Typically we think about trusting our partner in the context of; their relationship with their ex, nights out, text messages. You need to trust your partner on a much deeper level when it comes to intimacy and sex. Your sexual fulfilment is influenced by your experience of giving and receiving pleasure, your orgasms, and the journey you take to get there. For each of these, the level of trust between yourself and your partner impacts how relaxed you are in their presence; both spending time with them sexually, and otherwise. This is especially the case for women, whose ability to have an orgasm is often dependent on finding a state of mind where they are comfortable, relaxed and ready to let go. Communication goes beyond hearing what your partner has to say, it starts with actually listening and making an effort to understand what their needs are.
I Don’t Trust My Body During Sex
Intimacy and Relationships - Options for Sexual Health
Last week, I wrote about how the sexual culture in small town America differs from hookup culture on campus. Yet I was also struck by the similarities. The first similarity I noticed is the mind-boggling ambiguity that young adults face when it comes to relationships. In the small town in southwestern Ohio where my husband and I conducted interviews, couples often had difficulty describing how their relationships began. But, however it started, the path from first meeting to official relationship status was usually complicated.
Intimacy and Relationships
Richard Nicastro, PhD, examines how the sexual intimacy stakes rise when you fall in love. He highlights the conditions that either encourage or discourage trust in a committed relationship. And once love is set into motion, the more you are moved to share and give of yourself to your partner, the more vulnerable you become. Now trust becomes increasingly important to the workings of your relationship.
The kind of sex you have can be a really good indicator of whether or not you're in a healthy relationship. Not that all bad or uncomfortable sex means the relationship is in trouble, but there are sexual signs of an unhealthy relationship. For starters, sex should always be something you want. It should also be a kind of sex you're comfortable having.