18. October 2011
A NUMBER of couples believe that being intimate with someone is to engage in sex.
Such an idea is a wrong notion since being intimate with someone do not really require that both of you have sex. There are other ways to bond and be closer together other than sex.
Here are some practical ways for couples to be intimate with each other away from bed.
1. Power of touch
One of the best way to achieve intimacy in relationship is through touch. Aside from the usual hugging and holding each other’s hand couples could also promote intimacy with each other by merely touching their hands. Couples could set aside a special time together where they will engage in a touching session wherein they will explore each other’s parts and express how much they feel for each other. For a more sensual experience you can change the touching pressure once in a while depending on how your partner reacts.
2. Profess your love to each other
It is common nature of both men and women to seek and feel love in their lives. Humans felt joy whenever they are touched, hugged and cared by someone. Aside from physical actions, one of the best way to foster intimacy and love is through words. Take time to say I love you to each other regularly. To further deepen your intimacy towards each other you can express to her what you felt while having sex with her. Sharing each other’s private experiences will strengthen further your connection with your partner.
I guess everybody would agree that one of the ultimate joys in relationship is mutual respect. To foster intimacy and last long in relationship couples must respect and accept each other’s personalities. Remember before the two of you became lovers it was through love and respect that drew the two of you closer together. Regardless of what status you are the society rich or poor remember it is not your standing in the society that counts but your love and care for each other.
4.Intimacy in food
One of the most famous saying is “The Best Way to a Man’s Heart is Through His Stomach. This saying is also very true in fostering intimacy among couples since eating is one of the passion of humans. To bond together couple could cook for each other or share a meal together. If couples wish to be sexy and erotic they can do a “body buffet” where some select foods like ice cream, honey and chocolate among others could be eaten off your lover’s body.
5. Sleeping together
Many couples nowadays forgot that sleeping together in a single bed is in itself a form of intimacy with each other. Sleeping together in a single bed is a great way to have a deeper connection with your partner. In some instances couples are more happy and satisfied in sleeping together and holding each other’s hand than in having sex.
6. Foot Massage
To be intimate with their partners, couples could do some foot massaging with each other. Foot massaging provides dual benefits one of which is fostering intimacy by making your partner feel special by caring for his or her feet, considered as one of the most neglected part of the human body. The other benefits of foot massage is that it benefits our physical body. To get started in foot massage, ask your partner to be relaxed. Fill a small basin with warm water and place your lover’s feet in the warm bath and let them soak for a few minutes. Towel dry the feet one at a time. Wrap one of the feet in a warm blanket or dry towel. Put some oil or lotion in your hands. Take the free foot and massage and caress it from toes, up to the calves. Change towels, and then repeat on the other foot. When finished, cover both feet with warm, fresh socks or slippers.
7. Discuss your dreams
Another way to develop intimacy among couples it to share each other’s dreams and ambitions. Set a time together where the two of you could discuss topics regarding your family, career, living situations among others. After the two of you discuss each other’s dream you can proceed to select the dreams that the two you shared together and discuss it to nurture intimacy and trust for each other.
8. Spending time together
Spending ample time together is an exceptional way to develop intimacy among couples. If the two of you have a tight schedule you can allocate a special time for the two of you do a project inside your house. The project could be redecorating a room in the house which could lead the two of you to discuss things and eventually have an intimate relationship.