How To Keep Physical Intimacy Alive In A Relationship

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Touch is a fundamental part of human existence. Studies on infants have shown the importance of regular, loving touch and holding on brain development. These benefits do not end in childhood. Life without physical contact with others can be a lonely life indeed.

Studies have shown that affectionate touch actually boosts the body’s levels of oxytocin, a hormone that influences bonding and attachment.

It’s Not All About The Sex

In a committed relationship between two adult partners, physical intercourse is often a cornerstone of the relationship. However, intercourse should not be the only method of physical intimacy in a relationship. Regular, affectionate touch—holding hands, hugging, or kissing—is equally, and sometimes even more important to your partner.

Be Sensitive To What Your Partner Likes

While touch is a key part of a healthy relationship, it’s important to take some time to find out what your partner really likes. Unwanted touching or…

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