Whether people realize it or not, it’s most likely that they have been raised in at least a partially sex-negative environment. Society in general treats sex as a taboo, in spite of the fact that we are bombarded daily with sexual content. The tension between these two opposing poles in life lead to confusion, shame, timidness, or flat out fear in negotiating intimate relationships.
Even when people recognize that this is the problem they are facing, it’s often difficult to find a solution. Who do you talk to when the closest people to you are the ones you fear disappointing or judging you the most?