Science says this is the best sex position for orgasming

Can you guess which one?

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Guess it's an oldie but a goodie for a reason. The best sex position for orgasming has been revealed, and to much relief, it doesn't involve much in the way of acrobatics.

While the best sex positions for menstrual cramps require a bit of creativity—doggy style, the butterfly stretch—and the most Googled sex positions are nothing short of a workout, when it comes to reaching the big O, simplicity is most effective. 

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The best sex position for orgasming

Gynecology clinic New H Medical in New York examined five positions to determine which was most successful at stimulating clitoral blood flow, the key to a grand finale. While looking at the results from the ultrasound scanner, it appears the most effective position for straight women is missionary. But an added benefit is adding a pillow beneath the pelvis. (Remember the pillow sex tip that everyone raved about?)

The study's lead, research physician Dr. Kimberley Lovie, said: "The kneeling/rear entry position produces the least amount of direct clitoral contact, and resulted in a negligible increase in blood flow compared to the face-to-face positions."

This is certainly different than what we had heard weeks prior. Previous research from St. Thomas’ Hospital and Keele University from 2005 regained time in the spotlight, and it suggested that orgasms are inherited. According to the findings, genetics are responsible for 60% of a women's ability to achieve orgasm...which seems bizarre. 

Although new studies pop up regularly and old ones resurrect when the time is right,  the important thing to remember is that you're doing what works best for you and your partner. 

"Just because you don’t get an orgasm from a piece of sexual activity doesn’t mean it should be overlooked," Annabelle Knight, sex expert at Lovehoney (opens in new tab), previously told My Imperfect Life. 

With that in mind, you can be as playful or lazy as you'd like. Have a look at the sexpert-backed tips for foreplay ideas and recs for the best app-controlled vibrators.

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)