Adam & Eve Poll: Most Prefer Missionary Position

Aug 11, 2011 12:45 PM PST

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — When it comes to sex, most adults still prefer the missionary position, according to a recent poll conducted by Adam & Eve.

The web-based survey, conducted by an independent third-party survey company of more than 1,000 American adults, was designed to study sexual preferences and practices.

The missionary position garnered a 32 percent vote, followed by rear-entry (23 percent) and cowgirl (22 percent). The 69 position was favored by 7 percent of respondents, followed by spooning (6 percent) and reverse cowgirl (4 percent). Three percent of those surveyed chose "other" and 3 percent preferred not to say.

When Adam & Eve Facebook followers were asked to rate their favorite positions, there was a marked difference in their preference, the company said.

The overwhelming majority of these Adam & Eve customers prefer rear-entry position (53 percent), followed by cowgirl (29 percent), reverse cowgirl (6 percent), other (6 percent), and missionary (6 percent).

"It's interesting that while Adam & Eve customers may be a bit more adventurous when it comes to sexual matters, the average American still seems to prefer face-to-face intimacy," said Dr. Kat Van Kirk, Adam & Eve's resident sex expert. "Both of the top choices [missionary and rear entry] allow for more male control while the second choice [cowgirl], puts the woman in control. I believe there's some give and take there."

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