Hugging, snuggling, massage, and kissing all fall under the cuddling umbrella. There’s no right or wrong way to cuddle, but these common cuddling positions can pave the way to an epic cuddling session.
Cuddling is an awesome way to de-stress and create intimacy, however, there’s more to cuddling than simply wrapping your arms around someone and holding the person tight.
Here are 9 Cuddling Positions that can help enhance ‘the fire’ in your relationship.
1. The “spoon”
When you’re the “big spoon,” you wrap your arms around your partner while you’re both lying close on your side; your stomach rests against their back. When you’re the “little spoon,” your partner wraps their arms around you and your back rests against their stomach.
Spooning is the ultimate cuddling position. And let’s be real: It can be sexual, too. Anyone can be the “big spoon” when cuddling, but it’s often the larger or more dominant partner.
2. The “half spoon”
Half spoon allows you to be close enough to your partner to feel warm and fuzzy, but far enough away that you won’t feel claustrophobic.
3. The butt “cheek-to-cheek”
In this position, you and your partner are facing opposite directions, but your butt cheeks and lower backs are touching. Knees are often bent, although you may stretch one leg and play footsie if you’re feeling playful.
This position means you want to maintain a connection with your partner, but you value your freedom and sleep is high on your agenda or when you are fighting.
4. The “honeymoon hug”
Cuddling is over-the-top when your relationship is in the honeymoon stage, and you and your partner can’t get enough of each other. You want to entwine yourselves, even during sleep.
In the “honeymoon hug” position, you and your partner face each other and entangle limbs. You’re so close, you can smell the morning breath. But it doesn’t matter because you’re wild for each other.
5. The “sweetheart cradle”
This position is often used when you need to be nurtured. Your partner lies on their back and holds you while your head rests on their chest. It’s a comforting form of cuddling that creates feelings of trust and well-being.
6. The “leg hug”
Like the “cheek-to-cheek,” this position is popular when sleep is your priority, but you still want physical contact. After you both find a comfortable position, you put one leg on top of your partner’s leg.
7. The “butt pillow”
If you like to scooch down and use your partner’s butt for a pillow, you may be avoiding close contact, or you may feel submissive. Or you could just need more padding to rest your head on.
8. The “lap pillow”
Laying your head in your partner’s lap is a playful position. It also displays trust, since it leaves your partner more vulnerable. This position makes it easy to snatch a kiss or two or three. It’s the perfect position for binge watching your fave Netflix show.
9. The “arm draper”
For this position, you and your partner are facing with your arms draped around each other. You’re eye to eye, which is great if you’re trying to be romantic, but distracting if you want to sleep … ever get the feeling someone’s staring at you?
Culled from Healthline