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AUDIO: Dr. Marty Klein - Why Am I So Afraid Of Asking For What I Want & Telling My Partner What Feels Good To Me?

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No sex or marriage question is too embarrassing, because it’s time to Ask Dr. Marty Klein anything.

Here’s EmpowHer’s Founder & Chairman Michelle King Robson & Licensed Marriage, Family Counselor and Sex Therapist Dr. Marty Klein.

Michelle King Robson:
An anonymous woman on EmpowHer asks, “Why am I so afraid of asking for what I want, and I cannot tell my partner what feels good to me?”

Dr. Marty Klein:
Actually, you are asking a great question and if you were in therapy with me, I would be asking you that question. I would say to you, what is keeping you from talking about what you want? Now some women say, “Oh, talking about sex is so embarrassing.” No, no, no, talking about sex is not embarrassing. I understand that you may feel embarrassed talking about sex, but that’s something that we can do something about. Talking about sex is not embarrassing. I mean, if the embarrassment was in the sex, then we are all in big trouble here.

So I would be asking you, why are you so hesitant to talk about what you want?

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