You must date a lot of sensitive emo dudes. Just kidding. If he wants to cuddle after sex, and he’s not your boyfriend or husband, it means he either has feelings for you or thinks it’s what you want. Maybe he doesn’t want to seem like a jerk by hopping right out of bed like he has to catch a bus. Or if he has feelings for you, he’s trying to prolong the afterglow. When they feel it, men cuddle for the same reasons that women do. Otherwise, they’re doing it out of obligation and/or so as not to seem like they’re only interested in sex.
By all means, if you don’t want to cuddle, let the guy know. Get up, get dressed. Suggest a good place for brunch, or a movie to watch. Or just get the f– out of there and get on with your day. He’ll get the idea from your actions. If neither of you are feeling it, there’s no reason to force the cuddling. And if you don’t see him as more than a hook-up, it’s best not to lead him on. Just like women, guys can sometimes read into stuff like cuddling. (Particularly the sensitive emo types.)
Cuddling after sex: Yay or nay?