February 14th, 2017
Sex, love, and commitment all are three different things. It is not necessary that people who are in sexual relationship, also love each other. Similarly, when you love someone, sex isn’t the only way to express. Whether it is a long-term marriage or a fling, it is important to understand each other’s sexual needs or expectations. Having sex in a devoted relationship makes people closer to each other, both physically and emotionally. But, even in non-committed relations sex can be joyful (friends with benefits!). However, no matter what type of relation you have, the key is respect, trust and understanding.
Before getting into a relation, ask yourself and your partner about what type of relation is expected.
Like said earlier, sex isn’t the only way to show affection. Discuss with the person whether you both want to get engaged into sexual activities or not? and if relation is sexual; or are there any limitations?
Even if you decide to have sex, do you want to get committed and make it a long-term relationship? Do you want to get married or have children together?
Some people like to take intimacy to a whole new level! They are very passionate and expect their partner to be equally intimated. Figure out whether you both want a lovey dovey relation, sparkling with romance and intimacy or you want a friendly relation.
Some people follow the one man/women formula. They want to be sexually connected with one person only. Whereas some people like variety in their sex life and prefer an open relationship. It is important to discuss with your partner as it may badly hurt, if priorities are different!
A serial monogamous relationship can be less risky for catching STIs as compared to polygamous relations but, not risk-free. For instance, incorrect/irregular use of protections, having numerous monogamous relations, sex with strangers, sharing of needles and irregular STI screening can aggravate your risk of developing STIs/STDS.
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