By Dr. Shirish C. Malde, Sexology
Many couples are often curious about their sex life and how it compares to the sex life of others. In all honesty, you are able to determine, on your own, if your sex life is good, happy, and healthy. With that said, there are some common signs that you may want to look for. These signs, a few of which are outlined below, often signal a happy and healthy sex life. Are you receiving the ultimate level of satisfaction? Read on to find out more:
- Your Relationship Status: Your relationship is healthy if you communicate more with your partner. If you share what is on your mind, empathy between the two of you develops. And when you understand each other, you learn how to not burden them with unrealistic expectations. This in turn, keeps your sex life healthy as well.
- Experimentation: The bedroom is your personal arena, and you can put on any show you want; experiment as much as you would want. Experimentation is very healthy for an even healthier sex life.
- Sex is never a chore: In long-term relationships, especially, sex can begin to feel like a chore. But it should never be. Sex is something you should both want and not treat it as a responsibility. So if you both perceive sex as such, you have a happy sex life.
- Sex is a natural part of the relationship: Raising kids and work can make your sex life difficult. But if you don’t let them get in your way, it is a sign of a happy sex life.
- Sex is not an act: If you can keep the romance alive and thriving, sex becomes more enjoyable. It is never just an act; it is an emotional bond as well. This is another sign which indicates a happy sex life.
So, do you have a happy and healthy sex life? If a number of the above mentioned signs describes your relationship with your partner, there is a good chance that you do.
Even if you have a happy and healthy sex life now, it is important to remember that things may change. Remember that as time passes, it may be easier to let sex impact your relationship negatively. Be sure to always keep an open line of communication with your partner, especially where sex and their needs are concerned.