When we talk about intimacy in a relationship, people immediately assume that that means sex. In reality, there as so many ways that intimacy between a couple can be a completely non-sexual thing. At its core, it’s a way of strengthening the connection between two people who are already in love.
You two can create an even closer bond together with these 8 romantic ways to increase intimacy in your relationship without sex.
1. Give Each Other Massages
Everyday life can be stressful with work and other responsibilities. All of that stress can make your body tense and sore. What better way to spend some time together than giving each other massages? It will bring you together as well as relieving any pains or tension. Two birds, one stone.
2. Cuddle Up Together
It can be on the couch while you watch TV, before bed, or in the morning when you just wake up and are happy to see each other. It’s been proven that cuddling helps couples feel closer to one another as well as releasing oxytocin which makes you feel good.
3. Think Back on all Your Happy Memories
Just sit with your significant other and reminisce on all the good times you’ve had together. It could be about your first date, the trip you went on together, or a funny story from your past. If you want to, you can even go back and look at some old photos together.
4. Take a Bath Together
Baths are just relaxing whether you’re alone or with someone else. Why not have a bath together with your partner so that you can both relax with one another? Grab a glass of wine, light some candles, put on some music, and just unwind.
5. Put on Some Relaxing Music and Dance
Dancing together isn’t just something that you see in movies or from older couples who were together before television. Put on some nice, calming music that you both like and slow dance in your living room. It doesn’t matter if you’re a terrible dancer, just enjoy being close to one another.
6. Cook a Meal Together
Cooking isn’t just a chore, it can be fun sometimes too. Make a nice meal together with your partner and help each other out in the kitchen. When it’s done, open a bottle of wine and have a nice, romantic dinner together.
7. Spend 10 Minutes Just Chatting
Just talk to your significant other. No phones, no TV, no laptops, no distractions. Talk about whatever you want – your day, the event you were just at, what happened at work, something that’s bothering you, plans you have. Whatever it is that you want to talk about, just sit together and communicate.
8. Kiss Like You Did When You First Got Together
Kissing doesn’t always need to lead to sex. Cuddle up together and make-out like you did at the start. It can be passionate and romantic without one of you expecting it to lead somewhere in the end.
If you want to have sex, go for it, no one is stopping you. Just don’t skip over these intimate acts. They’re so much more important than people give them credit for. You’ll find that if you do these things regularly, you’ll be so much closer to each other because of them.
Share this with the couples that you know. Everyone needs a reminder to think about the little things sometimes.