Be more responsive to rekindle your sexual intimacy
Do you want to heat up things a little inside the bedroom? According to researchers, being more responsive to your partner and making them feel special may help you a great deal.
“Our research shows that partners who are responsive to each other outside the bedroom are able to maintain their sexual desire,” said Gurit Birnbaum, Professor of Psychology at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel.
Birnbaum and co-author Harry Reis, Professor of Psychology at University of Rochester in New York reported the findings in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
The researchers also found that women’s desire is more strongly affected by their partner’s responsiveness than men’s desire. “Responsiveness, which is a type of intimacy, is important in a relationship because it signals that one is really concerned with the welfare of the other,” he said.
Responsive partners are willing to invest resources in the relationship and show understanding at a deep level. They make the relationship feel special which is what people generally seek from their romantic relationships.
Responsiveness will encourage desire because it gives the impression that the partner is worth pursuing and engaging in sex with a desirable partner is likely to promote a relationship.