‘My partner was raised in a religious family and won’t discuss sex’

Ask Roe: Open communication is a necessary requirement for a healthy sex life and relationship

‘Shame is a hugely debilitating force that makes people believe that they are inherently flawed, and unworthy of love and acceptance.’ Photograph: iStock

‘Shame is a hugely debilitating force that makes people believe that they are inherently flawed, and unworthy of love and acceptance.’ Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe,

I have had a variety of positive sexual experiences in the past and understand what I enjoy; I like being adventurous. My partner, who I love more than I ever thought possible, has not had the same experience with sex, he was raised Catholic and his only other long-term partner was a Mormon. He has insecurities about his body and avoids discussing sex in general.

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