Tondo of an Attic red-figure kylix by the Triptolemos painter, ca. A rear-penetration position, commonly referred to as ‘doggy style’. The receiving partner can be penetrated either vaginally or anally. The most used sex position is the missionary position.
In this position, the participants face each other. The receiving partner lies on their back with legs apart, while the penetrating partner lies on top. This position and the following variations may be used for vaginal or anal intercourse. The penetrating partner stands in front of the receiving partner, whose legs dangle over the edge of a bed or some other platform like a table. With the receiving partner’s legs lifted towards the ceiling and resting against the penetrating partner, this is sometimes called the butterfly position. This can also be done as a kneeling position. The receiving partner lies on their back.