What's Your Cuddle Style?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
What's Your Cuddle Style?
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About This Quiz

It is a scientific fact that cuddling is very good for you. This is not something we made up; it is something that has been exhaustively investigated using MRI machines and blood tests and the full arsenal of Science with a big S. Cuddling reduces stress hormones like cortisol and lowers your heart rate and your blood pressure, reducing your chances of stroke and heart attack. It increases "happy hormones" like oxytocin and dopamine, which improve your sense of wellbeing and fortify your immune system. It also boosts love hormones like vasopressin and estrogen, that bond a couple together and make you less like to stray from your relationship.

Still, not all cuddling suits everyone exactly the same way. The wrong sort of cuddle will only stress you out, and that's hardly conducive to the health and relationship benefits enumerated above. You have to find a way to cuddle that works for you; otherwise, it'll just become one more thing on your to-do list, and then it will be onerous at best.

That's why it is imperative to identify your personal cuddle style. Do you like to initiate the cuddle, or have your boo do it? When do you need cuddles, where, and for how long? Let's find out!

Who decides when the snuggles happen?
I do.
They do.
Mostly them
The cuddles do not happen.

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How do you indicate you want a cuddle?
I say it is happening.
I loiter.
I make sure I'm being my most adorable self!
I don't.

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What is the best cuddle position?
I am the big spoon.
I am the little spoon.
I am on their lap.
Separate bedrooms

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How often is too often to cuddle?
More than once a day
More than twice a day
No amount
Any amount

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What extra touching should go with the cuddles?
A bit of me stroking them
A bit of them stroking me
Tummy rubs!
Nothing, bad enough we have to cuddle at all.

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Who do you like to cuddle?
My boo
My kids and my boo
Everyone!
No one!

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What do you like to wear when cuddling?
Nothing
Something cute
Sweater
Hazmat suit

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What space is best to cuddle in?
Living room, watching TV
Bedroom
All are just as good!
All suck equally.

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What time of day is best for cuddles?
Afternoon so it can last.
Night so I can sleep.
All day!
Morning so I can have a reason to leave.

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Can you cuddle when you have things to do?
Not really
If that's what my boo wants
How could anything be more important?
Obviously not

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How long should a cuddle last?
20 minutes
As long as they want
As long as possible
5 minutes

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What happens if your arm goes numb?
We move.
I ask permission to shift.
I stay perfectly still in case moving ruins everything.
Cuddle ends.

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What would make you not want to cuddle your boo?
They smell bad.
They were mean.
Nothing
I don't feel like it.

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How do you signal you want to end the cuddle?
I tell them.
I say my special word.
I would never want to end it.
I leave.

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Is public cuddling acceptable?
Not really
Sure, why not?
It's awesome!
Eww, no

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If you don't get a cuddle for a few days, how do you feel?
A little antsy
Sad
Like dying
Relieved

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How important is the opportunity to give consent to cuddle before it starts?
Very, for them
Very, for me
I suppose technically, very.
It doesn't help.

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How many people are on your will-cuddle list?
One
Four
More than ten
None, really

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How do you feel if a cuddle is foisted on you?
Angry
Confused
Thrilled
Violated

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Do you ever secretly get bored during cuddles and think about something unrelated?
Very rarely
I never have yet.
Absolutely never!
Yes, always

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Do you like a cuddle after an exam or test?
Yes, it helps me remember what matters.
Yes, it helps me de-stress.
Of course, it's the best time.
No, I would need to de-stress on my own first.

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Have you ever scheduled a cuddle?
Once in a while
Not really
Sometimes, when my boo is busy right now, so I ask them when works.
Yes, when I'm being agreeable.

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Have you ever pestered someone for a cuddle?
No, I get what I want, no need to pester.
I wouldn't dare.
Yes, frequently.
I wouldn't want to.

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What emotional state would most likely make you want to cuddle?
Horny
Affectionate
Awake
Very, very sad

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Is cuddling just sappy?
A little, but that's OK.
No, it's lovely.
A lot, but that's why it is good.
Yes, that's what is wrong with it.

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Do you prefer to cuddle under the covers or on top?
I'm easy.
Under
On top - I get too hot.
Neither!

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How warm should the room be?
Warm, because then we can be naked.
Warm, so I don't get chilly.
Cool, so my boo stays close.
Freezing, so we don't want to be in there long.

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Do you prefer to cuddle on a stationary surface like a couch, or a moving one like a hammock?
Either is nice!
Whatever my partner prefers.
Stationary is better.
Moving is better because it gives me something else to focus on.

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Can you sleep while you cuddle?
Generally not
Generally yes
No sleep is better than a cuddling sleep.
I haven't yet!

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How do you feel if you want a cuddle and you are rejected?
Offended
A little sad
Like it is the end of the world
Weirdly relieved

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