Woman on top (sex position)

For the film see Woman on Top

Woman on top, also called the jackhammer, cowboy or cowgirl position, is a sex position in which

The cowgirl name derives from the image of the receptive partner "riding" the insertive partner as a cowboy rides a bucking horse. It is one of a number of receptive-partner-superior sexual positions, another being the reverse receptive partner on top sex position. This position is also used as a precursor to the lateral coital position favored by Masters and Johnson.


Penetration is quite deep, and the receptive partner can control the depth of penetration and speed of movement if the insertive partner lies still. Genital stimulation of the receptive partner can be provided by hand from either partner. A female receiving in this position may receive genital stimulation if the insertive partner periodically semi-withdraws, and manipulates the phallus against their genitals.

Proponents of the receptive partner on top position say there are these advantages:

Reverse cowgirl

Reverse cowgirl, also called the '''Queen's position or reverse Amazon''' is a human sex position. In this position, the penetrating partner lies on his or her back and the receiving partner sits on top. The receiving partner straddles the penetrating partner's legs, which are held together, while facing the penetrating partner's feet. Their groins are aligned for penetration.


The receiving partner can either be in a kneeling or squatting position. He or she can have his or her torso upright, or he or she can have it aligned with the penetrating partner's body. The receiving partner has greater control over the extent and duration of the penetration.

This position can be used for vaginal or anal sex, with penetration achieved by a penis or a strap-on dildo. It serves to stimulate the most sensitive parts of the man's penis as a result of the way it is forced to bend while at the same time rubbing on the female G-spot and clitoris simultaneously.

Use in pornography

This position is widely depicted in male-female pornography marketed towards men, as it provides the photographer with a full front view of the woman, while hiding the man (except for his genitals) from view, behind her body.


The reverse missionary position is one of a number of positions sometimes recommended for experimentation by partners in which the insertive partner has some form of disability. Dr. Ruth Westheimer wrote to the wife of a stroke victim that:

"Another area that you could explore would be a change of positions. The side by side position is sometimes helpful in these situations, as long as you make sure that the stroke victim is positioned so that the "healthy" side is uppermost. You could also try mutual masturbation, oral genital stimulation, the female superior position or the use of a vibrator."

See also

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