8. Zen Style
This position is most prominent in a couple that has been together for quite some time. As time goes on, there tends to be a need to re-establish independence and personal space, especially since closeness is established and not as exploratory.
The Zen is a compromise between connectedness and independence, creating physical contact without clinging.
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9. The Cliffhanger
This position is a lot like The Pursuit, but this time there’s no chase, as the other person doesn’t wait for it. It’s basically like a “cliffhanger”: you’re left wondering what’s happening. You’ll begin to wonder whether there’s something going wrong, why the person is withdrawing: Anger? Sadness? Resentment? This is when you have to analyze your significant other and see if that person really needs their space. Over time, they’ll rollback.
The alternative, according to Redbook, is that your significant other is comfortable enough to know they’d rather get a comfortable night’s sleep than snuggle and listen to your snoring.
10. The Crab
This is another potentially ambiguous sleeping position, one with multiple meanings. If you’re currently going through a rough time in your relationship or have had some disagreements, this may be your or your partner’s way of signifying that there are problems. This creates a need and a way of pulling away from each other without acknowledging it.
It could also mean that you’re hurting. Just like how you change positions when you’re sitting, you create new positions when you’re in bed. Or, really, you or your partner could be creative sleepers.
Which one do you and your partner go for? Let us know in the comments below!