Putting affection as an intentional act in the foreground will allow you to let each other know that your physical relationship is also essential.
It is important to have a scheduled time for affection every day. Perhaps cuddling on the sofa together, and watching TV as a couple. The emphasis is on the time you spend being affectionate with each other. That’s what’s important, not sexual contact. It is important to cuddle and hold hands and let each other know how essential you are to each other in physical ways.
I encourage you to give it a go! You will realise that by including these everyday rituals in your relationship will enhance the feelings of appreciation and connection with your Significant Other.