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missionary position

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A position for sexual intercourse in which a woman and man lie facing each other, with the woman on the bottom and the man on the top.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A position for sexual intercourse in which the man and woman face each other, with the man on top.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a position for sexual intercourse; a man and woman lie facing each other with the man on top; so-called because missionaries thought it the proper position for primitive peoples

Etymologies

From Christian missionaries' supposed advocacy of this position over other copulatory positions.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Supposed to have been originated by natives of the Trobriand Islands (who considered it improper) (Wiktionary)

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