'My girlfriend does not want to get physically intimate'

But my girlfriend does not want to get physically intimade. We haven’t even kissed yet. I’ve tried initiating things but she always rebuffs my moves, leaving me with no choice but to abandon any such plan.
— Rinkit

Illustration/ Amit Bandre

Dear Rinkit,
Your girlfriend has put the brakes on physical intimacy because she’s afraid that it’s going to turn into sex. In the heat of the moment, one thing leads to another. It is also a sign that she is not too sure about the relationship; and is unsure of what the future will hold. Instead of moaning about the lack of physical intimacy, work on the relationship and gain her trust after which she might change her stance.

Diana will solve it!
Write to Diana at, or fax her on 24150009. You can also post letters to Dear Diana, Mid Day, Peninsula Centre, Dr S S Rao Road, opp Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Parel, Mumbai 400012 

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