Cuddling and Consent: A Question

Rumpled bedsheets and pillows
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So, in a conversation with my wife the other night regarding a Twitter thread I’d seen, a question came to mind that I figured I’d have to ask the people who populate the internet.

Here’s the situation. Your partner has fallen asleep in bed while you’re elsewhere. You come in and settle into bed and cuddle with them while they’re sleeping. They might be vaguely aware of you, but they’re still sleeping…