Being rejected by your partner while trying to have sex may be one of the hardest things to go through.
It makes one question themselves and may make one lose some self-confidence.
One starts having many thoughts about themselves and their partner, such as asking themselves if they are not attractive to their partner anymore or if their partner is cheating or may have seen someone else they are interested in.
There are ways to let your partner know that you do not want to have sex politely.
The first one is by explaining to your partner why you’re saying no, by explaining this will not make your partner take the rejection personally because they will then understand where you are coming from and they will be thinking about whether something is wrong in the relationship.
The second way is to suggest another time, this may make the rejection feel better because they know that they are still looking forward to it but at another time.
The third way is by finding another way to connect, such as cuddling and watching your favourite movie or playing a game that you both enjoy or simply having a meaningful conversation, this will make you both feel connected and close.