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.
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Talking about sex with your partner can be really tricky. In many ways, sex should be just another part of your relationship — something you share together, and a means by which you connect — but for various reasons, it can often feel like a risky thing to try and discuss openly. Many people just find the topic awkward in general — they may not have grown up in an environment where sex was discussed frankly. Sometimes, it can simply feel easier to let things be and hope that any problems just go away.
Skip navigation! Story from Relationship Advice. Talking about sex is hard.
S ex is a life-affirming act, one of the most intimate things you can do with another person. But talking about it? So much harder. For example, someone with low desire may have been harbouring 20 years of resentment about something else. Is talking about sex ever a bad idea? So where do you start?