Does the position you have sex in really affect how good the sex is? In 2014, Women’s Health magazine asked 800 Men’s Health male readers what their favorite sex positions were, and it turns out that yes, sex position matters!

What makes certain positions better?

For some men, the best position usually reflects a tighter sensation around the penis or deeper penetration. Some men say the view of their partner’s butt or breasts is a contending factor. Others enjoy the ability to be rough or to indulge the primal, dominant feeling they get from a specific stance. And then there are those that love it most when their partner is in control and takes charge.

Of course, sometimes, men simply prefer positions that enable them to last longer during their sexual performance. These positions are also great for establishing intimacy and connection between you and your sexual partner.

Dear reader, please note that while I’m listing these sexual intercourse positions as those favored by men, they are also great