But thanks to two brave volunteers, our world of knowledge just got quite a bit wider. The young, healthy subjects, one male and one female, came into the lab and performed 12 common sexual positions recorded through motion capture. Both underwent an MRI scan to construct 3-D models of their pelvises and femurs, and the images were analyzed for any dangerous hip movement. Then reflective markers were attached to their skin with double-sided tape to track the movement of their bodies in each position. Not sure how much actual fun they had, as the paper says they were asked to "simulate the motion," and doesn't go into detail as to what "performing" the positions entailed. They went through each position three times. And, for the sake of curiosity and rigorous science: "A mattress was utilized and a standard 45 cm height stool was used for the position requiring a chair."