Posted by Lewis on September 20, 2004
In Reply to: Spooning posted by Smokey Stover on September 20, 2004
: : : : : What's the meaning of "to spoon with you"?
: : : : : thanks
: : : : It means to relax or sleep with someone in the fashion of a slight bend to the bodies that resembles a spoon.
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: : : Aw Bruce, where did you get this photo? This has started my Sunday with that warm, fuzzy feeling.
: : To keep from asking if any of kittens need homes. I'm catless for the first time in 16 years and missing them. Sadly, young toddlers and kittens aren't probably the best. :)
: Nice picture, kittens sleeping like spoons. I first encountered this concept, sleeping like spoons, in assigned reading while I was in high school, and was a bit shocked, since it was a man and woman doing it. Then I realized they were just keeping warm. The verb spoon can be used transitively, "He spooned her," now rarely seen. Usually one sees it in the intransitive form, "They spooned," meaning they either necked or did something similar but quite harmless (not usually in the posture of nested spoons). People that spoon are not having what is commonly called sex. (I have to be careful here: I may have spooned with her, but I did not have sex with that woman!) SS
'Spooning' was an expression my grandmother (b.1892) used. it didn't appear to imply the specific position of cuddling from behind, simply two people being affectionate. "the spoon" is of course a recognised sexual position - lateral coitus from the rear as well as cuddling.