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Emotional is important to me but it takes me a extremely long time to feel a connection. But a sexual connection and emotional connection dont always mix for me so I voted C cuz i can have amazing sex with someone that I dont feel a a emotional with yet
I've had orgasms with people I didn't feel an emotional connection with, but it's way better with one.
if you both have an emotional connection, thats stronger than anything
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Absolutely. Sex lives come and go in long term relationships. Emotional intimacy can live on forever.
Your answers don't really match up with your initial question."Is emotional intimacy more important than physical intimacy in a relationship?"In a relationship, I think both are equally important, and I can't imagine having one without the other. Maybe when I'm in my 80s, I'll change my mind.But your vote answers don't seem to be limited to "in a relationship" situations, and, at least for most men, that's an important distinction.I *prefer* to be in a relationship and to have sex within a relationship, because I think that makes for the best sex. BUT... if I'm single, it's often difficult to find a suitable relationship partner, and I may go months or years being single, and my sex drive doesn't go away. And being male, I don't NEED an emotional connection to want or to enjoy sex, and I'm perfectly capable of enjoying it tremendously even without an emotional connection.A hot fudge sundae without the hot fudge is still ice cream, and I like ice cream, and will happily eat plain ice cream without the fudge, even though hot fudge makes it better.
I wouldn't say this question is worded correctly for me.It's odd to say that physical intimacy is less important to you if you have to achieve emotional intimacy first.To me, physical intimacy is vastly more important, *precisely* because it comes after achieving emotional intimacy, I clearly must deem it more special than emotional connection by itself.Physical intimacy is the height of emotional intimacy for me, the amount of people who I would be willing to be physically intimate with is far lower than the amount of people I would be willing to be emotionally intimate with.And I also gauge someone's genuine interest in me by their degree of physical intimacy towards me- someone who is unwilling to engage with me in physical intimacy can't possibly feel much of emotional intimacy towards me either.
Physical intimacy may ignite the fire in a relationship instantly - but it is short lived like the small amount of time we spend together having sex (like an hour out of 24). But th emotional intimacy is what keeps the relationship going for the life time. Physical intimacy may seem everything to many young ones at first but when they realize how the relationship acutally works -they find that its the emotions that counts - though I would also add that physical intimacy is also needed to keep the fire going from time to time.
Well I'm confused, because your question is completely different than your poll options.You question asks whether emotional intimacy is more important, and to that I'd say yes, but only slightly. They're almost equal in a longterm relationship.But then your poll answers ask whether or not you need an emotional connection to have good sex. My answer to this is no, it's completely possible to have casual sex that is as fun as sex in a committed relationship, at least for me it is. The only difference is that you miss the intimate connection you get with a longterm partner.
Is there really need for physical intimacy at all?Can a relationship not exist without physical intimacy? I would go for for emotional in any case. I could do without a physical intimacy and not have the feeling I am missing anything. The emotional bond is the most important.
I would argue that sex is more important, because I can have a more relatable relationship with my male friends most of the time. Dating a woman is a lot of work and if it's nothing more than a friendship, then there is not an equilibrium between effort put in and reward put out.
Satisfying physical intimacy is connected to emotional one. Sex becomes instantly boring with a partner that you had thousand times very satisfying one before, if emotional intimacy between both partners disappears.
Its one n the same how i feel affects what i feel n how i give. Im going to have a better experience n want to give a better experience if i feel an emtional investment
The two for me are pretty distinct entities, I can totally have one without the other. The emotional side for me is much harder.
It is preferable for me to have emotional connection before getting into physical connection but i can still get on very fine with anyone and i think this is something i got from my work and i find it good
To me, a strong emotional bond is a good prelude to having better-than-satisfying sexual connection.
Note: I said "To me" which means that's my preference and also that I'm not speaking on behalf of others.
I was totally in love with one guy and the sex was so far over-the-top because of the emotional connection I had for him, more than any other I have ever had before or since!Never apologize Ms DeeDee! ... REMEMBER...
i dont know what that is as i have no feelings and cannot understand when someone explains what emotional intimacy is... is it like hugging and kissing tho?
Yes. Now physically they gotta at least be a good kisser and fertile.
I need emotional, but physical is important. without emotional of some sort, I wouldn't want much physical...
What is being asked is not what the answers refer to.I value an emotional intimacy more, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't have sex with someone I am attracted to physically.
It is for me, a lack of emotional intimacy makes me completely lose interest in her.
In a "relationship", it's very important to have. If it's anything BUT a relationship, it's merely a perk !!
For me they're usually inter-related, although sometimes one predominates over the other.
if you don't have either of those, your relationship is shit.
I think the emotional opens the door for much better physical. Both are an investment in your relationship.
No, an emotional connection is not a necessary prerequisite for me to have a great sexual experience with someone I like.
25-ish% of questions on GAG instantly become easier to answer if you’re asexual.
If there is no emotional connection it just doesn't feel right.
It's linked actually. Without the physical touch your emotional state is jeopardized.
I'd definitely say that I'd want emotional intimacy. It's nice to know we care for one another.
With my FWBs, there is no emotional intimacy, all physical. We both just want to fuck and cum
I think relationships should have 3 phase intimacy: physical, sexual, spiritual
I'd even live without sex for true emotions between me and my partner
For me it is more important to have an emotional connection
Suppose depends on what type of relationship it is
It’s just as important.
Yes, emotional intimacy is upmost important.
I can't help myself; I'm a sapiosexual. LOL!
Long term yes, short term no.
For me it is. I know some guys think different.
Balance is everything.
Only physical connection needed :3
That's totally true for women
For a hook up it’s unnecessary. For a LTR it’s absolutely necessary
I voted yes
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