Interpersonal Relationship Analysis

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Sexual communication, negotiation and consent are three pressing issues in various relationships. Throughout the weeks I found a disconnect between the posts we were expected to write about and my overall interest towards them. However, the final discussion provided many opportunities to express myself, learn from others and answer questions that concerned me in my own relationships. It is incredibly important to feel comfortable enough to talk about serious matters while in the bedroom. Trying new positions, actions and behaviours can be daunting, and it is not fair to put someone is such a position if they are not yet ready to do so. Not only did I participate more in this week’s discussions than any others, but I also found myself reminiscing …show more content…
The chemistry may be there, but both partners may not be at the same place. Rushing in to sexual behaviours is unnecessary. It is better to move at a pace both members are comfortable with, speak confidently about what is wanted and required to maintain the relationship, and provide constructive feedback to help enhance the overall experience. When participating in this week’s discussions, I quickly realized how important consent, trust and the ability to communicate openly is in a relationship. I always knew that communication was key, with regards to almost every situation with others. However, I was unaware of how difficult it could be to give consent confidently or explain to a partner how to improve their sexual behaviours. Becoming more aware of how others react in such difficult situations, knowing that I was not alone when feeling or thinking a certain way, in addition to relating to others in the discussion group helped contribute to my learning. The information gathered was impactful, sensitive but meaningful. I was able to see how my peers have reacted in tough situations and compared it to how I would handle a similar situation in the …show more content…
I explained how uncomfortable I was explaining what I wanted and needed sexually in the beginning of the relationship. We had quickly grown comfortable with one another and were able to speak more openly about what felt good, what did not, how to improve our sex life and why mutual consent was so vital to the advancement of our relationship. I also explained why negotiations, communications and consent were also important to relationships outside the bedroom. The importance of verbal, face to face conversation, enthusiastic consent and patience from both parties help make a stronger team dynamic in the relationship. I truly hope the information I shared throughout the semester aided the learning of my peers. Knowing that they were not alone, that similar thoughts were being shared, that conversations could lead to disagreements with encouragement from both sides, all leads to a more confident individual, with a greater understanding of the information being received. I had incorporate ideas read in the textbook and personal thoughts of interest into all my discussion posts. This helped the discussion by adding quality in the posts I was sharing and the depth of questions being asked by my peers. Similarly, having others able to relate led the conversations in directions of mutual agreement, or disagreement with various reasons as to

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