According to some studies, this position, even though it might seem very common, it is not. It’s only adopted by 18% of couples. This position, where one partner goes behind the other and together they create a spoon shape, it indicates protectiveness and trust. It is also favored by couples who feel comfortable with their intimacy. Loose spooning, just like the normal spooning but with a little more distance in between the couple, is actually a more mature and secure version of the first one. Loose spooning is usually preferred by couples who have been together for a long period of time, and still have the same energy and love for one other.