Now, here at Sweethard, it is no secret that we love nothing more than getting down and dirty under the sheets. But even we know that there is so much more to intimacy than just sex. That said, we do forget this from time to time and we know that you do too!
So, to help you to learn what intimacy is and how you can get better at it, here are some of the things to keep in mind.
What exactly is intimacy?
The best place to start with intimacy is learning more about what it actually is. Intimacy is something that all humans crave, but the truth is, it is different for all of us. Feelings of intimacy can come from holding hands, from hugging or simply from placing your hand on someone that is close to you. Whatever intimacy means for you, it is necessary for our physical and emotional health and it is all down to the fact that it encourages feelings of intimacy, trust and vulnerability too.
How to be intimate without sex
Whilst sex is a form of intimacy and there really is no better way to feel intimate with someone that you care about, there are so many more ways to get these feelings.
Sharing a bath
If you have a bigger bath, then one great way to relax and be intimate is to have a long soak in the bath together. Grab a bottle of bubbly, light some candles and play some soothing music. We can promise you that you will both feel pretty darn amazing afterwards.
Massage one another
When it comes to couples, massage is often a precursor to sex and will be a key part of foreplay. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, massage can actually be a great way to be intimate with one another. Not only are you going to have to get relatively naked, but you are also going to need to get pretty up close and personal too. Add into the mix all of those glorious oils and you have some intimate fun that you are both going to enjoy.
Groom one another
Now, by this we don’t mean that you don’t have to start acting like a troupe of chimps; but grooming one another can actually be one of the most intimate things to do. The type of grooming you do will really depend on what you like as a couple. Some find that they enjoy brushing their partner’s hair, whilst others want to wash them down whilst they are in the bath. Either way, the very act of helping to keep them looking their best is something that every couple should share more often.
As you can see, intimacy comes in so many forms than you may realise. So, rather than simply diving into bed and letting that show your partner how you feel about them, take the time to be intimate, to learn about one another and to actually enjoy simply being close and being together.
We have a whole range of products dedicated to making your couples playtime even more exciting. Take a look at our couples sex toys selection and find something that could really spice up your playtime.