Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Using Astroglide to overcome sexual shyness (a giveaway!)

Relationships are complicated. There are lot of moving parts - different people, circumstances, surroundings, personalities, needs, lifestyles, preferences, etc. Communication is key, and can go a long way in helping the two of you solve any problem life throws your way.

One of the keys to communication is feeling connected and comfortable in the relationship. While sex isn't the most important part of a relationship - it's certainly in the top ten five three.

You might be surprised to know how little emphasis some people (usually women, in my experience) put on a healthy, satisfying sex life. Especially couples in a long-term relationship, when life, and jobs, and money, and kids have become the primary focus.

The thing is...improving your sex life will improve the relationship. You'll feel more comfortable and connected. Communication and sex are intertwined - and let's face it, without communication, you don't have a very good chance at overcoming all the rest.

The good news is, if your sex life is failing, or is just not as good as you'd like, there are ways to improve. Dr. Yvonne Fulbright is Astroglide's Sexual Wellness Ambassador. Dr. Fulbright is partnering with Astroglide to give women the opportunity to submit questions about topics including better sex, sexual shyness, sexual health, sexual inhibitions, and how to have a more satisfying sex life.

One of the tips that a lot of women need to focus on - that I think many don't even realize - is body image. Dr. Fulbright says:
Boost your body image. For some, the biggest challenge to getting in a sexy state of mind and letting that be known is how a woman feels about her body. This also goes for those who seemingly have the "best" bodies. You can start feeling better about your form with regular exercise (as this has mental health perks as well), eating healthy meals, avoiding toxins, and shutting down negative self-talk. Do things that make you feel good about the skin you're in, like yoga, getting a massage, or wearing clothes that feel like they were made for you.
Personally, I have a terrible body-image. I exercise and try to eat right - but I wasn't blessed with a good metabolism at all, I have a thyroid problem, and I've been overweight my whole life. Plus - between you, me, and the internet - no matter how many guys tell me I'm sexy and pretty - I don't see it. Not even the pretty part.

You can't rely on a guy to boost your self image. That has to come from within. I can eat the right foods, drag myself to the gym, drink lots of water - and I might lose weight. But the trick is finding ways to boost my self-esteem even if I don't lose a pound.

After all - curvy girls have as much right to love themselves as skinny girls.

So, I try to be good to myself. Make sure I like how I'm dressed, my makeup, my hair. I try not to talk down about myself, and eliminate people in my life who talk down about me.

Because if I don't love my body or myself - how will I ever convince anyone that he should?

More of Dr. Fulbright's tips include:

  • Figure out what's holding you back
  • Determine if you need more help (professional counseling)
  • Read manuals
  • Get to know yourself (I think we know what she means) 
For more tips, or to submit a question, click here. While you're clicking, Astroglide and Single Edition have partnered to bring a special giveaway to readers. Click here for more information on a free Astroglide product.  

**This is a sponsored post. I received compensation for sharing the tips, links, and giveaway.**

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