1. He can just sit back and relax.
With you on top, he has very few responsibilities, which makes this great in situations where he’s not feeling his best. Say he’s tired or tipsy, or he’s broken all of his bones and you’re a beautiful nurse taking care of him. Alternatively, if he’s been giving it his all but is feeling a little gassed, get on top and let him rest up. Treat this as a little rest stop for the muscle car that is his body. Let him stretch his legs, maybe even get him a snack or two.
2. He can get a full-frontal view with zero effort.
If he’s on top, he has to prop himself up to see you in all your glory. Granted, the effort is minimal in the first place. But here, he can just lie back and watch you.
3. He can reach around and grab your ass without the bed getting in the way.
Is having you on top the best position if he loves your butt? Probably not; that one goes to doggy-style. But it’s better than say, missionary, where if he wants to hold your butt, he has to wedge his hands between your butt and the bed. There are way better ways to hold a butt.
4. The angle is a lot different.
Although you might not think of it in these terms, everyone has their own ideal angle of penetration. And having you on top is a pretty unique angle, especially if you're sitting up (like in cowgirl). It's not the kind of angle he (or you) can really get otherwise.
5. You can pin him down.
If he’s into being dominated, having you on top is a great way to assert yourself. You can pin his arms down and have your way with him.
6. He can set the pace by literally lifting you up and down.
If he’s got the muscles for it, he can grab your hips and you can do some sex ballet. He likes it, you like it, everyone wins.
7. Reversing it totally changes the game.
You can’t really reverse missionary. Well, you can … it’s a position. But it’s not one that finds its way into a lot of couples’s sex Rolodexes. But going all reverse cowgirl on him (especially, if you can just spin around on him) is incredible.
8. You can just grind on him.
There’s a reason women love this position too. If that’s how you get off, this is a great position to do it in. And watching you get off is amazing.
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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.