Sex is not unlike ice cream in that it is typically enjoyable, and every person has a different favorite flavor. Chocolate is definitely popular, but so is mint chocolate chip. Pistachio can be divisive; I used to hate it, but now I can get down with its gritty green vibes. To get really clear on this overreach of a metaphor: Positions are the flavors of sex, and reverse cowgirl is probably pistachio. Like the best ice cream flavors, the best sex positions are hard to determine.
Missionary might be vanilla (standard), cowgirl could be salted caramel (so damn good), and standing up sex is butter pecan (not for me, but I mean, I'll have it), but it's really hard for me to pick a favorite flavor. I would choose salted caramel over vanilla most days, but sometimes vanilla is all you really need. Rather than conduct a "favorite ice cream flavor" poll and try to interpret the results as reflective of peoples' sex position preferences, I'll cut myself off from this metaphor right now (I must be hungry) and share actual answers to the question "what's your favorite sex position" as posed to the women of Reddit. Spoiler alert: There was no consensus.
1. This woman likes vanilla best.
And there's nothing wrong with that. Missionary was actually the most popular of all the positions listed.
2. This woman likes doggy, plain and simple.
No frills, just like the position itself.
3. This woman likes to enhance her doggy a bit.
Comfort is key.
4. This woman seconds missionary.
Missionary being a lame position is #fakenews.
5. This woman actually prefers to 69.
Exclamation point! I would say this is the cotton candy flavor of sex positions — definitely not a fan favorite, but if you like it, you really like it.
6. This woman taught me a new position.
The slow climb was very popular among the women who responded... it's basically missionary with your feet over your partner's shoulders.
7. This woman likes face time.
Facing each other during sex can be sweet, furthering my ice cream metaphor.
8. This woman likes it from the side.
This sounds complicated, but also fun.
9. This woman prefers oral.
P in V is just not her fave.
10. This woman can't choose just one position.
Same girl, same.
11. This woman is flexible, as long as it's from behind.
Finding the right angle for your body is definitely important.
12. This woman prefers to be on top.
Cowgirl was a close second, but didn't beat out missionary.
13. This woman breaks it down by occasion.
Amen, girl. Particular positions may fit the bill better than others depending on what kind of love making you are doing or not doing.
As everything continues to confirm, women are multi-layered creatures who all have different preferences when it comes to sex positions, ice cream, and even career choices. So try a new position, but don't be afraid to tell your partner that you don't really like to 69, or you'd really like them to go down on you sometime soon (or maybe always). And if you haven't tried the slow climb? Google it and get into it.