Your Body Is A Wonderland. The Importance of Intimacy
Intimacy and sex are often mistaken as being one and the same but, even though the two are closely linked, they really are quite different.
Men and women often view intimacy completely differently which can result in a vicious cycle that many couples struggle to work through. Many men have problems feeling intimate unless they have a satisfying sex life, while many women don’t enjoy sex without the intimacy.
As women, we need to feel respected and appreciated all through the day, not just when we’re in the bedroom and being able to communicate openly about our needs is vital.
In a healthy relationship, intimacy is what deeply connects us to our loved ones on an emotional level, and it is built over time with honest communication and trust.
At the start of a relationship, the passion is explosive because the brain releases chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine and adrenaline, which cause feelings of excitement and butterflies. Over time, the effect of these chemicals can fade and that’s when we need to work on building and maintaining the intimacy levels.
Sex is great on a physical level and it’s based on lust, but without an emotional connection and understanding the importance of intimacy, it’s just sex. When you have a deep level of intimacy with your partner, and the physical and emotional aspects combine – that’s when the magic really happens.
Let’s face it, life gets busy and when you’re exhausted after a long day, sex can start to feel like more of an obligation to our partner which can be quite damaging to a relationship. By denying ourselves of intimacy and not nurturing those connections, we are unknowingly self-sabotaging our relationship.
Touch is more important to human beings than many people realize and again, it causes chemicals to be released in the brain. Endorphins are what makes us happy and oxytocin promotes feelings of closeness and lets us form bonds with one another.
Don’t be afraid to forget your inhibitions, fully immerse yourself in the moment and let your sensual side come into play.
What are your tips on how to unleash your inner sexy connection?