I might be out of line
visiting this forum, but had to add my sentiments.
On board intimacy is a real thing for men too. It is a chance to focus on our mate, be either "captain" or "first mate" or just consentrate on our love. It is easy on a sailboat to not only leave port but work and concerns too. when we are with someone we love, a sailboat makes showing and feeling it easy.
I have found that being off shore equalizes us, and that the energy that goes into some kind of competition on land goes to cooperation at sea. It is all very good.
My love life lacks the "first mate" but I am familiar with what sailing can do for romance. Those of you who think sailing is synonomys with romance, you are right, but it is also excitement, energy and complete joy, so have fun,