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Talking with your partner may help your sexual function. Couples often assume that they each know what the other person likes when it comes to sex. Sometimes they are wrong.
Tell your partner what does and doesn't give you pleasure.
If you pull away sexually because you are afraid of having sexual problems, your partner may worry that you are no longer interested or that you are involved in another sexual relationship.
In some cases, you may find that your partner is less concerned about intercourse and is more concerned and interested in foreplay and other forms of sexual satisfaction.
It's important to talk about the whole relationship, not just the sexual part. Talk about positive areas, areas of conflict, and areas that need work. Agree on how or if you will both make changes.
A therapist can help you talk to each other.
Current as of:
February 11, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineChristopher G. Wood MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
Current as of: February 11, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Christopher G. Wood MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
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