Building intimacy with a partner requires having explicit conversations about what turns you on, what turns you off, and where your boundaries are. Talking about your sexual history is equally important, and in a new BuzzFeed video, one brave couple delves into their sexual histories with each other. Through being vulnerable for a wide audience, the duo demonstrates just how challenging it can be — particularly for those in new relationships — to navigate the unknown pleasures their partners may have experienced. Some folks get really jealous thinking of their lover in the throes of passion with someone else, while other live for the juicy stories their partner has to share. Regardless of how the information makes you feel, however, it has a lot of value.
Although people do change and grow, there are certain aspects that arguably remain constant in our personalities and in our sex lives. For example, if your babe has historically been a sexual submissive, that's likely going to carry over into your relationship. And if you have been in a lot of open relationships, that's likely going to impact your choices in your new relationship, too.
Here are five reasons why it can be beneficial to talk about your sexual history, because communication is sexy AF: