Why do females cuddle cushions?

dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
edited 25. Jan 2015, 04:16 in Community Chit-chat archive
I know that this has been going on for some time now (for 'some time' read 'years' :wink: ) but I cannot understand why younger members of my gender feel it necessary to clutch a cushion when they are feeling upset / bewildered / embarrassed or generally emotional.

Breaking news: Mr DD has just admitted that he cuddles a cushion when he feels cold :shock: despite being a fully-paid up member of Bloke-world. Hmmmmmmm.

Suddenly I feel the urge to go and clutch a cushion.. :wink: DD


  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I know that Toni used to do that whenever she was watching TV.
    Very strange if you ask me. I think Mr DD's Blokey membership may have to be reviewed :shock:
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hmmmmm. yup, it's a strange habit but surely something (or someone) started it. Mr DD has just audibly proved (from upstairs) his 'blokey' credentials. Deep joy. :roll: DD
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,413
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I don't know but I know why teenage boys do having had two. Maybe it just caught on. Not with me though.
  • theresak
    theresak Member Posts: 1,998
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I have no idea, to be honest, but I've never seen the need myself.
  • GraceB
    GraceB Member Posts: 1,595
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    You can thump them in frustration and they don't complain (unless of course there's a hole somewhere :roll: ).

  • JamesFoote
    JamesFoote Member Posts: 86
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well as a bloke I must say I don't cuddle a cushion if I am upset
    but I do each evening when getting into a nice position to watch TV.

    Aparantly I have always done this even as a kid.

    Comfort blanket syndrome, may be

  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,487
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    This behaviour started to be seen on TV programmes didn't it? Then likely it got mimicked unintentionally????

    I always thought it was to hide a jelly-belly :wink: (some of us are forced to use a bean-bag for this)


    Or as a comforter maybe as James suggets????