You. Are. Beautiful.
When living a mindful life, we can’t neglect our natural sexual needs. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the importance of sexual wellness, or even what that means.
According to the World Health Organization, “sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.”
Of course, practicing safe sex goes without saying but sexual wellbeing is about more than just that. It’s about owning our bodies and what pleasures us, without the heavy weight of what we have been taught, as women, is acceptable or unacceptable. It is also important for women who have experienced sexual trauma which is a common occurrence for women.
How To Improve Sexual Well-Being
If you are feeling angst about your sexual well-being, there are steps you can take to improve it and increase the joy and fulfillment in your life.
Talk About It
For women with partners, it is important to have – and keep – open dialogue with your lover. Explain your needs as well as any discomforts you may have but be sure you don’t have lengthy, overwhelming discussions. Rather, try to limit them to 15 minutes or so, and do so regularly.
Own Your Beauty
Women have been pressured to be and look a certain way for a very long time which can lead to feelings of inadequacy and unattractiveness. The rabbit hole that is women’s sexual wellness, can lead to endless discussions of the ways we have collectively struggled to measure up but the bottom line is: you are beautiful.
Own Your Pleasure
Just as we all have different favorite foods, we all have a different sexual life. What works for some, may not work for others and that is okay. It would be impossible to have a fulfilling sex life if your partner did not know what your desires and pleasures are. If you do not have a partner, that’s okay, too. You can pleasure yourself and ” enjoy physiological benefits like pain reduction, better sleep and lower blood pressure,” according to experts.
Read books and watch videos to learn more about the ways sexual activity can be enjoyed. A redundant, limited sex life can be unfulfilling and dull. There are many fun and exciting ways to experience sex.
Exercise and Eat Right
Take care of yourself physically to improve the quality of your sexual wellbeing. Experts have found as little as 30 minutes of vigorous exercise 3 times a week was effective in improving sexual function and the right foods also contribute to female sexual function.
Women have come a long way in discovering our beauty – inside and outside – but we still have a way to go. We must learn to embrace our perceived imperfections as a part of our perfection in uniqueness.
However, the discussion around women’s sexual well-being can be uncomfortable and awkward for some. If you are feeling unfulfilled or uncertain, talking about it is the first step to discovering what you need so you can get on the road to achieving it. Reach out today to learn more about how you can have fulfilling, joyful, and healthy sexual wellbeing.