A lot of things change the longer you're in a relationship with someone, but the one I hear complained about the most is the frequency of kissing. I've been in those relationships, too, and there are few things worse than when your partner stops kissing you. And I don't mean a peck, I mean a real kiss. For some, it's more than just foreplay — it's a foundation of love and intimacy, even more than sex. I know that sounds weird, but there are plenty of reasons not to be embarrassed about liking kissing more than sex.
Don't get me wrong, sex is incredible. I am definitely a person who thinks it's important in a relationship, but I often think kissing your partner is even more important. There is something about the closeness of a kiss, the need to trust someone (unless you're on your third Long Island iced tea and feeling particularly affectionate to strangers), and the feelings that can grow from a simple kiss. To me, it's like asking someone if they'd rather catch their partner cheating on them through sex or by kissing someone. While neither is OK in any capacity, there is a part of me that would be more hurt by my boyfriend kissing another woman than sleeping with her. There is so much intimacy and connection wrapped up in a kiss that sex can continue without, and I think it does so much more for a relationship. If you're in the same mindset, have no fear. Next time you're feeling like a weirdo for liking kissing more than sex, here are 11 reasons to keep you from being embarrassed.