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Because before we even engage in the act, cultural, familial, and psychological factors influence our view and relationship with sex, whether we like it or not. This, in turn, can either prevent or allow us to have healthy sexual self-esteem once we do decide to do it. However, while our cultural and familial environments can influence our sexual state-of-minds, sexologist Michelle Hope says trauma could also be at play. Instead of journaling on your own, it might be a good idea to connect with a professional to help you uncover where this lack of confidence is coming from.
Source: Taisiia Shestopal Unsplash. This means being utterly honest with yourself and not apologizing for it. And because your sexuality is rooted in having a better understanding of yourself, getting to know yourself on a more intimate level can help you build a healthier sexual self-esteem.
Gila Shapiro, psychotherapist and certified sex therapist, wrote in an article for HuffPost that you can complete a body scan to better understand your interests and body. Think about what parts you like and dislike. Are there parts that you feel ashamed of?
While this could bring up uncomfortable, insecure feelings, a body scan can help you begin to uncover your wants and needs. Are there ways your body responds to certain techniques better over others? Do you prefer to use your hands or vibrators? Source: Jasmine Wallace Carter Pexels. This can help solidify an understanding about your boundaries, possible shame triggers, and kinks you may feel safe and comfortable doing with your partner s. Just like the self-care rituals you do every night, through your exploration, you may discover what instantly works for you and your partner to become aroused more easily and confidently.
According to an article on Medium, this stage will require reflection and exploration.
Remember to be patient with yourself. Nothing is going to go smoothly, but that could be fun. This article originally appeared on The Everygirl on August 3, August 24, My secret weapon? Using Blue Apron's subscription meal kits to get these affordable and delicious meals on the table in 30 minutes or less.
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How to feel sexually confident, especially if you're struggling with body image