If you’re in love, just the thought of the other person can be enough to trigger sexual excitement. But it won’t stay that way forever. Why? At the beginning of a relationship, people who are particularly committed to commitment want to spend as much time as possible with the other person and to build a bond. In addition, at the beginning we usually only show our best side, dress nicely, are understanding, and everything is exciting. At the same time, we still know little about the other person and project a lot into our object of desire.

Sounds as if the strong attraction is based primarily on illusions…

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