The missionary position is the most popular lovemaking position of all because it is comfortable, affords a great deal of body contact and good depth of penetration. The lovers can kiss and hold each other at the same time. The woman lies on her back with her legs spread and her knees raised, and her partner lies on top between her legs. From this position the woman can move to clasp her legs behind her partner's back or to close them tightly underneath him, while he spreads his.