So, I have seen questions in here asking people to define sex, to define cheating, etc. And my boyfriend and I were having a discussion about affection, and I thought it would be interesting to see what others think on this. So, my question to you, is how do you define affection? Is it physical stuff, such as kissing, hugging, handholding, cuddling? Is it pet names? Is it saying I love you? Is it none of those things and something else entirely? Is it all of those things and other stuff as well? If there's other stuff, what is that other stuff? Can you give me specific examples? And of that affection, however you define it, how much do you need? Daily? Weekly? Monthly? Yearly? How many times a day/week/month/year? And...if you and your spouse differ on how much you need, how do you compromise on that, without either of you feeling forced or abandoned or whatever you'd call it? Do you just deal with the fact that they don't need as much as you and therefore won't give you as much as you need, or do they give you affection they don't really want to so that you'll be happier? Did you learn to live with less affection and still be happy? I just thought it would be interesting to see how others view it. Thanks!