5 Reasons You Must Open Up About Intimacy With Your Partner

Ladies, let's embrace our sexuality, sexual needs and desires, and break the stigma surrounding SEX!

The term 'sex' often arouses a profound sense of discomfort and unease, much contrary to it's significance for the survival of the human race! Why so, if we may ask?

Besides being a practice that has been stigmatised for centuries, sexual intercourse has also been on the receiving end of a deluge of controversies in public discourse. The result of which is overpopulation, misinformation and myriad myths surrounding sex, along with a gross lack of awareness about your own bodies and that of your partner.

Does discussing matters with a sexual connotation make you cringe? Do you often visit the conversation about your sexual health with your doctor or romantic partner? Well, if not, now is the time. Put a lid on these feelings of embarrassment that are often associated with 'the-term-that-should-not-be-named', as experts at Practo share 5 reasons you must regularly discuss and indulge in conversations regarding intimacy, sex, and passion.

It's Time to De-Stigmatise!

Women, specifically, have faced the brunt of the notoriety surrounding sex because of the age-old gender stereotypes that insist and expect women to remain ‘hush-hush’ about such topics, whereas confer bragging rights for the same to men. "For this matter to be considered a ‘normal’ topic of discussion, women must be open to talk about sex with their partners, what works for them, and what does not. It is only then that we can reach a point where sex is not considered taboo," adds an expert.

The Mystery Around a Woman's Body

"It's important for men to understand that a woman takes relatively longer to get aroused at the time of the act. In other words, women require slightly more stimulation during intercourse, as compared to their male counterparts. In the case that a woman fails to receive proper stimulation, she may not be able to give her hundred percent in bed," states an expert from Practo.

If this knowledge isn't correctly communicated to your partner, you can expect them to be in the dark about your true sexual needs and desires, ruining your intimate experience. And, consequently women’s bodies will always be shrouded in mystery.Result: Faking an orgasm! A study by Brewer has showcased that over 80% of women have faked an orgasm at least once in their life, and more than 25 percent of women routinely use vocalization to fake orgasms!

A Stronger, Healthier Romantic Bond

Sex is obviously the most intimate physical act of love between two individuals. And speaking about sex is a skill which can only be learnt if you take the first step in establishing an open space for communication with your partner. According to an expert, your partner not only needs to know your preferences and desires, but also requires information about your sexual health; how often you prefer it or any problems you’ve faced in the past etc. It's when you actively and consciously avoid these vital, must-have conversations that you create room for awkwardness and also settle for sub-optimal sex, jeopardizing the potentiality of forging a stronger bond with your significant other.

Physical and Psychological Impact

"There are several reasons that may cause pain and discomfort during intercourse. Some of which include poor lubrication, sexually transmitted diseases, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, the presence of scar tissues because of surgery, or a pelvic mass and vaginitis. But the REAL problem arises when the reason for displeasure isn't discussed. This may have an adverse psychological impact on women, leaving them doubtful about their capabilities in bed," states an expert.

For example, a condition known as vaginismus is painful and mainly occurs in those women who believe that penetration will cause pain or may occur because of previous sexual trauma, sexual inexperience, or sex phobia. When such an issue is openly discussed with a partner, the experience can become way more enjoyable for both!

Pleasure=Health

We all know (and in case you didn't, you should now) that sex is integral to the overall well-being of humans. If done right, it can be one of the most pleasurable and exhilarating experiences of your life. However, if done wrong, it will be nothing short of a disaster. What will differentiate your experience of it is based on how much you know your own body and if you are willing to effectively communicate the same to your partner. "Besides, sexual intercourse has multiple emotional and physical health benefits including reduced risk of heart disease and improved self-esteem too!" states an expert.

Basically,you need to talk about the deets to add some steam under the sheets!

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