the missionary position

the missionary position

A sexual position in which the partner who is penetrating lies on top of the other and faces them. The term is often said to have originated with Christian missionaries' supposed promotion of the position among native tribal peoples as the proper one, but the phrase likely originated as the result of sex researcher Alfred Kinsey conflating anthropologists' reports. The missionary position is probably the most popular sexual position, or at least the most well known.
See also: missionary, position
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Now when we're in bed he only wants to do it with him on top and me in the missionary position - nothing else.
Perhaps the attitude was that unless sex was in the missionary position and for the sole purpose of having babies, it was considered dirty.
The study recommends that people who experienced terrible back pain when they touch their feet or sit for long periods of time must avoid spooning, more known as the missionary position in which the man is on top of the woman, because it is the worst position for the person controlling the movement, usually the man.
Texas - a sweet and sour mix enjoying the missionary position, coupled with a love of S & M.
He told the court they used the missionary position - which was unusual for them - because of the circumstances of the last few days.
It's good, if only for a day, to see the mercenaries adopt the missionary position.
ACT residents prefer the missionary position, South Australians are the nation's most sexually satisfied people and West Australians are most unlikely to forgive cheaters.
The man remains perched firmly on top of his woman, with 61 per cent women preferring the missionary position ( an 8 per cent increase from 2003).
Sometimes sex in one position alone can be more fulfilling, even if it's just the missionary position.
Although I like looking at her bouncing around it's not as sat isfying for me as the missionary position or doggiestyle.
The Missionary Position, Wednesday, February 13, BBC One Wales, 10.
Ditching the missionary position for something new can be very exciting.
It will be quite a challenge, given that the missionary position in this case is no sex of any kind.
Giroux's words, Kafka defines the missionary position as "monolithic views of culture, nationalism and difference" (xvi).
The work in question is a torrid luxe love confessional by Jamie Brisick that exults both martinis and the missionary position.