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The fact that most of you will know what I’m talking about from the title of this article goes to show that the concept of “rough sex” isn’t confined to just the bondage and S&M subset. The phrase most often describes the act of a male thrusting his penis forcefully during intercourse, but can also refer to an action by either partner involving pain or discomfort (pulling hair, grabbing body parts, slapping, etc.).

Many would consider these activities to be reserved exclusively for the BDSM genre, but the fact that they often occur in otherwise “normal” or “vanilla” sexual relationships means that they can’t be considered just a minority behavior.

Some women choose to explore alternative lifestyles in the bedroom; this article is not directed toward them, and is not intended to be a critique of the BDSM lifestyle. This is about women who find themselves engaged in what could be considered as rough sex - when they never asked to.

Why do so many men enjoy rough sex? Anyone who’s ever been manually stimulated by a man knows the answer to this question. When men masturbate, the prevailing rule is “the harder the better.” The more they stroke, pull, and thrust, the closer they get to orgasm.

Women are the exact opposite. According to Heather Corinna, director and founder of the sexual reference website Scarleteen.com, “There are more sensory nerve endings in the clitoris (which is larger than the external portion you can see) than there are in any other body part or organ of either men or women.” Possessing such a sensitive body part means that we can achieve orgasm through MUCH less tactile means - in fact, too much stimulation can be uncomfortable and even painful for women.

Throughout college, sex was almost always painful for me. College boys lacked the experience to determine when they were going to fast or too deep, and I lacked the confidence to tell them. As a result, I would bleed for days from vaginal tears and suffer from a swollen clitoris and labia.

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You have to be firm with men (no pun intended). Men are a lot like dogs, they just need to be told to "SIT" a few times and they'll start to pay attention. lol.

January 10, 2017 - 11:38pm
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I've had women who asked for sex rougher than I have felt comfortable performing. I like variety but choking, face slapping, etc?? Not my deal

March 5, 2015 - 7:01am

My last lover was into rough long penetration sessions and even though I told him from the beginning that I didn't enjoy it and that it was uncomfortable and painful for me he insisted on making love that way. Needless to say the relationship didn't last. I just did not look forward to intercourse....I dreaded it. So our lovemaking was not regular.

There were also some other issues in the relationship so when the first opportunity came for me to get out I grabbed it with both hands and ran. To be honest if the sex was enjoyable and comfortable I would have tried to work on the other areas in the relationship.

My body is precious and fragile and no man is going to destroy it with his penis. If a man refuses to treat your body gently and with care he will also refuse to do the same with your heart.

June 28, 2014 - 6:04pm
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