Ha, so, question about cuddling, sex and whatnot (where else would it go than in GQ, the fighters of ignorance): Usually in cuddling and sex (i.e., missionary position,) the partner on top would support their weight with their elbows so as to prevent the full weight from pressing down on the partner below. But there are also folks who like to just squash the partner beneath with full weight and all.
So from an anatomy and physiology standpoint, where is the threshold in this, in terms of how much weight can be supported? Two 130-pound partners might be totally OK, but if a 200-lb person lies on top of a 100-pounder, full weight and all, isn’t that going to cause some sort of internal damage? The human body is 65% water, after all, and when you squish weight down on a bag of water, the water is non-compressible and it simply transfers the pressure somewhere else within the body. I’m reminded of the story of the little girl who squeezed hamsters with her hands very hard because she liked seeing their eyes bulge out :eek:
Doesn’t seem like it would be a matter of ratio, either, because if a 300-pounder lies on top of a 300-pounder, the one on the bottom might be headed towards a coroner autopsy afterwards, even though that’s just a 1:1 ratio like a hundred-pounder lying on top of a hundred-pounder.
(Not a need answer fast)