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2) Start with a recline instead of a stand. Instead of going for a full-on stand for the standing sex, Rowett suggests starting with a reclining position-as in, having your partner on a surface and leaning into their body, with your leg(s) on the floor. Physically lean into your partners body, taking some weight off your legs and onto your arms. This half stand/half lean position gives you more balance and helps to alleviate any height differences. (It can also be hard to maintain an erection while holding someone up entirely!) Make sure you've got something sturdy to hold onto like a rail or a perch, and also something to rest your foot on to raise one leg," Rowett explains. "Make sure their bottom is comfortable and there's nothing digging into their back. Ashley Corbin-Teich - Getty Images

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3) Use a stable surface to your advantage. Listen, you dont need to be Hercules and lift your partner up to make standing sex happen. In fact, we recommend not doing this, as you may end up injuring yourself or your partner. (You don't want to suddenly lose your balance mid-sex!) If you need some extra support, have your partner sit on a sturdy surface. Think countertops, chairs, couches, and anything else you can think of to make the experience better (and safer). To switch up a stabilized standing position, try having [them] wrap [their] legs around [your] waist while [theyre] on the edge of a counter," says Sunny Rodgers , ACS, is a clinical sexologist, certified sex coach, and multi-certified sexual health & wellness educator. "This allows for more close contact and kissing, while still enjoying a position that allows you to angle your entry for multiple internal pleasure points." LightFieldStudios - Getty Images

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4) Try a standing spoon. If youre going to stand, choose the right angles and positions. I recommend the standing spoon position since both partners can be firmly on their feet, which will help with stability, Rodgers says. By having the man enter from behind, [their] partner can use [their] hands on a wall (or window) for support. This position offers some great opportunities for power play, especially if you hold your partners wrists. You can kiss their neck and maybe even nibble it. (Always ask your partner if this is OK before trying it.) Plus, this position allows for wonderful stimulation options with the man enjoying hands-free freedom, Rodgers adds. Hello, reach around! Grab a vibrator and really get the fun going. Lovehoney Dream Bullet Vibrator, $12.99 KatarzynaBialasiewicz - Getty Images

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5) Lift a leg. Getting your partners legs around you and having them against a wall may sound hot, but its probably not going to play out that way. As weve mentioned, its dangerous. So, to make things easier, try lifting one leg. [A] great option is to have lift [your] partners leg up for easier entry. Yes, this means only three feet on the floor, but this position allows partners to be face to face so both can appreciate each others pleasure, Rodgers says. Hey, three legs is always better than two, right? grinvalds - Getty Images

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6) Penetration isn't the only kind of standing sex out there. Intercourse is great and all, but it isnt the only option on the table here. Since standing sex is pretty challenging, try other sexual acts as well. Have your partner lie on the kitchen counter and give them oral sex while youre standing up, or get into some hand sex while youre both standing. Be sure to use lots of lube! Sliquid H2O water-based lube, $19.99 Ashley Corbin-Teich - Getty Images

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7) Get some gear. When it comes to getting on while standing, its fun to invest in some gear that will make it hotter for both you and your partner. You can buy props like suction cups for the shower or grab bars, and if you really want to go to town, buy a suspension harness, Rowett says. A suspension harness lets you dangle above the ground. It can be quite kinky. Another great option is to invest in Pillo from Dame Products . It is a sex pillow that makes for a great lift for your partner when seated on a surface. You can also put it on the floor and stand on it to make up for a height difference. Speaking of a height difference, Rowett says, It can also be sexy if you're having sex with a woman and she wears heels, then you enter her from behind. This helps with the height difference and angles. Bondage Boutique over-the-door sex swing, $39.99 Krisztian Vollmuth / EyeEm - Getty Images

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8) Check in with your partner. Since standing sex is not the easiest kind of sex there is, you want to be sure to check in with your partner throughout the experience to be sure everyone is having a good, pleasurable time. Keep checking in with them that it feels good and comfortable, because even if it's great for you, they might not be feeling it, Rowett says. Sex is a joint experience and you want to be sure youre both getting everything you want out of it. If you or your partner isnt enjoying it, thats no big deal. Just switch to something else! Yuki Cheung / EyeEm - Getty Images