These caring professionals can be found via websites like www. That said, non-genital touch, massage, hugs, holding, talking and emotional intimacy are every bit as effective as sex in terms of developing closeness and relationship trust. Often in such cases the real issue is that things have gone a little stale. Sex is responsible for an increase in the levels of the hormone oxytocinthe so-called love hormone, to help us bond and build trust.
Times of stress, like moving, or a new baby, or illness, can all get in the way temporarily. In many studies, researchers and therapists said it really depends on the couple.
And frequency of sexual arousal and behavior can be influenced by any number of factors, including: Sometimes both partners want to be sexual, but one or both is not interested in sex with his or her spouse. This may or may not be an issue, depending on the couple.
Some people are into a fetish or kink; others are relatively "vanilla. Who knows, maybe he or she is willing to try it.