Sexuality is an interesting and sometimes uncomfortable subject. What do you include in the conversation? Do you talk about your desires/fantasies and if so – when and how do you discuss them?
Sexuality is about your sexual thoughts, feelings, behaviors towards other people. You may find someone physically, sexually or emotionally attractive – all these things are a part of your sexuality. Sexuality is diverse and personal – it is an important part of who you are.
Human sexuality involves the way people experience and express themselves sexually. This involves many biological, physical, and emotional behaviors. Physical and emotional aspects of sexuality are expressed in many different ways that helps to create a bond between individuals that is expressed with profound feelings of physical manifestations of love, trust, and care.
Sexuality is also affected by cultural, political, legal, philosophical, and religious aspects of life. Sexuality is a fundamental component of personality. It is one mode of being and communicating with others and expressing our feelings.
Sex and sexuality are important in our lives. Learning to use these phrases and activities in a healthy way increases intimacy and a sense of connectedness with self and a partner. You may want to have a conversation with yourself and your partner about your desires and your willingness to be attentive to theirs.
Consider the closeness and caring this conversation may bring to your relationship. You start the conversation after you feel comfortable with your own desires and ways to express them. Learn to be relaxed and accepting of expressing your wants and needs and encourage your partner to do the same.
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