95 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.

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.

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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

deep Sex Quotes

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

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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