19 Cuddling Positions For Extra Intimate Sleep, Foreplay & Intercourse

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These 19 cuddling positions (with demonstrations!) will present you tips on how to be deeply intimate together with your associate whether or not you’re in mattress, on the sofa and even standing up.

two women wrapped in a blanket facing in the same direction in the burrito cuddling position

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Now, let’s dive in and get cuddling and snuggling!

1. Spooning

man spooning a woman

Spooning is among the finest cuddling positions for a cause: it feels incredible and includes a whole lot of skin-to-skin contact, creating most intimacy.

To get began, each of it is advisable to lie in your facet, going through the identical path, with the “massive spoon” mendacity behind the “little spoon.” The large spoon then wraps their arms across the little spoon and pulls them shut for a decent cuddle. There are numerous cuddling ideas that the massive spoon can use when wrapping their arms across the little spoon. They will:

  • Seize their hips
  • Wrap their arms across the little spoon’s waist
  • Wrap their arms beneath the little spoon’s armpits and seize their shoulders
  • Use their backside arm as a pillow for the little spoon’s head, whereas utilizing their high arm to carry the little spoon tightly.
  • The large spoon may also intertwine their legs with the little spoon’s legs for further cuddliness.
  • Drape their legs over their associate’s hips

Frequent cuddling difficulty – A disadvantage of the Spooning place is that the massive spoon’s arm closest to the mattress can grow to be trapped beneath the little spoon’s physique, inflicting it to go to sleep and even go numb!

Answer – The large spoon can place a pillow between their arm and the little spoon’s physique so that there’s not a lot stress on it or place their arm up and beneath a pillow (cuddling pillows even exist for that reason!). In case you’re limber, you may even be capable to put your arm behind you.

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Tease your associate – If you’re the little spoon, then Spooning is a good way to tease your associate earlier than intercourse. You possibly can slowly grind again towards your companions groin. Large spoons can attain round to fondle their associate’s breasts and nipples, breathe towards their associate’s again/ear/neck (which might all be erogenous zones!), and press their chest to their associate’s again.

Go additional – Alternatively, the massive spoon can attain down and begin fingering their associate if they’ve a vulva or give them a hand job if they’ve a penis.

Together with being a beautiful cuddling place for sleeping, Spooning can be a really intimate intercourse place.

2. Honeymoon Hug

two women facing each other on their sides and cuddling in the honeymoon hug cuddle position

The Honeymoon Hug is super-intimate for cuddling somebody you like.

Each companions lie on their sides, going through one another. They then wrap their arms round one another’s necks/higher our bodies and intertwine their legs.

You possibly can pull your self so shut collectively that you could kiss one another within the Honeymoon Hug place.

Within the Honeymoon Hug place, each companions will probably be hugging one another and may discover that their backside arms (the arms closest to the mattress) are trapped beneath the load of their associate’s physique.

You possibly can overcome this by stretching your arm overhead or by holding your arm in entrance of your chest, though this will really feel just a little awkward. Putting an arm beneath your associate’s neck could improve consolation.

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3. Smother

man lying on top of a woman in the smother cuddling position

Have you ever ever used a weighted blanket? In case you have, you recognize that tremendous, heavy, comforting feeling they may give. There’s one thing about feeling pressed down that may assist alleviate nervousness and simply really feel good.

That’s why the Smother feels so good. It’s similar to cuddling with a weighted blanket, besides…

Your associate is the weighted blanket!

All it is advisable to do is lie down in your abdomen. Your associate will then lie down on high of you, protecting your physique with theirs.

Bare – Being bare within the Smother place can result in some very intimate and sensual cuddling together with your associate. You possibly can simply whisper into your associate’s ear when you’re on high.

Cuddling tip – The associate on high could have to help a few of their weight on their arms/legs if they’re so much heavier than you. Be sure to allow them to know if it’s getting uncomfortable.


After experiencing the sensation of your associate’s physique on high of yours, swap and provides your associate the identical feeling you simply skilled.

The Smother can be the proper place for transitioning to the Jockey intercourse place if issues are getting sizzling and heavy!

4. Koala

woman lying on top of a man in the koala cuddling position

The Koala is similar to the Smother. The one distinction is that the underside associate will probably be mendacity on their again.

The highest associate lies down on high of their associate, going through them and protecting their physique as a lot as attainable.

One cause why this place is so intimate is that the highest associate can relaxation their head on the chest of the underside associate and take heed to their heartbeat or hint their finger alongside their associate’s chest/breasts.

It’s additionally an awesome place for the highest associate to get into the Cowgirl intercourse place when they’re already on high of their associate.

