A new book argues that the emotion happens in "micro-moments of positivity resonance."
Max Van Praag and Marnia discuss another approach to sex.
A forum member who doesn't post much, and who prefers not to start a blog, agreed to let me post his thoughts on what he calls "conscious loving." I thought you would all find it interesting.
I’m a man, at this point in time single. I make no claims to be any sort of role model in long term relationships. In regards to what I will call “conscious loving”, I can only share what I have experienced and felt, no particular expertise.
This research is in line with Cupid. Bonding behaviors register as both nurturing and sexual. Note also that solo sex makes cuddling less appealing.
Abstract: Touch is a critical factor in intimate bonds between romantic partners. Although cuddling is a key expression of intimacy, it has received little empirical attention.
This guy made an interesting experiment by cutting (way) back on ejaculating. He hasn't explored karezza yet, but it sounds like one of the guys who asked a question of him may have.