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7 times when you should definitely NOT have sex

Having sex is great, but not under these situations.

As consenting adults, we have many reasons to have sex. For one, it is an important physiological need for most of us and having an active sex life can help in being a happy and healthy individual. However, there are certain circumstances when it is always a better (and safer) option to say no to having sex. Here are seven valid reasons not to have sex and instead just getting a good night s sleep.

Your instincts or gut feeling flashes warning signs

So, you might be in the initial stages of dating an attractive and seemingly interesting individual who suggests it is time to get physically intimate. While it may be tempting to instantly say yes and move beyond second base, there is a small voice in your head telling you to take a step back and reconsider. If so, it is always best to trust your instincts and just say no.

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He refuses to wear a condom

Many women tend to find themselves in such a situation where the guy refuses to wear a condom as he claims that protected sex isn t as pleasurable. Even if you might be on another form of contraception, having unprotected sex can put you at the risk of contracting several sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Here are 7 STDs you can get from having unprotected sex. Instead of just doing it in the heat of the moment, it is a much wiser decision to put your foot down with a firm no .

You re just not in the mood

Even when you re in a serious monogamous relationship with a healthy sex life, there will be some days when you re just tired, preoccupied or simply feeling bloated and unwell due to which you might not feel amorous. In that case if your partner initiates having sex, it is completely fine to refuse and just explain your situation. You are in no way obligated to have sex with your partner when you re not in the mood and by just communicating with him/her, you can easily avoid any sexual tension that might arise from saying no. Having trouble getting in mood? Go the scientific way

You use sex to avoid confrontation with your partner

Yes, confronting your significant other about something is an extremely daunting process, especially if it is at the early stages of the relationship. However, if you realise you have fallen into a pattern of using sex to avoid having the talk with him/her, now is a good time to break free from that pattern. Instead, say no to having sex for a while until you have had a healthy discussion and resolved the issues that were previously being ignored. Here are 6 surprising facts about love you probably didn't know.

Your partner suggests a sexual activity that makes you uncomfortable

If you find yourself in a situation where your partner wants to try a new sex position or a form of sexual activity that makes you cringe, communicating your discomfort is a must. You don t have to try any antics in bed that you don t want to just for the sake of your significant other.

Your partner is trying to trick you into having a child

While the notion that someone might try to trick their partner into being a parent might seem outlandish, there have been cases when the good news of becoming a mom/dad-to-be might come as a rude shock to either one of the partners. While in such a bizarre scenario, sex can be withdrawn only after you find out about your partner s intentions, it is another reason not to have unprotected sex.

You initiate sex in hopes that s/he will develop feelings for you

In today s complex dating scenario, it is difficult to form a genuine connection with someone, especially since the advent of dating apps. While you may have developed strong feelings for someone which aren t being reciprocated, initiating or having sex with him/her will in no way guarantee a deeper bond. Also, here is another reason not to have sex. Read: Having sex can set you up for a heart attack! Are you at risk?

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