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Sex: 6 Reasons Why You May Not Be Enjoying It

03/16/2012 07:02 pm ET | Updated May 16, 2012

When I decided to become a professional sexuality educator, I had one particular goal: I wanted women to speak honestly about sex in order to maximize their physical and emotional pleasure. Sure, that may seem like a tall order, but I'm an optimist. Why is this an important issue? There are lots of women engaging in sex (of all kinds) but not having pleasurable experiences. That seems silly to me. If you're having sex (of any kind), it should be fulfilling on a number of levels. So here is just a small sample of the physical and emotional issues that can affect your ability to enjoy sex and in many cases, you can do something about it. But the first step is figuring out what is going on.

SLIDESHOW: 6 Reasons You're Not Enjoying Sex

6 Reasons You're Not Enjoying Sex