Break from sex?

So my ex and I are working towards getting back together. The reason we broke up was because of distance and he wanted to do his own thing. This obviously hurt me, but I still care about him. That was years ago. We’ve kept contact the whole time and neither one of us has been in a relationship since.

Anyways, I was thinking about taking to him about a break from sex just so we could really get to know each other again and fix what needs to be fixed without confusing things by adding sex to the equation. I just feel like we need to go out on dates, have fun, and just connect emotionally again.

Does this sound stupid? Or do you think it’s a good idea?