5 Steps to a Better Sex Life
I’m a bit embarrassed about my problem but I imagine I’m not alone in this. I’m in an incredibly loving relationship with a wonderful man – but the sex is really bad! He always orgasms first, and then we just stop playing (so to speak), which leaves me incredibly frustrated and underwhelmed. I don’t want to leave this relationship … but I also want to have orgasms. How can I approach this subject with him without offending him?
You’re certainly not alone in this. The ‘orgasm gap’ has been widely posited and debated, with many women arguing that the gap between men and women’s frequency of orgasm is predominantly influenced by social forces that mainly privilege male pleasure. As feminists work to diminish the gap in society, it is helpful for you to do the same in the bedroom. This can be done by communicating your sexual wants and needs to your partner in an empathic and responsive manner.
Here are five steps to communicating your sexual wants and needs:
Begin with knowing what your sexual wants and needs are. If you need help figuring that out, I suggest the Boudoir Bible by Betony Vernon. Once you have a clear idea of what actually turns you on and how you like to be touched, you will be able to communicate this to your partner.
Start the conversation with your partner by acknowledging all the things you love and enjoy about your sexual partnership.
Use ‘I’ statements instead of ‘you’ statements. For example: ‘I feel X, Y, Z’ instead of ‘You make feel frustrated by always orgasming first.’ Avoid placing blame – it takes two to tango so to speak- so approach the conversation with empathy & kindness. Imagine it was the other way round, how would you want your partner to tell you about it?
Suggest what you would like to try – this in itself can be a highly erotic endeavor that may lead to a more fulfilling sexual experience for you both.
I recommend you both read The Lesbian Guide For Straight Men: On How To Make Love To A Woman by the sassy Clit E Taurus. You won’t be disappointed! You can also watch my interview with Terri Cole on How to Create Loving Supportive , Intimate , Sexy Relationships.