Ask Men Study Reveals America’s Favorite Sex Positions

Askmen has revealed what sexual positions Americans most searched for. It looked at Google AdWords data and found that doggy style was the number one searched sex position in the U.S. Go doggy. At second place was 69, and third was woman-on-top. Keep in mind that the majority of people googling “sex positions” at 1 in the morning are men.

In various studies where women were asked what their favorite positions are, they usually liked 1.) missionary, 2.) woman on top, and 3.) side-by side, as those positions hit the sweet spot more for women, where as doggy is more pleasurable for men.

The new study also measured searches by state and found that Missourians enjoyed the “Criss Cross” position (“scissoring”) and Massachusetts was big on “face-sitting.”

The state that looked up sex positions the most was Wyoming, where presumably there isn’t much else to do, followed by Vermont, Rhode Island, North Dakota, and Alaska. Although not a state, Washington, D.C. was included in the sex study and was found to have 4 times the number of people searching for sex positions of any state. No wonder Washington is having a hard time getting any work done.

According to askmen, “Overall, the U.S. has an interest in creative sex positions that’s as varied and diverse as its population” but says “It should be noted that missionary wasn’t the most popular position search in any state.” Again, men are doggies.

In the “searches based on local preferences” section, the “spread eagle” position ranked in Wyoming. The “magic bullet” position, popular in South Dakota, consists of the man kneeling on the bed while the woman lies on her back and lifts her legs up on his shoulders. It’s good for hitting the G-spot and makes the guy do most of the work.

The “fire hydrant” (a more athletic variant on doggy style where the woman puts her hands on the floor and the guy lifts her legs up off the floor), ranked in Delaware and 6 other states. The “overpass”, a variation of “the pile driver,” is a position popular with gay men where one person gets on their back and lifts their legs up, while the other person sits on their butt for anal penetration, was something people in West Virginia and Virginia searched for. (The license plates in Virginia say “Virginia is for lovers.”)

For adventurous lovers out there, the Loveologist Guide to Playful Positions ebook  will “make your sex even steamier by finding the position that pleases you most. Whether you like to be on top or bottom, backwards or forwards, it will help you find a position that suits your needs and stimulates all the right spots. Filled with instructional pictures, no questions will be left unanswered as to how to get the sexual pleasure you deserve.” We recommend reading about new positions first before doing them, which makes doing new, weird positions less work and more fun.


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Anka Radakovich is a legendary Sex Columnist, Certified Sexologist, Sex Educator, Screenwriter, and Author of the book THE WILD GIRLS CLUB, PART 2, Tales from New York to Hollywood. THE WILD GIRLS CLUB, Part 2 is her third book. Her first two books, The Wild Girls Club; Tales from below the Belt, and Sexplorations; Journeys to the Erogenous Frontier were both published by Crown/Random House. She was the Sex Columnist for DETAILS Magazine for 9 years and currently writes columns for and Los Angeles Magazine. Her writing has appeared in dozens of magazines including Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Men's Journal, Seventeen, Glamour, and Maxim. She has appeared on numerous television shows including 8 appearances with Conan O’Brien. She was a Jeopardy question under the category “Men’s Mags.” As a Sex Educator and Sexologist, she is a college lecturer at Universities throughout the country who offers her unique brand of sex education. Follow her on Twitter @ankarad.


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