Spooning is an act involving a couple laying close to eachother in such a way to fit together like spoons, as the name implies.
Physical affection may be the most powerful of all love languages and since spooning provides full-body contact between you and your partner, it’s the perfect way to boost your connection … and your health.
Couples should spoon a lot more often, recent studies show that nearly a quarter of Nigerians continue to sleep apart. If you have one goal this week, make it to spend a lot more time in bed with your partner, cuddling!
- Hugs Are Good For Your Heart
Not all couples cuddle after sex which ought not to be so. “Hugs have been proven to lower blood pressure and spooning is a horizontal hug that can last hours” says Julian Wolf, sexuality educator.
- Higher Oxytocin Levels = Less Stress
According to Dr. Laurie Bennett-Cook, clinical sexologist. Oxytocin is known as “the feel good hormone,” “Oxytocin has the ability to increase our immune systems and decrease pain. Additionally, it reduces stress, social anxiety and depression.
Sounds good right?
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“Nearly all of us could use more oxytocin release. While spooning with a partner is a fantastic way to achieve this, not everyone has that outlet. If that is the case for you, there are substitute outlets that can assist in achieving the same benefits, such as cuddling with a child or pet, or surrounding yourself with a soft pillow and blankets to create a comfy nest of sorts to allow yourself to feel surrounded,” says Bennett-Cook.
- Breathing Together Makes For a Healthier Heart
Astroglide’s resident sexologist, Dr. Jess, said that spooning is great for “feel good feelings” and thus can ultimately be good for the state of the heart.Try breathing in synch with your partner while you spoon.
- Relaxation Soothes The Soul
Spooning allows couples to feel each other’s vibration, which in that state, are calm and peaceful, says sexpert Sheyda Irani. Plus, it’s an awesome transfer of energies that promote relaxation and love.
- You’ll Have Snooze Sounder
Research shows women in long-term relationships sleep better than those who don’t have a partner.
So, I guess you should consciously remember to cuddle your partner more, starting from today, it helps both of you to relax and creates an atmosphere of love.