I know that in Islam people who are not permissible each other do not have the right to have sex, but what about married people? Are there any limitations on sexual acts that can be performed between a married couple?
Yes there are limitation in Sex in Islam. In fact Islam is very conservative about Sex.
1. A man can approach his wife from any direction.
This verse say you can approach your wife from any direction you want. At that time there were common believes that if you approach your wife from behind that resulted in children, the kids would have some kind of deformity. The Quran simply busted that myth.
2. Anal sex is strictly strictly forbidden
Although there is no direct verse related to it but there but this is general consensus among sunnis muslim that Anal sex between husband and wife is not allowed. It is also mentioned in tafsir of the above verse that sex must happen only where it is suppose to be, not in any other place.
Here are some hadiths that proves it is forbidden
and there are other available as well.
3. Sex during menstruation is forbidden
This clearly say sex or intercourse during menstruation is not allowed. Although a man can still fondle his wife in other ways, as the prophet used to do it. But his wife privates parts are not allowed for the husband.
4. Sex is not allowed during Fasting
This says simply any type of sex is not allowed during fasting. This also means slight touching for satisfaction purposes is also not allowed as it may lead to more and can be cause of a sin. Older people might have relaxed restriction as their desires are not that strong. This verse was revealed to allow sex during the nights in Ramadan. Because before that sex in the whole month of Ramadan was not allowed. But one sahabi made a mistake and thats when this verse was revealed to change the rule.
The following are debatable. More orthodox people tend to stay humble while other try to be more open.
The group that is humble
More open group
The group that is more open would allow oral pleasures which group 1 does not allow. I personally think if you are not into it, never do it. If you are somewhat inclined and you think it will please your partner who demands it, you might break the rule. But at least keep it to yourself. Since there is no direct hadith related to it, it should be safe to do it. In sunni Islam a lot of things are imposed as precautionary. They are not forbidden but we don't do it just to be safe. So give yourself some room if you think you are that type of person.
Almighty knows best.
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