In this episode of our relationship podcast Something Like Marriage, we share our journey from having separate sex lives to learning to talk about sex. At the beginning of our relationship, we kept our sexuality to ourselves and crossed paths to have sex. We didn’t discuss it or really share with one another our inner desires. I checked it off like another chore from my list of things to do and later learned of my disassociating during sex. Jon was afraid to share his sexuality and the secrets that surrounded it.
A marriage crisis in 2008, motivated counseling and through therapy, we learned to communicate our sexuality and heal. It has been a long journey, and one that is still difficult. The more we let one another into our thoughts and desires around sexuality the more profound our relationship has become. We will continue to share more about sex in our desire to help couples have conversations and deeper connections.
(Theme music: Ethan Anderson, Photo credit: Pablo Heimplatz)
Relationship Podcast Gems:
- In our early relationship, we had separate sex lives.
- Jema repressed sexuality, Jon had a secret life of exploring sexuality.
- A marriage crisis in 2008 led to learning how to talk about sex.
- Learning how to talk about sex in a relationship deepens a couple’s connection.
- Sexuality is our essence, much like creativity.
- If you say “sex” in a whisper, does it make it less uncomfortable? 🙂
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