Love and Relationships

Why you should never forget to stay intimate with your partner

Why you should never forget to stay intimate with your partner
And how you can do it safely

When times get rough, we tend to feel distant from our partner. People tend to think that being intimate during a difficult time is the last thing they should do. Besides, there are more important things we should be spending time on like staying healthy and helping others, right?

But the truth is, physical touch is a type of love language that you or your partner may be speaking. Based on a book by Gary Chapman titled “The 5 Love Languages”, being able to speak your partner’s love language is one of the most effective ways to keep their love tank full.

And this shouldn’t only be done on days that you’re happy or are feeling okay. It’s even more important to be conscious about filling each other’s love tanks to the brim when one of you is experiencing a tough time. 

We all know that this 2020, we are all experiencing this tough time together. We may be able to go out now but the future still remains uncertain. Are we going to be able to go back to work like we used to? Get together with the family like we used to? Travel and go on dates?

So if you are in a relationship, get to know your partner’s love language. Is it receiving gifts, quality time, acts of service, words of affirmation, or physical touch? You or your partner may feel shy to be honest about your love language especially if it’s physical touch or physical expressions of love, which includes sexual intercourse. But there’s really no need to be embarrassed about it. 

Holding hands, hugging, kissing, and engaging in sexual intercourse are all important ways to show your love for your partner. It’s normal and even healthy to long for your partner’s physical touch as well as wanting your sexual intercourse to be pleasurable.

The key is to be open about it. Talk to your partner about wanting to get more intimate because it makes you feel more loved. Communicate on the ways sexual intercourse could feel pleasurable both for you and your partner.

And more importantly, assure your partner that there are ways to do this safely. You can stay intimate without worrying about what’s happening outside, at least for a moment.

That’s where TRUST RH Choices would like to help you in through their campaign Do It Right!. As we’re in the midst of a pandemic, anxiety and worries are everywhere, but there are things you can still control, like the risk of an expected pregnancy. More than ever, safe and responsible sex is a key part of life now.

To Do It Right! is to equip yourself with knowledge (education), be responsible (practice safe sex) and use the right contraceptives like pills, injectables, IUD, condoms and lubricants to make your intimate moments more pleasurable and worry-free. You just have to find what suits you and your partner.

Always affordable, available and easy to buy, no matter which method you choose, TRUST RH Choices makes it easy for you to Do It Right!

Explore more topics on sexual and reproductive health on www.DoItRight.ph and follow its Facebook page www.facebook.com/DoItRightPH. – Rappler.com

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