Kama Sutra: Splitting of a Bamboo

Want to know more about the Kama Sutra? We've taken some of the most popular kama sutra positions and explained how you do them so you can spice up your sex life Kama Sutra style!

The Splitting of a Bamboo position is part of the ancient Kama Sutra. Have you found yourself intrigued to try the Kama Sutra but worried it’s too tricky and difficult to master? Don’t be put off by thinking it’s only for the experienced, there are many Kama Sutra sex positions you and your other half can try that won’t end in a trip to the hospital! Ok ok, so ‘Splitting of a Bamboo’ might sound a tad scary, but don’t worry. This one is nothing to be scared of. In fact, chances are you’ve already tried something similar in bed with your partner without even realising! It’s also worth noting that as you’re inclined towards the downward position, the Splitting of a Bamboo position is a great way to get pregnant if you and your other half are trying.

Splitting of a Bamboo: How to do it
This is the basic man-on-top position but with a bit of a difference. You raise one leg up in the air and hold it by his ear or rest it on his shoulder – you can even swap legs throughout if you’re feeling adventurous. This will allow for deeper penetration – all the better for you!

What’s great about it?
You just get to lie back and relax – he does all the work. We’re not saying you might want to do this every night (after all, we are totally relying on the ‘sex is a great workout’ justification when we don’t want to go to the gym, and we’re not gonna burn many calories on our backs!). But now and then it’s nice to let your partner take control and enjoy the ride!

Psst… Don’t forget to try out some other Kama Sutra positions, like the below…

Kama Sutra rating: 4/5 This is a gerat place to start if you’re new to the Kama Sutra – think of it like the normal position, but better!