Cuddling is one of the foundations of our relationship. We talked about cuddling A LOT in our wedding ceremony (one of my favorite comments on the ceremony was from a married couple who said “I like that you emphasized the importance of squeezing” and then demonstrated their favorite cuddle positions on the floor.)
So, with debt and gratitude to the greatest stick-figure illustration of cuddling of all time, I present some our favorite cuddle positions:
Spooning. The classic. I am the little spoon about 90% of the time, because I’m too cold to big the big spoon. Collin and I are close in height and similarly proportioned, so when we spoon we are able to get nearly full body contact. It is amazing. Also, one of my favorite memories from the beginning of our relationship was the first night Collin slept over without any banging beforehand, and before we got in bed he said in his most seductive voice, “I am going to spoon the shit out of you.” That was my “This guy should be my boyfriend” moment. So spooning really is the foundation of our relationship.
The real nickname we have for this position is not fit to print, so let’s just diplomatically call it The After Position. After what? I think you know. I use Collin’s chest as a pillow and curl up against the rest of his body, he gives me a loose hug from his sprawled-out place on the bed.
The Gravity Squeeze. This is something Collin introduced me to. It was hard to draw, but it is easy to explain: one person lies flat on his or her back, the other person lies on top of their body, face down. The bottom person gets squeezed with zero effort by the top person, just their weight. The top person gets to enjoy nearly full-body contact. Plus, faces together for easy kiss access. The only drawback is that the top person starts to feel really heavy pretty fast. The Gravity Squeeze is a fleeting bliss.
The Diagonal Attack. This is a recent favorite of Drobin (aka Drunk Robin). Collin tries to curl up on his side minding his own sleeping business, and Drobin reorients herself diagonally across the bed so she can bend her legs over his pelvis. Her arms flail about and generally end up hitting Collin in the face, so he tries to rouse me by hitting back, but eventually submits to my diagonal will. I maintain this position was born out of necessity, trying to get back under the covers that Collin has stolen.
The Butt Bump. Sometimes you really want to be turned one way, and your partner wants to be turned the opposite way. This should not preclude cuddling. We like to back up until our butts are pressed up against each other. This solution gets bonus points because Collin has a nice big runner’s tushy. For extra credit you can also bend your legs enough to start playing backwards footsie.
What are some of your favorite cuddle positions?