132: Stop Minimizing the Importance of Sex

Mar 14, 2023

Is sex important to you in a relationship? Not everyone wants to prioritize sex because they just don’t like it, don’t want it, or are genuinely ambivalent. However, if you’re telling yourself sex isn’t important but you aren’t being honest, this episode is a must-listen.

If you can honestly acknowledge the extent to which good sex (however you define that) is important to you, making relationship-related decisions you actually feel good about becomes simpler and easier. Conversely, if you do not acknowledge the value you place on a strong sexual connection with your partner (or partners), any decision you make about your relationships become murky and complicated.

Tune in this week for a discussion about the importance of sex, sensuality, and erotic connection. Dr. Marie Murphy is showing you why you’re not doing yourself any favors when you attempt to deny, minimize, or devalue the significance of a great sexual connection, and telling yourself sex shouldn’t be important to you only makes matters worse.

If you’re ready to take this topic deeper in a confidential and compassionate environment, you can schedule an introductory coaching session with Dr. Marie Murphy by clicking here!

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • The broad definition of “sex” Dr. Marie Murphy is using for the purposes of this episode.

  • Why folks have a hard time being honest with themselves about how much they value sex.

  • Some of the reasons people prioritize being a “good” spouse and family member over having the sex life they want.

  • Why people tell themselves that good sex doesn’t last, and 2 things to keep in mind if you’re telling yourself that.

  • The conundrum and cognitive dissonance that occurs when you have what you consider amazing sex with someone who isn’t your partner.

  • Why acknowledging the importance of sex doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll go looking for it outside of your relationship.

  • How to start thinking beyond the constraints you’re imposing on the extent to which you want to prioritize sex in your life.

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