Communication, Sexuality, and Intimacy For A Stronger Relationship & Better Sex

Communication is of the utmost importance in an intimate relationship. If you keep secrets from your partner, hold out about your feelings, or fail to communicate in any way, the relationship can break down due to misunderstandings and a lack of trust. Building strong relationships involves honesty, trust, and open communication. The same is true of intimacy with your partner. If you want a satisfying experience in the bedroom, you must openly communicate with your partner about your sex life together as well.

 

Sexuality

Sexual satisfaction means being comfortable with your sexuality. If you are uncomfortable with any aspect of your sexuality, your intimate encounters are bound to be less that satisfying. You and your partner must be willing to openly communicate about sex.  Strong relationship means knowing everything about your partner, and the topic of sex is not excluded from this. Partners need to know each other’s likes, dislikes, and fantasies. Whether you are inhibited or uninhibited in the bedroom, both of you need to know these things about one another in order to avoid crossing boundaries, to spice things up, and to maintain a satisfying sex life; free from misunderstandings because one or the other is too embarrassed to say “I like this,” “I don’t like that,” or “I want to try…”

 

Opening the Door

Opening the door to communicating about sex and intimacy can seem intimidating at first. However, the hardest part is breaking the ice in that initial conversation. Once you make such communication a habit, you will learn to openly discuss your sex life, and will find that both of you are more receptive and understanding of the other’s wants and needs. If breaking the ice is difficult, there are many ways to make approaching the subject a bit easier. If you are discussing likes, dislikes, or fantasies, depending on your level of comfort, you can utilize books, magazines, articles, or videos to enhance tour conversation. I your sexual concerns are deeper, or you feel you cannot break the ice without some assistance, there are therapists who specialize in sexual matters who can help you to open the door to communication and to explore your issues and viable solutions.

 

Sex, Intimacy, and the Health of Your Relationship

Sex and intimacy play an important role in a healthy relationship. It’s not simply a matter of the physical benefits of sex. Although the physical aspects are nice, sex and intimacy is about being close and sharing something extremely special and private with your partner. If neither of you can communicate your preferences or concerns on the matter to the other, problems will arise. You cannot expect your partner to read your mind. You have to open up and put it all out there in the open.

 

Lack of communication about sex and intimacy leads to unnecessary misunderstandings and tension between partners. Lack of sexual satisfaction because one or the other could not or did not open up and communicate should not be cause for the end of a relationship. Pen up, communicate, and find renewed sexual enjoyment with your significant other.

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