Physical intimacy in a relationship is an essential part of any intimate relationship, yet some people are not comfortable with it. Some people fear that others will think of them as a pervert or too intense, while others may have feelings of insecurity and guilt about their own body. This post will provide advice on how to overcome these fears and move forward with your relationship.
Some partners might be embarrassed or even ashamed to hold hands, dance together, or engage in other forms of touching while out in public. If you have such feelings, it may be because you are not comfortable with your body. Remember that everybody is different and has their own preferences when it comes to physical attraction. It is also important for you to realize that the way your partner sees you is a reflection of how they feel about you. These thoughts and worries will only make it harder to overcome your fears.
Different ways Eliminate the Fear of Physical Intimacy
As a culture, many of us prefer to keep our physical intimacy separate from our emotional intimacy. We may be afraid that if we are emotionally intimate with someone, they will not reciprocate with physical intimacy. If you feel that way too, then this blog is for you.
There are many ways to create emotional intimacy and physical intimacy will likely follow. I’m going to share two of them with you. I’m going to share them in a way that is non-intimidating, which hopefully, will make it easier for you. If you are still having a hard time imagining yourself being intimate with someone, here’s a recent example from my life.
Example 1: My wife and I were watching Netflix one day and we shared some popcorn while doing so. A few minutes into the show, she said to me, “I’m really enjoying this.” I replied, “Me too. It’s nice that we can connect like this.” She said, “I’m happy you feel that way.” At that point in time, I was feeling disconnected from my wife. This exchange created a small connection back between us. As it turns out, she was feeling it too.
If you do feel uncomfortable with how or what you look like, a good first step would be to go to the gym and start working out regularly. Being fit and strong not only makes you feel better about yourself, but also gives you the confidence to do the things that you would like to do in your relationship. In addition, changing your diet will also help you achieve this goal.
If you are afraid to show any affection in public because you think it would embarrass or shame your partner, then consider spending some time alone with him or her and talk about these issues. If this is a problem that is easily worked out, there is no need to worry about it at all. In addition, if it is something that you yourself want to change, you should express this desire to your partner. After all, why would you want to be with someone who is not comfortable with showing affection?
If your fear comes from guilt about your own body or past experience, then you should consider seeking professional counseling. By talking openly and honestly about what happened in the past and how it has affected your relationships, you will be able to move beyond these unfortunate incidents and begin building a new relationship without the baggage of the past. If the anxiety and fear is related to body image, talking with a counselor may help you realize that this is not a problem that will last forever.
If you would like to have a more intimate relationship but are afraid to do so because of previous negative experiences, then consider seeking counseling so that you can learn how to move beyond these events and be happy in the future.