Talking about how touches, nuances, and even fantasies of sex could progress is less straightforward than talking about STIs, birth control, or frequency of sex. There’s activities you love, ones you can’t even think about, and all the stuff in between.

And what happens to things that you haven’t even heard of yet? Communicating such intimate needs requires a high level of confidence and trust.

Read on to learn what Mc Combs and other experts recommend when approaching this intimate topic.

You and your partner share the experience, whether it’s birth control side effects or pregnancy.

So why not make sure the end result is what you both want and expected?

It’s also worth getting past the discomfort to talk about health, particularly sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and birth control.

Avoiding these vital conversations might be endangering your health and altering the future you’d hoped for.

Especially when it’s about what we want from, and even during, sex. The willingness to talk about the kind of sex we have or want to have is a key skill.

Kate Mc Combs, a sex and relationships educator, points out, “When you avoid those vital conversations, you might avoid some awkwardness, but you’re also settling for suboptimal sex.” By having these conversations, you and your partner’s relationship can have emotional, psychological, and mental benefits.But, what about all the times we're not in relationships? We've all heard "Why would a man buy the cow, when you're giving him the milk for free? While there still exists a gendered double standard surrounding sexuality in the U. We asked single women and men alike to reflect on their sex lives: how often they're having sex, whom they're having sex with, and (of course), how they feel about it.Ahead, 10 stories of sex and singlehood — the good, the bad, and the awkward.It is important to focus on both your needs and the needs of your partner.It’s a good idea to be open about what your needs are and to always keep the communication open.Appeal to your partner’s interests and form a new activity or date around it that the both of you will enjoy.