Love is something that is naturally within all of us and an important part of our being. So then, what does it mean to ‘make love 24/7’? Maybe ‘love making’ is pretty much exactly what the words describe, it’s how we are with each other every day. So what does this include?
Here are some love-making ways of being with another that includes more than just sex…
… cuddling with someone. It can be a super loving way of being with each other.
… talking about what’s really important to you. This can be with not only a partner but also a friend, or others! Sharing your values, beliefs and what you’re feeling is letting someone get to know you more. Getting to know who you truly are and expressing this with another can support building your relationship with yourself and them.
… helping each other with something. Maybe it’s a chore one of you needs to do but it could also be visiting the family or simply deciding on something. It gives you time together in a different way than you normally would be and an opportunity to be more open, so not just the cherry picked moments that may seem to be the best.
… enjoy the kissing! Don’t underestimate just kissing! You can keep the clothes on and just enjoy kissing one another without expecting anything else. It can be pretty awesome!
… sleeping together literally. No sex, just cuddling up or lying next to each other (if one of you isn’t big into cuddling) and falling asleep with each other can also be super intimate, trusting and romantic.
… giving each other a massage. It can be a way of appreciating the other, you can leave your clothes on and it doesn’t have to be sexual. Being able to massage someone without any sexual desire also is a way of showing how much you respect and care for them and that you are not just in the relationship for one thing only.
… holding hands. Simple and beautiful.
… going on a walk. When going on a walk with someone you can learn so much about yourself and also the other person. Is there a flow and ease with you both? What does it feel like, simply walking next to one another and being in the presence of each other? Are you comfortable walking together if there is silence? Can you have a laugh and enjoy being wherever you are walking?
… preparing a meal together. It’s a great way to learn about each other’s likes and dislikes and also how you feel about being in each other’s company.
… writing a letter to each other. Go old school and send a letter or card. It doesn’t have to be stating your undying love but can just be saying “hi”, no big words needed to make it meaningful.
… planning days out together. Where would you both like to go or what would you both like to do, e.g. skating, going to the beach or the cinema, etc.? Another great opportunity to get to know each other more and the things you like to do.
… learning a skill together. Learning a new skill isn’t only fun, it can also build self-esteem and confidence. Doing this with someone can be even more fun as you are learning something together.
… snuggling up and watching a movie. Not ‘Netflix and Chill’, literally and simply just snuggling up and watching the movie.