my boyfriend and i have been dating just about a month now and he doesn't make many attempts to touch me. we hold hands and kiss but thats all, we rarely make out. i don't wanna rush anything cuz i don't want him to be uncomfortable but i'm used to more "touchy feely stuff". what can i really do? talking to him feels funny. he rarely even says that he thinks i'm sexy or likes any parts of me. what can i do? do you think that there's something wrong with me?
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Well its only been a month. You might be used to faster but he might not be. You could try making a "move" or just let him go at his rate. I'm sure he thinks your beautiful. Just give him time to get more comfortable around you. Then you'll probably hear it so many times you'll be tired of it
Remember too that just because things were one way with another partner does not mean that they will be (or should be) the same with your next partner. So while you may have been used to more "touchy feely" before, that just may not work with this partner at all. And either you'll have to deal with that, or get out of the relationship and find someone else. If you want more physical contact, then you're going to have to tell him that so that at least he knows how you feel. As a couple, you'll have to work out what level of physical contact is most comfortable for both of you right now. And if you feel like you want to be told that you're beautiful more often, then tell him that! Talk to him, see what happens.
If you're not even that comfy <i>talking</i> with him about physical stuff, I dunno how far you should really go, anyway. From my experience, communication is A LOT more important than touching, however, both are important in a relationship.
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WEll, nothings gonna happen if you dont do something!! when you hold hands, guide his hands where u want them to go. it takes the pressure off of the guy and makes it much easier to do other stuff if theres less pressure. hope this helped
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I'd suggest asking what your guy's interested in; I know I'd be pretty alarmed if I found my hand unexpectedly on some guy's crotch, or anywhere else I hadn't chosen to put it. It takes the pressure off if that was what he *wanted*, but it also puts on pressure to do things he may not be interested in.
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Your boyfriend could simply be a shy guy ~ Give him time and he should come round ~ If he doesn't come round and continues to be shy, I think you should talk to him about it ~ Maybe it depends on your ages too ~ He may find himself being too young ~ Maybe he is self-conscious? He might not be happy with the way he looks, or a part of his body ~ Why don't you reassure him and try telling him what you like about him, instead of waiting for him to tell you? ~ Good luck.
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