8 Cuddling Positions Every Couple Needs To Try

8 Cuddling Positions Every Couple Needs To Try

After a session of impassioned and strenuous lovemaking (lasting anywhere from hours to, conservatively, less than a minute), you collapse to the mattress, spent. There's only one thing left to do now — apart from getting a glass of water and/or going to the bathroom — that's right, it's time to cuddle. But while most people will agree that post-coital cuddling (or, hell, pre-coital cuddling) is one of the most enjoyable and romantic things you can do with another person, just like fingerprints, faces and pizza topping preferences, everyone's cuddle method is a little different. So what are the best cuddling positions? As with sex positions, what works for one person (or one couple) will be wildly inappropriate to another. So here's a list of eight awesome cuddle options for you to try out next time you're getting cozy together.

1. The Spoon

1. The Spoon

Ahh, the classic. If there's such a thing as the vanilla ice cream of cuddling, spooning is it. Though, unlike the missionary position, spooning doesn't feature the participants facing each other, much like the missionary position, spooning has incredible name recognition and cultural penetration. It has many benefits, like allowing for full-body contact, easily accommodating different partner shapes and sizes, and not forcing you to stare into the other person's eyes the whole time. However, arm positioning can prove tricky, and it can also be a little lonely if you actually were hoping to stare into the other person's eyes the whole time.