As the holidays approach and the lists to Santa grow longer, there are several specific gifts you can share with your partner that don’t cost much financially but can reap significant dividends relationally.
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The power of touch…the gift of vulnerability.
While sexual intimacy is a beautiful gift between partners, reawaken the power of this together. Plan an evening when the two of you are with each other completely naked and skin-to-skin, WITHOUT the agenda to have intercourse. With skin-to-skin contact comes a valuable hormonal surge of oxytocin that couples can easily identify early in a relationship but seems to dull or lose its potency after time. When the “obligation/chore” of actual intercourse is set aside, vulnerable connection is the gift you share together.
Start with holding hands and work toward snuggling or spooning, any other more intimate touching needs to be tabled for the first 30 minutes. After the first half-hour, each partner will ask permission to touch the other, WITHOUT the agenda to have intercourse. After the hour is complete, hold hands again - this helps the levels of oxytocin to return to baseline less abruptly.