Keeping Desire Alive in a Long-Distance Relationship

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Long-distance relationships are not easy. Factors like lack of sexual contact, distrust, and having no choice but to use phones or the internet as a primary mode of communication are often cited as some of their most challenging aspects. Dating someone who lives far away can even take a significant toll on your well-being, especially if you value physical intimacy.

The yearning for your beloved partner can seem nearly unbearable. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to keep the spark alive and satisfy sexual desire even if you can’t be next to your partner at all times.

For instance, sexting can serve as excellent foreplay, so you can get on a call and engage in steamy phone sex. Frequent check-ins are also a good idea, even if you just want to tell your partner about the new classy online adult store,, you discovered or share something personal with them! Here are more tips and details to help you navigate a long-distance relationship:

Stick to Regular Check-Ins

Checking in with your partner can be incredibly reassuring and help keep the longing under control. However, for this to be successful, both you and your partner need to be on the same page when it comes to staying in touch. If one of you isn’t good at replying to messages or tends to leave them on “read,” they may feel overwhelmed by frequent texts and the need to respond to them all the time.

That’s why before you decide to start the check-ins, you should first talk to your partner about the idea. To make things easier, you can choose certain times of day when none of you is busy, and you can have a chat. Be honest with your partner and explain how much you value regular communication.

Check-ins provide an excellent opportunity to work on emotional intimacy and be a part of your partner’s day, even if you live far away from each other. Both of you should understand that this practice has nothing to do with control and instead focuses on promoting meaningful engagement between the partners. It’s also a great opportunity to talk about what’s happening in your lives, offer support, or get assurance.

Try Sexting

The idea of sexting may sound quite intimidating at first, but over time it should only get easier and sound more natural. You don’t need to schedule a specific time in the day, but doing so may help you and your long-distance partner ensure that you’re in the right mood. Here, the choice is up to you. You can also treat sexting as a form of foreplay, especially if you want to truly embrace the technology and have phone or video chat sex.

Remember that you don’t have to be overly explicit when texting. In general, it’s best to do whatever you feel good about. However, if you want to get out of your comfort zone or surprise your significant other, you can tell them about the last sexy dream you had or drop hints about what you’re wearing (or not). It’s all about grabbing their attention and keeping it focused on you and your relationship.

Sexting may not be the easiest thing to do at first, especially if you’re not used to talking about sex. Still, it can be a great way to make such talks easier and help you communicate your desires more effectively. It can also allow your partner to open up about their feelings and, as a result, strengthen your long-distance relationship.

Go on Virtual Dates

Virtual dates can work wonders for couples that can’t go on regular dates as often as they would want to due to t

he distance that’s keeping them apart. Things may feel a bit awkward at first, but if you make sure to set the right atmosphere and take care of other details, such as music and ambient lighting, there’s no reason why your virtual dates shouldn’t be successful.

You can start the day with s

exting to get in the mood for your scheduled date. Then, get yourselves ready as if you were going on a real date. You can eat dinner together, chat about your day, and then get to flirting or having video sex.

However, remember that sex doesn’t have to be the ultimate goal of the date. It’s also a good idea to put on the same mov

ie and watch it together or just dedicate the entire day to chatting, sharing the news, expressing your love, planning your next meet-up, and simply spending time together.

Surprise Them

Sometimes keeping the spark alive can also take the form of learning how to surprise each other. For example, in addition to the standard texts and calls, you can also send your partner a handwritten love letter and make sure to show your love and appreciation for them.

Keep in mind that there’s no need to elaborate on every single feeling. Instead, you can focus on writing about what you love in your relationship and elaborate on plans for the near future, e.g., how you’d like to spend the next holidays together.

Aside from the letters, you can also put toge

ther the so-called “care package,” including some of your partner’s favorite snacks, something sentimental like a teddy bear, or a piece of décor you know they’ll like. Ordering their favorite meal and getting it delivered to their door is also a sweet and thoughtful idea, as is surprising them with something that’s been on their wish-list since forever.

In Conclusion

Even though there’s nothing easy about long-distance relationships, it doesn’t mean they’re bound to fail. In many cases, as long as both partners are committed, they should be able to keep the spark alive and satisfy sexual desire even if they aren’t together physically.

However, if you feel like you need some help and new ideas to rejuvenate your own long-distance relationship, you can try the tricks outlined above. Check in with your partner regularly, start sexting and going on virtual dates, and, most importantly, don’t be afraid to surprise them with something sweet and romantic! Happy dating!

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