I Hate My Body
Have you ever said I hate my body?
If you have, I have a question on how many companies profit from you hating yourself. Not to say that is negative.
Just wondering if you are aware that any I hate my body statements may be fueled by the messages you consume on a daily basis!
I hate to break it to you, yet our political, media, justice and even educational systems are often corrupted by money and / or power. Power dynamics are literally everywhere.
Notice them. Notice who benefits by you saying “I hate my body.”
Body image is perceived as important, especially in Western Capitalistic cultures (Botta, 2003).
Numerous studies have associated body image with sexual satisfaction (Lowery, 2005; Yamamiya et al, 2006; Sanchez, 2007; Weaver & Byers, 2007). The way you perceive your body has something to do with the way you experience pleasure.
If you are hating your body all the time, I wonder how that affects your sexuality?
If your sex life is less than adequate, let’s turn your focus around!
Instead of focusing on how much you hate the body… let’s try something else.
Show your body love by:
- Radical self care to ensuring that I meditate
- Slowing my brain down by writing
- Exercise and meal choices
- Watching a sunrise or sunset
- Touch your throat and feel your hands
- Tap on your heart chakra (the same latitude as the heart, yet in the center)
- Massage the base of your skull, at your hairline
- Explore the types of pleasure on a part of the body that isn’t sexualized
- Breathe in through your nose
- Breathe out through your mouth
- Putting bare feet on the dirt or grass
- Laying in clean sheets without clothing on
- Replace I hate my body with I love my body!
- Look at yourself in the mirror and smile daily
- Pull on your earlobes
- Exploring your face with your hands and fingertips
- Open your mouth and relax your jaw
- Notice if your shoulders are tense and relax them
Get our pleasure practice eguide if you want to understand how to love your body more and integrate it with your pleasure!
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