AbstractIn this research, I explored how heterosexual couples had successful conversations about sex, and the meanings these conversations had for their relationships. Six couples participated in semi-structured interviews in which they shared stories of conversations about sex they identified as being successful. I approached this research from a social constructionist perspective, using a combination of Riessman’s (2008) thematic and dialogic/performative analyses to analyze the stories couples and I co-constructed in our interviews. Through their stories, participating couples emphasized the importance of being open and managing conflict in order to have successful conversations about sex. These conversations were seen as being a significant part of the foundation of their relationship, resulting in feelings of closeness and sexual exploration. I explore the results of this analysis in terms of their possible implications for couples, counsellors, and researchers.