Good morning bloggers.
Today lets start a conversation about sexual intimacy and specifically pre-marriage sex. If you have read our book, My Heart Got Married and I Didn’t Know It, you learned about “oxytocin” a hormone and neurotransmitter released during bodily contact. This hormone — nicknamed the “bonding hormone” or the “love hormone” surges during sexual contact and orgasm for both men and women. It induces feeling of love and warmth, togetherness and bonding. What are the implications of this biological response? Often, couples who marry and later have difficulties look back and say, “I was in lust rather than in love.” More accurately, their feelings were likely due in large part to the oxytocin effect.
Is there a problem with this? Today’s daters often become sexually involved very quickly.
Sexual intimacy is a powerful bonding activity that can get ahead of friendship and the healthy development of the relationship.
Is it possible to say “no” or “not yet” or even “not until we’re married” these days? Tell us what you think.
Barbara and Lora