I love to cuddle. There’s just something so sweet and intimate about snuggling up against a hunk-of-man. When I’m cold at night, which is often, cuddling keeps me warm. And there’s nothing better than hearing your man’s heartbeat as your head rests on his chest.
Cuddling is one of the things I miss about being in a relationship.
Aside from all this sappiness, there’s another reason why cuddling is awesome. A new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior says that men love to cuddle too! Men also believe that cuddling is essential for a happy relationship.
Researchers questioned over 1,000 couples from the United States, Brazil, Germany, Japan and Spain. Individuals were between the ages 40-70 and had even been married or cohabitating with their partner for at least a year. The average relationship of the couples in the study was 25 years. The results showed that men believe that cuddling, caressing, kissing and tenderness is an important to keep them happy in a relationship. Women, however, based their relationship happiness on sex. It was much more about sexual satisfaction for women than cuddling!
As for me, great sex make me just as happy as cuddling. Just make sure to warm me up first and hold me tight right after.
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