Couple dating sex make out
We wanted to, so we did, nobody was forced, nobody practiced “fake modesty” (who is it for, anyway? You can have a strong relationship even if you have sex before being exclusive, and your relationship is not exempt from falling apart even if you wait until marriage.
Check out the unmitigated horror that is r/deadbedrooms if you need further proof.
We have a nearly pathological belief as a society that there’s a certain amount of sex that we be having, and very few examples of happy couples who just don’t feel like 48 minutes of foreplay on a Tuesday night, but who still love each other.
Men, especially, are expected to exist in a permanent state of horniness, and additionally that the frequency with which they get laid somehow directly correlates to their masculinity.
The limerence period, coined by psychologist Dorothy Tennov, represents the first 18 to 24 months of a relationship where you love (or overlook) everything your partner does, including never closing kitchen cabinets and talking over because your brain is hopped up on loving them.
After that time, your brain chemistry changes, the excitement wears off, and you guys settle into more stable patterns—less frequent sex included.
Technically I’ve never dated in the American or movie-esque sense.