Masturbation—especially mutual masturbation—can help create better intimacy in a relationship or marriage, both sexual and emotional.
The Power of Intimacy
Although there are no typical couples, there do tend to be intimacy stages in a relationship. Ideally, we would all eventually arrive at the love stage—but we have to go through a lot to get there.
Giving the reins to your partner to truly seduce you can do transformative things for your sex life. You can connect at a much deeper level, as you're both entrusting your boundaries to one another.
We love our partners, but let's face it, after a while we start having fantasies of being a naughty nurse, hunky firefighter, or even Anastasia Steele. Sometimes we just want more excitement between the sheets—and role playing can do just that.
Laughter is very sexy—particularly in the bedroom. Is your sex life full of silly fun? If not, you are missing out on one of the easiest ways to bring you and your partner closer together.
Being in a long-distance relationship or marriage brings on special challenges to both emotional and physical intimacy. But you can still build intimacy while you're apart. Here's how!
Men tend to drift off after sex—trust me, it's not you, it's the oxytocin—but with a little gentle pillow talk, you might be able to improve your relationship and your sex life.
All kinds of awkward things can happen when you are getting hot and bothered. How both of you respond to awkward sex moments says a lot about your relationship, both now and in the future.
If you're thinking sexy thoughts, you can make the transition to talking "dirty" in bed, if you're curious about what that might be like. Trying it a few times, you may realize that it brings an erotic energy into your lovemaking that you didn't know you had.
There are different levels of emotional and sexual intimacy, and a host of reasons for why we need both types. Intimacy does not come naturally, which is one of the main reasons why many men and women in their 20s and 30s struggle and fail in their relationships.