The world is forever changing, and the amount of dialogue surrounding gender issues is only increasing. Men and women often live vastly different lives, which can cause some clashes in the bedroom.
A study published in the Journal of Social Psychological & Personality Science found that men and women enjoy sex differently. While men tend to approach it more as physical pleasure, women concentrate more heavily on the emotional aspects, such as intimacy and connection.
Men typically reach climax faster than women, take more risks during play, and have a more linear approach to their sexual encounters. Women, on the other hand, like to take their time and focus on sensory stimulation. She may also look for tools such as sex toys or lingerie to enhance her sexual experience.
Even when both parties are open and receptive to the idea of sex, communication remains key to mutually satisfying encounters. Men and women have very different sexual needs, desires and expectations when it comes to intimate encounters; understanding what your partner needs requires talking about it beforehand. Some women need gentle nudging while others prefer aggressive advances – both needs should be respected and understood in order for sexual play to be successful.
Though differences in gender exist when it comes to sexual preferences and personalities, remember that these differences are ultimately what make us unique. So come with an open mind and learn from your partner’s sexual cues how to make it enjoyable for both of you. Let go of preconceived notions about what men/women likes and take time understanding each other’s wants, needs and fantasies – individual personalities do matter after all!
It’s an age old story – men and women in bed together often struggle to find common ground. But why?
The answer is heavily gender-based. While sameness is a key ingredient in any good relationship, there are distinct differences between males and females when it comes to beds.
For example, men tend to overtax their beds with lots of tossing and turning, whereas women value the comfort of the mattress more than their male counterparts. Men are more focused on getting comfortable quickly and falling asleep easily, whereas women take a little more time to find that perfect spot. The lack of outward communication of desires can lead to disagreements when it comes to bedding preferences.
In addition, men classically need more sleep than women – sometimes hours longer – making it difficult for couples to sync up. Women’s sleep cycles start earlier in the night while men’s cycles don’t kick in until closer to midnight – resulting in much-welcomed-but-less-common bedtimes shared between the two genders.
Moreover, when it comes to emotional comfort, men often feel secure and relaxed with their significant other simply lying next to him – even if she’s not interested in physical intimacy at the time. On the contrary, women need a variety of soothing touches from their partner before they can begin feeling content. But since most men don’t wake up in a cuddling mood as often as women do, that sparks minor arguments and frustration for couples who may have different needs for sleeping well.
How couples negotiate these issues can make or break the sleeping situation for both people. It requires finesse along with understanding and open communication – virtues that all couples should aspire to embrace within their relationships.