New Relationship Energy [NRE]

Written by on August 26, 2017

FetLife BDSM Glossary Term: NRE

New Relationship Energy, like the honeymoon phase.

Kinkly Glossary Term: New Relationship Energy

Kinkly Entry

New relationship energy refers to a person’s state of mind at the beginning of a romantic or sexual relationship. It is a feeling of deep excitement and energy because of and towards the new relationship. It is marked by an increase in sexual and emotional openness. New relationship energy is experienced by most people at the start of significant relationships.

Loving More Glossary Term: New Relationship Energy

New Relationship Energy (NRE) noun or adjective

The energy that flows between partners in a “new” relationship, the excitement and discovery that occurs during this time as opposed to old relationship energy that is part of a more settled, stable, comfortable time in the relationship.

More Than Two Glossary Term: New Relationship Energy

A strong, almost giddy feeling of excitement and infatuation common in the beginning of any new romantic relationship. While similar in some ways to limerence, new relationship energy is distinct in that it often follows the beginning of a relationship (as opposed to desire for a relationship), and can last as long as several years.

Contrast old relationship energy.

Commentary: Some researchers believe that new relationship energy is the result of the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin, which are released by the brain during the start of a new relationship and after a mother gives birth and are believed to have a role in emotional bonding and in the feelings of happiness and well-being that often accompany the start of a new relationship.

Wikipedia Term: New Relationship Energy

Wikipedia Entry

New relationship energy (often abbreviated as NRE) is a state of mind experienced at the beginning of most significant sexual and romantic relationships, typically involving heightened emotional and sexual receptivity and excitement. It begins with the earliest attractions, grows into full force when mutuality is established, and slowly fades over months to years.

It carries an implication of contrast with the feelings involved with “old” or an ongoing relationship.

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