Cowgirl, riding, 'my favorite position.' Call it what you want. The position in which the woman is on top while the man or partner lies on their back or sits during intercourse is one of the most popular sex positions out there.
If you are thinking of exploring the cowgirl or already consider yourself an expert, it isn't a bad idea. However, you should learn more about its pros and cons.
The cowgirl isn't just popular, it also proves advantageous in specific situations, which we will describe in detail below. To start with, it's common among pregnant couples, women who recently gave birth, or men recovering from in illness or surgery, because it allows the woman to have more control and for the men to be more at ease.
On the other hand, some experts have dubbed it the 'most dangerous sex position,' because it also puts men in a vulnerable position, one that could lead to penile fracture.
Continue reading to learn more facts about the 'woman on top' position.
The cowgirl position is one of the most popular positions among men.
In 2014, staff at Women’s Health Magazine asked over 800 men what their favorite position was. The cowgirl came in second, right after doggy-style. Although the ranks change with each poll, the cowgirl continues to rank high.
Why do men love it so much?
“Love being able to see her on top and really getting into it. Also allows easy access to assist in stimulating her with my fingers at the same time,” one man explained.
If you and your partner are significantly different in size, this position can help.
For men with a little more muscle or for those who are overweight, this position will help make your woman feel more comfortable. On top, she will feel less suffocated and can control the thrusting.
Ever wonder what it's like to have sex during pregnancy?
Many experts and women say that this position is great during pregnancy, but you might want to look further than the missionary position. Here’s what they had to say about the cowgirl.
“There’s no pressure on your belly, and you can control the speed and depth of penetration,” Mehmet Oz, M.D and Michael Roizen, M.D. wrote on the Fit Pregnancy website.
It isn't just popular among men, it's also quite popular among women.
Skyn Condoms surveyed over 2,800 women, ages 18-34 and they ranked cowgirl the third most popular.