Something someone said the other day kind of struck me. My friend's husband left her, and among other nasty things he's said about her, he said this: she was lousy in bed.
I'm sorry, but that's not even possible. That's a figment of modern society's imagination and too much porn. It's the idea that sex is a sport, and that people are expected to perform somehow, to keep things interesting and if they don't, then they're lousy in bed.
As if switching it up, or switching partners was what made sex interesting. As if just being with someone you find genuinely interesting wasn't enough to make sex interesting. As if you could find sex boring with the one person you think is the most awesome, most interesting person you know.
There is no such thing as being lousy in bed. If you think, (and it IS all in your head) that a person is lousy in bed, it is because YOU are not genuinely interested in them. The problem, my friend, is with YOU. YOU are having sex with the wrong person. YOU are having sex for the wrong reasons, and most importantly, YOU don't even know what sex is really all about. YOU will never be satisfied, you will always be looking for something different, better, newer, because you think it's about performance, and novelty. When the novelty wears off, you will be off again, looking for something newer. The latest girlfriend will be demoted to "lousy in bed" status, along with all the others. Sex is a competition, a conquest to you, and once you have won, once you have conquered, sex becomes anti-climactic. The challenge is gone. You will need to find a new challenge. See? You never cared about the person behind the bodies you "made love" to. You were never genuinely interested in them, you only showed interest as long as it served your own purpose.
I cannot fathom how anyone can be in love with a person, genuinely find them interesting, think that they are the most amazing person on earth, want to know everything about them, discover that the more they get to know them, the better they like them, be physically attracted to them, and then find them lousy in bed. There is no such thing. It's impossible.
The real aphrodisiac isn't switching it up or switching partners. The real aphrodisiac is having an intimate conversation, sharing something that you wouldn't share with just anyone: Deep and profound moments; baring your naked soul moments; owning up to your faults and past hurts moments; light and breezy inside joke moments; getting into an argument, then talking it over and making up moments; discovering and discussing common interests moments; hurdling the obstacles life throws at you together moments. Those are the real aphrodisiacs.
Sex is what it is. It doesn't need to be improved on. What needs to be improved on is the relationship with the person you having sex with. There is no such thing as good sex or bad sex. There are only people having sex for all the right reasons, and people having sex for all the wrong reasons.