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KAMASUTRA IN PRACTICE: The Use of Sexual Positions in Czech and Slovak Citizens and Its Association with Female Orgasmicity

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The description of various sexual positions during sexual intercourses has been a topic of popular books. Numerous studies described association of sexual positions with orgasmic behavioral displays in primates. In humans, diierent positions are supposed to have diverse impact on female orgasm potential. In the representative Swedish sample of women (Fugl-Meyer et al., 2006) the greater repertoire of sexual techniques (e.g. manual stimulation, oral sex) was a predictor of good orgasmic function. However, sexual positions during intercourse were not speciied. Studies focused on use of sexual positions across population and its contribution to sexual functioning are needed. 1) to assess the frequency of use of various sexual positions in heterosexual Czech men and women 2) to explore gender diierences in pleasantness of sexual positions 3) to test the association between the positions used and female vaginal orgasm consistency (VOC). The sample of Czech and Slovak heterosexual citizens (9196 men; mean age 31.41/8145 women; mean age = 31.64) marked at the detailed list of 13 sexual positions (ranging from missionary techniques to woman on the top variants) depicted as black-and-white silhouettes (Img. 1), how often did they experienced such position in life (never-more than 100 times), how pleasant is a position (1 not at all pleasant-4 very pleasant), and the percentage of intercourses while used each position in 5 years (0-100 %). VOC was assessed as proportion of penile-vaginal intercourses with stable partner leading to orgasm (1 never-7 almost always). Gender diierences in frequency and attractiveness were tested using nonparametric Man-Whitney test. The predictive value of age, frequency of use of various positions during intercourse and pleasantness of positions on VOC was tested using linear regression model (backwards method). The most used position is our sample was missionary position (Fig. 1.). We found signiicant gender diierences in pleasantness of all 13 positions (the highest diierence found in positions when men receives oral sex from woman and lowest in missionary position) (Tab. 1) High gender diierences in pleasantness of some sexual positions should be explored in the context of sexual satisfaction in couples. Our results suggest that the frequency of use of various sexual positions and techniques during foreplay (e.g. positive association with woman on top positions and negative with man penetrating from behind position) and its perceived pleasantness (e.g. positive association with pleasantness of missionary p. and negative with pleasantness of oral sex in women) is associated with female orgasmic potential during intercourse. These are ndings with application in sexual therapy.
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RESEARCH QUESTIONS
METHOD
RESULTS
CONCLUSIONS
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Tab. 1
The description of various sexual positions during sexual intercourses has been a
topic of popular books. Numerous studies described association of sexual posi-
tions with orgasmic behavioral displays in primates. In humans, dierent posi-
tions are supposed to have diverse impact on female orgasm potential. In the
representative Swedish sample of women (Fugl-Meyer et al., 2006) the greater
repertoire of sexual techniques (e.g. manual stimulation, oral sex) was a predictor
of good orgasmic function. However, sexual positions during intercourse were
not specied. Studies focused on use of sexual positions across population and
its contribution to sexual functioning are needed.
1) to assess the frequency of use of various sexual positions in heterosexual
Czech men and women
2) to explore gender dierences in pleasantness of sexual positions
3) to test the association between the positions used and female vaginal
orgasm consistency (VOC).
The sample of Czech and Slovak heterosexual citizens (9196 men; mean age
31.41/8145 women; mean age = 31.64) marked at the detailed list of 13 sexual
positions (ranging from missionary techniques to woman on the top variants)
depicted as black-and-white silhouettes (Img. 1), how often did they experienced
such position in life (never - more than 100 times), how pleasant is a position (1
not at all pleasant – 4 very pleasant), and the percentage of intercourses while
used each position in 5 years (0 - 100 %). VOC was assessed as proportion of
penile-vaginal intercourses with stable partner leading to orgasm (1 never – 7
almost always). Gender dierences in frequency and attractiveness were tested
using nonparametric Man-Whitney test. The predictive value of age, frequency of
use of various positions during intercourse and pleasantness of positions on VOC
was tested using linear regression model (backwards method).
The most used position is our sample was missionary position (Fig. 1.). We found
signicant gender dierences in pleasantness of all 13 positions (the highest
dierence found in positions when men receives oral sex from woman and
lowest in missionary position) (Tab. 1)
High gender dierences in pleasantness of some sexual positions should be
explored in the context of sexual satisfaction in couples. Our results suggest that
the frequency of use of various sexual positions and techniques during foreplay
(e.g. positive association with woman on top positions and negative with man
penetrating from behind position) and its perceived pleasantness (e.g. positive
association with pleasantness of missionary p. and negative with pleasantness of
oral sex in women) is associated with female orgasmic potential during inter-
course. These are ndings with application in sexual therapy.
KAMASUTRA
IN PRACTICE
The Use of Sexual Positions in Czech and Slovak
Citizens and Its Association with Female Orgasmicity
Klapilová, K. 1,2 , Krejčová L. 1,2,
Kuba R. 1,3 & J. Flégr 1,3
1National Institute of Mental Health;
2Faculty of Humanities, Charles University;
3Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Czech Republic.
Contact:
katerina.klapilova@nudz.cz
Senior researcher: Laboratory of Evolutionary Sexology NIMH
Aknowledgements:
The project was supported by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH-CZ)
European Regional Development Fund (grant number ED2.1.00/03.0078) and
by institutional support from the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University,
Prague (grant from the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports), RK was
supported by GAUK 269215
References:
Fugl‐Meyer, Kerstin S., et al. "ORIGINAL RESEARCH—EPIDEMIOLOGY: On
Orgasm, Sexual Techniques, and Erotic Perceptions in 18‐to 74‐Year‐Old
Swedish Women." The journal of sexual medicine 3.1 (2006): 56-68.
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VOC with stable partner (in women) was signicantly predicted by age (B = 0.029,
p < 0.001), the percentage of use of positions: woman on top E (B = 0.05, p = 0.01);
I (B = 0.04, p = 0.015); standing back p. J (B = 0.03, p = 0.033); man penetrating
from behind H (B = -0.04, p = 0.02) and pleasantness of positions: missionary A (B
= 0.298, p < 0.001); standing face to face p. C (B = 0.117, p = 0.01); woman on top
E (B = 0.209, p = 0.01); man penetrating from behind H (B = -0.140, p = 0.039); oral
sex on woman K (B = -0.149, p = 0.005); oral sex mutual L (B = 0.083, p = 0.079);
oral sex on man M (B = 0.110, p = 0.022). Final model: N = 2482; R = 0.295; R 2 =
0.87, p < 0.00001.
Position N men/women Mean rank
men
Mean rank
women
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G7602/6896 8714.87 5634.11 -50.17
M7850/6897 8735.69 5824.16 -48.56
L7411/6653 8333.61 5583.15 -44.49
F6617/5942 7318.50 5123.53 -36.05
D6930/5901 7387.91 5274.61 -35.63
E8078/7201 8493.27 6682.81 -30.79
J7166/6415 7423.61 6084.34 -22.12
H7910/7186 8061.51 6983.81 -20.17
B7773/7123 7901.60 6954.05 -17.18
C6724/5922 6678.38 5920.56 -12.28
K7780/6811 7614.00 6932.76 -11.70
I7424/6737 7384.35 6746.72 -10.37
A8319/7521 7990.86 7842.68 -2.88
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