Skip navigation! Story from Relationship Advice. Talking about sex is hard. Telling the person you love that you're not happy with your sex life is even harder. In fact, it might feel impossible to start a conversation about all the things you don't like about having sex with your partner. You might feel that airing your dislikes will make your partner feel rejected , or like you don't love them anymore — and that's not necessarily true.
From behaviors to billboards, suggestions of sex and sexuality filter into our lives. But communication is part of having good sex. The willingness to talk about the kind of sex we have or want to have is a key skill. Talking about these topics can also help build a foundation for a better relationship as you learn about each other and explore new things together, all while being on the same page. But not having these conversations can be worse. Consider that:.
Communication and relationships are two things I specialize in as a sex therapist. I know how daunting it can feel to broach the subject of sex, but I also know just how impactful it can be when you get it right! Below are four important principles that will help you communicate about sex with your partner and have a better, more satisfying sex life and relationship.
Although many experts believe that a majority of marriages today are in distress because of financial reasons, problems with sex and sexuality rank high, too. It seems easier to talk to a stranger online than to your own partner. In fact, the topic of sex is the number one problem discussed in online relationship forums. These conversations can bring up a log of anxiety in you and cause you to avoid having them altogether. Know that there are some strategies to make these talks easier and you are likely to find it worth the effort.