Missionary Position Definition

Don't be embarrassed that you don't yet know the missionary position definition. If you are not sexually experienced, it can seem that there is a ton of terminology and a billion positions to learn. By taking the time to education yourself about missionary position and other sexual definitions, you are giving yourself the tools to enjoy a more satisfying sex life.

Missionary positions is the sexual position where a man is on top of a woman during intercourse and the partners are facing one another. This is considered the most common sexual intercourse position. Many couples enjoy it because the face-to-face position increases intimacy. The position gets its name from early Christian missionaries who taught that this female-submissive position is the only proper way to have sex. All other positions, particularly those where the woman is on top, were considered sinful.

Missionary position most often refers to heterosexual sex, but, the position can also be used by same-sex couples. Lesbians can use missionary position while tribbing—that is, rubbing their genitals together to stimulate their clitorises. It is also possible to have anal sex in missionary position.

There are many pros and cons to the missionary position. Many men enjoy the feeling of dominance they get from being in control. They also enjoy the ability to control the depth, angle and speed of penetration. However, some men complain that missionary position puts uncomfortable pressure on their knees and lower backs. While many women enjoy the opportunity to lie back and passively enjoy sex, others feel that missionary position does not provide enough clitoral stimulation. In any case, it should not be the only position in your arsenal. Experiment with missionary position, as well as cow-girl, doggy style, spooning, and anything else that you and your partner desire.

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