We have already talked about how positive, physical interaction outside of the bedroom promotes a healthy and active sex life by releasing that feel-good hormone, oxytocin. Oxytocin is the culprit behind some wonderful phenomenon, such as the "warm-fuzzies" or butterflies in the stomach, as well as the high one experiences when falling in love. It's also partially responsible for that wow-ee feeling one experiences during orgasm. So yeah...Touch can be a powerful thing! But have you ever felt that your partner ONLY wants to touch you when they're trying to get lucky? Thankfully, I don't have this problem. My husband is a total, self-proclaimed Snuggle Bug. He is such a snuggler, in fact, that he begged me for months to get him a Pillow Pet! (Which I was fortunate enough to win from an awesome blog, and I even pulled the ultimate prank in giving it to him....But that's a story for a different post!) But many couples I know DON'T really touch one another regularly. They don't hug or kiss or flirt. To me, that's sad. But I understand that not everyone is as touchy-feely as we are. Especially after years of being together and dealing with the ups and downs of daily life. Sometimes it's hard to want to touch someone who leaves the new roll of toilet paper resting on the holder ON TOP of the empty cardboard roll. It's not so easy to want to kiss a man who can belch the entire alphabet and cocks his leg up to fart and giggles like a child at his flatulence. There are times that Dan annoys the living daylights out of me with his antics. But lucky for HIM, I still want to touch him. Part of what made me fall in love with him was his silliness, and while it can be rather obnoxious, it's one of the things I cherish about him the most. Okay...maybe not the farting. He's a work in progress, and I vow to teach the boy some manners yet!
So anyway, Day 6 of the K-Y Brand Intimacy Experiment is simple. And effortless, at least for us. You see, we don't need to do anything out of the ordinary at all. In a previous post, I stated that the hubby and I are that sickeningly sweet couple that is always kissing and hugging that makes a lot of people want to puke. Well, we are. So that's why today's challenge is easy as pie for us. You guessed it! Today's experiment is one all about TOUCH. How often do you touch your partner, affectionately, throughout the day? And no, I don't mean nookie, and I don't mean a dry peck on the cheek. Reserve those for your grandmothers! (The dry pecks, not the nookie, please!)
We touch constantly. I get literally dozens and dozens of kisses a day. It's the first thing he does when he gets home, and he continues to kiss me randomly throughout the day. Heck, I even have some artwork above our bed that says "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" that serves as a good reminder to us to do just that...even if we're tired...even if we're angry...even if one of us (him) ate some nasty, smelly onions....We ALWAYS kiss goodnight. And hello. And goodbye. And good morning. And then there's the "Oh, I am passing you in the hallway so you'd better grab a kissy" kiss, and then the "I'm gonna sneak up behind her, wrap my arms around her and kiss her while she's cooking dinner" kiss....and many, many more where that came from! You get the idea. We're so kissy I sometimes nauseate myself!And then there are the hugs. The nice, lingering embraces. I get tons of those, too. There will be times that we're sitting on the couch and I will be entering giveaways while he watches TV and he will randomly crawl over to me and wrap his arms around me and just hug me tightly. He does this a lot, and I love it! Unless, of course, he makes me lose my place and I don't remember which entries I have completed,lol. Then I might get just a tad annoyed, but only for a second. Who can stay mad when they're getting a nice, big hug? Not me!
Here are some good ways to incorporate positive, physical touch into your relationships:
So I am telling you from personal experience, touching in a non-sexual way throughout the day DOES help lead to other things once the lights go out...Or stay on, depending on the day and how much fluid I feel I am retaining! Hey, we DID have 2 babies in the period of 12 months. All that non-sexual physical contact leads to some steamy action in the bedroom. And lots of it. I have a 14 month old and a newborn that are living testimonials of that fact!
Stay tuned tomorrow for Day 7 of the K-Y Brand Intimacy Experiment!
For more information about the Intimacy Experiment, make sure to check out K-Y Brand’s Facebook Page, Couples Place.
Disclosure: I wrote this posting while participating in a blog campaign on behalf of K-Y® Brand and also received product samples to help facilitate my review. In addition, K-Y® Brand sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own, and were not influenced in any way.
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