OK, so you've got a new crush, and now all you can think about is whether or not things will work out between you — both romantically and sexually. The key to predicting your connection? It's about looking out for early signs of sexual chemistry.
"[Sexual chemistry] is the first thing that ignites a relationship," Britanny Burr, editor-at-large at Psych N Sex, tells Elite Daily. "Even just in terms of attraction from afar, you're seeing the way that someone engages with their surroundings and moves about a room, and you feel drawn to them. Or, you see the way that they're engaging with you and your body and the space surrounding you, and you feel drawn to them or connected with them."
Essentially, sexual chemistry is what draws you in to someone — but it's also important beyond just your initial interactions with them. It's something that definitely needs to be kept up in a relationship, as Burr says it can sometimes peter out when both of your emotions get stronger and things get more complicated.
"It's important to keep it up because [it's] literally what triggers the chemical reaction of our excitement towards that individual, our draw to them, our sexual attraction to them, and our interest in them, [and it] spurs our emotional connections as well," Burr explains.
So, how can you tell if you have good sexual chemistry with someone from the get-go? Body language has a lot to do with it and so does the way you interact with one another — and mostly, you can trust your gut instincts. Here's what you need to know.