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A couple engaged in a typical rear-penetration position commonly referred to as doggy-style.
Ancient Roman oil lamp depicting doggy style position

Doggy style (also known as doggie position, or in Latin more ferarum) is a group of sex positions in which the receiving partner crouches on all fours, while the inserting partner penetrates the receiving partner's vagina or anus from behind. This name refers to the initial position assumed by dogs when mating (see canine copulation. It is also known as retrocopulation, or simply rear entry.)

This position has been used since antiquity. It is described in the Kama Sutra as "the congress of a cow"[1] and is listed in The Perfumed Garden.[2]

Benefits and drawbacks

Édouard-Henri Avril's image of the doggy position

In this position, the inserting partner has an unobstructed view of the receiving partner's body from the rear, with free hands and arms, which allows the inserting partner to stimulate the receiving partner's buttocks, stimulate genitals, nipples, or anus, including spanking.[3] For some women, penetration in this position provides the best stimulation of the G-spot, but only minimal stimulation of the clitoris.

The position is considered less intimate because the partners do not have direct eye contact or an ability to kiss. Significant differences in the leg length of the two participants may make copulation difficult. Also, because of the depth or angle of penetration, this position may cause pain during sex.

A form of the doggy style position, in which the receiving partner's head and torso is lower than their hips, can cause strain on the receiving partner's back.

See also


  1. ^ The Kama Sutra, as given at
  2. ^ The Perfumed Garden of Sensual Delight, Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Nafzawi
  3. ^ Rogiere, Jean, "The Little Book of Sex". Ulysses Press. 2001. ISBN 1-56975-305-9, 96 pages.

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