Why 'The Spider' is the most popular sex position in Australia, and everything else we know from your Google searches.

Nothing gets me going quite like sexy, sexy data.

And by that I mean data about sex. Sex trends, sex toys, sex searches, the whole shabang. Why? Well, it's an incredibly pervy insight into what we're all craving, doing and dreaming about doing in the bedroom. Something that's incredibly hard to come by in a casual conversation.

I mean, have you ever tried to ask your colleague what their favourite sex position is? No, you haven't, because it's definitely a HR breach and wildly inappropriate.

But data? Data asks these freaky questions all the damn time. And then, it tells us all the juicy answers.

Speaking of, here are the raunchiest results from the Mamamia sex survey. Post continues after video.

Video via Mamamia.

Which is why whenever spicy new research is released into the wild, I hunt it down and share it all with you. YOU'RE WELCOME. 

The latest is all about sex 'around the world' (read: who's boosing with what in which country), and it has revealed some rather intimate details about what's going on Down Under. Both literally and figuratively. 

So, without further ado, here's Australia's kinks laid bare. 

Australia's most popular sex position.

While we may have been living under the false idea that some basic manoeuvre like missionary was the most popular way to root, it turns out Aussies are much more creative than we anticipated.

...and a lot more flexible too.


Because the most popular sex position in Australia is: The Spider. 

For those in the back who are like, 'pardon me, ma'am, but whomst and what is the Spider?' then please allow me to explain.


Spider Sex Position: A quick how-to explanation.

The Spider is a sex position that requires quite a bendy spine and as many legs as possible. Why? Well, you are mimicking the body of a spider. CUTE. 

First the penis owner must sit down on the bed, with legs wide enough apart that the vulva owner can shimmy in towards the penis in a seated position. Once the penis is inside, both partners can lean back and gyrate accordingly. 

It's really hard to find an image to illustrate this without embedding actual porn, but this is kinda the vibe:

Image: Getty. 

You'll need to prop yourself up with your hands, so I don't recommend this after 'arm day' at the gym, and be sure to not lean back too far as this position is primed for snapping a banjo. 

Obviously this position can be translated from a hetero dynamic to a queer one, with penis owners opting to penetrate the anus instead and vulva owners utilising a double-ended dildo (like this) to pull off the Spider with ease. 

And if you're interested to know how Australia stacks up to other countries in the fave-sex-position-department, then let me just say that Ireland's favourite sex position is called the 'Butter Churner'. I'll leave you to google at your own peril.

Australia's favourite porn category.

Porn is a topic that most will shy away from with their friends, let alone with colleagues or randos, so it's an area most of us are a little blurry on - particularly when it comes to everyone else's porn preferences. 


But turns out Aussies have one major fave category when it comes to porn. And that category is: Mature.

Image: Getty + Mamamia.

Yep, searches for 'mature' porn are through the roof, with a huge chunk of us seeking out videos that include older actors or amateurs. Now, this doesn't mean exclusive searching for 'MILF' videos (as that's a whole other category in of itself), but instead looking for older couples getting it on. 

Australia's favourite sex toy.

Now, it's no surprise that here at Mamamia we do a LOT of sex toy research. We have a whole section on the site dedicated to reviewing sex toys in extreme detail, so if that's not commitment, I don't know what is. 

But we didn't know that the most searched for sex toy in Australia is... wait for it... COCK RINGS.

Yep, thousands of us on the daily are frantically googling cock rings, and all their vibrating extensions, to add to our sex toy collateral. PS: If you're still in research mode, then I recommend taking a look at our roundup of the best and most brilliant cock rings around. 

While this discovery was pioneered by WeThrift, we did our own investigation into the most popular sex toys within the Mamamia community, and over 1000 women listed these two as their absolute faves: The Womanizer and the Satisfyer Pro 2

Image: Mamamia + Lovehoney. 

And with good reason: They are powerful little suckers designed to stimulate the clit in the most mind-blowing way possible. Can I get an AMEN?!

But in all seriousness, are you surprised by the findings of this ~sexual~ research? Let me know in the comments!

Feature Image: Mamamia. 

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