Past, Present, Future
Like we said about boundaries, these conversations about sex don’t happen in a silo. There are no limits to how to talk about sex with your partner. You can have conversations about past sexual experiences, in the moment while they're happening, and what you hope for in future sex.
Some people like to talk about how sex was for them as part of their immediate after care. While you’re cuddled up, having a snack, or showering together after sex, this may be a great time to share what you absolutely loved and what you might want to try differently next time. Remember, this isn’t about anyone being “good enough” or not, but rather working and communicating together to work toward peak pleasure for everyone involved.
Don’t be afraid to communicate during sex as well! Feel free to ask them to move to the right or left, say the position isn’t comfortable, or yelling how good something feels and to keep going. Communication doesn’t need to only be about the things you want to change. It’s just as important to emphasize what feels amazing, so that they know what is giving you pleasure.
When talking about the future sex you want to have, this is an amazing time to spice things up. Your communication can be in the form of foreplay and dirty talking. Tell them how you want them to play with you that night. Send them a text that outlines what you want to do with them on vacation next month. Talking about the sex you want to have can potentially be just as steamy as the sex itself.
When talking about the past, present, and future: This isn’t a time to give a report card or give a blunt Yelp review to your partner. A great way to do guided reflection is by using a Sex Journal. The journal can prompt you to think and talk about your sex life with your partner in ways that you aren’t sure how to bring up.