We make an (often wrong) assumption that because someone expresses interest, the person isn’t in a relationship. A few people I spoke with also mentioned asking about sexual orientation and preference.

Two separate studies surveying over 80,000 Americans found that at least 22% of married men and 15% of married women admitted to infidelity. For those for whom this is important, I definitely encourage asking.

Before you have sex with one, you ought to consider if this person is someone with whom you want to have a child, and his/her views on parenting responsibilities.

” For many, sex is the game-changer in a relationship, and ignoring the emotional components isn’t a good idea; not everyone can handle having sex with someone and remaining emotionally detached. Yes, there are serious questions to consider, but once you’ve reconciled those answers and everything is all good, you should now focus on having the most pleasurable sex you can have.

If emotional involvement is important to you, even if only in general, go ahead and ask the questions that matter before taking things to the next level. One of the first things I ask a potential partner is whether or not kink/BDSM is an interest.

Those numbers increase for the unmarried—57% of men and 54% of women admit to cheating in a long-term relationship. Not everyone is comfortable having sex with someone who identifies as bisexual/queer, nor does everyone feel comfortable opening up about their sexual identities.

You simply cannot assume the person you’re about to have sex with isn’t already involved, so be sure to at least inquire first. A great way to raise this topic is to say, “Hey, I’m all for loving and sexing whomever you like.

Your back is against the wall and your clothes are coming off quicker than a praise wig at spring revival. ” Don’t be surprised if there is hesitation, as many people are unaware of the types of tests they should request when they visit the doctor.

Your blood is pumping and beads of sweat begin to form across your forehead. The Mayo Clinic has great suggestions for what types of tests you should get done and when. It never ceases to amaze me how many people I speak to who don’t bother to ask if a potential partner is in a relationship of any sort. Yes, but at least asked, and if he or she gets caught, you have plausible deniability on your side.

” If you’re on the same page and comfortable with the responses, by all means proceed with the baby-making practice! If you’re friends with benefits, F-buddies, dating, or something more, you want to be clear.

First, ask yourself: “Am I interested in building something emotionally significant with someone at this time?

" Most of the questions apply to couples starting to get serious, and not just couples heading to the altar. It's best to address the topic of parenthood sooner than later, so no one winds up resentful — or heartbroken — years down the line.