Missionary Sex Position

Sex Positions: Missionary

The “chicken soup” of sex positions, the Missionary is an old favorite enjoyed by many couples. In fact, it’s probably the first position you’ve ever tried and might still be your go-to sex position when you just want to experience something familiar. Both partners enjoy this sex position!

How To Do It

The missionary position is often also called “Man On Top” and rightly so – the male partner assumes the dominant position on top of the woman, who is lying on her back. Her legs are spread enough that her lover can thrust, but they’re not raised up or resting on his shoulders. While the she can thrust some, the primary work done here is by the man. This is the most common sex position and can be as comforting as chicken soup – but it’s a very passive position for the female! For a woman, the Missionary sex position is one that follows an “I have a headache” excuse. She’s not really into it, but he really wants it. She obliges but doesn’t really want to have to work at it – so he gets on top and does his thing.

Where To Do It

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Couch, bed, floor

Props You’ll Need

A pillow under her lower back can help support her hips and tilt her pelvis so that penetration is more comfortable and pleasurable.

Difficulty Level


Her O-Meter


She gets almost nothing out of the Missionary position, unless she’s already very turned on from a lot of foreplay. It’s just not the optimal position for either clitoral or internal stimulation.

His O-Meter


He fares much better in the Missionary position than she does, simply because he can control the speed and depth of penetration. He is able to orgasm how and when he wants to – but for some guys, Missionary is little better than getting it on with a blow up doll if she’s just not that into it.


Leave the lights on and gaze into each other’s eyes. This type of intimacy is totally hot and allows both partners to fully connect emotionally – which is not always so easy to do!

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