A lot 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.
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What are the benefits of reading these sex quotes?
Having that special person who you can count on and be your most vulnerable with can be an incredible thing in life.
Both physical and emotional, shared intimacy goes a long way in helping build and maintain a strong relationship.
These love and sex quotes may:
- help open your eyes to things you could improve in your relationship
- entertain you and help you find humor in your situation
- provide you with different perspectives on sex and relationships
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Marriage and sex quotes
1. “Sex is not marriage but sex is part of marriage.” – Justice Kojo Betil
2. “Sex can be such a stark barometer for a marriage.” – John Eldredge
3. “Love and sex do not sustain a marriage.” – Majid Michel
4. “Sex is about the quality of your entire love life, not the intricate alignment of your bodies.” – Kevin Leman
5. “The deepest moments of intimacy occur when you’re not talking.” – Patricia Love
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.” – marriage.com
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.” – foryourmarriage.com
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
Sex quotes to get you in a kinky mood
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
51. “Sex is kicking death in the ass while singing.” – Charles Bukowski
52. “I don’t know the question, but sex is definitely the answer.” – Woody Allen
53. “Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.” – Hunter S. Thompson
54. “A gentleman holds my hand. A man pulls my hair. A soulmate will do both.” – Alessandra Torre
55. “Sex, whatever else it is, is an athletic skill. The more you practice, the more you can, the more you want to, the more you enjoy it, the less it tires you.” – Robert A. Heinlein
Relatable and timely sex quotes
55. “In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind.” – Nora Ephron
56. “I think we can all agree that sleeping around is a great way to meet people.” – Chelsea Handler
57. “Women fake orgasms and men fake finances.” – Suze Orman
58.“If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.” – Frank Zappa
59.“Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.” – Robert A. Heinlein
60.“There’s nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.” – Billy Joel
61. “Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble.” – John Barrymore
62. “When I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better. ” – Mae West
63. “There are four basic human needs; food, sleep, sex and revenge.” – Banksy
64. “Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.” – Sophia Loren
Other sex quotes for intimacy
65. “Sex is an emotion in motion.” — Mae West
66. “If you kiss my neck, I’m not responsible for what happens next…” — Stan Dupp
67. “Sex is like money; only too much is enough.” — John Updike
68. “No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor.” — Betty Friedan
69. “Sex pretty much cures everything.” — Chuck Palahniuk
70. “When sex involves all the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experience.” — Jim Morrison
71. “I make love with a focus and intensity that most people reserve for sleep.” — Dark Jar Tin Zoo
72. “‘Sex’ is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other.” — Marquis de Sade
73. “Sex is always about emotions. Good sex is about free emotions; bad sex is about blocked emotions.” ― Deepak Chopra
74. “The only way to behave to a woman is to make love to her if she is pretty, and to someone else if she is plain.”― Oscar Wilde
Sex quotes from Dr. Ruth
75. “Don’t criticize in the sack. Discuss constructively later.” — Dr. Ruth
76. “When it comes to sex, the most important six inches are the ones between the ears.” — Dr. Ruth
77. “Eating an ice cream cone ‘provocatively’ in public can send out a message, if you dare.” — Dr. Ruth
78. “It’s not a competition. No penis can duplicate the vibrations of the vibrator. And no vibrator can replace a penis.” — Dr. Ruth
79. “The principal concern for women is not having an orgasm. But a woman has to take responsibility for her own orgasms.” — Dr. Ruth
80. “Curvy women need to visit a museum. Men have been attracted to those curves forever and still are. They can’t help it and that helps you.” — Dr. Ruth
81. “Boredom is the biggest problem. The same position. Same day of the week. It becomes boring when you don’t bring any added flowers home.” — Dr. Ruth
82. “Engage in sex in the morning, when the testosterone level is highest and after a good night sleep for her. Have a little breakfast, hang the phone off the hook, go back into bed.” — Dr. Ruth
83. “It’s up to the man to not be offended when she tells him what she needs. He shouldn’t say, “I know that!” And he shouldn’t say, “The woman that I had before you had ten orgasms without her telling me anything!” — Dr. Ruth
84. “Most people at one time or another — when they don’t have a sexual relationship — masturbate. They should. But I don’t want them to masturbate the whole day. Relieve the sexual tension, then go out and find a partner.” — Dr. Ruth
