There are different variations of hugs. Prolonged hugging in a cozy, comfortable position is called cuddling. Spooning is a cuddling position, a kind of hugging when both the hugger and the hugged persons face the same direction, i.e., the front of one person is in contact with the back of the second one. The person whose front is in contact with the other’s back is referred to as the “Big Spoon” and the person whose back is in contact with the other’s front in referred to as the “Little Spoon”.
Song by the master Arvo Pärt and text from wiki