Imagine meeting your Prince Charming who is perfect in every way. Tall, dark and handsome — with a summer body all year round — and then when it’s time to do the deed, you realise that ‘happily ever after’ was just a scam! Intimacy is one of the most important components of a healthy relationship, but should you break up if the sex is bad? We asked some of our readers, and this is what they had to say...
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Samantha Langa*, 30, Copy Writer
“I definitely would not stay for bad sex. I believe that sex is about the two people having it, and what they bring to the bedroom. If I’m the only one who is skilled, then I’m bound to get bored.
Last year, I dated a guy who was loving in every way and paid attention to every little thing I cared about. I like that in a man, but things were not so great in the bedroom. We’d be having sex and I would be dying inside at how bad it was — I survived on faking my pleasure [chuckles]. We later spoke about it, and I coached him on what I liked done during sex. I did that for a while, but I quickly got bored because it felt like I was now barking orders. That was definitely not for me! I feel like some people become different when it’s time for intimacy, and this is what I call their “bedroom personality”.