1. You're way more likely to orgasm. There's no partial clitoral stimulation or occasional accidental grazing of your clit because he hit it with his pelvic bone. The focus is right there where it needs to be and stays there until you're done. Best.
2. Everyone knows what they're supposed to be doing. No one's confused by what each person should do next. There's a game plan and blueprints. You're supposed to lie there and have the best orgasm of your life, and he's supposed to give it to you.
3. The attention's all on you (cue a choir of angels singing). You don't have to worry if he's about to come or if you need to be doing more of something. All you need to focus on is...well, whatever you want to think about. You make the rules here.
4. There's no multitasking. You don't have to cup his balls in one hand while maneuvering his shaft in a counterclockwise direction with the other. You're doing one thing and that is "nothing."
5. You literally don't even have to move if you don't want to. It's like taking a nap except you're awake and someone's going down on you. It's the perfect life.
6. He loves doing it as much as you love receiving it. If your guy is worth a damn, he loves going down on you. Watching him love doing it and hearing the noises he makes because he legit loves what's happening is sometimes one of the best things about it.
7. You will never feel closer to your partner than when his face is literally in your crotch. Penetrative sex is up close and personal, but head-on-vulva is a whole other level of intimacy and it rules. It rules so hard, you guys.
8. It's actually kind of better if you let your mind wander. With penetrative sex you have to be super focused like it's an ER operation but with oral sex, if you just focus on the experience of it and kind of let your mind go wherever, it's usually way better.
9. It never ends with him coming anywhere near your face. Like, it's not even a remote possibility. You can let your guard fully down on that one.
10. Comparatively minimal cleanup in general. When you go down on a guy, there are towels, so many towels, but unless you're a big squirter (in which case, damn girl, GET IT), you're both not going to have to take mega-showers afterward.
11. If you need him to change what he's doing, you can just move his head. Which is way easier than trying to shift various parts of his man-body when he's on top of you. This almost never ever works.
12. You don't have to fruitlessly attempt to sync up your orgasms. Since you're the only one coming, you're going to come first, period. No waiting, no being patient, just you. Forever. Sigh. It's the best.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.