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Missionary Position Sex: How to Do It & Ways Make It So Much Hotter

Missionary sex is one of the easiest sex positions. It ensures good penetration and provides pleasurable skin-to-skin contact. This is how you can position yourself to derive pleasure through the missionary position:


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Missionary Position Sex: How to Do It & Ways Make It So Much Hotter

If we ask you what you think is the most basic, most boring sexual position- we have an inkling as to what your answer might be. The missionary position. Be prepared because we are about to turn this myth on its head in this blog. If performed correctly and with the variations we're about to tell you, this sexual position can be so much hotter.

What Is The Missionary Position?

Around the years 1960's and 1970's, the Missionary sex position was used to best describe heterosexual intercourse. It is usually performed with the man on top and the woman at the bottom, with both of them facing one another.

It is only now that the term has broadened to obtain new meanings. Even if a couple is not heterosexual, the Missionary position can be performed the same way, but with anal penetration this time.

How Does Missionary Position Sex Work?

The partner at the top is in between the legs of the partner at the bottom. The partner on top naturally has more control over the sexual act and can dictate the pace and depth of penetration. However, the partner at the bottom can create new angles with the tilt of their hips, giving way to new sensations and enhanced pleasure.

How To Position Yourself In Missionary Sex?

Missionary sex is one of the easiest sex positions. It ensures good penetration and provides pleasurable skin-to-skin contact. This is how you can position yourself to derive pleasure through the missionary position:


  • Lie flat on your back and get comfortable.
  • Your partner should position themselves between your legs for maximum contentment and pleasure.
  • Place a pillow beneath your head for comfort, and you are all ready to enjoy this position.

Ways to Make Missionary Sex Position So Much Hotter

The missionary sex position is often considered to be quite vanilla. But there are some ways by which you can spice up your sex life and elevate your experience with this position:

  • Place a pillow beneath your hips to elevate the angle of penetration. This ensures better positioning and offers more penetration. A better angle of penetration can help you climax faster and derive extra pleasure.
  • If you want to spice up your bedroom life, try experimenting with new things in addition to the missionary. Indulging in blindfolds or tying your hands to the bedpost adds a dash of thrill to your sex experience. Some playful bondage is a great way of letting your other senses take over to enhance your experience.

Myths About The Missionary Position


It's not exciting

Not true! Missionary is one of the most intimate sex positions. It places you directly in front of your partner and ensures eye contact throughout sex. You can also kiss and touch your partner in between without a lot of effort.


No variations

There are some different ways to do it, for sure! Missionary doesn't require skill or experience, so it is a good position to start with. Later, you can rotate your hips up or down to figure out better angles for maximum penetration. Your partner can also position themselves differently to create new sensations.


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Pro Hack - How to Make Missionary Sex Position More Pleasurable

Start with some erotic foreplay. A missionary position allows your partner to explore your body thoroughly. Take your time to build up the intensity between you and your partner. Indulge in oral sex or some light penetration with your fingers to build up to a climax.

Missionary Position Advantages And Disadvantages


Advantages of the missionary position

  • A missionary sex position is easy to do and can also be enjoyed by people with less sexual experience.
  • It allows you to explore your partner's body continuously during intercourse. You can easily kiss or play with each other’s nipples to increase the intensity of your climax.


Disadvantages of the missionary position

  • If your partner is significantly heavier or taller, you can feel squished under their body.
  • This position puts your partner in charge of your sexual experience. If they don't know how to stimulate and pleasure you, then this position doesn't leave you with a lot of room to take control.

Why Men Love Missionary Position?

The missionary sex position allows men to dominate and control the pace of the sexual experience. They get to control the rhythm and the angle of thrusts, which lets them focus on their pleasure.

It is also one of the easiest positions and poses the least complications for them. This also allows for a fun and enjoyable experience, especially if a man knows what he is doing.  

What To Do If Having Sex in Missionary Is Painful?

If you are experiencing discomfort during the missionary sex position, you should talk to your partner openly. Sex should be an enjoyable experience for both of you.

Open communication will allow you to explore other positions or angles that may feel more comfortable and pleasurable for you. You can also use some lube to ensure your vagina is wet enough for smooth penetration that minimises friction.

If you have persistent pain, then you can also visit your doctor for a consultation. This will allow you to rule out any medical condition that might be causing vaginal pain.

