penetrating partner lies on top. This position and the following variations are primarily used for vaginal intercourse, although some can also be used for anal sex.
The penetrating partner stands in front of the receiving partner, whose legs dangle over the edge of a bed or some other platform like a table.
With the receiving partner's legslifted towards the ceiling and resting against the penetrating partner, this is sometimescalled the
. This can also be done as a kneeling position.
The receiving partner lies on his or her back. The penetrating partner stands and lifts thereceiving partner's pelvis for penetration. A variant is for the receiving partner to rest hisor her legs on the penetrating partner's shoulders.
The receiving partner lies on his or her back, legs pulled up straight and knees near to thehead. The penetrating partner holds the receiving partner's legs and penetrates fromabove.
Similarly to the previous position, but the receiving partner's legs need not be straight andthe penetrating partner wraps his or her arms around the receiving partner to push the legsas close as possible to the chest. Called
in Burton's translation of
, a position where a woman is penetrated vaginally: the penetrating partner enters vaginally in the missionary position and moves slightlyforward so that the base of the phallus rubs the clitoris.
The receiving partner crosses their feet behind their head (or at least puts their feet next totheir ears), while lying on their back. The penetrating partner then holds the receiving partner tightly around each instep or ankle and lies on the receiving partner full-length. Avariation is to have the receiving partner cross their ankles on their stomach, knees toshoulders, and then have the penetrating partner lie on the receiving partner's crossedankles with their full weight. Called the
Penetrating from behind
A variant of the "doggy style" positionMost of these positions can be used for either vaginal or anal penetration.