5. Blanket Burrito

two women wrapped in a blanket facing in the same direction in the burrito cuddling position

The Blanket Burrito is nice snuggle place in case you are sleeping in a chilly room and have a big blanket.

Whereas Spooning, maintain one another tightly and wrap yourselves collectively right into a human burrito utilizing the blanket as your wrap.

This will really feel tremendous snuggly and intense in case your room is really chilly, however…

In case your room is already fairly heat, the warmth inside your Blanket Burrito will rapidly grow to be insufferable!

In case you’re into BDSM, the Blanket Burrito is a good way to provide your associate aftercare while you end your session.

6. Half Spoon aka Cradling Your Sweetheart

man lying on his back being cuddled by man on his side in the half spoon position

If you’re simply studying tips on how to cuddle, then it is advisable to know in regards to the Half Spoon, typically referred to as Cradling Your Sweetheart. One associate lies down on their again, going through the ceiling, whereas the opposite associate lies on their facet, cuddling up towards them.

The associate on their facet can use the opposite associate’s armpit/shoulder space as a pillow and relaxation their high arm throughout their chest, like within the illustration above. The associate mendacity on their facet may even wrap their legs across the different associate’s closest leg.

It’s additionally the proper place for the associate mendacity on their facet to start out massaging the opposite associate’s balls or giving them some clitoral stimulation. It additionally works nicely for individuals who like grinding towards thighs!

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Within the Half Spoon place, one difficulty that may come up is that the arm of the associate mendacity on their facet (the arm closest to the mattress) can grow to be trapped beneath the physique of the associate mendacity on their again, doubtlessly making it go numb or getting sore.

As I’ve talked about a number of instances already, the associate mendacity on their facet can place a pillow between their arm and their companions again to assist dissipate and relieve the stress. Or, the associate mendacity on their facet, can transfer their head down barely so it’s resting on the chest of the associate on their again.

7. Bear Hug

Cuddling in mattress isn’t the one sort of cuddling you are able to do. Among the finest and most significant cuddles are if you find yourself each standing.

Feeling your associate wrap their arms round you within the Bear Hug and snuggle you tightly can really feel unbelievable, particularly in case you are not feeling 100%. There are two major methods to cuddle whereas standing…

Face-to-face Bear Hug – On this case, you might be each going through one another, making it straightforward to wrap your arms round one another like within the illustration above.

From behind Bear Hug – Your associate stands behind you and wraps their arms round you, pulling you shut. The Bodyguard intercourse place may be very straightforward to transition to after cuddling on this place.

8. Lounge Chair

The Lounge Chair is a superb sitting cuddling place for watching TV collectively.

It’s often higher if the bigger associate is on the again, supporting the smaller associate. The particular person on the again will begin by sitting on the ground or on a cushion with their legs unfold large in entrance of them.

Then the smaller associate wants to take a seat down in the identical place in entrance of them, so each of you might be going through the identical path like within the illustration above. The large spoon can then wrap their palms across the little spoon, hugging them.

This place is much simpler when the massive spoon can relaxation their again towards a wall for help.

This place could be nice for constructing as much as intercourse because the bigger associate on the again can simply use quite a few foreplay strategies to get them aroused and turned on.

9. Tetris Cuddle, aka The Good Sofa Cuddling Place

The Tetris cuddle is the proper cuddling place for {couples} mendacity on a sofa. It’s each intimate and really comfy.

Bigger associate first – This place works finest when the bigger associate lies down on their again on the sofa with their head propped up barely at one finish. They need to be near the entrance fringe of the sofa, so that there’s area behind the sofa for the smaller associate.

The bigger associate should then increase their legs, creating some area on the sofa the place the smaller associate’s legs go.

Then the smaller associate – The smaller associate then lies down on their facet, between their bigger associate and the again of the sofa.

The smaller associate, mendacity on their facet must bend their knees and relaxation each legs down within the area created by the bigger associate elevating their legs.  The bigger associate can then decrease their legs down on high of the smaller associate’s legs.

Lastly, the smaller associate wants to regulate themselves in order that they’ll comfortably relaxation their head on their bigger associate’s chest.

This Tetris cuddle place is ideal for watching TV on the sofa whereas cuddling.

Nonetheless, like with all these cuddle positions, there’s not less than one disadvantage. For the smaller associate, mendacity on their facet, their backside arm (arm closest to the sofa) can grow to be trapped beneath their bigger associate. And in case your sofa isn’t deep, this place may not work very nicely.

10. Lotus

The Lotus place is nice when all you need to do is cuddle and really feel your associate near you. The Lotus place makes it troublesome to do actually the rest. It’s additionally an awesome place for kissing your associate.

