Ten Myths about Sex that Can Wreck your Relationship

As a practicing sex therapist I often speak with couples who are struggling to find a more satisfying sexual relationship. Sex has come to feel to them like just another household chore - or some kind of big exam they are about to flunk! Lost are feelings of relaxed, happy, playfulness.

Sex is supposed to be enjoyable and fun! Our bodies are exquisitely attuned to experience pleasure. Too often, mistaken beliefs about sexuality create expectations and self-judgments that prevent lovers from finding the pleasure and joy they seek.

I've listed below ten myths about sex that are common in our culture. These inaccurate ideas lead to much unhappiness and suffering. I invite you to be compassionate with yourself as you inquire into the nature of your own beliefs about sexuality.

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