Possibly the best advice I’ve ever read on kitten cuddling here
“…an exposed belly, however, can also mean the kitty wants to ensnare you into a whiskered bear-trap composed of claws, teeth and agony.”
Yeah! Why did no-one warn me about the ‘red-mist’ moments of adorable kitties?
The trick, I have found, is not to struggle but to submit completely to your kitten.
This may sound wimpy but the alternative is a severely mangled and bleeding hand which will not look good at work and make people secretly think you have been on a self-harming binge.