Sexual Positioning Following Total Knee Replacement

Missionary Position

This is generally a comfortable position for a woman with a new knee.  She assumes the bottom position and can keep her legs straight or bend her knees  with her feet on the bed. Pillows can be used to support the legs.

Face-To-Face Position

This position can be used for either a man or woman. The person with the new knee should take the bottom position and can lay on pillows propped behind the back. Knees can be straight or bent slightly with feet on the bed.

Spoon Position

These positions can be used for either a man or woman. In the spoon position, the person with a new knee might prefer to lie with the operated leg on top. Pillows can be used to support the leg.

Alternate Side Lying Position

These positions can be used for a man or woman with a new knee. With the man on his side, the woman with a new knee can lie on her back and drape both legs over his body. The man with a new knee might feel more comfortable with his operated leg on top when lying on his side.

Alternate Side Lying Position

The partners can also face each other. The person with a new knee can lie with it positioned on top. The operated leg can also be draped over the partner’s leg or pillows can be used to support it.

Edge-of-Bed Position

This position can be used for a woman. She can lay on her back with her buttocks near the edge of the bed and feet resting on the floor.

Standing Position

This position works for either a man or woman. If the woman has the new knee, she should lean on something firm. For either partner, the knee should be healed enough to support standing.

Following knee replacement, having sex can be satisfying and fulfilling.  Using proper positions and supports will help to provide a good experience.