Suction Cup Dildo Positions: Where to Mount Your Toy

So you’ve bought a suction cup dildo. Now you want to know: Where do you stick one of these dongs? How do you ride it comfortably? Is suction cup dildo masturbation even right for you?

Finding the right position can be a real challenge, especially if you’re not as young as you used to be. Even in the last few years, I’ve realized that arching my shoulders back while I’m fucking the wall isn’t the most comfortable thing. And I highly value comfort! So, for everyone else out there who’s looking for a better hands-free masturbation session, I’ve decided to write about my experiences with suction cup dildo positions and sticking places. I hope reading this post will give you an idea of the array of creative possibilities, and which ones may or may not work for you: from walls to bathtubs to plastic dildo mounts.

And if you’re looking for a first or a new toy, be sure to buy a body-safe silicone one, like the ones listed in my Suction Cup Dildo Guide. Unsafe materials (like PVC and others) can cause irritation and infection, sadly.

Me and the Dildo: Positions Purple cocks shower

The first question is: vertical or horizontal?

Vertical: With a suction cup dildo on a flat vertical surface (like a wall), you only have two options for vaginal use: you face the dildo or you turn your ass toward it. As someone who really likes an upward curve for G-spot stimulation, I typically face toward my suction-cupped dildos, and I have their coronal ridges pointing up, toward the ceiling. The disadvantage of this position, though, is that—unless the dildo is really long and squishy, or has an extreme upward curve—it puts a lot of pressure on the lower back and knees too. (Unless you have a wall cutout: see #11 in the “Where to Stick It” section, next.) I have to angle my pelvis forward and push back from the wall in order to get the angle I like.

If you’re using your wall-mounted suction cup dildo anally, of course you’ll be facing away from it. (Unless you have a very loooong dildo or are more acrobatic than I am.)

Anally or vaginally, butt-to-the-wall can be awkward. I’ve tried it both standing up and on my knees, doggy style. While I’m standing with a dildo entering me from behind, I often feel like I’m going to fall over when I try to get a good rhythm going. And when the dildo is lower on the wall and I’m on my knees, my feet and legs get in the way. Plus, I’m not getting any additional clit stimulation when I have a dildo entering me from behind (like I would if I was facing the toy and using it vaginally). Your mileage, of course, may vary depending on your anatomy. Overall, with one big exception, dildo-from-behind is a position that I find uncomfortable vaginally, and a bit awkward anally too.

Horizontal: Mounting a dildo on a horizontal surface gives me a bit more control: I can lean forward (to get a good G-spot curve) or backward without putting awkward pressure on my lower back. But…getting the right height is the problem when you have a dildo stuck on a floor/chair/desk, etc.!

Keep reading for details about the trials and tribulations (😉)1 I’ve undergone while sticking dildos all over my house.

Where to Stick It

The stars indicate how workable I’ve found each position, with five stars being the best. V = vaginal use, A = anal!

  1. On the Shower Wall 🌟🌟🌟🌟(V)/🌟🌟(A)

I think this is the most obvious idea—or at least it was for me personally, because I find showers to be a turn-on in general. Aaaah warm water. (Yes, you’ll need lots of lube if you’re getting hit by the water, though! A thicker water-based or a hybrid like Sliquid Silk works well with silicone toys.)

So I’ve given dildo-in-shower usage a 4-out-of-5 rating vaginally, but your shower’s specific configuration makes a big difference. Like I said in the positioning section above, if you try to use a dildo on a flat wall while facing the wall, you’ll have to arch your shoulders back and thrust your pelvis forward if you want any kind of angle. (The angle of penetration matters a lot for me and my genitals.) My best dildo-on-flat-wall experiences have been with upward-curving dildos or long, flexible dildos, so the toy hits the right spots for me.

But, if you’re lucky, your shower might have some sort of cutout, like this. See the fuchsia Real Nude Ergo standing upright on that ledge?:

suction cup dildo shower

See all my suction cup dildo reviews for details about most of these guys! (Except Twin Tail Creations Cortez.)

My knees still get in the way a little here, but this ledge lets me rest my hands there and gives more room for my head and breasts. It works pretty well.

