Romance does not necessarily fade over the course of a relationship and intimacy is even more satisfying for couples who have been together for a long time!
Being in a loving, committed relationship adds more vibrance and enjoyment to every area of your life. Yes, this includes the bedroom!
Here are some reasons why a long-term relationship can make sex even better!
1. The pressure is off
Being intimate with a partner you're committed to keeps anxiety at bay. No longer will you tend to have an internal panic, asking yourself things like: "Am I wearing the right underwear?" or "Am I doing it right?"
Being relaxed is also an important part of having satisfying sex.
"For women especially, if you’re distracted, if you can’t relax, it’s hard to enjoy sexual pleasure and experience orgasm," clinical sexologist and relationship coach Uta Demontis tells the Guardian.
2. You're free to experiment
Trusting your partner makes you feel at ease and open to exploring new ways to achieve and give pleasure. For couples who've been together for a long time, sexual experimentation can come easily. You can try new positions or even role playing to spice things up in the bedroom. There are all kinds of hot, satisfying sex you could be having in a loving, committed relationship.
3. You know each other's bodies the best
Longterm couples have come to know each other's bodies intimately. More than knowing what turns your partner on, you also have a better understanding of their needs in the bedroom. You can also be sure that they value your body and how its changed and evolved over the course of your relationship.
No matter how much your body has changed, your partner still remembers it like the first time you made love. And that's one of the most liberating and satisfying things, especially for someone who struggles with self-esteem in the bedroom.
4. Quickies are often an option
Sex shouldn't be a chore or a bore; another perk of knowing each other's bodies is being able to have great "quickies" because you know what turns each other on. It also adds fun and spontaneity to an otherwise monotonous sex life.
5. Sneaky sex gets more exciting
For parents, especially, it get's more of a challenge to squeeze in some time for intimacy. But this isn't necessarily a bad thing. There are ways for co-sleeping parents to make time for romance. In fact, it can even heighten the urgency and excitement of having to "steal moments" together.
6. Moments after intimacy become more meaningful
Post-coital cuddling and conversations gain more value and meaning when you're in a longterm, committed relationship. Moments after intercourse as just as important as the act itself as it strengthens the emotional bond, which many couples will agree makes the physical part even more enjoyable!
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