1. No matter what he tells you, some small part of him is suddenly thinking about sex. His intentions might be pure, and he might really just want to cuddle, but he wouldn’t mind if this escalated. It might even just be that he really just wanted to cuddle, but then being so close to you got him all riled up. Unless you’re cuddling post-sex, odds are he wouldn’t mind you putting the moves on him.
2. It’s not that comfortable for him. No person's arm is meant to bend at this angle and bear weight for a sustained amount of time. Odds are he’s enduring for your sake and for the sake of cuddling itself.
3. He can’t really do much about that boner. Contrary to what some may believe, he’s not willing that boner into existence to try and seduce you. In fact, having to wedge his penis between his stomach and your back isn’t actually ideal. Sorry in advance!
4. His arm’s asleep. If you are on his arm and it’s been ten minutes, it’s tingling.
5. He’s been holding in a fart for a Guinness World Record amount of time. What a gentleman.
6. He’s probably balancing precariously on the edge of the bed or couch. He’s graciously teetering on the edge of wherever you’re cuddling so that you can be comfortable.
7. He’s waiting for you to fall asleep before he rolls over to his side of the bed. Where he can finally stretch out and relax. Give this man a medal.
8. He’s holding his phone just out of sight instead. You thought he was quietly holding you and watching The Bachelor? Dude’s flicking through Instagram.
9. He does love cuddling. He might not want to admit it, but despite all the discomfort, the man does love to get snuggled up with you.
10. Sometimes he even watches you sleep and smiles to himself and thinks about how lucky he is. Then he realizes it’s been an hour since he had any feeling in his hand and slides it out from under you.
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