the missionary position

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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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