The cowgirl name derives from the image of the receiving partner "riding" the partner as a cowgirl rides a bucking horse. It is one of a number of receptive-partner-superior sexual positions, another being the reverse cowgirl position. It is fairly simple to achieve and maintain and pleasures both partners. This position is also used as a precursor to the lateral coital position described by Masters and Johnson. This position is commonly cited as one of the more popular sex positions, especially by women, because of its ability to adequately stimulate the clitoris.