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50 Sex Quotes for Relationships, Love and Intimacy

There’s a lot that goes into a great relationship as you’ll see in these relationship, intimacy, and sex quotes.

No one ever said that relationships were easy, but a good relationship is well worth the time and work that you have to put into it.

Having that special person that you can count on and be your most vulnerable with can be an incredible thing in life.

Shared intimacy, both physically and emotionally, goes a long way in helping to build and maintain a strong relationship.

50 Sex Quotes for Relationships, Love and Intimacy

These love and sex quotes may help open your eyes to things you could improve in your relationship or they may just entertain you.

Don’t forget to also check out these romantic couple quotes to inspire more love and affection.

Marriage and sex quotes

1. “Sex is not marriage but sex is part of marriage.” – Justice Kojo Betil

Sex Quotes about marriage

2. “Sex can be such a stark barometer for a marriage.” – John Eldredge

Sex Quotes for Relationships

3. “Love and sex do not sustain a marriage.” – Majid Michel

Sex Quotes for love

4. “Sex is about the quality of your entire love life, not the intricate alignment of your bodies.” – Kevin Leman

Sex Quotes for intimacy

5. “The deepest moments of intimacy occur when you’re not talking.” – Patricia Love

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6. “Sexual energy is just that, it’s energy. And where we choose to expend that energy makes all the difference in the world.” – Joy McMillan

7. “But you shouldn’t give up on having a great sex life once you’re married. Intimacy is key to having a healthy, functional, and overall happy relationship.” – Chris Kraft, Ph.D.

8. “Passionate sex is great. A passionate marriage filled with passionate sex… so much better.” –

9. “Couples who schedule time to connect with each other have healthier, happier relationships.” – Chris Kraft, Ph.D.

10. “Done well, marital sexuality can be a supremely healing experience.” – Gary L. Thomas

11. “That’s why the marriage bed is usually a pretty accurate picture of what else is going on in the marriage.” – Kevin Leman

Love, intimacy, and sex quotes

12. “Sex is one of the most powerful gifts God ever created. It was designed to bring a man and woman together in a physical, emotional and spiritual bond that would create, pleasure, intimacy and also procreation.” – Dave and Ashley Willis

13. “Yes, sex involves our bodies. But it doesn’t involve only – or even primarily – our bodies. It’s so much more than that.” – Sheila Wray Gregoire

14. “Intimacy” includes physical closeness and to many, this quickly gets translated to meaning a sexual relationship. Of course, married love includes sex, as it should, but long-married couples will often relate that the sexual part of their relationship is only one of many ways they are intimate with each other.” –

15. “They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

16. “Intimacy is not something that just happens between two people; it is a way of being alive. At every moment, we are choosing either to reveal ourselves or to protect ourselves, to value ourselves or to diminish ourselves, to tell the truth, or to hide. To dive into life or to avoid it. Intimacy is making the choice to be connected to, rather than isolated from, our deepest truth as that moment.” – Geneen Roth

17. “Men and women approach sex very differently. Men make love to feel loved. Women need to feel loved to make love.” – Sheila Wray Gregoire

18. “Sexual intimacy is a continuing process of discovery.” – Sheri Stritof

19. “Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone – and finding that that’s ok with them.” – Alain de Botton

20. “Real intimacy is a sacred experience. It never exposes its secret trust and belonging to the voyeuristic eye of a neon culture. Real intimacy is of the soul, and the soul is reserved.” – John O’Donohue

21. “Intimacy between the husband and wife is one of the characteristics of a healthy marriage. One of the problems is that we have different ideas as to what it means to have intimacy. For some husbands “intimacy” means “sex”. For most wives, intimacy is something far more emotional.” – Dr. Gary Chapman

22. “When we live at the pace of a NASCAR race, sex is one of the first things that goes. Once again, if you want to improve your sex life as a couple, you need to examine your relationship outside the bedroom. What are you doing that is keeping you from sexual intimacy?” – Kevin Leman

23. “Intimacy is a totally different dimension. It is allowing the other to come into you, to see you as you see yourself.” – Osho

Sex quotes about love

24. “Love is an ice cream sundae, with all the marvelous coverings. Sex is the cherry on top.” – Jimmy Dean

25. “True love is not a hide and seek game: in true love, both lovers seek each other.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

26. “You always gain by giving love.” – Reese Witherspoon

27. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand

28. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

29. “If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.” – Princess Diana

30. “We are most alive when we’re in love.” – John Updike

31. “I believe that love takes time. I believe there is such a thing as infatuation at first sight, but not love at first sight.” – Kevin Leman

32. “The only thing we never get enough of is love, and the only thing we never give enough of is love.” – Henry Miller

33. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle

34. “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” – Erich Segal

35. “Love is friendship that has caught fire.” – Ann Landers

Funny relationship and sex quotes

36. “Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.” – Billy Crystal

37. “Remember, sex is like a Chinese dinner. It ain’t over ‘til you both get your cookie.” – Alex Baldwin

38. “I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was ‘the mangoes on top and the woman underneath.’ For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds.” – Joan Rivers

39. “I’m at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I’ve just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.” – Rodney Dangerfield

More sex quotes

40. “Physics is like sex; sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it.” – Richard Feynman

41. “A good sexual relationship is built on emotional intimacy and closeness.” – Terry Gaspard

42. “Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.” – George Bernard Shaw

43. “Sex is emotion in motion.” – Mae West

44. “There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness.” – Audrey Hepburn

45. “It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover.” – Marge Piercy

46. “Billions of people have had sex. I don’t know how many have actually made love.” – Sheila Way Gregoire

47. “Some things are better than sex, and some are worse, but there’s nothing exactly like it.” – W.C. Fields

48. “There is no age limit on the enjoyment of sex. It keeps getting better.” – Florence Henderson

49. “Society has become so obsessed with sex that it seeps from all the pores of our national life.” – Billy Graham

50. “The physical can be awfully fun. But if we see sex only in the physical realm, we miss out on the potential sex has. We degrade it to be far less than it was created to be.” – Sheila Wray Gregoire

What did you learn from these sex quotes and sayings?

That last quote is a strong one to end on. It’s easy for couples to overlook the real benefits and intimacy that can be built through sex, but in order for that to happen, it has to be seen as more than just a physical act.

True and genuine intimacy within a relationship is much deeper and covers a lot more than just the physical.

If you want a strong relationship, make sure to work on all aspects of it: physical, emotional, and social.

When you do this, you’re on your way to building a relationship that will last because it will be built on more than just physical attraction and good sex.

What’s your biggest takeaway from these sex quotes and sayings? Do you have any other favorite quotes to add? Let us know in the comment section below.

Stephanie Kirby
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