Sex and Romantic relationships
This article showcases the difference in sexual and romantic relationships and explains how emotional intimacy required to maintain a healthy relationship.
Sexual and romantic relationships are an important part of life. No matter what your relationship status is, we’ll help you keep things healthy and safe by making you interact among specialized people.
Sex is not important in keeping a relationship healthy, sex is the later part of a relationship or maybe the initial part which depends on a person, but what really matters is love if you wish to be romantic, try feeling it first, let the world come to about that special person, try imagining the world around you by that togetherness and then you have the whole life to have sex.
Sex is more than an act of pleasure, it’s the ability to be able to feel so close to a person, so connected, so comfortable that it’s almost breathtaking to the point you feel you can’t take it. And at this moment you’re a part of them. — Thom York
Being in a romantic relationship doesn’t mean that you cannot get sexually involved with that person. The difference here lies that the person matters to you more than your sexual desires. Talking on the philosophical terms, life becomes much simpler to live and there is a level of trust built between the two. You can entirely rely on that person. It also becomes easier to face challenges with your significant other by your side. If you have that kind of support in your life, you feel strong mentally, emotionally and you know that you have someone who has always got your back.
Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex. – Hunter S. Thompson
But however, having a relationship for a long period of time and then breaking up with them can make you really heartbroken. Being emotionally attached to someone and then falling apart due to any given circumstances can make a huge and sometimes disastrous impact on a few.
Sitting at a bar and "hitting on" a girl or a guy for a night, knowing that you are just here for meeting your sexual desires can be called as a sexual relationship. Thus, when you do not expect anything else from another person, anything that is not related to emotional intimacy or building a deeper connection, that is considered a sexual relationship. You do not seem to find ‘love’ for that person rather just satisfy yourself and fulfil your sexual desires. They may or may not complete your sexual desires but can definitely relieve you for some time. But, You never know if that person is sexually healthy or not. What if they have an STD? you really cannot rely on that person. Neither they will offer any kind of mental support or love.
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power — Oscar Wilde
Whether you want to have a sexual relationship with someone or if you want to build a romantic relationship with someone is your own decision and you should not feel ashamed about what kind of relationship you wish to be.
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