The Importance Of Sex In Relationships

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LIKING EACH OTHER “The factors that keep people liking each other in long-term relationships are at least in part the same as the factors that lead to initial attraction” (Stangor, 2014). Regardless of how long they have been together, people remain interested in the physical attractiveness of their partners, although it is relatively less important than for first encounters. Relationships are also more satisfactory and more likely to continue when the individuals develop and maintain similar interests and continue to share their important values and beliefs over time (Davis & Rusbult, 2001). Proximity also remains important relationships that undergo the strain of the partners’ being apart from each other for very long are more at risk for breakup. “People in long-term relationships who are most satisfied with their partners report…show more content…
“It is ultimately about intimacy, pleasure and sexual expression” (Morales, 2017). Sex has many positive physical, intellectual, emotional and social benefits. We need to understand these benefits so that couples can recognize that sex in their relationships will not only help themselves, but help bond their relationship further and create a deeper sense of intimacy in a loving relationship. Where it’s a long term relationship or one that just started out, sex is important when considering the overall health. “Physically, an active sex life may yield many benefits, including a youthful appearance due to better dietary habits and frequent exercise” (Morales, 2017). Sexual activity burns calories and fat, but can also cause people to live more healthy lifestyles in general. “People who have sex regularly were found to have higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A (IgA), which, according to researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, combat disease and keep the body safe from colds and the flu” (Morales,

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