Doggy Style Is Men's Favorite Sex Position, Survey Says, And They're Really Into Anal Too

What's the best sex position? Well, that depends. Who we are and where we live has a lot to do with what sex positions we prefer, a new survey says. For example, more men than women are crazy about the anal sex position and people who live in Poland just want to cozy on up into the spooning sex position and bang all night. Doesn’t that sound simply wonderful?

The survey, by online doctor, DrEd, surveyed 2,000 people from the U.S., U.K., and Europe to see where their preferences, when it comes to sex positions, lie. They not only asked what sex positions rank as the most favorite (doggy style won by a landslide with 35 percent of the vote), but what positions people want to try in the future (tabletop sex came in first, at 19.9 percent, but not so much by a landside). What they found is that for all the ways we’re different in what gets us off, there’s also a lot of similarities and basics that we all enjoy. Like the missionary sex position, for starters, is one that’s never going to go out of style no matter your gender or where you live in the world.

But despite all the results, let’s focus on men and sex positions, shall we? Here are seven findings from the survey that prove, above all else, that men are fairly obsessed with anal sex.

1. Men Love Doggy Style

Well, I can’t say there are many surprises with this one! According to the findings, doggy style is a favorite position among men. In second place is the cowgirl position and in third place is missionary. The position that men like the least is the table top position. Sorry kitchen tables across the globe!

2. Men REALLY Love Anal

Although anal sex was nowhere to be found on either the women’s favorite positions list or position they’d like to try, it shows up on both lists for men. As for men’s most favorite position, anal comes in at number nine. When it comes to positions that men would like to try the most, anal came in at the second spot.

3. Men Are Risk Takers With The Position They Want To Try Most

I can’t possibly think of a more dangerous sex position than 69 standing up, but yet that’s the position that guys want to try the most. Rounding out the top three positions that guys want to try the most is anal, in second place as I already mentioned, and tabletop in third place.

4. Men And Women Have Some Similarities In Positions They Want To Try

Although anal is off the menu for most women in the survey, men and women shared a desire to try everything else, although the order is slightly different. Interestingly, both genders aren’t too keen on spooning, putting it in last place on the list, and their interest in both doggy style and 69 is equal, at number seven and number eight, respectively.

5. The Majority Of Men Learn About New Positions From Porn

Although we probably shouldn’t be using mainstream porn to educate us about sex, because it's entertainment and not meant to be a teaching tool, 53.8 percent of men reported that they learn about new positions from watching porn. The second place, at 21.9 percent, where men learn about new positions is online (not porn), and the third place, at 16.4 percent, is from a partner. Less than 10 percent report discovering new positions in movies or from TV shows, which make sense. When was the last time anyone saw any good sex positions on TV?

6. Men Are More Vocal About Wanting To Try A New Position

Based on the survey, 75.3 percent of men are the ones most likely to want to try a new position and actually suggest it. According to the survey, only 24.7 percent of men reported that when it comes to trying sex positions, their partner was there throwing out ideas and plans for new bedroom stuff.

7. Over A Third Of Men Fear Hurting Their Partner With A New Sex Position

Although guys in the survey were down to try new positions, for 37.5 percent of them, the fear of hurting their partner is a real threat to their willingness to get creative. Which makes sense, since sex-related injuries do happen quite often. The second biggest concern for men when wanting to try a new position, at 23.9 percent, is not being flexible enough. For 21.2 percent of guys, the fact that they may seem inexperienced is the reason they avoid new positions.

When it comes to sexual exploration, sometimes you need to take a risk. Sometimes you need to go out on a limb, and if it doesn’t work out, then you can at least have a laugh about it. Great sex means not taking yourself too seriously. It's about enjoying what you already know you love and experimenting with new ways to maybe even enjoy yourself more.

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