There isn’t much about sex that’s surprising, especially when it comes to what guys like. But there are a few surprising reasons he might be opting for a specific sex position. These are they:
He can press his face deep into the nape of your neck while he’s orgasming, which you find sexy and he finds incredibly practical because now you can’t see his goofy-as-hell orgasm face.
2. Woman on top.
All the benefits of missionary but now, he can also grab your butt the entire time without his hands falling asleep after they get pinched between you and the bed.
3. Manual stimulation.
He’s only doing this because if he can get you halfway there before sex, he doesn’t have to last as long during sex. If he doesn’t have much stamina, going for some pre-sex “hand stuff” can work wonders.
4. Doggy Style.
He can look in the mirror and flex like that scene in American Psycho, but without the whole murdering part that happens afterwards.
It gives him the best uninhibited view of you in all your glory.
6. Reverse cowgirl.
It’s all the fun of doggy style and none of the work. He gets to lie down and do nothing and stare at your butt. There’s a good chance those are three of his favorite things, and now he’s doing them all at once.
Beyond all the obvious reasons one can love (or hate) sixty-nining, it’s nothing if not efficient time management. Double up on the oral foreplay and get to the sex faster. Plus, there’s no downtime involved; if you took turns going down on each other, one of you is losing all that steam that got built up while going down on the other.
8. Going down on you.
Beyond it being super hot and rewarding, it’s a nice “pit stop” for him if he got a little too worked up during all that foreplay. A little quiet time for his penis isn’t a bad thing if he, uh, tends to finish too quickly.
9. The kneel and sit.
Hands down the best position for if he wants to have sex, grab your ass, and suck on your nipples at the same time. It’s everything he could want all at once.
10. Having sex standing up while he holds you.
This is the only reason anyone goes to the gym. This position justifies all the time and money. Singlehandedly.
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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.