Physical touch is a very important part of the human experience. When babies are deprived physical attention from their mothers the repercussions to their brain development are profound. So why is adult intimacy seen as some extra curricular activity performed for the enjoyment of men only? Intimate touch between consenting adults should be considered as important to our mental well being as air is to living. It is not a consolation prize nor it is a a bargaining chip. Side note – if you don’t enjoy it, fix it. Spice it up with a subscription box (selfish plug) or with solo products, but fix it. Life it too short to miss out on eating your cookies. If you needed a list of benefits to the Big Bang: increases self esteem, relieves stress, relationship satisfaction, feeling happy physically and emotionally, feeling as if your partner really does understand you inside and out. Let’s also not forget the fact that less than 30% of women can actually get the Big O – sorry guys you gotta up your game. Once you do get there with your partner you’ll keep getting there. That means cookies all year long! Do I really need to go on?
People who are smarter than me have more to say here: Psychology Today: The Power of Touch.