Relationship: Sex Isn’t Necessary, Per se
Is sex important in a romantic relationship? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this.
Everyone’s different, and what’s important for some may not be at all important for others.
It ultimately depends on your personal beliefs, physical desires, and the nature of your relationship.
Many people have happy, fulfilling, healthy romantic relationships without having sex with their partners (or only having sex with their partners once in a while).
There are many reasons why people don’t want to, or don’t, have sex. This may include:
having a low libido (also known as “sex drive”)
living with an underlying medical condition, such as chronic pain
wanting to date for a longer period of time before having sex
being unmarried and wanting to abstain from sex before marriage
However, this doesn’t mean that the relationship will be unhealthy. And it certainly isn’t a sign that your partner doesn’t love or value you!
The bottom line? Sexual activity isn’t necessary for a healthy relationship.
Not everybody needs to have sex in order to have a healthy and happy relationship but some people do.
What’s important is that you find a partner who understands your needs and desires, no matter what they are. Open communication is essential for every romantic and sexual relationship.