Marriage and Sex Quotes
85. “Sex is… perfectly natural. It’s something that’s pleasurable. It’s enjoyable and it enhances a relationship.” – Sue Johanson
86. “Good sex is like good bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand.”― Mae West
87. “Getting married is easy, having sex is easier, but findings someone who can stimulate your mind and make love to your soul, that is rare.” – Habeeb Akande
88. “Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.” ― Marilyn Monroe
89. “There is a correlation between the number of days since a man last had sex, and, the number of things that he is willing to do for a woman.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
90. “Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex.” – Havelock Ellis
91. “We don’t ask when people age out of singing, or eating ice cream; why would we stop making love?” – Ashton Applewhite
92. “And yet another moral occurs to me now: Make love when you can. It’s good for you.” – Kurt Vonnegut
93. “You know that look that women get when they want to have sex? Me neither.”― Steve Martin
94. “To have her here in bed with me, breathing on me, her hair in my mouth — I count that something of a miracle.” – Henry Miller
95. “I remember the first time I had sex—I kept the receipt.”― Groucho Marx
Sex Quotes To Get You In The Mood
96. “Sex is the best high. It’s better than any drug. I want to die making love because it feels so good.” — Bai Ling
97. “Sex is a body-contact sport. It is safe to watch but more fun to play.” — Thomas Szasz
98. “Love is for the soul and sex is for the body. Both cry out for satisfaction.” — Eric Jerome Dickey
99. “Sex with love is the greatest thing in life. But sex without love–that’s not so bad either.” — Mae West
100. “It’s so long since I’ve had sex I’ve forgotten who ties up who.” — Joan Rivers
101. “A promiscuous person is a person who is getting more sex than you are.” — Victor Lownes
102. “Sex should be a perfect balance of pain and pleasure. Without that symmetry, sex becomes a routine rather than an indulgence.” — Marquis de Sade
103. “Sex is the most fun you can have without laughing.” — Woody Allen
104. “When you don’t have any money, the problem is food. When you have money, it’s sex. When you have both, it’s health.” — Marilyn Monroe
105. “Isn’t it interesting how the sounds are the same for an awful nightmare and great sex?” — Rue McClanahan
Sex Quotes To Explore With Your Partner
106. “Sex between a man and a woman can be absolutely wonderful; provided you get between the right man and the right woman.” — Woody Allen
107. “All my wife and I do is fight about sex. The other night, we really had it out. Well, I’ll put it this way – I had it out.” — Rodney Dangerfield
108. “There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex. People should be very free with sex, they should draw the line at goats.” — Elton John
109. “Really, sex and laughter do go very well together, and I wondered – and I still do – which is more important.” — Hermione Gingold
110. “Sex is the driving force on the planet. We should embrace it, not see it as the enemy.” — Hugh Hefner
111. “Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go, it’s one of the best.” — Woody Allen
112. “The major civilizing force in the world is not religion, it is sex.” — Hugh Hefner
113. “Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.” — Bodhidharma
114. “The fact is that young people are going to have sex whether you like it or not.” — Emma Thompson
115. “What holds the world together, as I have learned from bitter experience, is sexual intercourse.” — Henry Miller
Funny Sex Quotes About Intimacy
116. “Sex is more than an act of pleasure, it is a way of showing your appreciation and love to the loved body through her senses.” ― Baris Gencel
117. “Sex is only a three-letter word so how can it be dirty?” ― Erma Bombeck
118. “In a way, comedy is like sex. The more noise you hear, the better you think you’re doing.” ― Ray Romano
119. “Nobody dies from lack of sex. It’s lack of love we die from.” ― Margaret Atwood
120. “You musn’t force sex to do the work of love or love to do the work of sex.” ― Mary Mccarthy
121. “Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you’re not good at them.” ― Kevin Costner
122. “Sex is a part of love. You shouldn’t go around doing it unless you are in love.” ― Bettie Page
123. “Everyone is having sex until they fall in love. When you fall in love, then it’s making love.” ― Gilbert Arenas
124. “Sex is a flame which uncontrolled may scorch; properly guided, it will light the torch of eternity.” ― Joseph Fetterman
125. “Sexual union is a holy moment in which a part of Heaven flows into the Earth.” ― James Redfield
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 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 much more than just the physical.
If you want a strong relationship, work on all aspects of it: physical, emotional, and social.
When you do this, you’re on your way to building a lasting relationship because it will be built on more than just physical attraction and good sex.
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January 26, 2023 6:00 AM EST