In this episode of Intimacy Play, Mikaela is joined by Beth Ashley, a freelance journalist, editor, and copywriter, to talk about sex journalism and how to have better sex in long-term and monogamous relationships.
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Writing about sex
Beth is a freelance journalist who is on a mission to help people understand sex differently and be more inclusive. Beth believes that a sex writer has to write inclusively and accessibly. It’s crucial to call things by their name and not perpetuate conceptions about sex.
Make sure that you have many different perspectives so that your reporting is accurate, rather than making bold claims.
The key to good sex for long-term and monogamous relationships
When you’re in a long-term relationship, Beth believes that it’s important to be able to laugh together when you’re having sex and to not take it too seriously. Also, don’t worry about what sex everybody else is having.
Improving the intimacy in a long-term relationship
Communication is at the core of a healthy and stable relationship. Beth states that if you want to have good sex, you need to speak about what you like, what you dislike, your personal worries, and your desires. Open communication is the only way of understanding each other, which will enhance the intimacy of the relationship.
Another tip is to disregard people’s random opinions on what constitutes good sex because it might not work for you. Keep focusing on what works for your relationship.
How does Beth keep her relationship open, exciting, and intimate?
On top of communication, Beth suggests bringing fun into the relationship and constantly trying new and spicy things.
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