Sex is generally a positive thing for relationships. It helps to draw people into relationships via mutual attraction, it can add a heady spice to relationships, and it’s fun. However, sex within a relationship is highly dependent on communication, because the people involved will have different needs and desires. Bad communication can be a serious problem, however. Other common pitfalls include divergent levels of sexual desire, or compulsive sexual behavior, which both have the potential to create pressure and stress, for both partners. It’s important to learn to avoid these kinds of dynamics in a healthy relationship.
- Sex can be both fun and important in its ability to strengthen and shape your bond with your partner.
- Communication is the key to healthy sex, because you and your partner will both have your own needs and desires.
- Widely divergent levels of sexual desire or a compulsive approach to sex can both put a lot of pressure and stress on one or both of you.
“See sex as a form of communication and even as a form of adult play and you’re in business.”