Sex shouldn’t hurt your body or your heart. Talk about what you want with your partner.

Sex shouldn’t hurt your body or your heart. Talk about what you want with your partner.

Talking about sex with your partner can make you feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. It is very important to know that being able to talk about sex is part of a healthy relationship. When two people talk with each other about sex and really listen to each other’s feelings, they are showing each other respect and caring. It helps them plan to prevent pregnancy or disease. Some people may feel more shy than others in discussing sex – there are tips in the links below that offer suggestions on creating a good environment for talking about sex with your partner, and how to get the conversation going. Even if you’re not shy, these are good tips to help you have the best communication possible with your partner.

Remember:

  • The key to any good communication is mutual respect and sensitivity. Listen carefully to what your partner is saying without judging your partner. Be careful not to make fun of or criticize your partner.
  • No one is a mind-reader. Your partner will appreciate communication about what you need in your relationship, including your sexual relationship.
  • The more you communicate with your partner openly and sensitively, the easier it becomes to talk about sex.

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