Episode 73: Do You Ever “Owe” Sex To Your Partner?
Have you ever had your partner initiate sex and thought to yourself, “I should probably just do it because I’ve said ‘no’ so much”? Or has your partner been the one reminding you of your track record of responses?
Or maybe you’re the one wishing your partner would say “yes” a whole lot more often.
Spoiler alert: You should never feel pressured (or pressure yourself) to do something you don’t want to do with your own body. But this issue can get surprisingly complex. Intimacy is one of the foundations of a relationship, and it’s understandable for partners to have needs. How can we honor what our partner wants, while also staying true to ourself and our boundaries?
Let us walk you through how to identify the real issue in all this gray area and some simple ways to tackle this touchy subject.