Men who little spoon make better partners, scientist suggests

Publish Date
Monday, 14 May 2018, 2:39PM
Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

Nothing beats a good ol' spoon with the person you love. 

It's easy to assume that in most female-male relationships, the women tend to be the little spoon, whilst the man slides into the big spoon role. 

But what if the man wants to be the little spoon? Well, apparently that's a good thing. 

It's assumed that men who like to be little spoon are ashamed as they consider it a blight on their masculinity, but they should embrace the lil spoon, as science has shown that men who occasionally like to be the little spoon make much better partners.

Steve McKeown, psychoanalyst and founder of The McKeown Clinic, said:

"Men that prefer to be the little spoon are more likely to be submissive, sensitive, pleasing and in touch with their feminine side.

A male that is in touch with his sensitive side can be more compassionate and definitely a contrast from the traditional male."

He added:

"The spoon position demonstrates a dynamic in which one partner takes a protective stance over the other. It a vulnerable position that says ‘I trust you’.

This type of protection has once been a stereotype of male dominance over the women but not anymore. Times have changed as women are now somewhat freer to assert their dominance in all aspects of life."

So there you go lads, little spoon away!