Almost Awakened

Almost Awakened: 019: Negotiating Sex Responsibly

Today Bill and Mekael tackle SEX, namely Negotiating Sexuality within a relationship responsibly.

Within ethical and legal constraints, we all have the right to push for what we want from our partner (and to suffer the consequences for pushing too hard). Similarly, we also have the right to deny our partner’s requests (and to suffer the consequences for shutting them down). But we need to remember that nothing in a relationship happens in a vacuum—it is influenced by what came before, as well as what else is going on in the relationship. So generosity can be rewarded (and bad behavior can be punished) in more ways than one. Therefore, we have to keep the bigger picture in mind—what price am I willing to pay for this? If it’s worth it, then it’s worth it, but since life and relationships involve compromise and sacrifice, we have to consider the potential ripple effects.

Episode based on this post
https://www.reddit.com/r/AlmostAwakened/comments/dcd3mg/i_have_been_thinking_a_ton_about_sexuality_and/

RESOURCES:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sex-matters/201704/negotiate-sexual-differences-part-1-what-we-do

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sex-matters/201704/negotiate-sexual-differences-part-2-how-often-we-do-it

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/201908/how-couples-negotiate-frequency-sex

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sex-matters/201704/difficult-sexual-negotiations

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/understanding-the-erotic-code/201602/caught-negotiating-the-discovery-your-man-s-porn

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/so-happy-together/201703/negotiate-don-t-compromise

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/201301/twelve-rude-revelations-about-sex

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/201906/how-the-most-satisfied-couples-balance-sex-and-power

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/200601/lust-the-long-haul

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/201701/the-radical-thrill-intimacy

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