063: How to Communicate About Sex Openly and with Sensitivity

Description of the episode

Have you ever felt STUCK when it came to talking to your partner about sex? 🤔 Well, you’re not alone–Heather’s felt that way too! In this episode, she shares her own mishaps with sexual communication and how to make sure you look forward to discussing your sex life with your partner. Listen in if you want to be able to speak freely about your mental turn-ons, preferred techniques and sexual desires! 🎧💞

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • How to navigate the all-too-common scenario of a partner agreeing but not following through with sexual requests. 🔄
  • Tips for bringing up sex without making your partner get defensive or avoidant.
  • How to bring sex up when you haven’t had it in a long time and it’s become the elephant in the room.
  •  Unpacking the need for advanced communication skills in non-monogamous relationships.
  • The importance of taking charge of your sexual needs and learning to articulate them clearly. 📣

Time Stamps:

[00:00:52] Why communication is the hottest topic in town, according to your Instagram polls!

[00:01:57] Heather’s personal story of communication breakdown and lessons learned.

[00:08:41] Creating space for your partner and the importance of emotional mastery in sexual communication.

[00:15:29] The need for bravery in initiating the long-avoided sex convo.

[00:21:49] Making a sex manual? Heather thinks it’s a fabulous idea to explore and communicate your desires! 😏

[00:28:08] Discussing fears and setting ground rules for sharing fantasies with your partner.

Similar Episodes

  • Ep. 2 The Real Reason You’re Not Talking About Sex https://pod.fo/e/15b8df
  • Ep. 3 The Emotions of Sex https://pod.fo/e/15c61a

Free Resources

Heather’s Dirty Talk Guide

Heather’s Instagram

Heather’s YouTube – Check out the video version of this podcast & more!


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