The Sockets position differs from the Scissors position because although the partners' legs are inter-crossed (or scissored), the top leg of the receiver is placed in front of the giver's chest, rather than behind them. This means the receiver is laid on their back, rather than side. This position allows for an unusual angle for penetration. It also has the advantage of not trapping the receiver's lower leg and so is more comfortable. However, care should be taken to not ever-extend the penis which is pointed at an unusual (downward) angle.