Polls 'What's Your Favorite Sex Position?'

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C.Adam & Eve shares the latest statistics from an all-new survey that compares results to the same question it asked 10 years ago: What’s your favorite sex position?

Poll results reveal that most adults still prefer the good old missionary position when it comes to lovemaking. In 2011, 32 percent of the respondents preferred missionary while 23 percent of 2021’s respondents did. Rear entry or doggie was chosen by 23 percent of those polled in 2011 and 18 percent of respondents in 2021. Cowgirl, or female on top, was preferred by 22 percent of the respondents in 2011 and 12 percent of those polled in 2021. The spooning or side-by-side position was preferred by 6 percent in 2011 and 2 percent in 2021, and reverse cowgirl was preferred by 4 percent of respondents in both 2011 and 2021.

Dr. Jenni Skyler, resident sexologist at Adam & Eve, sees these numbers as a reflection of our current times. “During periods of stress or uncertainty, many people tend to cling to what they know,” Skyler says. “They find comfort in the ‘tried and true,’ and that corresponds to lovemaking as well. It’s no surprise that most couples prefer missionary—which allows face-to-face intimacy—over more acrobatic or distant positions.”

Chad Davis, marketing director for Adam & Eve, adds, “When it comes to sex, Adam & Eve offers a wide variety of products to enhance any position, including pillows, lubricants and toys.”

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