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Couple Sleep Positions

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We all have a certain way of sleeping, be it on our backs, our fronts, or in the foetal position. The way we sleep, particularly alongside our favourite bed mate—i.e. our guy—is telling as to the type of people we are, as well as the status of our relationship. Read on to find out what your sleep pose says about you.
 
Position #1: You are lying on your side, while your partner is pressed against you in the same position, with his arm around you. (Also known as “spooning”.)
What it means: This is a very intimate position that embodies a sense of security when your guy wraps himself around you. (Male-spooning-female is more common than female-spooning-male.) Couples who have been together for a little while—but are still in the “honeymoon” phase of their relationship—sleep in this position, as it is both reassuring and erotic.
 
 
Position #2: Much like spooning, you are lying on your side, while your partner is lying close to you in the same position, but with a bit of distance. There’s sometimes some part of you that is touching, however, like a foot or a hand.
What it means: This is a preferred sleeping position for couples that have been together for a longer period of time. There’s a slight distance that implies a confidence that you can pull away and know your partner isn’t going anywhere, and the lightest touch from your significant other comforts and cements that fact.
 
Position #3: You and your partner are lying face-to-face, enveloping one another in a full-body hug.
What it means: This is a position that is standard for brand-new couples (and newly-married couples) in the early throes of passion. By wrapping limbs around each other, it shows the need to be as close to your partner as humanly possibly. However, this can be an uncomfortable position for some, so a couple will eventually revert to other positions.


 



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  • nemoway
    November 11, 2008 at 8:22 am
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    What about when the woman sleeps on her stomach....and lays her head on her man's upper chest....while he sleeps on his back?
    That is a very common one as well....what does that one mean because that's the one that's the position that I used to sleep on??
  • kitkat01
    November 11, 2008 at 7:10 pm
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    and what about a position like #6 but instead, both you and your partner are facing eachother?
  • mariel82
    September 17, 2010 at 11:47 am
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    I really enjoy your perspective on what each position means. Very interesting!
  • prisilla
    September 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm
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    This is very interesting....I would like to read more on topics such as these.
  • sandiebeach
    October 20, 2010 at 2:12 pm
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    Position #6 - or he just snores alot and touching him makes the partner vibrate LOL
  • beeble14
    October 21, 2010 at 2:57 am
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    Interesting information
  • GoFigure
    October 22, 2010 at 11:19 pm
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    Well we usually start off in Position #1 but quickly turns to #2 after a quick elbow jab so I can breathe. 32 years together and counting :)
  • Janice
    December 6, 2010 at 12:50 am
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    I agree. after being married 25 years, we don't sleep all snuggled up to each other very oftern but we do mirror positions a lot and sleep further apart most of the time.
  • d.
    April 1, 2011 at 10:05 pm
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    I have an issue with something that was said here under position #4: "The woman is the dependent one, while the man acts as the strong and protective one."
    I don't think it's okay to say something like that; gender roles are not so fixed anymore and a lot of women look to magazines like this for advice daily - I'm 21, but I know I was reading online magazines from my early teens, and that's what writers of women's magazines have to be conscious of.
    I am not saying this to be obnoxious or bring everyone down when it's such a lighthearted article - I'm just asking this magazine's writers and editors to please be more aware of things like this. I just discovered this website recently and I very much enjoy it, I just would love to see it empowering women instead of perpetuating outdated gender stereotypes with the language it uses!

    p.s. Forgot to mention that I sleep like that, except with my guy resting on my chest. I also like spooning him rather than the other way around. Doesn't make him any less masculine or me any less feminine - it's just a sleep preference!
  • pausetobreathe
    June 1, 2011 at 1:03 am
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    tried them all

    all have good and not so good
  • chicky82
    October 4, 2011 at 11:48 am
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    I'm the big spoon although I'm the woman and my partner is more than a half foot taller though sometimes we are in #4 with him on my chest. I think the idea of the partner on the chest being the dependent one is silly, it's should be whatever is comfortable.
  • bonyface
    November 30, 2011 at 10:09 pm
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    I agree. after being married 25 years, we don't sleep all snuggled up to each other very oftern but we do mirror positions a lot and sleep further apart most of the time.
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    February 15, 2012 at 9:57 pm
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  • sassy72
    April 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm
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    very interesting article...
  • Brent PiASKOSKI
    July 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm
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    My wife and I have done our own (un)scientific research on couples sleeping together. Check it out on out tumblr blog I Do Already.
  • Jess
    October 23, 2012 at 12:40 am
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    I know this one completely. My boyfriend is 6'1 while i am 5'1 he is a foot taller than me, but yet i love to be the big spoon and wrap around him...
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