Self-Help: Communicating your Sexual Needs

Many people feel that the sexual side of their relationship could be better. The key to improving your sex life is communication with your partner and mutual understanding. Bear the following points in mind when you discuss your problems with your partner:

  • Think carefully about your words and timing to avoid sounding hostile or critical.

  • Talk about the positive aspects of your sex life.

  • Suggest things that you would like to do or would like to spend more time on; watch your partner’s reaction carefully.

  • Keep your comments open and your suggestions positive.

  • Listen to what your partner says.

  • Create an action plan together, and include the points that you would both like to work on.

From the 2010 revision of the Complete Home Medical Guide © Dorling Kindersley Limited.

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