The Art of Slow: Rediscovering Beauty in Art and Intimacy

by | Jun 11, 2024 | General Posts

I recently came across a fascinating study that delves into the average time people spend looking at a piece of art in a famous museum. Can you guess how long that is? A mere 17 seconds. Surprising, isn’t it?

The Quick Glance vs. The Deep Gaze

Considering that many works of art take hundreds of hours, sometimes even years, to create, it’s astonishing that our appreciation is often so fleeting. I get it, though. The last time I visited an art gallery, I felt the urge to see as much as possible in the limited time I had, zipping past masterpieces without truly absorbing their essence.

The Power of Slowing Down

But what happens when you slow down? What happens when you take the time to truly look, study, and draw inspiration from just a few pieces? When you give a piece of art the attention it deserves, you allow yourself to be moved by it. You notice details that you might have missed in a hurried glance, and you start to form your own interpretations rather than relying solely on the museum’s descriptions.

This concept isn’t new. Museums around the world have embraced “Slow Art Day,” encouraging visitors to take their time with each piece. A quick search for “Slow Looking” on YouTube will reveal numerous videos designed to help viewers spend several minutes truly observing a single artwork.

Slowing Down in Intimacy

This idea of slowing down can also be profoundly transformative in our intimate lives. Often, we rush through sex, missing out on the deeper connection and the nuanced beauty of our partner. What if, instead, we embraced slow sex?

The Magic of Slow Sex

Imagine spending ample time gazing into each other’s eyes, exploring every inch of your partner’s body with tenderness and attention. Focus on the subtle energy exchange, the gentle touch, and the intimate connection that can only be felt when you’re fully present.

Rediscovering Your Partner

Slow sex is not just about prolonging the act; it’s about deepening your connection, enhancing intimacy, and rediscovering the beauty in your spouse. It’s an opportunity to appreciate the details—the curve of a breast, the softness of an earlobe, the warmth of a shared glance.

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<h3>Dan Purcell</h3>

Dan Purcell

Dan and his wife Emily Purcell are the founders of Get Your Marriage On! They are on a mission to strengthen marriages by making lovemaking incredibly fun and deeply connecting. Dan is a sex coach. They are also the creators of the popular Intimately Us and Just Between Us apps that have been downloaded over 750,000 times. They are the host of the popular Get Your Marriage On! podcast with over 1 million listens. In addition to their coaching program, they host romantic retreat getaways for couples, and put on workshops on how to have a great sex life and deeper intimacy.Dan and Emily met in middle school and have been married for over 20 years and have 6 kids. Dan loves cracking dad jokes, running marathons, planning the next creative date night with his sweetheart, and enjoys the magnificent outdoors around their St George home.

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