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This is one of those times when, if you’ve got the time, I’d actually prefer for you to read two other articles (from the site) first. One is entitled “These Are The Deal-Breakers You Shouldn’t Hesitate To Have In The Bedroom”. The other (if you plan on getting married someday) is “Ask These Sex-Related Questions BEFORE You Marry Him”. The reason why I’m making this recommendation is this-while in theory, I think men looking for woman we all know that sexual compatibility is important in a relationship, at the same time, I also believe that a lot of us don’t make figuring out if we are in “intimacy harmony” with someone a priority until after the deed is done. In other words, a lot of what comes with sexual compatibility can be discovered before hittin’ the sheets with someone. It comes through heartfelt communication.

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Case in point. I’ve always liked hearing Meagan Good say that, when she was asked why she didn’t want to “test drive her husband” prior to marriage, she didn’t because “he is not a car”. Yeah, I know that society tries to cram down our throat that you can’t find out if you and another individual are sexually in sync without getting naked first, but that’s not 100-or even 65-percent true. A lot of sexual compatibility consists of chemistry and connection. And again, a lot of that transpires outside of the bedroom. That’s not knocking the fact that sexual compatibility includes the act of sex itself as well, but-I guess what I’m saying is, like most things in life, good sexual energy and interaction comes with many layers. Don’t underestimate how far conversations can take you. Then there are six others that we will explore today.

So, how can you know for sure if you and another person are truly sexually compatible? I asked a (totally platonic) male friend of mine to tackle this topic with me. These are the things that we both were able to agree on. How about you?

Sexually Compatible Couples Have Similar Sex Drives

I’ve got a friend who, ever since I’ve known him, he’s wanted to have sex at least twice a day (his soon-to-be ex-wife can vouch for this, by the way). It really is like he’s insatiable. Hmph. If we only went by men like him, it would be easy to see why the society and the media claim that men have higher sex drives than women do. But then, I’ve also got a girlfriend whose husband has told me, on more than one occasion, that the person who can’t get enough rest isn’t her, but him; she is the one whose libido is always in overdrive.

My male friend? He’s 47. My female friend is 38. So, we can’t really put drives on age, gender or anything else, can we? In many ways, a person’s sex drive is totally up to the individual-and the relationship that they are in. This is something that I’ve been trying to get my male friend to accept ever since college. It’s not that there aren’t women who can’t keep up with him; it’s just that different people have different approaches to arousal and seduction. Sometimes, approaches and techniques need to switch up as well.

But what I think we all can agree on, is if two people don’t have similar sex drives, that can lead to some disappointment, if not all-out frustration, for one or both individuals. Remember how I said that my male friend is going through a divorce? One of the issues in their marriage was the fact that while he wanted sex at least four times a week, his wife was good with 1-2 times a month. It’s hard to be compatible when your desires are incongruent. Is it a relationship deal-breaker? Maybe not. But is it something that should be taken seriously? Definitely so.

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