There may be additionally a sexual cuddling place from tantric intercourse referred to as Lotus or Yab-Yum.

Cuddling tip – Ideally, the bigger or robust associate will begin by sitting down.

11. Straddle

A slight variation of the Lotus place is the Straddle place, the place you might be actually straddling your associate whereas they’re sitting on the sofa.

As you may see from the demonstration above, they need to be sitting down usually on the sofa. Then you definately sit down on their lap, going through them, together with your legs exterior your associate’s.

Each companions can wrap their arms round one another for added intimacy. This place can be nice if you wish to provoke intercourse within the Mastery place.

12. Human Pillow

The Human Pillow is strictly because it sounds. It’s a cuddling method, the place you’ll be utilizing your associate’s arm as your pillow. Merely relaxation your head on their arm and nod off.

You possibly can see the lady within the illustration above with the inexperienced T-shirt sleeping on her facet, utilizing her associate’s arm as a pillow

The one disadvantage of this place is that your associate’s “pillow” arm can ultimately go numb from the stress of your head, so this isn’t often a long run cuddling place for the entire evening. Nonetheless, when you snuggle in nearer to your associate, in order that your head is resting on their shoulder, it’s much less more likely to go numb.

13. Head on Lap

The Head on Lap cuddle place is strictly because it sounds:

You’ll be resting your head in your associate’s lap. It really works finest on a sofa and is ideal for watching TV whereas getting cozy and near your associate.

Your associate sits usually on the sofa, when you lie in your facet and relaxation your head in your seated associate’s lap. This one works further nicely if the associate mendacity on their facet likes having their head rubbed or hair performed with.

Whereas utilizing one hand to rub your associate’s head, you should utilize your different hand to rub their crotch and get them arduous.


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14. Head on Stomach

The Head on Stomach cuddling place works finest when you’ve gotten both a big mattress or you might be each mendacity down on a blanket. One associate lies down on their again. The second associate additionally lies down on their again, resting their head on the opposite associate’s hips or stomach like within the illustration above.

Warning: If the associate who’s performing as a pillow has points/insecurities about their weight or abdomen, you may need to keep away from resting your head on it, when you’re unsure how they’ll react.

15. Leg Lattice

One other low-stress cuddling place for sleeping is the Leg Lattice. As an alternative of embracing your associate, you’ll relaxation your legs on theirs (or vice versa) when you sleep.

This cuddling method works nice if considered one of you sleeps in your stomach and the opposite sleeps in your again.

16. Hand in Hand

Just like the Courting cuddling place beneath is the Hand in Hand place. That is good if each companions desire sleeping on their backs whereas cuddling.

You’ll merely be mendacity facet by facet, in your backs whereas holding palms. Whereas it’s not a very attractive cuddling place and doesn’t contain a whole lot of physique contact, it means that you’re much less more likely to disturb one another as you sleep.

It additionally implies that you don’t have to fret about getting too sizzling whereas sleeping beside your boo.

Nonetheless, you may improve contact by laying your leg over your associate’s leg.

17. Courting

The Courting place is one other fashion of cuddling whereas sleeping that’s not tremendous intimate, but it surely’s fairly sensible as there are not any trapped arms to fret about for both associate.

To get into this place, you might be each going to be going through one another whereas mendacity in your sides and holding palms. And that’s it. Optionally, you may bend your legs and simply change the gap between each of you if you end up getting too sizzling/chilly.

18. Butt to Butt

The Butt to Butt cuddling place is a method of cuddling with even much less bodily contact.

You and your associate will probably be sleeping together with your backs to one another, together with your legs bent barely so that you’re sleeping Butt to Butt. You don’t essentially have to be touching one another.

This place is nice if you end up getting woken up by your associate’s actions, or you’re a mild sleeper who is definitely disturbed, otherwise you overheat in most cuddling positions.

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19. Face to Face

For some folks, any sort of bodily contact is an excessive amount of stimulation when attempting to sleep. It’s actually too distracting to loosen up and nod off right into a slumber.

For these ultra-sensitive {couples}, they need to attempt the Face to Face “cuddling” sleeping place, the place each companions are sleeping on their sides, head to head, like within the illustration above.

It’s nonetheless considerably intimate as you may see one another, however there isn’t a precise cuddling

The Good Cuddling Place

Discovering the proper cuddling place or positions is a really private factor, depending on each you and your associate’s personal preferences. It’s kind of like discovering the proper intercourse place…

It relies on a whole lot of private components.

Our recommendation is to attempt all of the other ways to cuddle that we lined above and preserve a operating checklist of what cuddling positions work finest for you.

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