Trending News: Compliments during intimacy can lead to better sex
Are you hoping to heat things up in the bedroom? Have things become a bit dull? Searching for an effective way to encourage positive change?
If so, listen up guys because what I’m about to tell you could offer the answers you are looking for. Moreover, it won’t cost you a dime and isn’t corny. Are you ready?
According to a new study appearing in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, complimenting your partner’s can lead to more fulfilling, intense intercourse.
Investigators studied 244 women between the ages of 18-30 years of age. All were in committed relationships for a minimum of three months and sexually active with their partner within the last thirty days.
As part of this research, investigators asked the women questions related to their body appreciation using a rating system. Examples included: “I feel good about my body” and “I like my body”.
Additionally, participants were asked to step into their partner’s shoes and rate how their mate might respond to the same types of questions. Example: “My partner finds my body attractive”.
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Now here is the interesting part. The scientists inquired about their sexual experiences over a one month period. Specifically, they wanted to know how often the women they felt like getting it on, their arousal levels, orgasmic frequency, and satisfaction. Overall relationship satisfaction was gauged as well.
According to the study’s findings, women who felt their partner desired their body, the better their sexual experience.
Additionally, higher levels of body level appreciation (directed by a mate) led to greater arousal and more frequent intimacy.
When you think about it, the psychology behind the results isn’t too difficult to understand. If you believe your mate finds you to be attractive, there’s a good chance you will also find yourself to be attractive.
Which leads us to the central theme of this post. By taking the time to genuinely compliment your partner’s body, you help to build greater intimacy while strengthening your relational bond.
Guy Counseling spoke to couples therapist Arlene Englander about the study’s findings to get her impressions.
“Compliments can go a long way in creating a more meaningful relationship and not just during sex. But in order for them to be effective, they need to be sincere and not forced,” says Englander.
“Men shouldn’t feel squeamish about this. It doesn’t take much to say something positive about a partner’s physique. And it goes without saying that it’s a two-way street. Women also may benefit from offering the occasional body compliment to their mate,” she adds.
Well guys, there you go. By tuning into your significant other’s body and genuinely complimenting her, there’s a good chance your relationship will benefit in multiple ways, including intimacy.