My husband and I have a passionate sex life and we are both affectionate people. That said, my husband is slightly more affectionate than me and it is causing some minor issues. While I enjoy being touched by my husband, there are times that I just want to keep my body for myself. He has this habit of pouncing on me so that he can kiss and squeeze my breasts. I enjoy that but I often feel ticklish and overstimulated before he is done.
I had an MRI yesterday and I hate them because I am claustrophic and the machine is LOUD. The radiologist gives me a couple of anti anxiety pills to sedate me. I always feel a bit unsettled after an MRI and today I just want to be alone. My husband tried to get me into bed and I gently declined. My husband wanted to take a shower with me and then make love a couple of hours ago. I kindly and politely declined his offer because I feel skittish just now. I can tell that my husband is understandably hurt but he is too much of a gentleman to push the issue. He's gone for a walk and I could see the disappointment in his eyes.
I rarely refuse to have sex with my husband because I have a high sex drive. He says that I am an affectionate woman but I can be a little cold at times. I don't think I am cold at all. We walk hand in hand wherever we go and we are always kissing.
How can I handle the times when I don't want to be touched without hurting my husband's feelings?