There is no single formula to making a relationship last long. However, there are some basic things that every couple have in common be it short term or long term relationships.
Everyone’s relationships are a bit different because individuals venture into it for different reasons like money, connections, pride, peer pressure, love, sex and so on.
A Psychologist Dr. Sharita Shah says,
“A physical level of intimacy is only natural and is necessary between a couple, to show a level of comfort and affection. Sexual intercourse is one of the best ways to do it. You may express emotions verbally but nothing says it better than physical intimacy.”
Sexual intercourse is an act that should be carried out between married couples but in the world we live in today, reverse is the case as most individuals now even indulge in an act called the “One night stand”. On a personal note, I don’t think sex should be a deciding factor in making a relationship last longer because eventually one might get tired of the sex and the relationship goes in jeopardy. On the other hand, sex might also be a drive or that missing piece of the puzzle but that can only be possible if there is “love” between the couples.
Check Out Peoples Thoughts On The Topic;
I don’t like the idea of premarital sex… so I don’t know why guys ask for sex in a relationship.
Yes, I believe that sexual intercourse is a major factor that makes relationship last longer. In the sense that it spices up relationship and gives it the right ingredient the relationship is lacking.
I also believe that when there is sexual intercourse in a relationship it further strengthens the bond one have with his/her partner. Without sex in a relationship your partner might just have a slightly more important role to play in your life like some of your other female friends.
It doesn’t. Yes sexual intercourse helps the two people build a bond but it is not a major criteria for a long lasting relationship.
For sure it must happen, but before it does the couples involved must define the relationship first and it must be an agreement between both parties not a one way thing.
To me it is YES. A relationship without sex is like white rice without stew (eatable but not sweet), so sexual intercourse is the stew in the relationship and it is 60% of a relationship.
Sex to me is like drinking alcohol. I don’t take it every day but I can decide I want it at any given time. So been in a relationship without sexual intercourse, is like been inside a prison without access to alcohol. To me that relationship can’t last I get the sex.
It is not a factor because I have been in a relationship where I was never denied the opportunity but I still opt out of it. The only thing the sex did was to cloud my real feelings making me stay in the relationship longer than expected.