Physical intimacy involves body closeness that enhances emotional closeness. While it's often associated with sexual intimacy, it can also be non-sexual, encompassing affectionate touching such as cuddling, holding hands, hugging, and kissing. Additionally, it includes creating a safe space to openly discuss preferences and boundaries with your spouse.
Examples of how you can build physical intimacy with your spouse include:
- Building a sense of security in your relationship through affectionate touches.
- Having open conversations with your spouse about their comfort with different types of touch, being receptive to their reactions, and respecting their boundaries.
- Enjoying simple activities together, such as sitting next to each other at restaurants, reading a book together, or cooking a meal together, to promote physical intimacy. You may find out more about dating ideas for married couples here.