• Tue, Mar 20 2012

Survey Says A Man’s Favorite Sexual Position Is… Surprising

Esquire came out with their annual sex survey today and it’s got a little of everything: depressing (34% of men in committed relationships have cheated on their current partner), interesting (14% of married men have had at least one sexual encounter with another man), stupid (11% don’t seem to give a shit about condoms?) but perhaps most interesting is their response to the question of favorite sexual position.

Pause for a moment and consider what you’d guess that to be based on 1) popular culture and 2) your own experience.

So, according to men (by which we mean “522 hetero dudes who read Esquire“), the preferred position is…

Girl on top. Just elbowing out missionary with a respectable 30% of the vote.

Who’s surprised by this? Who’s enthused? Who thinks it’s a good sign? Who thinks it’s a celebration of laziness? Who thinks surveys like this are inherently silly? Moreover, most of our surprise has to do with the sample group (maybe our perception of Esquire readers is off?).

And seriously, how many of you predicted that?

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  • Jennifer Wright

    I was so hoping this was going to be “99% of men say they only want to have sex standing up against a wall.”

    • Abbie

      99% of men would get 99% more sex if they delivered such a move.

    • MR

      Oh really. How tall are you? :)

    • Sam

      Which would mean I’ve only been sleeping with the 1% now, for once! Hyuck hyuck. Occupy My Sex Life jokes are silly.

    • Katrina

      Height doesn’t matter, upper body strength does! My guy is significantly taller than me so he just scoops me up and holds me at the right height.
      Rock climbers FTW! ;)

  • Fabel

    I would have picked doggy, because I feel like that’s a universally loved position, but I’m not totally surprised? Also, I think it’s a celebration of laziness, for sure.

    • Ashley Cardiff

      It shouldn’t surprise ANYONE that girl on top is a favorite, but it did surprise me, yes, that that one didn’t come in first.

  • Katie

    I, too, am surprised… that it wasn’t doggy style?

    I, too, think Esquire readers are pretty bro-y.

    Or maybe bros are more down with female superior than I assumed??

    • Bets

      I would have absolutely assumed doggy style because of the phrase “esquire readers.” Good for them.

  • Anna G

    Not surprised at all!

  • Meredith

    I don’t think I ever thought to pose my Barbies that way.

  • Allison

    Not surprising, dudes are lazy, end of story.

    • Bree

      I don’t think that’s the actual reason. The guys I’ve been with have been pretty split between doggy and cowgirl for their favorite position, but the ones who liked cowgirl were the least lazy of them.

    • angela

      agreed. the 2 laziest position. my bf agreed.

  • James

    Not surprising at all. Doesn’t have much to do with being lazy for me. I love watches her boobs bounce around.

  • Abbie

    According to my dude friend: “of course it’s cowgirl —- it’s so much easier to high five when she’s on top.” We are now discussing the logistics of high fiving doggy style and I’m now concerned with how little I high five during boom.

    • Kim

      Best thing I’ve read all morning. Thanks! You and your bud are amazeballs.

    • Rebekah Mae

      Baha! I can see this. Especially since my best friend (who I slept with) tried to high five me after we had sex for the first time. I laughed, but didn’t indulge him but I kind of wish I had.

  • Kit

    Fuck dudes! Being on top is MY favorite.

    • Katrina

      All the control + a better leg workout = great fucking (pardon the pun) idea!

    • Katrina A

      Yes I agree! Fuck dudes! I like that position because simply, it makes me have the big O, period.

    • yiraf

      yeah, and you control the speed/pace ! it’s (fucking) awesome

  • Joanntheredhead

    Yeah, I’m not surprised by this at all. As, a matter of fact–I kinda thought I had been the last one to be made aware of this…LOL. Anyway, I think the reason behind this is: the view. It’s all-access, so–he doesn’t have to place his hands at your sides to get some leverage like he does when he’s on top. He can place them all over you…

  • Sam

    I’m not surprised. Not to sound ridiculous and/or crass, but I’ve slept with enough people to be able to gauge what the general consensus is, and I would’ve predicted this pie chart pretty accurately. I actually love sex studies; I think they’re pretty fantastic. :D

  • Rob

    I’m not surprised at all, it is my favorite as well. Actually I like to change it up. Variety is the spice of life and by changing positions we both get to that happy place sooner or later with the latter being the preference. Sex is great!

  • Eileen

    In a sample size of 522, is 4% really statistically significant? (I never took stats, so I am asking here) It really looks as if woman on top, missionary, and doggie style were more or less a three-way tie, which doesn’t surprise me at all. I bet if participants were asked to rank their favorite positions (7 points for your favorite, 6 for number two, 5 for number 3, etc), they’d come out basically equal.

  • Ciera

    Shit watever the best position is when he’s on top. Fuck wat yall say, that’s how i get my BIG O!!! Hell Yeah!!! ;)

  • minbee

    I’m not really surprised, I can imagine the cowgirl is like watching a porno that’s happening ON YOU.