Whether you are gay or straight, married or in a domestic partnership, the goal in every long-term relationship is inevitably the same: You want to keep the romance - flame alive. At times, this can feel like a daunting task because life events always get in the way. Being in love is a heady feeling that makes two people want to connect on every single level, including a sexual one and offers it is benefits.

Whether you believe that regular sex is a deal breaker or that you can take it or leave it, sex can help to improve the bond between two people and can offer health benefits physically and spiritually for the body and the mind.

While I am not a certified relationship expert,(lol) I have been in the same long-term relationship for a while now. Here are some important sexual things I've learned along the way that may also help keep the flame burning in your own relationship.

Keep the connection

Being deeply sexually involved with another person brings you closer together because it is the most intimate thing two people can do together. It is not just what you do together in bed that promotes connection and closeness, but simply seeing each other in a bare - naked vulnerable state helps to rise the flames of desire and draw you closer together as a couple.

Attraction, love, and chemistry working all together to provide a warm and strong connection.

Releasing stress

After a long tension - filled day at work, what do you want more than to release the stress you are feeling with sex?

Not only can lovemaking help to release stressful feelings that you are having, but it also takes your mind off of your troubles and can restore your energy levels.

According to experts, those who engage in regular sex are better able to respond to the demands put upon them by stressful circumstances in comparison to those who do not.

Physical gain

Sex is physical in nature so to think of it as a type of exercise is mind blowing. In that way, the more you indulge in it, the more physically fit you will become! ( how lovely)

There could not be a more pleasurable means of getting into shape for anyone! Sex is a contact sport so I suggest to be an eager participant as frequently as possible.

Studies have confirmed the calorie-burning reality of sexual activity. You burn 140+ calories for every 30 minutes of activity between the sheets. To burn a high number of calories in your sex time, you need to make it as hot as you can handle and stretch it out as long as you can.

The more sighing and moaning that takes place, the greater the calorie-burning effect (in the area of 18 to 32 calories).

Sleep like a baby

The more working out you do between the sheets, the tired you are both likely to feel. Sex is an excellent sleep inducer, but not just because of the physical exertion that takes place.

Having intercourse causes your body temperature to drop, thereby bringing about a deeper and more restful sleep.

Exercising shortly before bedtime is not recommended because it speeds up the heart and other things that don’t encourage slumber. Sex is the one kind of exercise that is the exception to this so go ahead and have some couples time in bed before you fall asleep together in each others’ arms.

Best and higher self-esteem

When you are enjoying sex with the love of your life, you definitely feel good about yourself and the other person. If you are not having sex, or not having it very often, this can affect your self - esteem and might cause you to doubt your partner’s fidelity.

Spending quality time together making love will give your self-esteem and self-image a boost for all of the right reasons. It reinforces the bond the two of you share which will give rise to greater intimacy.


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