Men, a change in thinking may improve your sex life. Get the details on 7 common sex mistakes men make with women, and learn how to avoid them.
Mistake 1: Sex Starts in the Bedroom
Men may turn on like a light, but for women, arousal doesn’t happen so fast.
Pave the way during the day by hugging, kissing, and holding hands. Have some fun together, and show you appreciate her.
Feeling safe and secure in the relationship is key for a woman to really let loose during sex. A long hug can go further than you’d think. Hugging for 30 seconds stimulates oxytocin, the hormone in women that creates [a] sense of connection and trust.
Mistake 2: Assume You Know What They Want
Just as many women are faking orgasm today as 20 or 30 years ago. So, if she’s not enjoying herself, you might not know it.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions like “How does this feel?” or “Do you want something different?”
In other words, ask for directions.
Mistake 3: Stick to Your Plan
Don’t think that if it worked the first three times, it will work the next three times.
What turns her on may depend on her mood, and where she is in her monthly cycle. Perhaps her nipples are more sensitive or her genitals are less tingly.
Pay attention to your partner, Try different things and see how she responds.
When you find something that works, linger on it. Women often complain that men move on to the next thing just as they really start to enjoy an activity.
Mistake 4: Keep It Strictly Physical
Expand your idea of foreplay. Some men focus on physical stimulation and often ignore mental stimulation.
While men get stirred up by what they see, women fantasize a lot during sex as part of the process of arousal. Join in — share a fantasy or a sexy memory.
Mistake 5: Expect Intercourse to Give Them an Orgasm
For 80% of women, intercourse alone won’t do the trick. Why not? Most sex positions don’t directly stimulate the clitoris.
There are other ways to pleasure her. Women orgasm much more consistently from oral sex than from intercourse.
Also, try sex with the woman on top, or a vibrator made for couples to use during sex. Men should feel comfortable, not threatened, with sex toys.
To help her hit the high note when you do have sex, take time to get her going before you make your entrance. The closer women are when they start intercourse, the more likely they are to have an orgasm.
Mistake 6: Skip the Seduction
Women like to be seduced. Seduction is as important as, or sometimes more important than, technique.
It helps to know what kind of turn-on your partner likes, whether it’s oral, visual, or mental.
Does your partner like it when you talk dirty over the phone or text? Trace your finger slowly up her chest? Flirt with her at a bar?
Also, if you like what you see, say so. Let a woman know how desirable she is.
Mistake 7: Focus on Ringing the Bell
Most women need clitoral stimulation to have an orgasm, but it’s more complex than you may think.
Some men don’t understand the anatomy of the clitoris. It’s more than the small “button” you can see. Its nerve endings spread throughout the vulva and inside the vagina. All are potential pleasure points worth exploring.
You can go back and forth. Paying too much attention to the glans, at the top of the vulva, can take away from pleasure for some women. It’s so sensitive, that too much stimulation can hurt.