Bliss Journal — Sexual wellness

Sexual self-care means communication & patience.

Sexual self-care means communication & patience.

This refers to communication with your health professionals about treatment options and sexual function outcomes or problems you are having. It also refers to communication with your partner. Sometimes sex is hard to talk about, family, religion, cultural norms, etc.. can all impact how comfortable we are talking about sex. Communication is key. Learning to work together is an important part of sharing pleasure. Patience is with yourself, your partner and your health professional. We are all human and this is hard but worth it. Communication takes work. A lot of it. How often have you walked away from a...

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Sexual self care is valuing your pleasure.

Sexual self care is valuing your pleasure.

Pleasure is the ultimate form of sexual self-care or self-care in general. Pleasure is an important part of a happy healthy life and a priority in general self-care and sexual self-care. It encompasses all the points before it and more. Valuing your pleasure is a part of valuing, accepting and loving yourself. It can be a great way to support your mental health. Having said that it can be hard for many women to stop and take care of themselves first because we are taught to take care of others. Masturbation is a way to incorporate pleasure into your self-care...

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Sexual self-care means understanding your likes, dislikes, and knowing that if those change, it’s ok.

Sexual self-care means understanding your likes, dislikes, and knowing that if those change, it’s ok.

It doesn’t just mean what you like sexually. We experience pleasure in all areas of our life. Illness and other stressors can change many aspects of our lives including how we experience pleasure and what we enjoy and appreciate. It forces us to face these changes so that we can move forward. Mindful self-touch, like meditating can settle our mind and our body. Pleasure mapping solo or partnered can be a nonsexual to redefine pleasure. Pleasure mapping can also be used to start to explore pleasure in sexual touch. This is an exercise for exploring what brings you pleasure at...

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7 ways to increase your chance of having an orgasm - tonight!

7 ways to increase your chance of having an orgasm - tonight!

We are so excited to have the first of Isiah McKimmie’s podcasts shared with the Bliss Community. We love her work and we are grateful that she is allowing us to share her podcast through Bliss. In this podcast Isiah will be answering this question, “I have had orgasms before. Most of the time by myself and sometimes with my partner, but the thing is, I don’t always with him. It’s really frustrating. I don’t really know what it is. Do you have any tips for someone like me?” Does Isiah have any tips? Of course, she does! It’s this kind of...

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