Cultural restrictions and social taboos aside, our attitude towards pleasure remains clouded by more hearsay and less facts because most often we do not ask the right questions or are not sure whom to ask. There’s a plethora of information available, but its likely that we look for the answers we hope to find.
Relationship Counsellor and Clinical Sexologist, Dr Martha Tara Lee (www.eroscoaching.com) describes sex as “union” and one that helps strengthen the emotional bond of a couple. “Sex involves the expression of physical love. It is about the joy of life as well as the intimacy of connectedness. Intimacy lies more with the ability to share one’s fears, dreams, and pains. Without honesty, patience, and the ability to be vulnerable, it is not possible to let your partner know who you really are and what you really want.”
Ridding ourselves of certain misconceptions about sex and keeping it real could open doors to a meaningful relationship and enjoyable, satisfying sex, she says.
To begin: 8 common myths about sex