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Study Finds The Sexual Position Most People Are Scared Of Trying

Claire Reid

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Study Finds The Sexual Position Most People Are Scared Of Trying

When it comes to sex, even though loads of blag that we're super-confident, I think it's fair to say we're all a bit anxious. Particularly when it comes to sleeping with a new partner, or trying out something new. Now, a new study has looked into exactly what it is that makes us the most anxious.

The study, conducted by Superdrug Online Doctor, asked 500 Europeans and 500 Americans what they found to be the most nerve-wracking part of getting it on, and some of the results are a bit surprising to be honest.

Firstly, the sexual position that was deemed the most anxiety-inducing across the board, was 69-standing position - with over 42 percent of fellas and 56.8 percent of women saying the thought of giving this a go is enough to make them panic.


This was followed by anal, with 54.6 percent of women saying they would feel uncomfortable doing it, and 30.5 percent of men.

The kneeling wheelbarrow, which, not going to lie, is making me feel exhausted just thinking about it, came in third as the sex position people would feel least comfortable trying - with 18.6 percent of men and 24.8 per cent of women citing it.

Completely unsurprisingly, the least-stressful positions were missionary, doggy-style and cowgirl. When it comes to the position that men and women think is the most pleasurable for both parties - reverse cowgirl came out on top, so to speak.


The study also found that compared to our friends in the US, European guys were more anxious about masturbating, oral sex and dirty sex. However, Europeans were DTF in public more readily than people from the US.

Of those asked, trying out new sex acts - such as going all 50 Shades of Grey with some bondage - was deemed to be the most nerve-wracking, followed by trying out sex toys together and lastly trying out new sex positions.


Despite all the worry mentioned above, a whopping 87 percent of participants in the study said they reckon their relationship is 'slightly to moderately adventurous'. But, almost nine percent didn't consider themselves sexually adventurous at all, which is sad, isn't it?

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Claire Reid
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