6 Important lessons bad sex can teach you
It's great to have an active sex life, but unfortunately for us, not every sexy encounter can be amazing. At some point, everyone--whether single, married or in a relationship--has experienced sex that's, well, less than satisfying. But it doesn't have to be all bad news! You can actually discover a lot about yourself and your partner during those not-so-great sessions. Below, check out six lessons to learn from having bad sex:
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- If you're not in the mood, you're not in the mood. There's no point forcing it if you're not feeling particularly sexy or if you're just not that into the other person. Pretending won't make it enjoyable for anybody.
- You have to speak up. Communication is key! Sometimes it can be tough to figure to match your needs with your partners, especially in the beginning of a relationship. So be open about what you want and encourage your significant other to be open too. It'll make the experience in the bedroom better for both of you!
- Ask before you try something new. Maybe you've always wanted to try a new position or something like that, but that doesn't mean your partner has necessarily had the same desire and vice versa. So don't assume and make sure you're both open to experimenting together.
- Talk to your doctor if you have any doubts. If you feel like you're having a physical problem or if you're recovering from and aren't sure how it will affect your sex life, make sure to speak to a professional.
- You will have off days. Even in the best relationship, sex won't be amazing every single time. But that doesn't mean you've lost all chemistry, so don't start panicking after a few bad encounters.
- Trust your gut. If something doesn't feel right--whether physically, mentally or emotionally--don't push it. Your intuition is there for a reason and it's normally right on target.
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