Sex re-connects you and puts you in tune with your partner…

Sex: It’s a topic that men and women love talking about. And, it’s something that everyone thinks about – even when they’re not sexually active. And, guess what? it’s very important in a relationship. In fact, it’s just as imperative as trust and communication.

Sex is something that’s different for men and women – a universal form of pleasure, if you will, and a way to de-stress. It also gives you a level of closeness with your significant other.

Here are six reasons why sex is important in a relationship:

1. Passion, passion, passion

The best relationship you can have is with someone who’s your best friend and your lover. If you’re in a relationship that’s become sexless, you might as well be dating just a friend. Yes, it’s that simple.

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Relationships need passion. They need excitement and sexiness. Having sex with your partner keeps that spark alive. It makes the relationship desirable, stimulating and fun.

2. Stay stress-free

Having sex helps relieves stress. It releases endorphins and other hormones that make you feel good. When you’re stress-free and feeling great, you function better.

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3. Keep the connection alive

Sex is something simple you can do to make yourself (and your partner!) very happy. It promotes intimacy, reassurance and shows you both that you’re wanted and needed. It tells your partner that you can still make time for each other.

Sex a form of communication. It’s a way of assuring your significant other that the love is still there and everything is okay, regardless of how intense life becomes.

4. A good night’s sleep

Sex helps you sleep better. It’s not just the fabulous romp session that makes you sleep like a baby. After sex, a chemical called oxytocin is released, which helps you sleep soundly.

5. It makes you happy

People who have sex very often are generally happier than those who don’t. Having sex puts an extra pep in your step. It also boosts your self-confidence and gives you a better, more positive balanced attitude about yourself.

6. It keeps your partner happy

When men are stressed, sex makes them feel better. It makes them feel wanted and needed.

Plain and simple, having sex makes a man feel good about himself.

If you’re in a sex-less relationship, your partner isn’t 100% satisfied. It’s a no-brainer that if he isn’t happy with your sex life, he’s going to start looking for sex from someone else.