If you're a diehard Girlfriends fan, you probably remember the episode when Joan had sex with her boyfriend Sean for the first time. Although she wasn't all that thrilled about him being a sex addict, what she didn't see coming was that he was going to totally suck—and not in the good way—in bed. He ended up being one of those bang-bang-bang brothas and while luckily, those have been far and few between experiences for me personally, unfortunately I can recall what that kind of selfish, immature and egomaniacal sex is like. It's the worst… the absolute worst. Anyway, a part of what made Girlfriends such a great sitcom is the writing was so much like real life.
When You Want Sex And Your Partner Doesn't
Sex and Our Psychological Needs | Mark Manson
The kind of sex you have can be a really good indicator of whether or not you're in a healthy relationship. Not that all bad or uncomfortable sex means the relationship is in trouble, but there are sexual signs of an unhealthy relationship. For starters, sex should always be something you want. It should also be a kind of sex you're comfortable having. And you should definitely have a voice to express what you like and don't like. If those things aren't true, you might have problem with trust, control, and respect.
Sex and Our Psychological Needs
Men have a tendency to make the assumption that sex itself is a need, regardless of who or what it comes from. Both of these are wrong, and they both get a lot of people into trouble in their relationships. All humans possess fundamental psychological needs. If we do not meet our psychological needs, we suffer, sometimes severely. Just like we need food, shelter, and sleep to survive, we also need to fulfill our psychological needs to remain mentally healthy and stable.
Verified by Psychology Today. Maybe It's Just Me, But But at the same time, we are understandably reluctant to tell people that they must do certain things in a relationship, even a generally accepted component of a committed adult relationship such as sexual relations. But that post ended with the question that we will tackle now:. Does an absence of sex in a relationship justify adultery?