The cowgirl position is a vaginal or anal sex position performed with the receiving partner on top. It gets its name because the receiving partner, often female, straddles the penetrating partner like a cowgirl riding a horse.
To get into the cowgirl position, the penetrating partner lies on their back on a bed or another flat surface. The receiving partner straddles their partner and sits in a kneeling position, with their legs on either side of their partner’s hips. From this position, the penetrating partner can penetrate the receiving partner. While both people can move in the cowgirl position, the receiving partner is in the more dominant position. They usually control the depth, angle, and speed of penetration by setting the rhythm. They might thrust, move their hips in circles, or grind their hips against their partner for pleasure. This position is excellent for clitoral stimulation.