How Couples Are Spicing Things Up in 2022
While a lot of relationships have fizzled out with the change in time and season, 2022 is a year of heightened expectation for long, lasting, and meaningful relationships.
In this post, we have compiled a few tips on how you can spice up your relationship this year in 2022.
More of Physical Touch
Have you ever wondered why a simple embrace from your lover can lift your spirits so quickly? “When you contact your spouse, oxytocin, often known as the ‘cuddle hormone,’ surges through your body,” says Anita A. Chlipala, LMFT, author of First Comes Us: The Busy Couple’s Guide to Lasting Love. According to Chlipala, your body releases the chemical after only 20 seconds of physical contact, leaving you feeling calmer and less agitated, as well as increasing connection and trust in your spouse.
Even if we are still in the social distancing dispensation, couples are definitely using physical touch to spicing things, they are releasing the cuddle hormones. This year, 2022, you may both enhance your mental state and increase your relationship with your spouse by making physical touch a part of your daily routine.
Try Out New Sexual Positions
In the past, people saw sex as just being good for one thing; procreation. But times have changed. In 2022, word on the street is that sex is not overrated. Sex is being used to spice things up. The Kama Sutra lists 64 different sexual positions. Couples are exploring new styles and positions to spice their relationships. Do you want to try something new in bed? Join the train, change your sex position; front-to-back vs. back-to-back, standing, stacking, or reclining side by side are all options. Keep it spontaneous and new, the climax is the limit.
If positions aren’t you thing – consider adding toys to spice things up in the bedroom. Whether it’s toys which can add to the pleasure, or even a cage to deny your partner up until the last minute, toys can add a whole new dimension the bedroom.
Massage for two people
In 2022, nothing beats a relaxing couple’s massage if you’ve had a tough week at work and are feeling distant from your sweetheart. Zukerman explains that “Many couples remark that this is not only extremely calming, but that doing it together brings a beautiful sense of tranquility, intimacy, and self-care into their relationship”.
You’ll walk away from the massage table feeling more connected to your body and mind, as well as rekindling a spark with your spouse.
Find out your partner’s love language
It’s 2022, and Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages is still a bestseller. It teaches couples on learning each other’s love language and spicing their relationships. Diverse people have different preferences for how they want to express and receive love from their spouses.
“Some people like to spend as much time as possible with their relationship, while others feel more connected when their lover assists them around the house,” Chapman explains. It’s critical to understand your partner’s primary love language so you can assist them. While your partner understands your love and cares about them in the back of their minds, they may want you to go above and above to demonstrate that you realize what they require from you. You will both feel more emotionally and romantically fulfilled if you take the time to learn about your partner’s desires. It might be difficult to find time for our spouses, but routine shouldn’t make you feel disconnected from your mate. Couples are trying one or all of these strategies; the most important thing is that they continue to make an effort to keep in touch and close.
Resolve any conflicts
Divorce rates have been high in the last few years, and breakups are fast becoming a norm. But not this year, 2022; makeup is the new vogue. Let’s face it: every relationship has a squabble now and again. Couples who have noticed that one dispute, in particular, keeps cropping up, become closer to their partner by deciding on a “flight plan” for resolving the conflict in the most effective and mature manner possible.
According to Stef Safran, matchmaker and proprietor of Stef and the City, “At some time, everyone will get into a fight. Agree to have a strategy in place so that if things get hot, you don’t escalate the situation. Accept a phone call or a face-to-face meeting, but [do not text].” Rather than dreading that fight, and looking up divorce lawyers, draft the flight plan. That’s where the fighting couple in 2022 are right now.
Don’t let the affection in your relationship sizzle off this year. Spice things up and watch a tiny spark become a wildfire. Other couples are doing it, if you can’t beat them – and you can’t, join them.