How would you react if your partner called out someone else's name when you are in bed together?
According to clinical sexologist Professor Elna McIntosh, this occurs more often than people would expect.
If you're going to shout out the wrong names, maybe don't shout at all— Professor Elna McIntosh, clinical sexologist
Speaking on #NightTalk's Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo, Professor McIntosh says that this mistake can be caused by an individual thinking about many things, or other psychological factors.
But calling out the wrong name in bed can have dire consequences for a relationship, as #NightTalk listeners shared.
Listen to the conversation below:
A couple of weeks back, I called my wife by my previous girlfriend's name. All hell broke loose, and I'm trying to fix it right now— Thando from Midrand
My sister's husband's name is Nico. Her ex-boyfriend's name is Jaco. For years we've called her husband Jaco— Johan from Vanderbijlpark
@SizweDhlomo the names babe,sweets,etc...r for these reasons.I dont want trouble m— Nono Ngwenya (@ngwenya_nono) September 29, 2016
It cost me a relationship. It couldn't be fixed at all because I lost that trust. She literally called me by the ex's name and we were busy. It was a total turnoff— Rider from Thembisa
@Radio702 it just a name so what.....- 😂😂😂— maqhawe (@maqhawe13509363) September 29, 2016