Skip navigation! Story from Sex. As with all sex positions , it's better to experiment than to try to copy an illustration, photo, or video exactly. Work on finding what feels right for you and your partner. Whether you've never tried to transition from cuddling to coitus, or you've attempted it unsuccessfully and given up, these suggestions will help you get started. Take It Slow.
What Is Spooning?
20 Reasons You Should Be Spooning, Variations to Consider, and More
Spooning gets a bad rap for being the go-to sex position of the hungover or lazy. But hear me out: Some of the hottest sex you'll ever have can happen in this cozy setup. For one, the skin-to-skin contact is unparalleled: You're literally attached from the neck down to your feet. And last but not least: Because of the physical closeness, there are so many opportunities for extra sensation, says Janet Brito , PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist and certified sex therapist in Honolulu, Hawaii. That includes your partner kissing your neck, stroking your nipples , massaging your clitoris.
A Beginner’s Guide to Spooning
If for some reason you haven't been cuddling with your partner after sex, you probably didn't realize that post-sex intimacy is just as important for many people as foreplay. Whether you struggle with intimacy issues or not, a little thing called spooning doesn't take much effort at all, and can actually reap some benefits for you and your partner. Sometimes some of us just want to be held, ya know? Spooning refers to lying on your side with a partner or more! People have been spooning for centuries, as evident from historic artwork depicting erotic embraces and positions between same-sex and heterosexual couples.
Spooning is a type of cuddling. When people spoon they lie facing the same direction, one person's back against the other person's front. By doing this, they fit together like spoons in a drawer, leading to the term spooning. Some people also engage in sexual activities while spooning.