7 Sex Positions Men Really Want

What's the best thing about sex (besides orgasms)? There are SO many ways to have it: Upside-down, on the couch, on an airplane, from behind, roughly, gently ... the list goes on. Although traditional notions of masculinity (unfairly) assume that all men are dominant in bed, it turns out that IRL, the sex positions men really want are a lot more varied than you might think.

Everyone is different when it comes to sexual preferences, kinks, fetishes, and turn-ons. And just like how someone's vagina can affect how they achieve an orgasm, factors like penis size — whether it's by-the-books large or smaller than average — can significantly impact what positions work best for them. Although penis size is not the most important aspect of sex by a long shot, it definitely comes into play when you're trying to figure out a position that feels good.

Although there's a stigma that men prefer rough sex to real intimacy, I knew that in real life, that's definitely not the case. So in order to figure out what they find sexy in the bedroom, I asked seven cisgender, heterosexual men to tell me what position is their absolute favorite. See for yourself how they compare to the sex positions women want most. (And keep in mind that these positions work with two women as well!)

1. Modified Missionary

2. Woman On Top

3. Doggy Style

4. Butterfly

5. Reverse Cowgirl

6. Spooning

7. X Marks The Spot

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