On today’s show, Emily is talking about some oral expectations, from what to avoid saying in your relationship to actual oral sex tips – and she’s taking your calls.
Consensual non-monogamy has gained popularity in recent years, but the idea of open relationships can trigger and confuse people.
Q: DEAR EMILY,
First off, I love the show – thank you for everything you do! I’ll jump right to it – my husband has been struggling with erectile dysfunction for a few years now and it’s taking a toll on both of us. I want to stress that he hasn’t been ignoring it – he’s had prescriptions for both Viagra and Cialis, and they usually do the trick. However, the results have been less reliable lately.
The bigger issue, though, is that I think the situation is getting him depressed.
He’s 56 and until this started, we had a very active sex life. I’ve been listening to you for a while, and I know that communication is a lubrication – so we talk about it often, but that’s led to some tense situations and now we’re both feeling the weight of this condition.
I want to come up with a way to help him, or at least let him know that he’s not letting me down, even though that’s what he winds up thinking every time I bring it up. Help me do what’s right here, Emily!
Cyndy, 54, NM
Relationship insecurities are both extremely common… and potentially hurtful and damaging.
They can corrode the joyfulness of an otherwise healthy relationship, inhibit you from feeling present, and decrease sexual satisfaction.
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Valentine’s Day is the day of love, not the day of stress! Take away the anxiety of getting it perfect and give the gift of communication.
Talk about how you can make your sex life and relationship better all year round.
The questions that get asked the most center around “getting my partner to (insert sexual act here).” The thing is, you’re not going to get your partner to do anything – so let’s get that out of the way.
What you can do, however, is communicate with them in a way to help them see why it is that you want them to (sexual act here).
That’s where the yes/no/maybe lists come in.