The ABCs of Great Sex
By Barrington H. Brennen,
October 29, 2014
Barrington H. Brennen
been working with couples for more than 20 years and
I’ve noticed that there are too many partners who are
just having mechanical sex and not truly making love.
Far too many couples are not enjoying great sex because
there is too much focus on self-satisfaction instead of
pleasing one’s partner. It is important to note that
before one jumps in bed to have sex they must first
“jump” in each other’s heads and arms. The mind has to
connect first before the body does. Emotional
preparedness for sex is as important as the physical
readiness. The emotional readiness might take all day
or sometimes days. Men need to understand that women
finds it very difficult to have sex with her partner if
there is emotional distance or they are having major
problems. If they do have sex the female partner often
feels like she was raped or used and abused. Behind
closed doors she cries. It is painful. On the other
hand, many women are not aware that their husbands also
need to be turned on. Men also want sensitive and
compassionate love making. One author says “Yes, both
of you should be getting equal satisfaction from your
thing I have learned over the years is that if partners
enjoy a happy sex life and fully understand the connection
of the minds and hearts first, they would find it easier to
adjust to not being able to have penetrative sex because of
medical or other reasons. They learn that they can still
be close, sensual, worm and fuzzy towards each other.
writing this article because still far too many partners are
unhappy in bed and it is driving them crazy. Most time it
is just a simple adjustment or understanding. However, the
stubbornness and pride takes over and coldness turns to
freezing point in the relationship. Make it a point to
change that in your relationship today. Do something about
the “ABCs of Great Sex” written by Certified Family Life
Educators, Jansen & Gloria Trotman. I thought you will find
it helpful. Read and share with friends.
Accept sex as a gift from God.
Build anticipation throughout the day.
Jansen & Gloria Trotman.
Cuddle regularly even when sex in not on the agenda.
Delight in each others bodies. Your bodies belong to
each other. See Songs of Solomon and 1 Corinthians 7:14
Enrich each experience with creativity. Move from the
bedroom to the living room, etc
Find out what pleases your mate.
Give generous love play and affection.
Have unselfish consideration for each others needs.
Invest in sex sleep wear.
Jettison (throw away) unfounded inhibitions.
Kiss a lot and engage in other affectionate behavior
Let loving actions and words start outside the bedroom.
Make time for lovemaking. Put it on the front burner.
Nurture intimacy through fidelity. Be emotionally and
physically faithful to your partner.
Observe the rules of bedroom etiquette.
Prepare the right bedroom atmosphere.
Quiet your spouse’s anxiety by loving affirmations.
Respect each other’s wishes.
Share your desires with your spouses.
Take time to enjoy the climb.
Utilize all the senses.
Very the way you engage in sex. Be creative in your
Work on the overall relationship not just sex.
Exercise your imagination
Yield your rights in preference for harmony.
Zero in on your partner’s desirers
forget that sex begins with clothes and lights on. Do you
know what can really turn on the juices? Have an annual (or
as often as you want) “sleep naked night.” That is both
partners go to bed totally naked and do not have sex at all
that night. Learn how to appreciate each other and getting
very close during the most vulnerable times—nakedness. I
invite you to watch one of my videos of a seminar I did in
England is 2014. It is entitled “Making the Best out of
Marriage.” You will hear an assignment in the video I would
encourage all couples to do. The web address is
Barrington H. Brennen is
a marriage and family therapist and board certified clinical
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