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What's the Best Position for Sex?

Written by Paul Wolf

Sexual positions to reach orgasmThe "Sex-excess doc" has great successful sex tips.  He describes the world's greatest position!

Sex researcher Edward Eichel says intercourse should be great. Anytime. Any place. Any circumstances.

He's for real!
Edward Eichel is the first sex researcher to do systematic studies on the Coital Alignment Technique.
He is a psychotherapist practicing in New York and Massachusetts.
He is the author of The Perfect Fit: How to Achieve Mutual Fulfillment and Monogamous Passion through The New Intercourse.
He is listed in the International "Whos Who" in Sexology.
He is a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists.
Recently, when adventurous couples slipped into an MRI cylinder to help produce first-ever images of their genitals at work, the experiment was called a breakthrough for science. But Eichel can't shake off a nagging question: Did they enjoy themselves?

They didn't report their all-time greatest experiences, but they could have, even in a place where you could barely move.

The world's leading promoter of the Coital Alignment Technique (who wasn't involved in the Dutch MRI study), said that experiment indeed may have contributed to the field of anatomy. But it also backed up his life's work, namely, demonstrating that missionary-position sex as most people practice it, falls woefully short.

The striking MRI picture that the researchers were so proud of revealed no contact between the penis and the clitoris, and no blood-gorged swelling in the area of the G-spot (behind the pubic bone), Eichel points out.

"I was interested in the fact that the report said the women who had orgasms described them as superficial," says the 66-year-old Eichel, who's been researching his CAT technique for the better part of three decades.

Called, hyperbolically perhaps, the "greatest sexual position in the world," the "new and improved missionary position," and the "new intercourse," the technique replaces deep thrusting with a subtle and closely coordinated rocking.

Eichel's studies have found that about three-quarters of women are able to have no-hands orgasms with the CAT technique, which compares to the well-accepted average of 30 percent.

Forget cold metal. Forget holding still for the camera. Forget self-consciousness around clipboards and white coats. Once you've got the CAT in the bag, you should be able to think of little else.

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Move over "in and out." Let's "rock `n' roll."

Here's how the Coital Alignment Technique works. He lies on top, his head resting on the mattress next to hers. She wraps her legs around him, her feet resting on his calves.

Now, he rides up on her pelvis slightly, just enough so that the base of his erect penis pushes up against her clitoris.

In effect, his penis "bows over her public bone," Eichel says. The subtle, coordinated rocking movement can begin. Here's the most important part: As she pushes up on the top of his shaft, he resists with less force than she pushes. Now, on the way back down, as he pushes down against her clitoris, she resists with less force than he pushes.

The result is a series of "small collisions," rather than the standard friction of thrusting. But collisions is a strong word. The movement is subtle, coordinated, gentle, rhythmic, slow-building. Like everything in life, it takes practice.

This is more than a position; it's a coordinated movement, Eichel explains. "We are now talking about vibration, not friction. Less in and out and more rock `n' roll."

"The man is actually shallow when the woman is getting the most stimulation on the downward push," Eichel says.

The Coital Alignment Technique looks a lot like the missionary position, but looks can deceive. "Riding high," the Eichel way, is not the same as riding hard.

"Many couples have discovered this spontaneously," Eichel said.

She'll enjoy constant clitoral stimulation and vibration on the nerve-rich area (urethral meatus, by the lower edge of her pelvic bone) just below the G-spot.

He'll enjoy the massaging action on his penis shaft, which, Eichel says, stimulates the prostatic nerves, the counterpart to the G-spot.

Stimulating these deeper layers of nerves, he says, create a "warm, melting feeling" during intercourse, which deepens the experience for both.

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