Anal is a totally different story. Personally, I’m afraid I’m going to fall flat on my face when I have the dildo stuck to my shower wall and I’m standing. And kneeling, my legs really get in the way. It’s a slippery situation, so be careful!

  1. On the Edge of the Bathtub 🌟🌟🌟

This is a tricky one: you have to get the right height dildo to use while straddling the tub. Otherwise your cervix will get poked/your rectum will get more than it’s ready for. Also, you’ll likely need a stack of pillows/towels if you don’t want one knee to be seriously higher than the other. (Or, I’m not ashamed to admit I purloined my kid’s stepping stool for this purpose.) I can’t ride anything comfortably when my knees are uneven, so I’ve pulled out every pillow in the bedroom for this approach. The bathtub edge is good for bracing your hands against, though.Suction Cup Dildo Bathtub

Overall, I don’t find this the most comfortable position vaginally. It requires some upper-body strength, plus something sturdy to prop one knee up with.

Anally, it’s a bit more doable, though my dedicated butt dildo is a bit too long. Also, if you have a penis, I’d expecting that straddling the ledge would be pretty uncomfortable. Leaning backward is an option (instead of sitting upright/leaning forward), but I can totally see myself falling off the side of the tub this way. Maybe you’re more coordinated than I am, though. 😉

  1. On the Nightstand 🌟🌟🌟🌟(V)/🌟(A)

Tantus Alan Tantus suction cup attachment bent forward

Tantus’ Alan bends forward well with the Tantus suction cup inside.

It was a beautiful day when I realized that Maverick would stick to my nightstand and give me just about the height I was looking for. With the nightstand corner wedged between my thighs, I’m able to lean forward. I use my hands to push off against the body of the nightstand, so I can control the angle of penetration well with this technique.

Of course, the part where there’s actual firm wood (heh, I know, double-entendre) between my thighs gets a little annoying. I’m not able to squeeze around the dildo as much as I like toward the end because there’s no room. I do enjoy this technique for some dildos, but in the end I’ll probably just pull out my Liberator Wing (now that I’ve finally splurged on one) for real cowgirl-style riding.

I 100% cannot get this position to work anally.

  1. On the Headboard of My Bed 🌟(V)/🌟🌟(A)

This also seems like a good idea…but nope. As far as I push the mattress up toward the headboard, there’s this little gap, and the mattress depresses. It feels saggy.

Suction Cup Dildos Bed Headboard

Yeah, I sleep with a purple elephant. You have a problem with that?

And with vaginal penetration, I just don’t have the room to thrust; I can’t arch my shoulders back like I would against a wall, because I would probably fall flat on my back.

Anally, it’s a bit better, but my feet can’t find the right place to rest. They get squished against the mattress.

Maybe there’s someone out there who can make this sticking place work, but that person isn’t me.

  1. On a Wooden (Plastic?) Chair 🌟🌟(V)/🌟🌟🌟🌟(A)

Anally, this could be a real winner, again assuming that you have the right-length dildo for you. Sit down on your dildo, get comfortable, and grind away. You won’t be doing any fast thrusting without falling over, but slower, shallower thrusts are manageable.

But I find this position overrated vaginally. I’m really into pounding my dildos, and I just can’t get any momentum going here. It may work better for grinding/squeezing (if the dildo isn’t hitting your cervix). But when I use this position while facing the back of the chair, the edges are cutting into my thighs and impeding my movement. And when I’m facing forward, I really can’t get a good angle. I’ve tried putting the chair beside my bed to give me something to brace against (and not fall over!), but still nope. Maybe I’m using the wrong kind of chair, though—the ones from my kitchen table are wide and so not comfortable to wrap my legs around.

  1. On the Toilet Seat 🌟🌟

I’m including this one because I’ve seen people mention it before, but honestly it kinda grosses me out. I mean, we try to keep our bathroom clean and everything, but still, I’d rather not fuck where I piss and shit.2 For science, though, I have recently tried sticking a few dildos to the toilet lid.Suction Cup Dildo Toilet

Really, everything I said about “dildo on chair, ” above, applies here. You have to have the right length, and it’s more about grinding than thrusting.

