Communication can be the key to a better sex life. At least, if you ask the Danes. In fact, more than 4 out of 5 think that being able to talk openly and honestly with their partner about sex, desires and fantasies is important for a good sex life. Unfortunately, less than half of us find it easy to talk about sex with our partner – and a fourth of us find it difficult.
If we look closer at relationships in Denmark, there is a clear link between our ability to talk about sex and how satisfied we are with our sex lives. More than 8 out of 10 Danes, who are in a relationship, where they are good at talking about sex, say that they are satisfied with their sex lives. This, on the other hand, only goes for nearly 4 out of 10 of the Danes, who say they aren’t good at communicating with their partner about sex.
There is, as such, good reason to work on the communication in your relationship. But why is it so difficult to talk about sex? If you ask Danes, the answer is clear: It’s awkward, the time is never quite right, and we are worried about how our partner will react.
We see that talking openly and honestly about sex and relationships in the home, where we grow up, can make a difference later in life. Danes, who have talked openly about sex and relationships in the home they grew up in, are better at talking about sex with their partner than those who grew up in homes, where sex and relationships weren’t talked openly about.