Social distancing has put a strain on many intimate and casual relationships as the key ingredient of touch is missing or you are not used to being with your partners so much that things start to become mundane and boring. When we go through times of crisis, it can feel like we just have to push our way through in order to make it out the other side. It’s exhausting. In times like these, yes, we need stamina… but we also need coping strategies that help to soothe us right here, right now.
With social distancing in full effect in most of the country, finding a different way to be intimate with your partner either at home or virtually is also becoming a growing need. It’s important to stay intimate with your loved one during these stressful times.
Here are 4 ways to stay intimate during social distancing:
Make an Effort
It can be easy to fall into a routine now that quarantine has limited your date night options, which can make things feel stagnant if you’re not cautious. Use this time to lay the groundwork and discover what aspects of your relationship needs to be improved, this can be beneficial to improving intimacy.
Be vocal with your needs
If you’re quarantined with your partner or friend with benefits then don’t let the fire die out by discussing your wants and needs. Talking to your partner about sex can be uncomfortable for many, however, it can be extremely beneficial in the long run. Especially if this is the first time you and your boo are spending extended time together.
Keep your phone close
Your phone is your best friend during quarantine, so use it throughout the day to reassure your partner you’re thinking about them and create some buildup.
Get ready for reconnection
Although there is no exact date to when life will get back to normal, the good news is that it won’t last forever! So prepare yourself to re-enter the world and get your love life back on track.
If you find that your relationship is still struggling a bit to find that intimacy during this stressful time, you may also want to consider online group counseling. Click here to learn more.