Her body and other parties

I read only part of the collection of short stories. The first story talked about how a woman hide a secret for all her life and how the desire of possession and curiosity from man took away that secret. It’s disturbing to see a relationship from a woman’s point of view this way, but I understand the man’s perspective as well. The core question is: is it possible to have a relationship/marriage  knowing that you don’t fully know the other side, and would people be okay with it.