FROM THE FUCKBUCKET: how do I get my wife to embrace her amazing ability to squirt?
How do I get my wife to embrace her innate, wonderful, amazing ability to squirt? (Every time. it’s amazing. but she’s embarrassed.)
There are some things that I do during sex. I donâ€™t even deliberately do them, they are just part of my array of physical reactions, like sweating or my pussy lubing up or my chest flushing like a polluted-sky sunset when I orgasm. I have no control over them, they just happen.
If my partner went on about any of these, I would get really annoyed, really quickly.
The way that you write about this feels just a touch fetishizing, is my point. Your wife didnâ€™t learn to squirt; itâ€™s just the way her bits are set up. Sheâ€™s probably tired of soaking through towels or having to buy puppy pads or whatever she has figured out to do to accommodate this aspect of her sex response. Do you praise her for squirting every time? Stop. Take a break from that while you figure out other strategies, because if sheâ€™s embarrassed and having other emotions, your lavish enjoyment is pretty likely to kick up some push-back.
The whole situation is complicated by, well, how complicated societal response is to manifestations of womenâ€™s sexuality. On the one hand, women are told in mainstream sex media (Cosmo and other â€œadviceâ€ purveyors) that they should be able to squirt, and there are ways of learning to do this, and what kind of uptight prude are you if you canâ€™t? On the other (sticky) hand, and in the broader media, women are shamed for natural bodily traits or functions like discharge spots on knickers or floppy labia or gushy orgasms. (This is very much slut-shaming, by the way, in which neutral physical traits have become symbols for “loose woman.”)
Your wife may have internalized that dichotomyâ€”sexually liberated woman vs soaked-sheets whore, all for a quality that she doesnâ€™t actually controlâ€”and so this whole topic is going to be a fucking mess. But you canâ€™t â€œgetâ€ your wife to do anything with her own attitudes about her own body; you can only be supportive. What does that look like?
I would definitely focus for the foreseeable future on mixing up your praise repertoire: make sure you are TALKING ABOUT THINGS OTHER THAN HER SQUIRTING FUNCTIONALITY. What other things about her body do you like? What are things she actually does sexually that you like? Is she a champion deep-throater? Are her nipples unbearably nommable? Make sure you tell her about those things!
Check your own behavior around her squirting: donâ€™t sniff the towels, donâ€™t gleefully dance off to the washing machine with the soaked sheets. And donâ€™t try to hide your love of her squirt in euphemisms like, â€œI love how juicy you are.â€ She knows what youâ€™re talking about, and sheâ€™s heard it before. I know this may feel like you are repressing your own sexual enjoyment, but if you know she doesn’t like to hear it and you keep talking about it, you’re kinda being an asshole. If you sincerely want to be present for your wife around this, you have to turn off the spotlight of your attention and leave room for her complicated feelings.
After youâ€™ve dialed back on the squirty love for a little while, maybe consider asking your wife whatâ€™s going on when she gets embarrassed. Donâ€™t have this convo right after she gushes; maybe leave it for the post-coital cool-down period, when everyoneâ€™s got their favorite hot beverage and youâ€™re basking but you’ve got your verbal skills back. Ask her something like, â€œIâ€™ve been wondering, sweetie, you often seem to have strong emotions about your squirt, and I donâ€™t understand. Can you tell me a little more about that? What is going on in your head during that time?â€
(I should mention that in general I would prefer to have this sort of conversation about sexual issues outside the bedroom and not immediately following sex, but Iâ€™m not recommending that here because if you arenâ€™t regularly checking in with your wife in this way, this will not be the best time to start.)
Just keep your questions gentle and open-ended. If you want to be supportive, you need to get a better idea of what is actually happening for her emotionally. At the same time, be prepared to drop it, if sheâ€™s not down with talking about it yet. Just let her know that youâ€™re ready to listen, and then go back to gushing about things other than her squirt.
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