Thursday, 18 July 2013

Who Wants a Cuddle?

A recent survey carried out by a famous bed manufacturer came up with some interesting results. Do these challenge common stereotypes and misconceptions?

Romantic young couple  photostock
Have you always believed that women are the ones who long to be held and cuddled more in bed and guys just want to get on to other things? These results might surprise you.


  • 1 in 3 women don't like cuddling
  • 1 in 2 women try to avoid it because they're too exhausted and would rather go to sleep [and we all know why!!]
  • 1 in 4 say cuddling makes them hot and uncomfortable [I think men stop listening after they hear "hot"!!]
  • 1 in 10 say they'd rather spend the time on Facebook
  • 33% say they stopped cuddling after the honeymoon phase of their relationship wore off
  • 50% claimed they gave their husbands a quick cuddle so he would be happy and leave them alone [well they know what that sort of thing leads to!]
Affectionate couple in bed  Imagery Majestic

  • 36% of men have actually argued with a partner about lack of cuddling (whilst only 26% of women said the same thing).
  • Men are much more likely to cuddle their partner on and off throughout the night, whether she likes it or not [don't say you haven't been warned]

It seems women are more likely to hate and avoid cuddling than men and are good at coming up with excuses to avoid it, whilst men are more likely to want it and sulk if they don't get it.

I reckon women just want to get back to that great, hot hero in their current novel!!

A fascinating insight?  I'll sleep on it.

Kristal x

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