Make a meal together
Getting messy in the kitchen by creating something delicious is a great way to spend time together and work as a team while have some fun and laughs
Cuddle & chill
Hugging is scientifically proven to increase our serotonin levels - the ‘feel-good’ hormone. So, get your daily dose by getting your cuddle on. When you know there’s no expectation for it to lead to sex, you can relax and enjoy it even more.
One of the most profound practices for cultivating deep connection, eye gazing is simply the act of silently looking into one another’s eyes. Allow yourself to truly be seen by your partner, it’s really special.
Get deep - in conversation
Being able to speak passionately about things close to your heart, to open up and be vulnerable is such an intimate experience. Try using the 36 Questions in Love to get the conversation flowing.
Savour in a massage
This is a beautiful way to connect physically, again without the pressure or expectation for it to lead anywhere sexual. Indulge in one another’s touch and take pleasure in connecting this way.
There’s something very intimate about sharing a bath together (well, provided the tub is big enough!). Being naked together doesn’t automatically have to be a sexual thing. Instead, melt into the moment, have a cuddle and some chats over a glass of wine and soak in the bliss of connection.
Such a simple gesture, but it can create a sense of connection, safety and stability. It’s a small way of saying, wordlessly, that you care, you're here and you’ve got them.
Tick off the to-do’s
Running errands together may seem like the epitome of domestic hell, but it’s actually a simple way to spend some time together and make the mundane more special.
Soap it up in the shower
Again, getting naked and soapy may seem like a classically sexual act, but it’s simply another way to bask in one another’s bodies without it needing to go anywhere. Let it be light and fun, or indulge in a make out sesh.
Make time for fun and play by planning short trips away, or epic date nights. Do that activity you’ve always talked about and make some memories together.
Rediscover the joy of kissing by experimenting with different styles of kisses, varying speed, pressure, and tongue techniques. Inquire about your partner's favourite way to kiss and be kissed, and share your preferences as well. You might find that these intimate moments bring you even closer than if you had rushed toward intercourse.