Maintaining Sexual Intimacy Protects Against the Dangers of a Sexless Marriage or Committed Relationship
Sexual intimacy is necessary if you are to have a healthy marriage or committed relationship. It’s not enough to be ‘connected’ in other areas of your lives and live in a sexually starved marriage. A sexless marriage is at risk of many different maladies. Accepting a sexless marriage or committed relationship can lead to infidelity, anger, resentment, and even divorce.
Regardless of how long you’ve been married, it is essential that you keep your physical intimate life healthy, vibrant and loving. If sexual problems arise, they are to be taken seriously and solutions are to be sought and found.
Intimacy is different for each person. Each person is excited sexually in different ways. Combining the sensitivities and needs of two different individuals creates unique requirements for each couple. You need to be knowledgeable about sex just as you are knowledgeable about nutrition!
You and your partner are different because each of you is an individual as well as you are each a different gender. Knowing what ‘turns you on’ and what ‘turns your partner on’ is essential information for a satisfying and loving sexual relationship.
In addition to having sexual knowledge about yourself and your partner, your expectations need to be realistic. You need to know how to approach your partner, how to share your sexual needs, feelings and sensitivities with your partner, and how to overcome sexual difficulties should they arise.
The following are some suggestions on how to gain the knowledge, skills, and expectations that will lead to a healthy, satisfying and enjoyable sexual relationship with your partner. After each topic is discussed, write down your thoughts or answers to any questions.
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