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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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The effects of Nathan's missionary position on his wife, Orleanna, his four daughters, and the Congolese become clear as Kingsolver parallels Nathan's behaviors to imperialist actions in the Congo.
Yet, notwithstanding the complex motives suggested here and elsewhere, Marsden's text consistently adheres to the missionary position as a discursive strategy.
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Isabella catches him in the missionary position with another woman, so she leaves him and flies to San Francisco (sick the entire way, of course) to start a new life with her childhood friend, Monica (Harold Perrineau), a flamboyant transsexual.
There the girls wear pink and practice the passive missionary position and diapering babies.
Further, the penis assumes a boomerang shape and achieves an average length of 22 cm during coitus in the missionary position (BMJ 319[7225]:1596-1600, 1999).
Cooking legend Egon Ronay yesterday stepped into the simmering row between fellow celebrity chefs Gary Rhodes and Delia Smith, saying that "her cooking is the missionary position of cooking".
Christopher Hitchens, The Missionary Position (London: Verso, 1995), p.
Older liberals, bolstered by Boomer idealists, would like Clinton to assume a new missionary position, spreading democracy to benighted peoples as Christians once evangelized the savages.
Alas, even the fondly remembered West Point of my boyhood (where my father was an instructor; by the way, I'm related to a lot of aristocrats) never overcame Empire America's slavish devotion to the missionary position.
One Nigerian girl said: "Men from the European commission always like the missionary position.
Now when we're in bed he only wants to do it with him on top and me in the missionary position - nothing else.
com, 60 per cent of UK couples end up having sex in the missionary position.
The Queen of English cooking - we never took Nigella seriously because we knew she was a show-off using her luscious earthy sexiness to pose for the camera - has outlived all those male bitches who mocked her recipes as being stuck in food's missionary position.
Often accused of mocking Catholics, the sisters, who take on names such as Sister Vicious Power Hungry Bitch and Sister Missionary Position, say they simply want to "promulgate universal joy by manifesting habitually--meaning, wearing the habit," said Sister Ann R.
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