The next sexual stage of a love relationship is the ‘Romantic Stage.’
We can adore our partner here for all of their quirks and the parts of their personality that we might later critique.
But for now they can do no wrong, and sex is awesome, and exciting for many couples.
As the romance wanes, the connection chemicals begin to stir in the brain. Oxytocin is released, making you want to cuddle and connect. And vasopressin is released in males, fostering attachment.
This ‘Connection/attachment’ phase is comfortable and secure, and the sex can be nice – sometimes even wonderful, now that you have found your true love.
What happens next? Commitment!