Let’s make one thing clear from the get-go: Men are thankful when women are down to try out new moves. That said, we don’t always love the new ammo you decide to add to your sexual arsenal. Not that we’d ever ‘fess up to that fact (unless it really freaks us out) because we don’t want to discourage you from further experimentation…or piss you off to the point that you don’t want to have sex anymore that evening.
So I asked 11 men to anonymously—and honestly—share the moves they wish women would skip in the bedroom.
I should mention that every guy has different tastes, so just because one man says he doesn’t dig a move doesn’t mean that others would turn their noses up at it. In fact, some of these are very common favorites among the male set, I’m told.
“My wife and I have been trying to make a baby, and in the process, she has pulled out all the stops. One of the moves she’s started doing has been to talk really, really dirty to me. I don’t love it. I’m not afraid of kinkiness, but I’ve been with this woman for years, and I know that her doing this dirty talk isn’t really her, you know? I don’t want my wife to feel like she has to act like a different person to get me into sex. And I don’t want to look back on conceiving my first child as a time when their mother was saying filthy, filthy things to me.”
“I was with a girl a while ago who would always give me hickeys, and it drove me crazy. It isn’t that I don’t like being kissed on the neck because it feels good, but I don’t want the marks on my neck for the next three days. When she kissed my neck, I couldn’t even concentrate on it feeling good because I was always worried she was sucking too hard. We’re 30 years old. You’d think she would know how to kiss the neck without leaving a hickey by now.”
“The first time I was with a girl, I was on top of her, and she stuck a finger in my a**. Out of nowhere! I’ll be honest: It didn’t feel bad, but doing it without warning me kind of caught me off-guard. But I’m told guys tend to slip stuff in girls’ butts without warning them all the time, so I guess I can’t complain that much.”
“When a girl slaps my a**, I find it kind of strange. It isn’t like it’s painful or I mind it all that much, I just haven’t gotten to a point where it doesn’t make me laugh a little bit…yet. And when I laugh about it, it kills the mood.”
“The girl I’m dating seems to like whispering in and licking around my ear. I’m fine with the whispering part of it—that is usually really hot—but the licking part is like a Wet Willy, and that isn’t cool.”
“I was getting a blow job from a girl once, and out of nowhere she went to the taint and then started licking my a**hole. The sensation was nice, but the whole time, I knew I’d be expected to kiss her afterward—and I’m weirded out by kissing someone who had just had their tongue there. I know what comes out of that hole, and it’s not pleasant.”
“My girlfriend has started doing this thing where she adds some tooth when she’s giving head, and I don’t like that. It’s kind of painful, and I worry that she might take it too far and actually hurt me. The thing is, she’s great at oral normally. I guess she read in some magazines that guys like a toothy blow job, but I am not one of those guys.”
“I was spending the night with a girl for the first time, and during sex she straight-up tugged on my nuts. It hurt, and when I asked her what she was doing, she said it helped prevent premature ejaculation. I told her that wouldn’t be a problem for me, but then I got off pretty quickly, so maybe she was right. Even still, though, it didn’t feel good. You’ve got to be careful with a guy’s testicles. We need those.”
“My girlfriend likes doggie style, and she always makes this move during it where she grabs one of my hands and brings it around to rub her clitoris. I wish I was able to accommodate this move, but it’s in an awkward position, and I quickly lose balance and fall over on her back. Then I have to get back up and re-position. It always takes both of us out of the mood a little bit, and I always feel bad for not being able to pull it off.”
“This thing I don’t like is one of the moves I’d always thought I’d love until it actually happened to me. I was out with my girlfriend, meeting her parents for the first time, and everything was going really well. During dinner, she reached under the table and started grabbing at my d*ck through my slacks. I love the initiative, but if you start to give me a hand job hours before we’ll be home and able to actually go after each other, it’s just going to give me blue balls. Plus, like I said, her parents were there.”
“Sometimes, my fiancée pinches my nipples during foreplay and sex. It hurts! I always thought that purple nurples were a thing for high school bullies, but I guess they aren’t. But now that I think of it, I guess I sometimes pinch her nipples. Either she really likes that and thinks I will, too, or she’s trying to get me back for hurting her nipples.”