The upper leg can be draped over the partner’s legs.

Kneeling Position

This position can be used for either a man or woman. The woman with a new hip lies on her back with her buttocks near the edge of the bed. Feet must be firmly planted on the floor with knees pointing away from the midline of the body. If the man has a new hip, he can assume the position of kneeling in front of his partner. For comfort, he can use pillows under his knees. He must keep his back straight and avoid leaning over his partner to prevent the hip from bending more than 90 degrees.

Following hip replacement, having sex can be satisfying and fulfilling. Controlling pain and using comfortable positions will help make it a good experience.