Public displays of affection (PDA) are a divisive issue for couples everywhere, no matter what their age. To the great annoyance of friends, colleagues and innocent bystanders, some people simply can't seem to keep their hands off of each other, while others feel self-conscious sharing a quick peck in front of prying eyes. However (and wherever) you and your partner choose to express yourselves is an entirely personal choice, of course, but some of the relationship experts at Greatist have recently made an interesting point about the potential perils of too much PDA.
In a piece on bad relationship habits that may unwittingly be weakening your bond (see where we're going with this?), the source notes that some couples may engage in nearly constant physical intimacy to cover up the fact that the emotional connection just isn't there.
"Getting it on in public can not only make bystanders uncomfortable, it may also compensate for a lack of real communication," the media outlet states.
That doesn't mean of course that you should completely rein in the urge to express yourself physically when you're out on the town. Instead, if you indulge in PDA on the regular, consider asking yourself what motivates you to do so. The answer could just be that some couples are more openly sexual than others, but it's still worth a bit of introspection to make sure you aren't missing something major.
One added benefit of holding back on the PDA? You'll be even more raring to go in the bedroom. Keep your bathroom cabinet stocked with natural lubricants and arousing gel to make each encounter truly explosive.