Permit me to say that I eavesdropped on some group of friends while in deep conversation about sex. Ideally, it is improper and unaccepted to eavesdrop on people’s conversation at whatever level, but I was tempted because the topic these people were deliberating upon happens to be my area of deep interest and also my field of specialisation. And amazingly I was caught in the web and I had to get fully involved in the conversation in order to help unravel some secrets and shed more light on the subject. The topic of their conversation is that ‘it is impossible to enjoy an enviable sex all through the marriage life, that in one way or the other, there will either be loss of interest or infidelity.’ However, I beg to disagree based on the points we shall be looking into, so have a joyful reading moment:
One of the topmost tools in enjoying life is all about creating a proper atmosphere for things, sex inclusive.
Most times, couples have the knowledge of what a beautiful good sex should be, they even know precisely what they want out of sex, but they seek for such under unhealthy, unacceptable and unfriendly atmosphere.
When couples create good communication skill in their relationship, an atmosphere which takes sex from one ordinary level to a fantastic, incredible, uplifting and relaxing level instantly emerges.
Good communication between a couple is a pretty complicated thing. Everyone seems to understand what communication is per se, yet few people are really good at it. But it is obvious that ‘two monologues do not make a dialogue’.
Communication is defined as the dynamic process through which people try to convey meaning to one another. Communication often has less to do with the words you use and more to do with their underlying meaning. In communication, it’s not what you say that is important; it’s how you say it.
Communicating correctly, using nice words to make your spouse feel that you care about them helps you both to reconnect to your inner feelings of spontaneous affection, and ensure the process of bonding. Simple sentences like, “You’re gorgeous”, “You get prettier every day”, “I love talking to you”, “sex with you the other day was breathtaking, how did you come about that?” “Last night sex was fabulous, delicately special, thank you. My marriage to you made my life better”, etc., help you cultivate the quality of unrestrained affection and kindness, but words are not all there is when it comes to communication in a relationship.
The way you communicate influences how close and intimate you get with your partner. You might think that you’re doing plenty of talking, but the question is, are you doing it the right way or at the right moment? Your spouse is watching and more affected by your facial expression, your body language and movement and the tone of your voice “like my mother would rightly say ‘speak when you are angry- and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.”
Married couples must learn how to be empathetic with speech. Basically, this means to see things from your partner’s perspective also. Research has shown that 90 per cent of our struggles in relationships would be resolved if we sometimes did nothing more than see problems from our partner’s perspective, especially on sexual ground. Many husbands feel that when they are ready and in the mood for sex, their wives must obey the last command. Well, even at that, there are ways such could be communicated wisely putting the interest of the wife in view.
The same is applicable to wives; you cannot always insist sex must and should be the way you want it at all times. A level of careful compromising consideration always creates a blazing, abounding, glowing, accordant, stimulating, tantalising and tasty passionate sex. Empathy is the heart of loving. If your partner feels that you understand them and that you are willing to work each issue as a team, they will feel safer and more secure when sharing things with you. Spouses that naturally ignore sexual advances will be the ones asking and demanding for regular and passionate sex.
Be a good listener. Listening is the language of love. If you’ll do more listening and less lecturing, you’ll be more productive as far as healthy communication is concerned. After all, we have two ears and just one mouth for a pretty good reason. So, whenever you feel like interrupting your partner in order to say what you think, stop and just listen till the end, it does not cost you anything. It just makes you more mature and sensitive. The conversation will run better this way and you’ll end up getting along better.
Sex after such conversation is always unselfish, arousing, sensual, interesting, edifying rapturous, and climaxing, affirming and uninhibitedly passionate. I know that it is not easy, especially when you think you have the right answer and if you’d just let it out in the open, the whole problem will go away, but it’s the most constructive thing to do if you want to build trust and intimacy in your marriage. If you want to know specifically how to be a good listener, make up your mind to be a sincere listener who wants to listen to his or her spouse’s point of view by all means at all cost.
Be willing to accept their feelings and emotions, whether you consider them wrong or not. Don’t always want to be right; be willing to develop a non-judgmental attitude. Make eye contact, give undivided attention and rely on the soothing powers of touch. Mere touching sends unspoken ecstatic, erotic and scrumptious sexual signals. Show appreciation of the fact that they trust you with their confidence, then don’t only listen, but be supportive all the way, for as long as they need you.
Then when you are sure you have won your partner’s heart, trust and confidence, then express your expectations. If you’re not telling your partner what exactly you want from them, how are they going to know? They are not mind readers; don’t expect your partner to just “get it” and behave like you’d want them to behave. Be specific about your expectations; tell them exactly what you are looking for. Clarity and honesty is ‘key’ when it comes to good communication. If you are courageous enough to speak the truth, you might be surprised about the positive outcome of your act.
The only sin passion can commit is to be joyless; joy is what distinguishes pure carnal sex from a loving, intimate bonding between two married lovers. Touching, caressing, holding and kissing in a joyful manner are as important to lovemaking as the act of intercourse.
Joyful sex is all about fully experiencing all of our senses, not just sensations in our genitals. Many parts of the body are sensual and can contribute to couples’ enjoyment. Although there is a great enjoyment in the orgasmic experience, couples might be missing out on other sources of enjoyment by not showing interest in giving pleasure to themselves and their partners.
