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Types of Cuddling Positions with

Detailed Descriptions



1.  The classic, Spoon

The most traditional of all cuddling positions, spooning is popular for a reason: it’s great! Spooning consists of a “big” and “little” spoon, where both partners lay on their sides tucked into each other.

The big spoon is the one in the back and often drapes their arm over the torso of the little spoon.

Be aware of your heads. Because your heads are nearly even with each other, it is best to stagger them a bit. The big spoon can rest their head on the shoulder of the little spoon, or prop it up on an arm.










2.    The half-spoon.

Nearly as classic as a complete spoon, the half-spoon is accomplished with one person laying on their back and the other facing them, laying on their side. The person on their side will likely rest their head on the other’s chest. Intertwine your legs for an even more intimate cuddling session.









3.     Layer up.

Best for cuddling in tight spaces, layer your cuddling by having the larger person lay face up. The second person can then rest face-down directly over the bottom half. To avoid suffocation of the lower stack, the top person should stagger their body slightly downwards, so that they can turn their head to the side and rest it on the bottom half’s chest.









4.     Go face to face.

One of the most romantic cuddling positions is when you lie towards each other face-to-face. You may lie on your stomachs and turn your heads to the side, or lay on your sides - whatever works best. Increase the romantic feelings swirling around the room by holding hands in the space between your bodies









5.     The star-gazer.

You know, you and your partner are out camping or watching a meteor shower, and therefore want to cuddle but both need to see the sky. Lay on your backs next to each other and wrap your legs together. If you don’t mind a dead arm, one of you can slip their arm under the neck of the other person in a half-embrace. You can also hold hands over your torsos or in the space between your bodies. Contrary to the name, this can be done under any circumstance, not just when stargazing.









6.     Lay your head in their lap.

This cuddling move is great for when you want to talk and makes maintaining eye contact easier. Have one person sit up, while the other lays down perpendicularly to them with their head resting in their lap. This gives the person sitting up a great opportunity to play with their partner’s hair or sweetly stroke their face.













Experimenting with Cuddling


1.     Play with their hair.

There are few feelings as sweet and nice as when someone plays with your hair. Gender doesn’t matter; simply run your hands through your partner’s hair while you cuddle. This may or may not be a variation of a scalp massage crossed with a finger hairbrush. Playing with your partner’s hair is a certain way of making them happy and comfortable.


2.     Do a little kissing.

Kiss your partner in a sentimental fashion, not in preparation for making out. Plant little kisses on their forehead, arms, or hands to show that you love and care for them. This move is sure to leave them swooning and happy to be wrapped up with you.


3.     Practice some massage.

Everyone loves a good massage, right? Show your partner some love by gently massaging the areas nearest to you. This will likely be their back, shoulders, or arms. If you don’t want to do any massaging, just rub them back and forth with your hands.


4.     Run your hands down their body.

Lightly stroke their body with your fingertips. Run your hands down their torso, along their legs, or along their arms. This is easiest to do from a spoon or half-spoon position, but can accomplished in any cuddling form.


5.     Softly tickle them.

Gently tickling your partner will have them squirming and giggling closer to you in no time. Be careful not to take the tickling too far; do it only long enough to show that you’re flirting and that you want them closer to you.


6.     Do a public cuddle.

Although cuddling may seem best done when alone and at home, sometimes the urge to cuddle comes out in public. If you’re at the movies, a restaurant, or a friend’s house, try this PG rated cuddling move. Sit up next to each other, with the one’s arm wrapped around the other person's shoulder. The person is then free to rest against another's chest while you two hold hands.








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