Are You Happy With Casual Sex or Looking For More?
Can sexual relationships ever turn into anything more? The answer is – there is a chance. Whilst many people have the emotional wellness and wellbeing to withstand a relationship that is purely sexual, others find that their emotions start to take over and things become complicated.
Many people enter into casual sexual relationships because they are simply looking for physical pleasure, and nothing more, so you have to be aware that if you get involved in this type of relationship, it is quite likely that your ‘partner’ will not be receptive to getting any more out of the relationship than just sex. If what you actually want is a lasting relationship, you would be better off finding someone who is interested in a relationship from the world go, rather than starting a casual relationship and then attempting to change the ‘rules’.
Sex can, however, be very bonding, so you may find that if you are in a sexual relationship with someone it naturally becomes something more over time as the intimacy brings trust with it.
If you are involved in a sexual relationship, however, and you want to move things up to another level, there are certain ways that you should go about it. First of all, don’t hang around, waiting for the right moment. As soon as you know that you want something more than casual sex you should speak out. The longer you put it off, the worse you will feel if it turns out that your feelings are not reciprocated. You will also have wasted a lot of time when you could have been moving on to a relationship that is healthier for you.
Be honest with your partner, too – you have nothing to lose. You know that there is a risk they will not feel the same, and the worst that can happen is that they don’t reciprocate and you will then have the emotional space to move on.