Sexual Health Matters - Maintaining Satisfaction in a Long-Distance Relationship

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Sexual Health Matters - Maintaining Satisfaction in a Long-Distance Relationship Photo by John Dugan

Maintaining a healthy relationship is hard. Whether the couple is living in the same home, across town, or across the country, all relationships have their ups and downs. That being said, long-distance relationships can be particularly trying on a couple and seem to be more prone to an abrupt ending. When it comes to a sexual relationship, long-distance can make things even more difficult. One thing is for sure, though, when one is finally reunited with one’s partner after many months apart, the reunion is sure to be worth it. To that end, it is important to keep up proper penis care so it is ready to go when the time is right. Some suggestions for maintaining good sexual health AND keeping things spicy between visits are offered here.

Can a long-distance relationship really work? Is there a higher chance of a partner cheating in this type of relationship?

While a long-distance relationship can certainly be trying on a couple - particularly if there is a history of infidelity with either partner - they can be successful. A long-distance relationship can be really lonely, and without having a partner around to spend down time with, it may be tempting to seek companionship in a friend or coworker. If this friend or coworker happens to be of the opposite sex, it is possible that a sexual attraction may form. However, if one is in a loving, committed relationship to begin with, this temptation is no different than it would be while living with one’s partner. That being said, hanging out with the opposite sex may cause jealousies to flair and bring on accusations of infidelity from the partner who is hearing about all these great adventures with this new friend -- who is now seen as a threat to the relationship. Ultimately, if both partners are dedicated to each other, the chances of cheating should be no higher than that of any other couple. After all, if one’s loyalty and fidelity is dependent on being watched all the time by one’s partner, how faithful is one to the relationship anyhow? Bottom line, if either partner feels they will have trouble staying faithful, they should think long and hard about engaging in a long-distance relationship - and choose their friends wisely!

What can two people do to strengthen a long-distance relationship?

Communicate, communicate, communicate! The key to a successful long-distance relationship is remaining in constant contact with one another, as this helps forge a trusting relationship and reduce that lonely feeling that comes with being apart from one another. Quick emails and text messages throughout the day helps one’s partner know they are loved, and a phone call before bed helps put to rest the fear of infidelity and cheating. Video chatting can also be a good tool in helping two people stay connected and see each other between visits. Communication can also help to establish a level of intimacy that many couples fail to enjoy. Couples who are living together may take each other for granted and plop down on the couch for two hours of TV every night, whereas couples in a long-distance relationship actually talk to each other and communicate - what a novel idea!

Is there anything else to consider before engaging in a long-distance relationship?

Absolutely, a couple needs to consider the amount of time they will be long-distance as well as how far they have to travel to see one another. A couple separated by 2 hours who gets to visit every weekend, is facing a much different situation than a couple living 2 time zones apart with limited ability to travel. Also, consider how long the relationship was established before the distance started, if a couple only has a few months together before facing a 2-year hiatus, that may be a little much to take on, but a long-term couple may be able to do 6-months apart without blinking an eye.

Sex and the long-distance relationship

This can be a bit tricky, as physical intimacy is the one thing most people miss during a long-distance relationship. Of course, some couples choose to be creative and engage in phone sex or any other mode of long-distance rendezvous, but for many it is not as good as the real thing. Thus, when it comes time for a visit, one should be ready to get down and dirty, as the clothes may hit the floor as soon as the door closes. One way to stay primed and ready for action is to use a high quality penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) to keep the penis healthy and ready for business. Specially formulated, a penis creme can increase sensitivity, improve the appearance of the skin and heal tissue damage from overly aggressive sex - a possible hazard of the long-distance relationship!

Author's Profile

Visit for more information about treating common penis health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of penis sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.

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