Ways Women Orgasm

Investing in your sex life

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Many couples, both men and women, find any discussion of their sex life intensely embarrassing. This lack of discussion leads to difficulties in enjoying sexual pleasure and exploring sexual fantasies. Physical intimacy may be lost if the couple has not invested in learning about enjoying sex play together.

“What’s the one thing that differentiates good friends from lovers? Sex…
Stop having good sex and you stop feeling connected to your partner.” (p207 Hot Relationships 1999)

The discussion of investing in your sex life covers the following:

  • ENJOYING SEX PLAY: especially over time, a woman can enjoy her own arousal through erotic sex play even if orgasm is missing.
  • EMOTIONAL INTIMACY: a woman is more likely to feel amenable to sex if her partner invests in the companionable and loving aspects of the relationship.
  • PHYSICAL INTIMACY: given that the immediate rewards of a sexual relationship have a strong male bias, a man needs to invest effort in making sex more rewarding for his partner.

The term emotional intimacy equates loosely to the word LOVE. The term physical intimacy equates loosely to the word SEX.

A man’s desire for physical intimacy (male sex drive) leads to commitment to each other over a lifetime (emotional intimacy). A woman’s sexuality works quite differently. Her pleasure comes from being able to excite a man. She learns that sex motivates a man, initially perhaps to pay for dinner or buy her jewellery, but later to support her in the immense task of raising children.

Young women may enjoy exploring sex with different partners but ultimately most women want to be more than a notch on a man’s bedpost. They hope for companionship, through sharing interests, a sense of humour and common life goals. So a woman offers sex to a man over the longer-term because she identifies him as a worthy mate and a supportive companion.

Long-term sexual relationships

Sex is relatively straightforward in the first 10 years or so. In long-term relationships, sex can become limited in imagination and spontaneity, partly through habit and partly through poor communication. Over time, any couple who cares about their sex life will need to find new ways of enjoying sex play. This may involve investing in other areas of the relationship first.

If your sexual relationship has broken down, you need to start right back at the beginning. No one is likely to engage in sex as a loving act if there are issues in the wider relationship. The first step in revitalising any couple’s sex life is to talk through the general issues with a neutral third party (therapist). Relationships only survive through a willingness to give, on both sides.

Events in the past cannot be changed but it can help if each partner acknowledges what has happened and appreciates how the other person felt about the situation. Once the big issues have been resolved, decide together to invest some effort in the time you spend together generally. Put off addressing any change to your sex life until there is a firm foundation for the wider relationship. Wait until you feel some sexual anticipation returning to the relationship.

“It’s important to see three points: (1) change is possible; (2) it isn’t his fault that he is the way he is; and (3) there is no better alternative.” (p192 Why Men don’t get enough Sex and Women don’t get enough Love 1994)

I realised that if I wanted my partner to support me in my ambitions for family (which naturally included plans for his money and efforts) then it was reasonable that I should be willing to contribute towards his ambition for enjoying sex play with a partner. It’s important to recognise that men do not gain the same emotional intimacy from family life that women typically do.

Excerpt from Ways Women Orgasm (ISBN 978−095689−4700 published 2011)

4 comments for “Investing in your sex life

  1. admin
    May 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

    “Remember that sex isn’t going to be perfect each time. Don’t compare your sex life to the ones you see in movies or on television.”

    Read on: 7 sex mistakes men make

  2. rawform
    May 23, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I think that for a woman to orgasm you have to stroke the biggest sex organ of all, The Brain I’ve done this because its more than just the act of sexual intercourse that I want I want my partner to feel as good as I do and to reach that sexual height where she can orgasm. That is the best part for me anyways I can’t speak for other men but I know if I cannot please my partner then I am not doing it right. Interesting story.

  3. Jane
    May 23, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks for commenting.

    It’s important to realise though that men are not responsible for giving a woman an orgasm. They can help though by listening to what a woman wants and providing some additional clitoral stimulation (or accepting that she may need to do this for herself).

    Women use sexual fantasies during masturbation alone but often these are much more difficult to use during sex. A man’s use of images during masturbation transfer much more easily to sex because they are turned on by the naked body of a partner.

    Women’s sexual arousal works quite differently and a woman needs to find ways of incorporating her sexual fantasies into sex which takes a great deal of trust and understanding between partners.

  4. mona37
    May 23, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    i think what you talk about is essential for a long term relationship!
    the whole package gets boring after a bit for both i guess.
    the provoking part is most fun for me!

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