1. Creating a segue into him going down on you is as easy as changing a channel. I mean, he's already on top, so you just have to continue...
2. Lying down like you're on a sex beach. Yep, just going to lie here and relax into this because my effort is thoroughly minimal and if I wanted to stop trying, I totally could and it wouldn't even matter. This is the life.
3. Reaching your clit is as easy reaching your own hands. I know, I know, downside is you need to reach your clit because otherwise it won't be reached pretty much ever, but did I mention you're lying down the whole time?
4. Being able to adjust his body as needed like a radio dial. You don't have to ask if he can move over a little or to the right because you can just move his man body whichever direction you need to.
5. Being able to hold him as close as you want to. I swear I'm not saying this for purely sappy reasons; pulling him closer to you feels good in vagina ways also. See? I have layers.
6. He'll never accidentally be on top of your hair. You know that thing where you're on top and your hair is long and it gets caught under his head or in his armpit or something? Missionary would never allow that to happen to you.
7. You can actually kiss each other like people who care about each other's faces. When you're on top, you have to really bend down if you want to kiss him, but in missionary, your faces are pretty much right there, all the time, full of optional kissing moments.
8. You can grab his super-great butt all you want. And it'll happen without you even thinking about it. Your hands will just gravitate to his butt like a magnet. It is beyond your control.
9. If it's not working for you, you basically have full control of every dial on the dashboard. You can put a pillow under your butt, your legs around his waist, he can play with your breasts, the options are endless. Like a reversible coat. That also has a calculator in the pocket or something.
10. It's the best position for when you're feeling emo and just want to gaze into each other's eyes. There is no better position for this. That's why it's a classic.
11. If you're self-conscious about your body, missionary is all over that issue. Ideally, you feel comfortable either way, but if you're not having a great body-confidence day, it's a winner.
13. Maximum thrust control. You can also like pull him deeper or pull away; it's really up to you. Like a customized burger order, but with penises and vaginas instead.
14. It's weirdly comforting to have him so close to you. The weight of him wraps around you like a warm blanket that also makes you have orgasms. It's pretty great.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.