Hmmmm, that's an interesting thought... having a romantic partner whom you aren't sexual with... or even discontinuing sex with any/all romantic partners for a period of time...
I think it would make me batshit crazy... I'm NOT good enough at masturbation to want to give up having any sex partners for a significant period of time.
BUT-at the same time, there have been periods in my life where I wasn't sexually active (last summer for 8 weeks for example) and that certainly didn't change my romantic relationship status.....
Have you ever read up on what happens on a chemistry basis in the body/brain leading up to/during/after sex?
I was just doing that a few weeks ago and think that it would be an interesting addition to the conversation.
"Love As Thou Wilt"