The butter churner position is an advanced vaginal or anal sex position. To get into this position, the receiving partner lies on their back with their legs raised above and behind their head. The penetrating partner then squats and penetrates the receiving partner from above. The thrusting motion in this position looks like making butter in an old-fashioned butter churn, which is how this position got its name.
This sex position puts the penetrating partner in total control. Penetrating partners can adjust the penetration to their own tastes. Receiving partners who love feeling dominated will enjoy letting go.
As the butter churner gets couples in an unusual novelty position, it also stimulates the production of dopamine in the brain. This feel-good chemical increases feelings of pleasure and connection during sex. This connection is further increased by the position, which encourages partners to look at one another during sex.
It is unclear when the butter churner position originated. However, it gained mainstream attention in 2020 when Love Island UK contestant Callum Jones declared it his favorite sex position.
As it is not the easiest position to get into and maintain, it may also be a great fantasy image to keep in mind, rather than a regular “go-to” position. Similar sensations for the giver can be achieved with a high quality masturbation sleeve, like the Handy.
The butter churner may also be known as the squat thruster because the penetrating partner’s movements resemble squat thrusts during a workout.