The Missionary sex position is a horizontal sex position where one partner lies on top of and in between the legs of the other partner in order to penetrate them vaginally or anally with their penis or strap-on dildo.
Missionary can be used in any relationship and is not restricted by sexuality or genitals. This position is characterized by increased intimacy because of the significant amount of skin-to-skin contact and the opportunity for both partners’ faces to be facing each other.
The top, penetrating partner thrusts in and out of the bottom partner’s vagina or anus. The bottom receptive partner can be passive or can thrust back to meet the top.
While the top person generally uses their arms to prevent themselves from fully lying on the bottom person, the receptive partner has their hands free to touch and caress the body of the top.
The Missionary position is a very versatile way to have sex. It can be slow and sensual or fast, hard, and rough. Other benefits of missionary position include an increased possibility of clitoral, G-spot, and prostate stimulation during intercourse; the opportunity to kiss, watch, and whisper to each other; and the potential for including BDSM elements.
Because both partners are horizontal, this position is comfortable and easier than others when one or both partners are tired or seeking a less physically demanding pose.
Missionary is regarded as one of the main three sex positions, along with cowgirl and doggy-style. It is a universal sex position that is popular with cultures around the world.
There are some people who will say that missionary is the best position for procreation because the penis delivers sperm closer to the cervix. However, there is no medical evidence to prove missionary sex results in more pregnancy.
Missionary sex is also known as the missionary sex position.