Coddle: (v) to treat in an indulgent or overprotective way.
What a difference a vowel makes.
If we cuddle, it’s a good thing. If we coddle, it’s over-indulgent and ridiculous. So…
When do I know that my cuddling has become coddling?
It is a standard joke in relationships–that women like to cuddle after sex. Actually, if a woman has had a full workout and an orgasm, she wants to pant for a few moments, roll over on her side and go to sleep.
Women who want to cuddle need to be coddled. They need to be reassured that they’re still loved even though they’ve been cheated out of a full sexual experience. They need to be shown that they’re appreciated for being submissive enough to be used for pleasure, with only limited gyrations tossed their way.
So I think I’ve got it.
We actually cuddle until we’ve done it so often that it’s predictable, and also a little bit condescending, and therefore, turns into coddling.
We can do it with our children; we can do it with our government.
We can even do it with God, as we apologize on His behalf for all the destruction in the world.
What a difference a vowel makes…
So should I be careful with my cuddling, since it can so easily turn into coddling?
Maybe I should just make sure that the people around me are so overjoyed in what they’re doing that they don’t need to be petted. Like dogs.
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