"Thanks, I've been masturbating"

"Thanks, I've been masturbating"

It's no secret that many of us are fighting a never-ending battle with our bodies, how we look, and who we are. Instead of accepting our bodies, we fight against our natural form. Instead of loving who we are, we force ourselves to live in a world where happiness is contingent upon our physical appearance. 

Instead of loving ourselves, we seek the approval of others by telling them how much self-love we have. When, in reality, we spend most of our lives denying ourselves self-care and self-pleasure. Culture's obsession with physical beauty has created a paradigm where society pressures women to look perfect. Society demands that everyone has thin bodies, flawless skin, and shiny hair. 

Even when we try to be healthy by eating right and exercising daily, the media still questions if we lose enough weight or tone up fast enough for their liking. After all, this time fighting against what nature gave us, it's no wonder that so many people feel unfulfilled and unhappy! It is not until we embrace who we are and appreciate everything about our bodies that we can live fulfilled lives.

In this blog post,  we discuss the three pillars of self-care, self-love, and self-pleasure. For each aspect, we give examples of how to implement it into our lives in order to feel more satisfied with who we are!

Make Self Care· Self-Love· Self-Pleasure: a priority in your life   

For many people, especially those who are struggling with relationships or mental health issues, these three things can be like oil and water: They'll mix together but never truly combine. However, if you want to have a healthy and balanced life, it's important to nurture all three of these areas.

Self-Care     

" There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will." - Epictetus.

There's no question that life can be difficult. However, these issues can make us blind to all the amazing opportunities before us. Rather than spending time worrying about trivial problems, why not take some time off? Just because you have responsibilities does not mean you cannot take some time away every once in a while. If your schedule allows, why not plan a stay-cation or a day at the spa? Alternatively, you can rejuvenate by going for a walk in your favorite park or having a cup of tea while reading a book. The possibilities are endless!

Self-Love     

Spending time alone is a great way to learn more about yourself. When you have space to think, you can contemplate your life mission, your innermost desires, and what makes you happiest. This free time will allow you to explore passions that might have been neglected by spending too much time on other people's needs. Additionally, this gives you the chance to go inward instead of constantly worrying about others' opinions!  

Also, we might have great relationships with our friends and family, but these should only complement the relationship we have with ourselves. Just as everyone needs to be listened to and respected, so too do we need this from others. However, knowing how much you mean to yourself is just as important! If you don't truly love who you are on the inside, then it's difficult to expect other people to love you either. A great way to show yourself some self-love is by spending time alone with you.

Self Pleasure

Experimenting with different ways of pleasuring yourself is a great way to practice self-love. In fact, it can really help you discover what kinds of things you truly enjoy doing on your own as well as who you are as a person.

As Rachelle Ma in her article, A Beginner’s Guide To Sexual Wellness And Pleasure said: " Within this new pleasure revolution is a fundamental reminder that can best be summed in the words of internet darling and Maude co-founder Dakota Johnson: “Taking care of your body in a sexual way should be the same as taking care of your body in terms of nutrients, skincare [and] exercise.”

It's for these reasons that one should never feel embarrassed or ashamed of pleasuring themselves. All too often, those who want to explore their bodies might be discouraged by those around them who believe masturbation is shameful and wrong. When you're alone, it becomes easier to realize that this stigma isn't true and only exists because we live in a society where sex and sexuality are still taboo topics. The truth is: You deserve pleasure! And no one has the right to take away your choice of how to obtain this!

Also, it's important that we're careful about how we talk about and explore our sexuality. It's not uncommon for us to mistake rough or unsafe sex behavior with the kind of things that we actually want in bed - and this can be very damaging to our relationships and mental health. If you try something new with your partner but feel uncomfortable doing so, then it might be best if both partners waited until they were ready before trying again.  

For many of us, this is the most difficult aspect of self-love. However, the more you're able to embrace yourself and your desires, the more in tune with who you are as a person you'll become. You might not even know what kinds of things truly make you happy until you start trying new things out for yourself.

6 Ways   to Follow Your Self-Care, Self-Love & Self-Pleasure for Better Health

Here are 6 ways to get started with self-care, self-love & self-pleasure today!

1. Take time for yourself- Start with an oil massage

One of the most important things that you can do for yourself is to make sure that you give yourself enough time to relax and enjoy your own company.  Massage therapy is a great way to care for your body, mind, and spirit. Not only does it help to relax the muscles, but it can also help to reduce stress and anxiety. In addition, massage therapy can improve circulation, increase energy levels and promote better sleep. WooWoo is offering A ‘Girls Come First’ kit that includes hemp massage oil, condoms, and a reusable tote bag to help you find your own self-care routine.

2. Explore your choices: Consider a New Sex Toy!

One of the best ways to show yourself some love is to explore your own body and what makes you feel aroused or excited.   There are so many different things that you can do in order to give yourself pleasure, whether it's through masturbation or experimenting with some new positions while making love with your partner. Take time this week to try something new for your own personal enjoyment - it could be just what you need in order to boost your immunity and mood and start feeling happier and fulfilled!

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3. Spoil yourself: get yourself a new Lingerie set


Self-love and self-care also mean making sure that you wear something that makes you feel good about yourself, both physically and emotionally.   Investing in a new lingerie set can help to improve your self-confidence and give you something to look forward to every night. 


There are a variety of brands out there now that offer clothes designed specifically to make women look and feel sexy. And we're happy to be partnering with one of them— Boux Avenue for a surprise self-love gift box that will make you fall in love with yourself from the inside out!


4.  Meditate


Take the time to connect with your inner self and always listen closely to what your body is telling you. Meditation can be done anywhere, anytime; it doesn't require any special equipment or space. Just find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed and close your eyes. Take deep breaths in through the nose and exhale slowly through the mouth. Try not to focus on anything, in particular. Just let your thoughts flow without attaching any importance to them.


If negative thoughts come into mind, try to ignore them because that's all they are- thoughts! Be gentle with yourself, too, when meditating. Don't get discouraged if you can't concentrate for very long at first because this skill takes time and patience to develop. But every time you practice, you become better at it.


5. Create an inspiring atmosphere


Your home should be your sanctuary and the one place that you go to relax after a long day’s work or school. Having an inspirational environment can help you to feel calm and centered while also giving your mood a boost!


So get rid of anything that makes you feel unhappy, cluttered, or depressed about yourself. Add some fresh flowers in strategic places around the house for instant cheeriness! It can also be great if there are pictures of people who make you happy when looking at them. 


Try to spend more time outdoors in nature- even five minutes is better than nothing- listen to the wind blow through the trees, watch the clouds float by, feel the warmth of sunlight on your skin. It can be as simple as that!


6. Get you a CPRESS Booster Shot


Remember that our immune system is one of the first things to be affected by stress and anxiety.  And when it's not working properly, our bodies are more susceptible to getting sick. It can also be helpful to add other natural things into your diet that will give you a boost in immunity.


A case of booster shots packed full of ingredients that stimulate endorphins and increase blood flow to the whole body is exactly what you need to fight stress and immune deficiencies! The CPRESS Boosters are destined to reboot your system, giving you a boost in your mood, energy, and wellness anytime you need it!


Nurture your mind, body, and spirit

Finally, it’s important to note that when you're taking care of your body, mind, and spirit, you're able to dive deeper into who you are as well as what makes you happy. And when you start practicing self-love in whatever form that takes for you, it's like opening up a new world full of possibilities and opportunities to discover yourself as well as others.

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This article was contributed by Sarra Turki

PS: "This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.”




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