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Pick a good time

What's a good times to talk about sex?

  • Before you end up in bed together when things aren't tense or vulnerable.
  • Sooner rather than later. Don't let things 'build-up'.
  • When you've found a nice quiet, private place where you won't be interrupted.
  • When TVs and mobiles are switched off.
  • When you've had time to think about what you want to say.
  • If you're struggling to find a good time, it's OK to agree a time in advance.

...And a bad time?

  • Right after sex.
  • When you're both stressed or distracted.
  • When something else is about to happen
  • When you've had a few drinks. You could end up saying something the wrong way.
  • When emotions are running high and you're angry, frustrated or upset.
  • Not necessarily the instant you think about it.

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