10 Sex Positions To Try if You're Sick Of The Missionary Sex Position

Reverse Cowgirl

How is it performed? One partner lies down flat on a surface, on their back. The other partner climbs on top, straddles the bottom while facing away from them.

Not only does this allow the bottom to get a stunning view of your backside, but the top can watch themselves while working their magic if they so desire. The top has more control during the sexual act, when it comes to this position.

Edge of the bed

How is it performed? Quite self explanatory, the bottom partner lies down on their back on the edge of the bed while being penetrated by the partner on top while they face each other.

This is a great position as the bottom's clitoris is accessible to the top, heightening sexual stimulation during penis insertion into the vagina.

Facing each other

How is it performed? The bottom sits on top of a chair while the top climbs onto them to be penetrated.

This position is extremely intimate and both partners can look into each others' eyes and feel the sexual tension.

Shoulders under legs

How is it performed? This sex position is a variation of our very own Missionary position. Once both partners have assumed the Missionary position, the bottom places their legs over the shoulders of the top partner and allows themselves to be penetrated.

This position allows for deeper penetration and could lead to a more intense orgasm.

Oral backdoor

How is it performed? This sex position is unique because it does not require penetration. Both partners need to be in Doggy Style for this to work. This means that the bottom partner should support themselves in a kneeling position with their hands and knees on the bed, facing away from their partner. The top then goes down on the both and pleasures their clitoris and anus.

The anus is an often ignored erogenous zone that couples can explore while performing this position. The clitoral stimulation is just an added benefit!

Sitting on a surface

How is it performed? This position is for all those couples that champion self love. It's quite simple, really. Make sure one partner sits on the other comfortably and the one on top begins to pleasure to pleasure themselves. Wait, but that's not sex?

But it is an extremely important part of sex! Sometimes, letting your partner watch you stimulate yourself is an intimate experience that could turn them on massively and strengthen your bond.

Legs for days

How is it performed? The bottom partner must lie flat on their stomach while the top climbs on, stomach first, with the top's face near the bottoms legs. The top then penetrates the bottom.

This sex position is excellent if you desire to view your partner's body from and entirely fresh perspective. As the top enters the bottom, they can caress the bottom partner's feet and thighs as well. Doesn't that sound exciting?

The Seashell

How is it performed? This position is a popular variation of the Shoulders Under Legs position which is a variation of the missionary position. Once both partner's have assumed the Missionary position, the bottom draws their legs very close to their own chest, allowing themselves to be penetrated.

This sex position allows for deeper penetration. The bottom can even cross their ankles behind their head if flexibility permits it to add to the sexual tension!

The Standing Ovation

How is it performed? Both partners have to be standing for this sex position to work. One partner stands while the other wraps their legs around the other's waist.

This position does not require a significant amount of strength despite how it sounds. The partner above the ground can grind on the other's waist and control the motions of sex.

The Stairmaster

How is it performed? This sex position is a variation of the doggy style, but on the staircase instead of the bed, as the name suggests.

It is a refreshing twist to having sex anywhere other than just the bed. It wouldn't hurt to spice things up from time-to-time.

Is Missionary Position During Pregnancy Safe?

Missionary position is quite safe during the early stages of pregnancy. You can use a pillow to support your back for more comfort. As the pregnancy progresses, this position might become more difficult since you might not be comfortable with the pressure on your belly. To prevent this, you can roll onto your side and try a sideways missionary position that is similar to spooning.

How Many Strokes Can Satisfy a Woman?

The body of every woman responds differently to sex. Some women might climax early, and some might require a little more effort to find their sweet spot. The number of strokes needed for a woman to climax varies based on their sexual preference. Take some time to figure out what your partner needs and enjoys the most to achieve a climax.

Also read: G-spot among women, location and best sex positions

Summing Up How To Make Missionary Position Sex More Than Plain Vanilla?

The Missionary position gives one sexual partner more dominance, control and authority than the other. One can use this to their advantage to spice things up, maybe even involve some role play in the bedroom.

The angle of the bottom partner's hips plays an integral role in creating new sensations and elevating pleasure. Remember, you have access to your entire partner's body if you both are facing one another. Explore each others' bodies and indulge in extended foreplay before getting into the Missionary position.

Most importantly, if at any time you feel uncomfortable, please communicate it to your partner. A safe space during sex is crucial, no matter the sex position!

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