I really think that we can all agree on this – making love is the ultimate form of expression in a relationship. But, did you know that there are ways to make love without having sexual intercourse while sharing emotional intimacy? The answer is YES, because stimulating the mind can be just as much of an aphrodisiac as the act of sex itself. In relationships we require connections on many levels.
Here Are 3 Ways to Make Love to Your Partner (Without Taking Your Clothes Off!):
- Find similar hobbies and activities.
It’s very simple – just share a list of things you want to do with each other. Yes, you should definitely try this, because finding ways to interact outside of the bedroom is romantic. You can do so many different things: hike in the rain, chase a sunset, take an art class in town, have playtime and a picnic in the park, go to a baseball game, go roller skating and return to places that you enjoyed in your youth. Or, just read to one another. You just have to find time to do the things that you like to do alone and share them with your partner. Don’t forget to teach each other new things. You are interacting in a physical level that also mimics the actions of sex. Your union will be stronger because you are sharing what you love.
- Make love through the depth of a strong friendship.
This is very important for you to understand – good relationships don’t just happen over night. YES, strong relationships require mutual love, trust and respect. This means that if you create a strong foundation as friends, who share everything, you’ll enhance sexual pleasures at a later time in your union. The act of allowing and acceptance is a beautiful bond in human sexuality. How this works – well, feeling safe is foreplay and when you know your partner has your back and your best intentions you feel happy. This “feeling” leads to the release of the love hormone called oxytocin. Oxytocin creates a sense of happiness and well-being. This hormone is associated with empathy and trust, therefore releasing even more feelings of love and security in a relationship. And, one last thing – friends don’t require sex. They require acknowledgment, understanding and mutual admiration.
- You should open about your dreams and fears.
The famous professor, at the University of Houston, Dr. Brene Brown, spent 13 years to researching vulnerability, courage and shame.
Dr. Brene Brown has found that:
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
This means that being able to mentally bond is a huge release to our emotional and physical bodies. You should always ask questions about the past and present. Get to know each other by breaking down the barriers of embarrassment and shame. Be courageous with one another about those things that scare you. To fully give of yourself to another requires the expansion of vulnerability. It forces you to put down your walls and give all of yourself.
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