Women like strong, silent men. These men tend to be patient, vigorous, intense and skilful with a hammer. Most importantly, though, they’re good listeners. And while we adore a man who lets us wax on about the impertinence of the checkout girl at the supermarket, or the latest tiff with our best friend, there is one place where his silence is not so golden: the bedroom. Here’s how to bring in ’da noise.
Be a caveman: The only thing worse than creepy silence is a high-pitched scream. Avoid both; instead, offer the occasional grunt and groan to give us the guidance we require. Just as women bask in the positive reinforcement of a random stranger’s compliment (like, “Great shoes”), a few strategic “Oh yeahs” will take you a long way.
Be general: When it comes to dirty talk, generic phrases are often safest. Don’t get too technical. This isn’t surgery.
Put a lid on it: Do not use baby talk, refer to yourself as Daddy, or tell us where you learned to do that. And please, stop asking us if we’re there yet.
Follow the leader: Always answer any question we ask you. If we’ve broached it, you can bet it’s something we want to hear about.
Be kind: When all is said and done, say something nice. Try complimenting the feel of our skin or the flush of our cheek. Remember: A few good words will get you everywhere. Then go right back to being strong and silent.
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