  1. On a Smooth Tile/Laminate Floor/(Mirror?) 🌟🌟

I’ve also seen people discussing (on r/sextoys) buying a single, smooth floor tile from a hardware store just for the purpose of mounting a suction cup dildo on it. Apparently people do the same with mirrors, though breakage might be a concern with the latter.

As you can tell from this post, I totally support safely perverting household objects—seriously, though, stay body-safe with your insertable toys (and be cautious about lying Amazon vendors). But I myself have a hard time comfortably using a dildo that’s stuck to the floor. For vaginal, cowgirl-style use, I need some elevation under my dildo, or else the weight of my legs makes my feet start getting really tingly, really quickly. I’ve tried mounting longer (like 8” insertable) dildos on my closet’s laminate floor, and this is OK only if I have a stack of pillows/a shelf in front of me to hold onto. Still, I’m not quite sure what to do with my legs. If you have shorter thighs and/or you’re not as particular about comfort as I am, this could be a good option.

Or, you could just sit flat on your butt with your legs in front of you. I’ve recently tried this (vaginally) with the semi-flexible Avant D5 dildo, and it wasn’t too bad. I couldn’t quite get the angle I wanted, and leaning forward puts pressure on the stomach/lower abdomen.

Vaginally or anally, leaning backward puts pressure on the shoulders, upper arms, and lower back especially. It’s a hard position to pull off for very long if you’re into thrusting. If you just like clenching, though, it’s good.

A variant is suction-cupping your dildo to the bottom of the bathtub. Again, if you’re into clenching rather than thrusting, this could be great—especially if your bathtub has a slanted back like some Jacuzzi-type tubs do. The same applies anally as long as you’re not looking to move around. I personally think that using a dildo while the tub is filled with water is a bad idea, because all your lubrication will get dried out by the water. If you disagree with me and love this position, then a silicone/water-based hybrid lube might help you stay better lubricated for longer.

  1. On a Desk? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Someone once told me that they were tall and were able to do this. I tip my hat to this person, because I’m 5’8” with long legs and there’s absolutely no way I’m going to have the height to pull this one off. Maybe this person’s desk was shorter than mine?

  1. On a Door 🌟🌟🌟(V)/🌟(A)

This totally depends on how your door is configured, how sturdy it is, and how tall you are. Most doors in the places I’ve lived had a kind of crossbar, like this, with squares around it. That means that if your pelvis doesn’t line up with the crossbar, you’re out of luck—unless you can put the dildo on either side comfortably. (Watch out for that dooknob!)Suction Cup Dildo Door

So I could use my bathroom door in the house where I first started testing suction cup dildos (my first was made of PVC, grossly enough). But since we moved, my door approach doesn’t work as great. Plus, the door has to be sturdy enough that you don’t break the “wood” (or whatever kind of imitation-wood material, in my house’s case) or tear the door off the hinge. If you’re a bit violent in your suction cup dildo usage, this may be a real problem!

I haven’t even tried this one anally, folks, because there’s no way I could do it without my legs interfering. This is another one that I’d need a super-duper long dildo (and there aren’t many of those with suction cups).3

  1. On Your Washer/Dryer 🌟

I’m joking about this one (mostly), but it is possible. I’ve tested Uncut #1 here (vaginally) on my washing machine, and the testing lasted about two minutes until I got annoyed by the metallic clanging noise that I was making as I hit the washer’s front with every thrust.

Uncut #1 double-sided suction cup washing machine

Check out the last section of my Suction Cup Dildo Guide for details about how I managed to pull this one off!

This is definitely not something to do if there’s anyone in the house who you don’t want knowing that you’re masturbating.

  1. On a Thin Strip of Wall 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is the holy grail of suction-cup-dildo screwing for me, for both V and A. You better believe that the first thing I was excited about when I saw this bathroom was this strip of wall (see the pic below). (There’s another matching wall strip two feet behind this one, believe it or not.) Thin-strip-of-wall dildo usage has the advantage of letting you bend your knees to really thrust, without making you arch your shoulders back. (Do I sound feeble, complaining about backaches? I just like to be comfortable, y’all.) Still, getting the right angle can be a slight problem with a firm dildo.Suction Cup Dildo Wall Strip

That’s why my favorite toy to stick here is the NS Novelties ColourSoft 8”. (It’s a big boy, but it also comes in a smaller 5″ version, which may or may not be long enough for you.) The shaft is so flexible, I can just angle it upward and away I go. My second fav is the stripey Avant D5, which is semi-soft with a satiny finish that I love for really fast thrusting.

