|Amazing dancers Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn|
in 1916, proving that the basic elements
of sensuality are timeless!
I've realized that, when looking through my post labels, only one article has been posted on sex (and that was a joke about sex). Lots of people who land here seem to be searching for relationship and romance advice, so I figured that it was high time to write about one cornerstone of any healthy relationship: sex.
After doing some research for my sex article, I realized that there are some amazing resources out there. However, most of the stuff I've read about love, sex, and romance are all about how to keep the sex going in an existing relationship, how to spice things up, or how to be more attractive to your mate. But these articles didn't really seem to get it right all the way, as far as I was concerned.
Yes, your mate is right up there on the priority chart, but the most important sexual relationship you can have is with yourself -- if you can't see yourself as a sexual being, then your sexual relationship with others will never be quite as satisfying as it should be. And if you're reading this, then obviously, you want to start the road to improvement. Congratulations -- your journey is about to begin!
The first stop on the road to channeling your inner sex goddess is to find ways to feel sexy. Remember that this has nothing to do with other people; this is all about you. It's ok to be "selfish" sometimes -- remember that when you take the time to do good things for yourself, you'll later be able to take care of others even better.
Think about yourself in terms of what you find to be the most attractive, wonderful, and unique qualities about yourself. Do you have intriguing eyes or smooth, creamy skin? Do you have soft, ample curves; or perhaps you're a lean, willowy Goddess? All shapes and sizes are beautiful. The Western world currently tends to favor tall and thin supermodel types, but the beauty of all types can be appreciated in some time or culture -- and even in our modern society, you'll find people who can appreciate exactly what your own physical and mental style brings to the table. But the most important person to appreciate your own unique beauty is you! Make a list -- write it down if you want to -- of all of your gorgeous body parts, from the hair on your head to the tips of your toes. And don't forget your awesome mental or emotional traits too -- being clever, witty, determined, and strong are all smokin' hot attributes as well. This isn't the time to worry about the parts you dislike -- show them some love, too! But if you're not quite there, let's just focus on the things you love about yourself for now.