The spoons position or spooning is a sexual position and a cuddling technique.
The name derives from the way that two spoons may be positioned side by side, with bowls aligned. In the spoons cuddling position, one partner lies on one side with knees bent while the other partner lies with his or her front pressed against their back.
The spoons cuddling position is not limited to two people. In the sex position, the receiving partner would be in the inner spoon position and the penetrator is in the outer spoon in preparation for rear-entry penetration.
For penetration, the partners may separate their upper bodies, with just the pelvises connecting,  and their legs can also rest on top of each other. The receiving partner may lift the upper knee to allow for easier penetration.
During heterosexual sexual activity, the penetrating partner can caress the woman's stomach and stimulate her breaststhe back of the neck and ears, and clitoris. The woman can stimulate her own clitoris or her partner's scrotum.
Variations on this position include the partners lying on their sides face-to-face or in the scissors position. The spoons position allows for a great deal of physical intimacyas there is full-body contact which allows for cuddling.
The penis can also slip out easily. The spoons position may be preferred by couples who have just woken up or are very tired.
It may be used if the woman is pregnanteven during the last trimester, because it does not put any pressure on the abdomen. Most Roman erotic art depicted couples in the spoons position.
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