Cowgirl is a sex position where the receiving partner (usually a male) lies on their back while the penetrating partner (usually a female) straddles them and positions themselves on top, facing their partner’s feet. The receiving partner’s penis is inserted into the penetrating partner’s vagina, and she can control the pace and depth of penetration by moving up and down or back and forth. This position is also sometimes referred to as “woman on top” or “riding position.”