Based on the exchange theory, Hughes witnessed an individual dependency on either partner as the exchange of resources, knowledge, rewards, and costs of items, becomes more and more prominent.Any partner that is not fully dependent upon the other typically controls the casual relationship.Casual relationships sometimes include mutual support, affection and enjoyment, which underpin other forms of loving relationship. They are "Eros" lovers who are passionate lovers and "Ludas" or "Ludic" lovers, which are game-playing lovers.

“It’s short enough that the baby can manage without milk or formula, but the two hours makes a huge difference [for the parents] mentally and psychologically.” There’s one emotional snare that many new parents fall prey to: “A lot of us wind up transferring our emotional energy to our kids versus expressing it as a couple,” says Kat Van Kirk, Ph. “I see couples disconnect, emotionally and physically.” To get back on track, start talking -- and touching -- right away to raise your oxytocin levels.

“Even in the first six weeks, when intercourse is frowned upon, set up time to give each other a massage or a foot rub,” she suggests.

By Carrie Sloan It’s the dirty little secret of baby-making: After nine long months, you’re overwhelmed by the love you feel for your newborn -- and shocked to find how much havoc that bundle of joy is wreaking in the bedroom.

If you’re feeling less than lusty after having a baby, you’re not alone. Rest assured, you needn’t throw your sex life out with the bathwater.

Communication between the two partners is essential to making this type of relationship work and because the partners in the casual relationship are often friends beforehand, talking to one another is a much simpler task.

Casual relationships, being a mix between a friendship and a non-romantic sexual relationship, result in the partners facing many challenges in maintaining a working relationship.

“It’s completely normal for both women and men’s libido to hit a rock-bottom low during the first six to nine months following the birth of your baby,” says L. Here are a few secrets to help you dust off your sexuality post-baby.

Celebrity magazines make it seem like your waistline and your sex life should snap back to normal in a matter of weeks.

This type of lover is also known to commit to other casual sex relationships. They are looking for the feeling of conquest and typically enter a relationship or hook-up with very little or no intentions of establishing any kind of commitment.

They, in most cases, will have more than one sexually active partner at a given time.

And don’t be afraid to be opportunistic about sex, whether that means setting a sex date or taking advantage of baby's naps.