Your body might know you better than you realize and the way it instintively curls up with your partner can reveal just what you need from them.
When it comes to real intimacy, very few things can top the feeling of warmth and love that a simple embrace can give you. It's so simple, and yet so powerful in coveying your affection for someone. Not only can it boost your immune system, it can even bring down your stress levels and reduce pain, according to Healthline. However, hugging your significant other is more than just holding their body in your arms— it a promise of affection and trust.
But no matter how long you've been together, the kind of hug you instinctively give them actually reveals a lot more than your love for them. A hug can build trust but it is the way you do it that can bring out what you truly desire from your connection with them. So what does the kind of hug you give your partner say?
This is possibly one of the more relaxed kinds of hugs. It's almost like hugging a friend and if you do this with your partner, then you might be the kind of person who doesn't just want them to be romantic with you. You want to know that they'll put in the effort to share their life with you in the same way you would do with them. It may seem unromantic for some, but for the one expressing it, it's a simple way of showing you want them to also be your best friend and someone who is willing to take on new experiences right by your side.
If you like to wrap your partner or be wrapped by them in a tight bear hug, you might be the kind of person who craves a proper emotional attachment with your partner. You want to be able to know that your partner is as committed and dedicated to communicating with you emotionally. In your arms, you want them to find a place to call home the way you do in theirs. While at first it may across as oerly affectionate, a bear hug is your way of making them to feel protected and safe.
If you instinctively hold your partner from the back, you're the kind of person who looks for stability and trust in your relationship. You may have been hurt before and hence haven't been able to completely trust another person or commit to them which is why you now need it with your partner. Having come this far to put your faith in them, the fact that they show you their back proves they're willing to put in the same effort as you to build that trust.
If you enjoy sitting face to face on your partner's lap while hugging, you might be the kind of person who requires physical intimacy to complement the bond you have with your partner. For you, those subtle touches and brushing of hands are your way of connecting and that is why you need your significant other to engage in that same physically intimate gesture. Being connected both physically and emotionally is essential for you in a relationship.
If you like to sit with your back to your partner while you rest your heads against each other, you might be the kind of person who enjoys being intellectually stimulated by them. You have a thirst for knowledge and having your partner share in that passion is one of the best ways for you to connect to them more deeply. You may also be the kind to want to be able to relax with your partner without words to bind you together.
If you instinctively like to pull your partner into a slow-dance position while hugging, you may be the kind of person who needs gestures of romance from them to know that they truly love you. It's not so much how they do it but what they do that matters to you. In another relationship, you might have not been verbally appreciated and that's what you need from your partner now. Those verbal and physical declarations of love help you have faith in your partner's love for you.
If you enjoy being cuddled while hugging, then you might be the type of person who looks for safety in a relationship. At the end of the day, coming back from the chaos of the world, a cuddle with your partner can make you feel protected from whatever negativity has followed you home. Additionally, for you, this kind of hug indicates a feeling of being special and that is what you want to feel when you're with your significant other.