Depending on how hot your sex life is with your significant other, you may have read this headline and immediately thought, puh-lease. When you’ve got it good, sex can be, like, the best thing ever. But bear with me, because these other activities rival a good roll in the sheets—I swear.
1. The post-coital cuddle.
When you’re spent from his serious sex skills, flushed, and happy, the only thing that sounds better than a snooze is resting your head on his shoulder, his arms wrapped around you. Maybe you press your face into his neck, or throw a leg across his waist. I think Noah Webster defined “content” in this post-sex flushed state, with a beautiful woman breathing in sync in his arms.
2. Slow dancing with your S.O.
I’m partial to the spontaneous slow dance—the kind that happens as you’re cooking in the kitchen to a little Dean or Frank, and your man twirls you into him, presses his cheek against yours, and takes you for a turn around the linoleum. But a wedding waltz will do just fine too. There’s something about that strong, sports-loving man slowing down to show you a little lovin’ and a little romance that gets me every time.
3. The moment you realize he “gets” you.
We all want to be deep-down understood on the cellular level. And in that moment when your man proves he knows your ins-and-outs, your quirks and your thought processes, the weird reason you set all your clocks two minutes behind or face your bed to the West—and he loves you more for it—that is kind of the best, my friends.
4. When he makes you laugh.
A deep-in-your-belly, down-to-your-gut, tears-rolling-down-your-cheeks laugh. You won’t burn as many calories laughing as you do getting down, but this kind of weight-shedding is almost as fun and makes you fall even harder for the man behind the joke.
5. The first time you exchange the words “I love you.”
You’re scared, you’re less-than-cool, and then you are so relieved when he says it back that it’s almost as if you’ve had three orgasms in a row. It’s passion, excitement, and security rolled into one amazing moment.