Editor’s Note: This is a plea for participants to help a fellow Doctoral Student with her research. Having been through this myself, I want to help other students whenever I can. Jennie Rosier, a Ph.D. candidate at Purdue University, is looking for couples to help her by participating in her research. If you and your spouse are interested, follow the link at the bottom of the post.
Is it difficult for you to talk to your partner about sex?
Or do you just feel a little uncomfortable knowing what to say or how to say it?
Well, you’re not alone. In fact, many Americans have a difficult time talking to their partners about their sex life (Marble, 1997). Some people fear being embarrassed or embarrassing their partners, while others are scared of being rejected or ruining their relationships. Still others just don’t know how to start the conversation, so they never try.
Let’s be real, talking about sex is a very sensitive topic for most individuals. All of these fears are completely natural and expected.
These fears can partly be caused by the minimal focus our society places on communication about sex with your partner. The discussion of sexual desires is not prevalent in our everyday conversations, which leads to us having fewer examples of competent and incompetent messages to model or avoid. If you have minimal practice discussing your sexual likes and dislikes to your partner, you may feel less confident in your abilities. Contrary to popular belief, understanding how to communicate about sex is not intuitive knowledge. Instead, being able to discuss sexual desires and issues with your partner is a skill that couples can cultivate through communication skill training.
You now have the opportunity to participate in a FREE trial sexual communication training program, which was carefully developed by relationship researchers so that your chances of experiencing improved sexual communication skills at the close of the program are greatly increased.
The entire training program will be done online, so you can participate in the comfort and privacy of your own home! This trial training program is part of a study being conducted at Purdue University about sexual coaching skills. The purpose of this research is to evaluate a communication training program that aims to improve your sexual coaching skills. The study will also examine whether improvements in these skills increase both your and your partner’s sexual satisfaction and relationship satisfaction. The communication training activities that you will participate in during this study focus on enhancing your ability to talk about sex with your partner but do not ask you to engage in any specific sexual activities. For more information about this amazing opportunity, including information about how to participate for FREE, go here and read more about the program.