If you’re in a relationship, it’s important to know the difference between making love and having sex. While sex may satisfy a sexual desire, making love is about creating emotional intimacy. Many couples use sex as a way to bond and feel closer, but it can become just another sexual act that doesn’t really touch on deep emotions or feelings.
A lot of people confuse the two experiences, and that can be dangerous. For example, some people only sleep with their partner when it’s convenient – for instance, a quickie after a night out or a one-night stand. Others have sex with their partners for the sole purpose of gratifying their sexual desires and they’re not invested in the emotional connection.
However, there are those who have great sex and they don’t have the greatest relationships. It’s not because they don’t have a desire for intimacy, but it’s because they never truly learn how to make love and they focus on satisfying their physical needs.
The first step to making love is setting the scene. You should create a romantic space where you and your partner can relax, unwind and get intimate. You could light some candles, put on some soft music and wear sexy lingerie. This will set the mood and get your partner in the mood too.
Some couples even use massage oils to enhance the sensual experience. During sex, it’s important to communicate verbally and non-verbally with your partner. Pay attention to the little things your partner does and says during sex – for example, if they move a pillow out of the way or they ask you to turn on their favorite position, those are signs that they’re into you. You should also respond to their cues as well, such as if they move close to you or kiss you.
You should be open to trying new positions during sex, too. While you don’t want to go overboard, it’s good to try different positions and see what they do for you. It will also help to make the experience more fun and exciting, so you can both enjoy it.
It’s also a good idea to take your time during sex, and not rush it. This will give you both a chance to explore your body and have a deeper connection. It can also help you reach deeper orgasms, which is a sign of making love. It’s a great feeling, but it’s also important to remember that making love is about emotional satisfaction as much as physical pleasure. You can still have great sex without orgasm, but it’s less likely to be as magical as if you’re making love and getting the full sensory experience.