Discussing anything about Sex at All can be a Sensitive Sex Topic
Are you someone who simply cannot talk to your partner about sex?
Or, vice versa, is it too uncomfortable your partner?
Some people find it hard to believe that anyone has issues just talking about sex.
Others can’t believe that people talk about such personal things without shame.
And some of these people are even married to each other! So, find your comfort level.
Let’s say you’ve read a romance novel that gave you the idea that you might like to be spanked. Unfortunately, you’re married to a man who you are sure would find the entire idea horrifying. Perhaps he would consider it abuse and an unconscionable display of patriarchal gender roles. Or, perhaps he might see it as something that’s just too “dirty” to even consider. But if you don’t talk about this sensitive sex topic, you’ll never get your needs met.
So, if you have trouble talking about your sex life, you have some thinking to do.
You’re not going to die if he doesn’t put you over his knee some time and sensually spanks your butt until it’s pink and you’re steaming with desire. But you sure would like it if he would! How can you get him to fulfill your fantasy and see to your needs, without going against his sincere beliefs and comfort levels?
As with all this stuff, try to keep it light and playful. Which is hard sometimes, given your pounding heart as you try to get out the words. Perhaps you can just say, “Pretend to spank me,” and when he sees how much you like it, it’ll open the door to more and better.
What are the sexual issues you need to talk about?
Or maybe you’ve been feeling that Saturday Night missionary is just… dull. You’re feeling sexually unfulfilled, disconnected from your partner, and are wondering why he’s not seeing to your needs. You’ll have to cater your suggestion to your partner, but you have to ask or show him what you want, if you have any hope of getting it.
Conversely, you may be a man married to a woman who over time has come to just see sex as another one of her duties, not to be enjoyed, and is non-orgasmic. Maybe you just want her to be enthusiastic, an active participant, to enjoy having sex. If something like that applies to you, then it’s time for the tough talk. Explain how you see sex as vital to feeling fulfilled in your marriage, and if your partner understands and wants to make you happy. If so, you can open up the talk to some of the things you might want to try… and you can try to get things out of her.
And, if she continues to refuse to consider improving your sex life together, then you’ll have to insist on her seeing a doctor to rule out physical issues, a therapist if there are no physical issues, or a marriage counselor to help you work through your issues together. Or perhaps you should see a marriage counselor first, if that feels right. But you only go through life once, you should be making the most of it, and you shouldn’t be denied the sexual aspect of your existence.
And ladies, exactly the same thing applies if it is your man who is having issues of lack of sexual desire.
Read the next post in the Keeping the Spark Alive Series: When They Won’t Have Sex, Part 1: The No Sex Marriage