Having to experience a long distance situation with my partner has brought to light a few important aspects of our relationship. I mentioned a few of the wonderful things that have come out of it, including how strong our ability to communicate and support each other has been in a recent post. But there is the sexual side of things which plays quite a strong role as well. The importance of really communicating our wants and desires while being apart took precedence in many of our conversations. And that is no easy task for me, as I prefer to not talk and just do. I can express myself very well in person sexually, but I have never tried to do so in an online setting. Also I may or may not have a tendency to over explain myself which I have been told makes things too fluffy to be a turn on. Hence I mentioned I was nervous about being apart and finding a way to maintain intimacy.
Sexual expression has had to be conveyed in the absence of body language, with the lack of physical touch, scent, sound, and the list goes on. I was not sure I could successfully accomplish my own fulfillment with only a visual and the written word. I am one of those women who does not like erotic literature. I blogged about that previously where I went into a bit more detail, but in summary, I tend to focus more on all the senses at once with a mixture of memory. To explain the memory a little further, if something in a previous encounter really turns me on, then re-finding myself in a similar situation builds up anticipation and that in itself can produce an almost anticipation orgasm, merely remembering a circumstance can overwhelm my senses. But I have to find myself in a similar situation or close to conditions, and there has to be a trigger in order for that arousal pattern to work. Knowing this about myself, I was incredibly leery that I would be able to achieve a similar level of satisfaction through online communication.
In a way I was right. I had to really challenge myself to find new ways to reach a similar state of being, flat out, to orgasm. It was very challenging at first. And having challenges when it comes to this sort of situation is not anything I have experienced before. And thus fantasy writing and sharing was discovered and explored. I cannot pretend I am any good at it, having a really small frame of reference, and having never expressed myself that way before. But there is something hot and sexy about sharing a fantasy to a partner that you trust and love, whether it is a magnificent work of art or not. They say that having confidence and enjoying yourself are the two number one turn ons when it comes to having sex. When it comes to writing out a fantasy, I would say trust, and clear thoughts are the main keys, which obviously have direct correlations with the traits aforementioned in sex.
Again I was really nervous about having a long distance relationship for any given amount of time, but it turns out, that learning new skills, new ways to actually turn each other on, is a real and true gift. One I am very grateful for, and appreciate learning and exploring. I cannot wait to see what we are able to explore once we are back in the same city.