Posted by ESC on February 07, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Missionary position posted by Shae on February 07, 2004
: : What is the missionary position?
: WordNet Dictionary
: Definition: [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
The story went that "primitive peoples" were free and inventive with their positioning. They saw the missionaries in only one -- so they called it the "missionary position."