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The Cuddle Sutra: An Unabashed Celebration of the Ultimate Intimacy
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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The world is certainly full of sex books. It seems that you can't talk about connecting with a person physically without it meaning sex. That's really sad! Some of the most powerful touches are NOT sexual. They are the holding of a hand as you walk down a tree-lined path ... they are curling up together on the couch to watch a romantic movie. The feeling that rushes through you when you run into your lover's arms after a long absence is one of the ultimate sensations in the world. Sex comes in a feeble second!

I am just SO glad that The Cuddle Sutra helps to encourage people to rediscover this lost art. From the moment we are born we want to be held. Infants relish being snuggled in their parents' arms. Teens love to snuggle. Where do we lose track of just how powerful snuggling and cuddling can be? If anything is worthy of a book, cuddling is.

There are cuddles of all levels in here. Let's start with the public cuddles. The book gives you a variety of choices. I love the pinkie clasp; we actually do this sometimes and it's delicate and powerful at the same time. There are the hands-in-back-pockets, the side by side, the full body press. The illustrations help you see and understand how snuggly each position is.

How about when you're hanging out with your lover on the couch? There are numerous options for reading, watching TV, or just hanging out. There's the position where you sit on either end, twining your legs and massaging the toes. How about where one person stretches down the length of the couch, and the second snuggles in against their chest? There are numerous options explained, each more comfortable than the previous.

Finally, there are cuddles meant for people who do share a bed. I don't mean that in a sexual way - but the cuddles are meant for both people to be able to sprawl a bit. You could do them on a picnic blanket out in the park, or on the floor of the rec room while you lay out to watch a movie. There are the classic ones, where you spoon up against each other to stay warm, and the comfy ones, where you lay your head on your partner's tummy as a pillow.

If I have any complaint with the book, it's that it starts with the in-bed positions right off. That is going to discourage the MANY people out there who are not living with their partners. You want to start subtle, with the walking cuddles and the couch cuddles. You work your way up to the full body cuddle.

So I highly recommend that any person who wants a vibrant relationship get this book - but start from the BACK. Tune up your snuggling as you walk, your subtle touches. Then nuzzle a bit on the couch or at the movie. This is about intimacy of the purest, most wonderful kind. It is about rekindling the human touch that we all crave.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon June 27, 2008
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While sex is a great thing, sometimes a person just wants to be held and touched. Cuddle Sutra is a sweet book to give a partner and shows various cuddling positions. It's not deep or thought-provoking, but I think it wasn't meant to be. I am giving it to my girlfriend and we'll see how the cuddling goes. :)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on January 28, 2008
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The author states that cuddling is the most intimate method of touch...and after looking through this book I would have to agree. My fiance and I are usually attracted to more explicit and edgier books, but we couldn't resist buying this one because it reminded us of how we cuddle. We especially liked the ideas on ways to hold each other while out in public.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 19, 2008
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I purchased this book for my husband before we got married. We are both cuddlers, but saved ourselves for marriage, so this was a fun alternative way to get close and intimate without going all the way. Even now, after we're married, we still like flipping the book open to random pages and trying out a new cuddle position. Some of the positions are common, others look strange but are amazingly comfortable, and a few others are downright strange, but I figure they have to make positions for all body types. :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 16, 2013
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it's cute and fun, but that's really all. most of the positions aren't anything new, but it was a fun date night to go through the book with my boyfriend and see what we already used. we determined half way through the book that we were already cuddle masters and that we had a number of our very own positions that worked wonders better than what is in the book. but it's a cute fun book and will make a great white elephant one day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This book gives the reader some relaxing cuddling ideas to boost mood and improve the quality of relationships. Nothing beats snuggling!
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on October 7, 2014
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This was a really fun book to sit and look through. We would try some of the positions because we are total goof balls. Its just nice in a world so consumed with sex to have a nice light book to have around the house. Its also a nice CLEAN book to keep out on the coffee table and not just have to hide in the bedroom. The book does give you a little bit of background on why cuddling is a good practice no matter how new or long your relationship is.
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on January 10, 2013
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And not much else.
Has a few drawings, but nothing particularly interesting or creative in there.
I really wish I had more to say, but really I read it cover to cover and there just isn't much to this book. This is definitely a coffee table or bathroom book.
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on December 5, 2012
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This is what everyone really wants, love.
Without loving there is no relathionships, I would recommed for everyone any age.
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on October 4, 2011
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I used to work in a college bookstore and I saw this book a few years ago but failed to purchased it. Then, the other day I remembered the book and thought I would see if it was out there somewhere and looked it up on Amazon and there it was! So I bought it and am very happy with my purchase! Thank you! =)
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