For most couples, nothing sounds better on a lazy Sunday than to Netflix and chill while spooning with their partner. For those who haven’t had the pleasure, spooning is a lovely act between two people that by definition refers to kissing and all-around cuddling.
Human touch is very important to people both mentally and physically. And cuddling is a great way that people express this need.
For the majority of people, spooning means a couple cuddling in the “back to stomach” position. In other words, two people lie facing the same direction, and one person’s back presses against the other person’s body.
Arms and legs can be in any position where they are comfortable. Some people put their arms around each other, and their legs can be stacked on top of each other or intertwined.
# Change up your positions
There is surprising variation when it comes to spooning positions. For example, you could sleep with your legs interlocked, you could sleep back to back, or in the classic “big spoon/little spoon” side by side, you can cuddle face to face, cuddling side by side with the little spoon’s legs up, or you could be two spoons tussled in a drawer by having the big spoon lay on their back with the little spoon laying on their partner’s chest.
Much like with sex, different positions add different levels of intimacy with their partner.
# Kissing while you cuddle
Kissing is one of the ultimate bonding experiences and can add intimacy to nearly any scenario when done right. This means no licking of the face or tongue down the throat. Soft, passionate kissing adds intimacy to your cuddling, and who knows… may lead to a passionate end to the night. Figure out which position works best for your personal smooch sesh and get to it.
# Breathe in unison
A study done by the University of California found couples in a relationship tend to synchronize their heart rates and breathing patterns when holed up in a snuggle-fest. Furthermore, behavioral psychologist Robert Epstein found that couples who synchronized their breathing had a stronger bond of romance and intimacy. Holding one another’s bodies so close is the perfect time to practice breathing in sync!
# Use cuddling as foreplay
Spooning often leads to boners, and boners often lead to sex… so why not use your cuddling time as sexcellent foreplay? Allow your hands to wander the little spoon’s body.
As the big spoon, touch your girlfriend *the little spoon* between her legs, and, ladies, use your bum to grind up against your man’s hard-on. Spooning is a great way to enjoy each other’s bodies on an emotionally and physically intimate level.
# The spooning position for sex
Spooning is an amazing position for sex. First of all, it’s lazy who doesn’t love that? Neither partner has a lot of work to do in the spooning position. Second, it’s really romantic. Third, as the male big spoon, your hands are entirely free to touch your lover’s breasts and clit while you go at it.
Spooning sex has a great relaxing factor of laying down, all while having the dirty back entry that usually comes with doggy style. An even bigger benefit? You’re both in the perfect position afterward to head off to sleep!