It is no surprise that sex sells. It is in our movies, advertisements, and even on our social media feeds. It is a vital and loving part of most relationships, but there is so much more to intimacy than what goes on in the bedroom.
These nine things you can do with your partner are better than sex, and they make for a healthy and thriving relationship. Time to get close to the one you love. Nothing you do with your significant other will ever compare to slide #4!
9. Play Nurse When They Need It Most
Your relationship is nothing without tender loving care. Don’t be afraid to take on the role of caretaker when your partner isn’t feeling well, and they will be sure to return the favor. Being cared for when you are sick is definitely a turn on — everyone wants to be protected by the one they love.
Don’t forget the breakfast in bed as needed!
8. Take A Getaway To Get To Know Each Other
Going somewhere you’ve both never been is the perfect opportunity to get to know your partner at their core. You will get to know them outside of their element — and possibly confused, lost, or frustrated — which will deepen the bond between the two of you.
Slide #5 will have you getting up close and really personal!
7. Compliments Bring You Closer Together
Who doesn’t want to hear that they are beautiful? Boost your man or woman’s confidence and make them feel wanted. Showing your appreciation goes a long way when it comes to setting the mood, or simply making them smile.
Don’t be afraid to turn the dial up on your charm!
6. Make An Effort With The In-Laws
Meeting your significant other’s family is an important step in every relationship — and it’s absolutely terrifying. Although nerve-wracking, getting to know your partner’s family can give you insight about how they tick.
We are greatly influenced by those we are surrounded by in childhood and into adulthood, and meeting who really matters to them can allow you to understand them on a deeper level.
5. Make It A Habit To Have Intense Eye Contact
Most of us avoid eye contact at all costs. It’s uncomfortable and sometimes just downright awkward. Becoming truly comfortable with each other — with or without clothes on — means you have to be able to look them dead in the eye.
Eye contact can be rough, but really try to lock eyes with your partner! You will definitely want to take some notes from slide #3.
4. Do Absolutely Nothing At All
That is not a typo — you have to be able to appreciate the silence between you are your partner. Not every second has to be filled with conversation. In a world that is constantly on the go, it’s important to slow down with your significant other and be bored every once in awhile.
Revel in the need to be bored — you will learn a lot about how your significant other spends their time.
3. Profess Your Love Through The Written Word
There is nothing more sincere and sensual than a well-crafted love letter. Grab a piece of paper and a pen and jot down a few lines about how much you appreciate your partner. Love letters are great to hold onto when you are having a bad day or when you need to feel wanted.
Let out your inner Shakespeare!
2. Sleep Next To Each Other — And Actually Snooze
You’re attracted to your partner, and being in close contact with them can be tempting to make everything about sex. Sleeping next to each other without having sexual contact is even more personal than doing the deed.
Just the closeness and the ability to snuggle is enough to make you fall more in love with every inch of them. The next slide will give the two of you a reason to celebrate.
1. Get Cozy Underneath The Mistletoe
Nothing screams romance more than watching your partner’s eyes light up as they open gifts on Christmas morning. Holidays are a time to spend with the ones you love. Take the time to start new traditions and keep up the old with your significant other.
May your relationship be merry and bright!