Be more re­spon­sive to rekin­dle your sex­ual in­ti­macy

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Time out -

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.

PHOTO: IS­TOCK

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