Episode 304 – Female-Centric Sex

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I know that some of us, both men and women, feel that female-centric sex is selfish. But it absolutely is not! Let’s talk about why women may not want to transition to a female-centric approach to sex and why men might not want to as well. But when it comes down to it, a female-centric approach to sex can be a transformative journey for couples, deepening their intimacy, connection, and satisfaction. Want to learn how? Listen in!

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Today, we’re diving into the world of female-centric sex. So, what exactly is female-centric sex? At its core, it’s about prioritizing the needs, desires, and pleasure of the woman in the bedroom. It’s about shifting the focus away from traditional male-centric approaches and embracing a more holistic and inclusive view of intimacy.  Female-centric sex isn’t just about physical satisfaction; it’s about emotional connection, communication, and mutual pleasure. It’s about recognizing that women have unique desires, preferences, and boundaries that deserve respect and exploration. 

One of the beautiful aspects of female-centric sex is that it fosters deep fulfillment for both partners. By prioritizing the woman’s pleasure and satisfaction, couples can create a more harmonious and connected sexual experience.  For women, knowing that their needs are being valued and attended to can lead to increased arousal, relaxation, and enjoyment. And for men, seeing their partner fully immersed in pleasure can be incredibly arousing and fulfilling. When both partners are actively engaged in meeting each other’s sexual needs and desires, it creates a positive feedback loop of intimacy and connection that can enhance the overall quality of the relationship.

So, why does female-centric sex work better than traditional male-centric approaches? One reason is that it acknowledges the diversity of female sexuality. Women’s desires and arousal patterns can vary widely, and a one-size-fits-all approach simply doesn’t cut it. By centering the sexual experience around the woman’s pleasure, couples can explore and celebrate this diversity, discovering what truly brings them both joy and satisfaction.  When women feel heard, respected, and valued in the bedroom, it paves the way for deeper intimacy and trust, which only continues to improve the experience for both partners.

So, how can couples transition to a more female-centric approach to sex? It starts with open and honest communication. Talk to your partner about your desires, fantasies, and boundaries. Listen actively and non-judgmentally to their needs and preferences. Work together to educate both of you.  Listening to this podcast is a great option.  I also have my favorite books listed on the resources page on my website that can educate both of you.  I would also suggest easing into experimenting with different techniques, positions, and activities to discover what brings you both pleasure. And remember, it’s not just about physical stimulation; emotional connection and intimacy play a crucial role in female arousal. Be patient and compassionate with each other as you navigate this journey together. It may take time to unlearn old habits and explore new ways of being intimate, but the rewards are well worth the effort.

One of my favorite books on the topic of female-centric sex is the book She Comes First by Ian Kerner.  She Comes First talks a lot about women’s pleasure and how to achieve that through oral sex.  But I often think couples get the wrong idea about what female-centric sex means from this book.  Female-centric sex doesn’t mean that she ALWAYS has to have an orgasm first.  It’s more about making sure that a female’s unique sexuality is addressed in ways that are satisfying and that the focus isn’t always on his orgasm.  So while her pleasure and orgasm may need to come first for a while, so that both of you can learn a new way of operating, it doesn’t have to be that way forever when there is a mutual understanding and approach to sexuality.

I find a lot of couples want to try a more female-centric approach by making sure her orgasm always comes first.  But then there is often pressure for her to have an orgasm.  This is the wrong idea.  Pleasure is the goal, orgasm is not.  If she says that she either doesn’t want an orgasm or doesn’t want to put in the time to have an orgasm, talk about it and believe her.  Sometimes it’s just not worth the effort for her and sometimes she is feeling guilty for having so much of the focus be on her.  Determine together what is happening and move forward in a way that works for both of you.

Of course, transitioning to a female-centric approach to sex isn’t always easy, especially if one partner is resistant to change. So what happens when you have a wife who doesn’t want it to be female-centric?  First, let’s talk about why that may be the case.

  1. Social Conditioning: Society often perpetuates traditional gender roles and expectations, including those related to sex. Some women may have been socialized to believe that their pleasure is secondary to their partner’s or that certain sexual activities are taboo or unacceptable. So it may feel selfish or even wrong to them to be the center of attention in the sexual realm.
  2. Lack of Education: Many people receive limited or inaccurate information about female sexuality, leading to misconceptions or shame surrounding their desires and needs. Without proper education and understanding, women may not fully recognize the value of prioritizing their own pleasure in the bedroom.  
  3. Personal Insecurities: Women, like people of any gender, can experience insecurities related to their bodies, sexual performance, or desirability. These insecurities may make it challenging for them to fully embrace their sexuality or communicate their needs openly with their partner.
  4. Fear of Judgment: Fear of judgment from their partner or society can also influence a woman’s willingness to explore her sexuality. She may worry about being perceived as “selfish” or “demanding” if she expresses her desires or preferences openly. This is very much a conditioned response that many women have.
  5. Past Trauma or Negative Experiences: Women who have experienced past trauma or negative sexual experiences may have difficulty trusting their partners or feeling comfortable exploring their sexuality. These experiences can create barriers to intimacy and make it challenging to prioritize their own pleasure.  This can include sexual abuse or assaults, but it could also include years of duty sex.
  6. Mismatched Libidos or Preferences: In some cases, a woman’s reluctance to embrace a female-centric approach to sex may stem from a fundamental mismatch in libido or sexual preferences between partners. If one partner desires more traditional, male-centric sex while the other prefers a different approach, it can create tension and conflict in the relationship.

