Sex positions come in an array of variations and levels of difficulty. On this page, we feature the most favorite sex positions humans use to get it on.

What's your best sex position? Let's find out.

Note: Scroll down to see the sex positions poll results and check out answers to frequently asked questions while there.

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Missionary

In the missionary sex position, a woman lies on her back with her legs open and a man lies between her legs on top while both face each other. The missionary sex position evokes closeness and intimacy and allows clitoral stimulation either from herself or him. The missionary sex position has several varieties so that a man can thrust deeper and from a few different angles at a slow or a faster pace for more stimulation and sexual satisfaction. The missionary sex position is more physically demanding for a man.

Missionary Sex Position

Doggy Style

In the doggy-style sex position, a woman is on all fours while a man is entering her from behind. The doggy style allows deeper penetration, and because of the lack of eye contact, this position can better relax both partners, helping them to be more in control of an orgasm, especially for him, making this sex position ideal to last longer, especially in a case of premature ejaculation. The doggy-style sex position is more physically demanding for a man while giving him better visual stimulation.

Doggy Style Sex Position

Cowgirl

In the cowgirl sex position, a man lies on his back while a woman is sitting/straddling him on top, facing him.

The cowgirl sex position allows her to be in control of the pace and angle of penetration or a grinding movement.

The cowgirl sex position is more physically demanding for a woman, while a man can observe his partner enjoying herself.

Cowgirl Sex Position

Reverse Cowgirl

In the reverse cowgirl sex position, a man lies on his back while a woman is sitting/straddling him on top, facing away from him.

The reverse cowgirl sex position allows her to be in control of the pace and angle of penetration or a grinding movement while giving a man better visual stimulation.

The reverse cowgirl sex position is more physically demanding for a woman.

Reverse Cowgirl Sex Position

Flat Iron

In the flat iron sex position, a woman lies flat on her chest while a man entering her from behind is sitting/straddling her on top.

The flat iron sex position allows deep penetration and is more physically demanding for a man while giving her a more intense sexual experience while letting her feel every inch of his penis.

Flat Iron Sex Position

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can have sex standing, lying, or even being upside down and from as many angles as you like. The number of sex positions has no limits. The only limitation is not having enough imagination to get creative.

On our sex position page, we feature the most popular sex positions, so aside from the Missionary, Doggy Style, Cowgirl, Reverse Cowgirl, and Flat Iron sex positions, each of them has an infinite array of variations.

Yes, sex is a great body exercise that helps with burning calories. How many calories sex can burn depends on the type of sex position and the intensity, duration and speed.

For example, a woman in a more physically challenging sex position like Squat or Cowgirl will burn way more calories (200 calories and more) than in a Spooning sex position that doesn't require too much physical intensity.

If you want to analyze your fitness data with more accuracy, including calorie burning, in that case, we recommend wearing one of the fitness gadgets, whether it's a ring, bracelet, or a watch, to see how many calories your bedroom exercise generates.

The best sex positions are those sex positions that deliver the most sexual satisfaction.

The best sex position from the men's perspective is, for example, a doggy style or reverse cowgirl; aside from physical stimulation, these positions also provide visual stimulation, which is very sexually stimulating for men (see the images above).

The best sex position for a woman is, for example, the missionary sex position (see above), with face-to-face contact, avoking closeness and intimacy while offering physical stimulation of the vagina and clitoris.

Placing a pillow under to elevate the woman's pelvis intensifies her sexual pleasure due to an increased blood flow and the man's ability to thrust his penis into the vagina from a variety of angles.

Some sex positions can create more stimulation of a penis and, as a result, help to speed up the time to ejaculate. Suppose premature ejaculation is a problem a man is dealing with. In that case, he should experiment with trying sex positions that are less stimulating and where he is in control of the pace and level of stimulation.