Self-Reflection is Essential
Whether makeup sex is healthy or not requires us to self-reflect on the surrounding circumstances.
Ask yourself these questions:
Sex and conflict can strengthen intimacy when all partners involved are using them consciously.
Here are some common questions that get asked…
Is sex more likely to occur on days when we experience conflict?
Is sex that occurs in conflict more satisfying?
Sometimes arousal from conflict increases the intensity of sexual activity. Sex after conflict can be a way to repair, reconnect, and reassure the relationship.
However, unresolved conflict can build resentment & harm relationships, which can decrease desire for intimacy. If sex is used to avoid resolving conflict then it can become problematic.
Makeup sex — when conflict is resolved well — can revitalize relationships. It’s yet another benefit of sex to enjoy.