Whether it’s to your Dad, Aunty, best friend or doctor, conversations about sex can be difficult. Firstly, pick the right time to talk. These conversations aren’t necessarily made for your tube ride home or your weekly trip to the supermarket. But there is a time and place where you will feel comfortable to have an open conversation about sex. In this article, we discuss how to make having an open conversation about sex that little bit easier.
BY THE ROAM TEAM 2 MIN READ
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are viruses and bacteria infections which are generally acquired by sexual contact.
If you’re talking to your partner, show appreciation for them. Tell them what you appreciate them doing or what you enjoyed them doing to you. Starting a conversation off in a positive way can make everyone involved more at ease and comfortable. Firstly, you must determine what you want. In order to communicate it, you need to know exactly what it is. Next, assess your current situation. Whether it’s friends with benefits or in a relationship, it can determine how you approach the conversation. Set aside time to talk in person. This isn’t a chat you want to have over text or Facetime. And finally be confident.
When it comes to sex and emotion conversations, it’s important to be as direct as possible. But remember that sex is different for everyone. It can mean different things, feel different and release different emotions. So when you’re having the conversation keep in mind that what something means to you might be different for someone else.
Bringing up the STI chat can seem daunting. But it’s important that you’re both on the same page about your sexual health history. Being open with each other about your sexual wellness can make everyone involved more comfortable and confident.
Sex is intimate. But many shy away from intimate conversations around sex. Don’t force someone to talk about it, but try to make the environment as comfortable as possible. Remind them that there is no judgement and that open and honest conversations can result in better sex.
Firstly, Kudos to you for having an open conversation about sex. For many it can be daunting. To make it a little easier here are two conversation starters to get you going.
“I want to tell you something that’s been on my mind recently...”
“I’m really enjoying our time together...can we talk about how we can move forward..”
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