I’ve also heard of a few instances where the husband hasn’t wanted a female-centric approach.  Here are a few reasons why that might be the case.

  1. Social Conditioning: Like women, men are also influenced by societal expectations and norms surrounding masculinity and sexuality. Some men may have been socialized to believe that their role in sex is primarily focused on their own pleasure and performance, rather than prioritizing their partner’s needs.
  2. Insecurity or Fear of Emasculation: Men may fear that prioritizing their partner’s pleasure could make them appear less masculine or competent in bed. They may worry about their own sexual abilities or feel threatened by the idea of sharing control or power in the bedroom.
  3. Lack of Understanding or Education: Just like women, many men receive limited or inaccurate information about female sexuality, leading to misconceptions or misunderstandings about their partner’s desires and needs. Without proper education and awareness, they may struggle to recognize the value of a female-centric approach to sex.
  4. Pressure to Perform: Men may feel pressure to perform and meet certain expectations in the bedroom, which can create anxiety and inhibit their ability to focus on their partner’s pleasure. This pressure can stem from societal norms, past experiences, or internalized beliefs about masculinity and sexual prowess.
  5. Past Trauma or Negative Experiences: Men who have experienced past trauma or negative sexual experiences may have difficulty trusting their partners or feeling comfortable exploring their sexuality. These experiences can create barriers to intimacy and make it challenging to prioritize their partner’s pleasure.  This trauma can include years of rejection by their spouse.
  6. Cultural or Religious Beliefs: Cultural or religious beliefs about gender roles and sexuality can also influence a husband’s attitudes and behaviors in the bedroom. Some men may adhere to traditional values that prioritize male pleasure and dominance, making it difficult for them to embrace a more egalitarian approach to sex.

So, it’s important to recognize that in some cases, a partner may be unwilling or unable to embrace a female-centric approach to sex. This can create imbalance and frustration within the relationship, potentially leading to resentment and dissatisfaction.  If this is happening, I highly suggest some coaching.  There are larger things at play and underlying issues need to be addressed so that both partners can have that intimacy, pleasure, and connection.

If you find yourself in a situation where your spouse is unwilling to accept or explore a female-centric approach to sex, it’s crucial to approach the issue with sensitivity, empathy, and open communication. Here are some steps you can take:

  • Listen and Validate: Start by listening to your spouse’s perspective without judgment. Validate their feelings and concerns, and let them know that their thoughts and emotions are important to you. Understanding their reasons for hesitancy can help you address them more effectively.
  • Communicate Your Needs: Express your own desires and needs in a clear and non-confrontational manner. Let your spouse know why embracing a female-centric approach to sex is important to you and how it can enhance your intimacy and connection as a couple.
  • Educate and Normalize: Share information and resources about female sexuality and the benefits of a female-centric approach to sex. Normalize the idea that prioritizing a woman’s pleasure is not selfish, taboo, or emasculating but rather essential for creating a fulfilling sexual relationship.
  • Address Concerns: If your spouse has specific concerns or fears related to embracing a female-centric approach, address them openly and honestly. Reassure them that you are committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for sexual expression.
  • Take Small Steps: Instead of expecting immediate change, focus on taking small steps toward embracing a more female-centric approach to sex. Encourage open communication, experimentation, and mutual exploration, and celebrate progress along the way.
  • Seek Professional Help: If you’re struggling to navigate this issue on your own, consider seeking support from a therapist or sex coach who specializes in couples.  A trained professional can help facilitate productive conversations, address underlying issues, and provide guidance for moving forward.
  • Respect Boundaries: Ultimately, it’s essential to respect your spouse’s boundaries and autonomy. Pressuring or coercing them into something they are not comfortable with will only breed resentment and erode trust in your relationship. Focus on fostering open communication, mutual respect, and understanding as you work through this challenge together.  But also hold your own boundaries.  If you are a female and your spouse isn’t open to a female centric-approach, you have decide if you can continue to in a sexual relationship that doesn’t address your own sexual needs and desires.

Remember that every relationship is unique, and it may take time and patience to find a resolution that works for both of you. Stay committed to open communication, empathy, and mutual respect, and be willing to adapt and compromise as needed to create a fulfilling sexual relationship.

Embracing a female-centric approach to sex can be a transformative journey for couples, deepening their intimacy, connection, and satisfaction. By prioritizing the woman’s pleasure and honoring her unique desires, couples can create a more fulfilling and harmonious sexual relationship.

Thank you for listening to today’s episode. Remember, love is a journey, not a destination. Stay committed, stay passionate, and stay connected. Goodbye for now.

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