Many couples enjoy the cowgirl position because it gives the receiving partner a great deal of control. By varying the depth, angle, and speed of penetration, they can experiment with what feels good to them and become more in tune with their bodies. This control is something many sex positions do not give receiving partners. Swapping the traditional power dynamics can be very erotic for couples.
Sex experts say receiving partners are more likely to orgasm in this position than any other. That’s because the position puts receiving partners in control and, for vulva-havers, stimulates the clitoris. On the flip side, many couples also find the penetrating partner does not climax as quickly in this position. By delaying the penetrating partner’s orgasm, the couple can enjoy sex together for longer.
As the cowgirl position puts couples face-to-face, it is a very intimate sex position. Many people enjoy being able to look their partner in the eyes while they’re having sex.
The Cowgirl position also gives the penetrating partner a great view of their partner’s body moving on top of them. Receiving partners can give their partner an even better view by leaning back a little. The penetrating partner’s thighs can be a great support for the receiving partner in this small variation. The penetrating partner is also in a great position to caress their partner’s hips, chest, and nipples.
The Reverse Cowgirl position is a common variation on the cowgirl position. In this position, the receiving partner simply turns around so they are facing their penetrating partner’s feet.
The horizontal cowgirl position is another great alternative. In this alternative, the receiving partner straddles the penetrating partner, then lays down on their chest. This variation provides excellent G-spot stimulation.
The Swinging Cowgirl position is also another variation that uses a sex swing to support some of the receiver's weight. This can make it more accessible to couples - while simultaneously being a great sex swing sex position.
The cowgirl position takes good physical fitness from receiving partners, who may not usually take such an active role in sex. Putting a pillow or two underneath the penetrating partner’s hips can make the position easier for receiving partners.