How to Talk about Sex

Whether you are having a one-time hook up or in a long-term relationship, it can be difficult to communicate about sex. Communicating about sex presents opportunities for embarrassment and rejection -- and our fear of these feelings can suppress the very conversations we need to have with our partners.

Yet, research finds that sexual communication is directly linked to sexual satisfaction. In other words, the more comfortable with sexual communication we are, the better sexual interactions we can have! And who doesn’t want to have better sex? So, let’s explore some myths, benefits, and strategies for communicating about sex.