Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, making it the perfect time to prioritise connection and introduce some new ways to achieve it with your partner (while finding the perfect gift in the process).
In the time since the pandemic has begun, increased safety measures, social distancing and intermittent lockdowns have meant we have been starved of touch, which has negative effects beyond intimacy and is even known to be detrimental to our health and mental state. Emotional contact between people is often mediated by touch, making it a vital aspect of our daily lives, and anything from touching to hugging and kissing are experienced as affectionate gestures. All are proven to enhance positive feelings and are clear ways of seeking intimacy – in all close relationships.
Now that we know a little more about the links between touch and emotional connection, let’s explore the methods we can use to apply it and therefore harness it for greater intimacy. Discover some easy techniques – and find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift – below.
1. Prioritise physical touch
2. Scents of connection