I’ve also recently managed to have a good doggy-style masturbation experience this way, finally! I discovered that my Avant D3 dildo fit so tightly against the upper back wall of my vag, that I had to test it doggy. (Pairs well with a clit vibe!) This position also works great for anal because of how my butt’s up in the air. (And if you have a penis, this bullet vibe advice could apply too, for your frenulum and shaft.) The only issue here is that I like to have a good stack of towels so I can rest and not have all my weight on my hand(s).

Anally, this setup is definitely the best too. My legs don’t get smushed like in all the other vertical suction cup positions, and I can really control the speed. It’s a little hard to get the dildo mounted at the right height at first; I suggest inserting the toy and then sticking it onto the wall. This may involve some fumbling, but it works out in the end!

  1. T.O.M. v.2 Dildo Mount 🌟🌟🌟

Yes, I have mounted a dildo to a plastic storage box before. And again, it wasn’t terribly comfortable because the plastic edges were digging into my legs and the box was too wide. But a similar idea, refined, is the T.O.M. suction cup dildo mount, which you can buy for $50 on Amazon when it’s not sold out.4

Most people like these mounts, but others have the problem of them being so light that they don’t stay put. This is why you can also buy a plastic tray insert called a “weight attachment system.” Personally, I didn’t see a huge need for the W.A.S., mainly because I press my weight down onto T.O.M. Your mileage may vary. I have a full T.O.M. review here, including a comparison with the Liberator dildo mounts. In short, I think T.O.M.’s flat top surface is pretty good for cowgirl style screwing. The slanted sides aren’t tall enough for me, so I stick a pillow under T.O.M., and then I find doggy style dildo-ing very workable.

Other Ideas

My Silicone Suction Cup Dildo Guide has three other hands-free alternatives that you can use even if your dildo doesn’t have a built-in suction cup (or a hole for a Tantus suction cup attachment). These are a thigh harness wrapped around a pillow, a double-sided suction cup, and a Liberator toy mount.

I do have a few beefs with the Liberator Wing: I’ve purposefully torn a lot of stitches out of the lining so that I could actually fit my dildos’ bases in it without a struggle. You see, the hole is way too deep (like, why would I want to waste 4″ of insertable length???), but not wide enough. Despite my complaints, it’s the best thing I’ve yet found for simulating cowgirl-style riding. The pillow’s foam is super firm so that it doesn’t sink down under my body weight, and it’s comfortable to sit on/really grind against, for both vaginal and anal play. (It also works well for supporting your torso during doggy-style PIV sex.)

Final Thoughts

In the end, my personal fav sticking places are dildo-on-wall-strip for both vaginal and anal. My vag also likes dildo-on-nightstand, and occasionally dildo-in-shower.

But you may find other options that work better for you. Or maybe you’ll be someone who just doesn’t care for suction-cupping a dildo to whatever—that’s fine too. Suction-cup-dildo play can be a real workout and isn’t for everyone. Some days I do love a good suction cup, but other days I’d rather have the more precise control I get from jerking my dildos by hand. (Plus, then I get to feel the squishiness of some of my softer silicone; the Tantus Vamp Super Soft and the VixSkin Johnny stand out here.)

And hey, I bet there are any number of other, creative places someone could attach a suction cup dildo to. Tell me in a comment if you have a good one that I’ve missed. (Any answer is acceptable besides “On my forehead!” Seriously, folks, bruising. 😛)

Have fun experimenting!

  1. First-world problems, right?
  2. If this is the only private space you have in your home, though, I totally understand and apologize if this sounds condescending.
  3. The longest silicone dildo I know of that isn’t big in girth too is the VixSkin Slim, in case you’re needing extra length.
  4. Which seems to happen a lot, because these things are popular. The manufacturer tells me they’re working on fixing this.

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