Ultimately Sex Is About Relationship Intimacy and Satisfaction
From the psycho-biosocial and developmental perspective, the ultimate function for a long-term sexual bond is relationship satisfaction. Consider that over the course of your life, there is a developmental flow from the biological and physiological development and growth of youth, the psychological and sexual development of young adulthood, and the integration of biological, psychological, and relationship dimensions of sexuality in adulthood and older age. It would be unusual for a teenager to achieve the level of relationship intimacy that is developmentally possible for middle years and older adults. At the same time, among older adults, it would not be reasonable to expect the biological intensity of adolescence. This perspective can enrich the quality of lifelong sexuality.