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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For the older man, the missionary position can be quite tiring - and uncomfortable for the woman if her partner is much heavier than her.
Don't have sex in the missionary position, don't have sex standing up, just don't do it, OK, promise?
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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.
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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.
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Earlier this week, someone complained to the university's Student Affairs about our relatively innocuous promotion for the event featuring stick figures having sex in the missionary position.
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.