It’s no myth that sex, whether kinky or romantic, is a powerful way to increase intimacy with your partner.
Even science says so. During sex, your brain floods your body with hormones and neurochemicals, especially oxytocin, which is best known as the “love hormone”—and with good reason. Oxytocin decreases feelings of stress and dramatically increases feelings of trust, security, bonding, and love, says California-based couples therapist Mary Kay Cocharo, L.M.F.T.
Skin to skin touching triggers the release of these hormones, making stripping down with your partner one of the quickest and easiest ways to deepen your relationship. Want to take things a step further? Here are seven simple—and sexy—things that will make your next romp more intimate.
1. Be vocal.
Keeping quiet during sex means you’re missing out on an opportunity to build your bond with your partner.
Breathing deeply communicates pleasure and doing so in tandem with your partner can help heighten arousal,
Avoid distractions at all costs. Make sure the television is off and your phone is silent—your texts and voicemails can wait.
4. Remove pets from the bedroom.
A lot of people sleep with their pets in their bed, but it can be a major buzzkill to have your dog or cat staring at you while you have sex. Not to mention, really awkward.
5. Make your bedroom a work-free zone.
You sleep in your bedroom, and you have sex in your bedroom. It’s not, however, a place to do work, pay bills, or talk on the phone
6. Open your eyes.
Try focusing on making eye contact next time you’re in bed.
7. Plan a romantic evening.
Let’s put it like this: Not every meal needs to be a five-course dinner. A quick burger can really hit the spot sometimes, but too much fast food is never a good thing, either.
SOURCE: Mens Health