The Weekly Mindfuck: What's So Bad About Missionary?

March 29, 2017 | Posted in Editorial Features by colette-callaway

Missionary position gets a truly terrible rap. It's forever the position to "spice up" in magazines and the "rut" to break out of. People who love missionary are told they're boring - why have sex in missionary when there's reverse cowgirl and the Spinning Ferris Wheel of the Gods? (I made that last one up.) My point is: Missionary is actually a pretty great position, and I'm going to tell you why. 

First of all, it's convenient. It's so convenient, you can do modifications of it on countertops and floors and odd bits of furniture. If you're a lady, you can touch yourself so easily in that position. There is plenty of opportunity for eye contact if the top participant lays on top of the bottom, and you can get long, leisurely looks at each other's bodies if the man on top is sitting upright. Flip your legs up on his shoulders and woah - talk about depth! With a little strategic pelvic positioning (or the coital alignment technique), there is instant G-spot/clit stimulation. Woohoo! Also, I mean, when I'm in missionary, I get to lay the whole time, so...

Perhaps most importantly, though, there are ramifications for calling missionary boring: People who love it - and couples who perhaps don't make it farther than missionary and girl-on-top many of the times they have sex - will perceive themselves as boring, too. And in my opinion, any position that makes you feel good is a pretty damn good position. 


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