By Stef Daniel Unfortunately, there is no recommended daily allowance of just how much sex should occur in a relationship. Some people seem to have a high sex drive that keeps their bedroom antics alive several times per week, while others are lucky to get in a quickie once a month.
And of course, there are thousands of relationships that are suffering from a lack of sex so long over due, that a deep valley of physical and emotional disconnect has formed that neither partner knows how to bridge. It seems that the longer a relationship goes without sex, the more difficult it is to revive the sex life. The question is can a relationship survive on a little to no sex?
Many relationship experts believe that a happy and healthy relationship begins and ends with sex. But rather that sex is the metaphorical glue that can keep a relationship alive even during the tough times. Sexual intimacy is one of the best ways to do it. You may express emotions verbally but nothing says it better than physical intimacy. Additionally, according to a sex survey out of edition of Cosmopolitan magazine, the main reason that men and women cheat is due to a lack of a satisfying sex life in the home.
For men especially, sex is often an ego booster and is often directly linked to their self-esteem. And this often leads to cheating. For women, a drastic drop in the frequency of sex comes after childbirth.
For so many couples this is the time where the sex life dwindles and couples report the least amount of satisfaction with their sex lives. Other couples have been happily married and sexless for years. Additionally, there is so much pressure from the outside world in regard to sexuality that couples who have problems with physical intimacy often have a hard time reaching out to sex counselors for help, and end up suffering in silence due to shame or guilt. Married couples say they have sex an average of It is very difficult to decide whether a relationship can survive without sex.
While love may be the most important part of a relationship, sex is often what fuels passion in a relationship. Without having sex as an outlet and a way to physically connect with our partners, it seems obvious that many other areas of the relationship with suffer as well. There is no doubt that sex is important to both men and women, and helps to strengthen the bond that couples feel toward one another.
And yet, it is equally important to make sure that a relationship is not based solely on a sex life, as life shows us that passion and sexuality will be affected by the natural ebb and flow of life. Couples that are dating often overlook the importance of sex in their relationship. Sexual compatibility seems to be circumvented by proclamations of love and adoration. The reality remains that while love may get you through the happy times, sex can get you through the trials and tribulations.