Let’s tackle the elephant in the house first so to speak, physical intimacy. Sex is a natural expression between males and females of sentient species. It creates intimacy, a private bond that is precious. Men enjoy the physical aspect of sex, while women need the intimacy of the act to achieve satisfaction. She needs the intimacy, the expressions of her mate’s feelings to truly make it special. There is an old saying that sex is like fire, a good servant but a destructive master. The one thing that neither party should engage in is using sex as a weapon or bargaining tool. Yes either party can say they do not feel romantic sometimes, or too tired to engage, but if it becomes a common occurrence it probably is the sign of a deeper problem. Even in the physical aspects of marriage, a mutual respect, concern for the others happiness and wellbeing in an atmosphere of equally will go a long way to ensuring domestic bliss. Now a note to the guys. Women’s magazine, psychology reviews, even talk shows have said, time and time again: men who actively help with the domestic duties are seen as more desirable. If she is not tired from doing all the housework herself, she will have energy for those special times. If you have a wife, or even a serious girlfriend ask her, Honey which would you prefer, a dozen roses or I cook and do the dishes, while you relax?