Issues on the physical side of a relationship

Issues can arise on the physical side of a relationship if one of you wants to‘go further’ than the other, or to do physical things that the other doesn’t like. If this is the case, talk about it. In a happy relationship, you should be able to explain how you feel.

If you really don’t want to get more physically involved, you have the right to say so. You should never be pressured into any form of sexual activity  where you don’t feel comfortable. See this page for more help and advice on saying no.

If your partner doesn’t  accept this, you should break up. Don’t feel you need to do something you don’t want to do in order to ‘keep them’. If they don’t respect your feelings, they are not worth keeping.

Don’t put pressure on your partner to do things they don’t want to do. If a closer or different physical relationship is important to you,  break up and find someone who wants the same thing.

You may like different physical things. That is quite normal. Don’t do anything you really don’t like, or really don’t want to do, but there may be room for some ‘give and take’.

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