Is there such a thing as a platonic or unromantic cuddle? I have heard people say that they don’t have to have a romantic feeling or sexual intention to cuddle with someone of the opposite sex. And that they can cuddle without any thought crossing their mind.
I am not referring to a mother holding her son/daughter and I’m not referring to the cuddle between siblings.
We were asked this question on our Instagram page @lifegivadotcom and we got these responses;
I would say boundaries!!!!!! Please cuddle your leg.
I, in general, I don’t like body… This is not just because I don’t like body, but it reminds me of some past events that puts my heart and mind in places it shouldn’t be. So I know my heart and I know the devil is looking for who to devour. So I surely will set boundaries!!!! and the person who loves me enough like Jesus love His bride, loves me to that extent that he knows our actions are to give God Glory, he delights in protecting our purity and has self-control. Jesus’ love shows sacrifice… And He is ready to sacrifice because He loves to be like Jesus and Honor God and the Temple of God ( our body).🙏
A cuddle is affectionate and not necessarily passionate or romantic. It’s sometimes reflex and an expression of love, care and again Love. Could be to a family member, baby, friend, or even a spouse
As an opinion, yes, there is.
This is largely dependent on the parties involved. A mother may cuddle her baby as a show of affection or as a show of love.
A brother may cuddle a sister, both being siblings, as a show of love or affection.
This same ‘cuddle’ may change meaning when two unrelated persons of different sexes exercise it.
More often than not, it is romantic. Hardly is there a platonic cuddle in this light. Somehow, cuddle shifts definition for this last group of people.
Interesing feedbacks from Instagram.
I want to ask some questions that might helpe with your own comment;
- What is the difference between a platonic cuddle and a romantic cuddle?
- Will it bother you if you see your partner “platonically” cuddling his/her friend?
- Are both parties on the same page (that is, know this is just platonic), and not that one party is catching feelings and being turned on?
- Does it create lust in your heart?
Now over to you. Is there such a thing as a platonic/unromantic or harmless cuddle between parties not mother and child or brother or sister?
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