I am sure you are enjoying this piece as I am. Well watch out for part two and until then, I remain your bedroom instructor.
I masturbate often and each time I do, blood comes out of my penis am I safe?
I have an unusual problem and it has been going on for years now. I am ashamed of going to the hospital because of embarrassment. I masturbate often and each time I do, blood comes out of my penis. After a release of scanty sperm, the skin also bleeds and forms blisters. Is this normal? I have never had sex with anyone before.
This is dangerous and not normal at all. You just have to first stop masturbating and see a medical doctor on time.
My mother-in-law gets in the way
I have noticed a horrible trend in my marriage. Each time my mother in-law comes visiting, our sex life is put on hold because my mother in-law would always sleep on the same bed with my husband and even when we sneak out to other room to have sex, she cunningly tells him not to give his strength to women; that too much of sex is bad for him. I am frustrated but my husband [being the only child] seems to be comfortable with her presence. The most annoying part of it is that she seems to know each time we make love. She tells my husband she could perceive the odour of sperm all over him. Please help!
The mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship could be one of the most complications faced by the human race and a wife needs better understanding in handling intrusive mothers in-law. Your mother in-law sees your husband as her son and maybe a child that still needs to be told what to do while you see him as a man that should take quality decision. I can understand the struggles you are facing but you need to skillfully handle the conflict while being encouraging and supportive to both your husband and mother in-law. She may or may not likely know she is deliberately hurting you, so try not to be caught in the middle by firstly being genuinely friendly with her, then as soon as you know you have earned her trust and confidence, cleverly set boundaries and create some independence while she still stays close to your family and make her visit good for everyone involved. Lovingly keep your sex life as discreet as much as you can.
The only days my husband stays at home are the days he wants to have sex
The only days my husband stays at home are the days he wants to have sex and immediately afterwards, he will not even pick his phone or ask after the kids. This situation has killed my emotion and love for sex. How can I come off it?
Very confused wife
There are always many sides to a coin. Your husband might be going through some life issues that he is bottling up; it might even be your attitude or something. To unravel this mystery, call his attention to it in a very loving and understanding manner. You may even be surprised to know that he may not even be aware of such. Let him know the extent of the damage and that you are ready to be more sexually responsive if he can stay home more with you.
I get aroused and ready for sex only when I sniff my wife’s panties
I have this sexual obsession which my wife thinks is crazy and I want to know if there are other people with the same situation. The obsession is that I can only be aroused and ready for sex after I smell or sniff the panties of my wife to perceive the vaginal odour. As soon as I can perceive this odour, I am ready for as many rounds as possible; are you sure I am normal, am I ok?
Mr Okoro Biligo
Everyone has a sexual make-up, sexual preference and sexual arousal trigger. Human beings have different sexual arousal triggers. I don’t think you are abnormal but have a rare arousal trigger. But if you are not comfortable with this, you can as well make up your mind to stop it. Where there is a will, there is always a way.
We sleep naked and we are fasting, can I relocate to the guest room?
Please, what is your opinion about sex for couples who do sleep on the same bed usually naked during a two-month fast? Can we make love in the night during the 60 days or leave the room to stay away from sex? Please I need your answer fast, because my body is not cooperating at all in spite of the fast. I try hard to look elsewhere but within minutes, I am drawn back to look and devour her body like a hungry lion; help!!
Both fasting and sex are very good and healthy for a marriage union and each has its place, function and importance. If you have to fast for so long and it is extremely important, relocating into the guest room would be a better option. But if even after relocating, you still think about the naked body in the next room. I think it would be appropriate for you to have sex few times after you break each fast since it’s a long session. This will help keep your sanity and also help keep the fast going since it is the family habit to sleep naked on bed, or rather still make your wife wear something before going to bed.
I am under severe pressure to get a baby outside the home
My wife has endometriosis, which has made it impossible for her to get pregnant. I am under severe pressure to get a baby outside the home because the doctor said her chances are very narrow and I am not very keen in waiting any longer; what can I do?
Endometriosis is a condition in which the kind of tissues that line the uterus also grow within the wall of the uterus and outside it, attaching to other organs in the abdominal cavity, particularly the ovaries and fallopian tubes. It is a progressive disease that gets worse and recur after it has been treated. Symptoms include painful menstruation, abnormal heavy menstrual bleeding and pain during or after sexual intercourse. The outside tissue of the uterus responds to menstrual cycle hormones in the same way inner lining of the uterus does. While the inner lining scrap its bloods through the vagina, the outside tissue of the uterus has nowhere to scrap its blood or vacate it, this now results in a pool of blood in the abdomen, causing inflammation, which in turn causes scar tissue. This scaring can interfere with ovulation or block the fallopian tubes both of which may cause ovarian cysts. Unfortunately, the cause is unknown and not every woman diagnosed with endometriosis is infertile, but the degree of infertility is based on the amount of scaring and disease. With good surgery, she may become pregnant, and I also think it is not a bad idea if both of you consider adoption. In all, please do not lose faith in your marriage.