13 Myths About Intimate Relations Every Couple Needs To Let Go Now
It seems that people are taking the relationship myths too seriously these days. There is a reason behind this statement. According to stats a lot of couples are unhappy these days. It has been observed that on an average married couple has sex 68.5 times a year, which is almost once a week. And, 6 out of 10 couples have admitted that they are unhappy in their relationship. We have brought a list of such myths which need to be destroyed by every couple as they ruin your healthy relationship.
#1. Good couples have similar sexual preferences.
This does not mean that couples who have different sexual preferences do not lead a happy life. Therefore this myth needs to be discarded. Every partner has different sexual preferences and needs from their SO. A happy couple realizes this and tries to fulfill it.
#2. It’s pretty normal that cuddling and gestures decrease with time.
This is not completely true it can be connected to the reduced PDA between the two of you since with time you both know you have each other and thus the romantic gestures can reduce a bit. However, this doesn’t mean that you are no more attracted towards each other.
#3. Men are generally more sexual than women.
This is not entirely true. Women may have a higher libido in some couples. As per Edward O. Laumann, Ph.D., “Sexual desire in women is extremely sensitive to environment and context.” Thus, even if your lady partner is taking the lead, don’t let it bother your masculine ego.
#4. Happy couples have sex daily.
Sex is not the necessity to a happy relationship. Having sex daily does not mean that you are a happy couple. Intimacy is not a task but an experience. You only have it if you want it. As per Terri Orbuch, Ph.D., a Michigan clinical psychologist, “Frustration is the number one thing that eats away at a relationship. It’s directly tied to these myths.”