Men and women both were likely to report sexual satisfaction if they also reported frequent kissing and cuddling … . Men did report more relationship happiness in later years, whereas for women, their sexual satisfaction increased over time.

Kissing only takes a second.  You can do it even when you have a baby, even when you don’t have a lot of time or inclination to devote to your romantic life.   And a new study by the Kinsey Institute suggests it’s important, too.  

The study looked at sexual and relationship happiness in men and women in long term relationships.  The results may surprise you — kisses and cuddling are important to men even without the whole sexual shebang.  And for men, longer relationships predicted sexual and general relationship-happiness.  For women, the longer they’re with a guy, the more they tend to report sexual satisfaction.  Couples (the women and the men) were happier if the guy prioritized his partner’s orgasm. (well, duh!)

So, contrary to what you see in the movies, a long relationship can be rockin’.  While your baby is a baby, if you’re just too busy to get busy, it’s OK — there’s a lot to look forward to.  But meanwhile, yk, take a moment and squeeze your partner’s shoulders as he or she bathes the baby.  It feels good.  Hold hands while you watch tv.  Kiss each other good night twice.  It’s easy.  And it’s worth it.

Full article (source of quote above): here.

Full study here