What is your body talk how does it resonate with your body image and your sexuality? Have you ever felt out of tune with your body or your sexuality? Do you struggle with your body image? These concerns are common among women of all ages, mainly because we live in a world that puts so much emphasis on physical appearance. We women have been fed the wrong messages for so long that we have become out of touch with our bodies, as well as our sexual needs and desires.
Women are bombarded, between the internet, television, and magazines. The media is telling women how they should look, act, feel and conduct relationships. There is no doubt that this flurry of messages does a disservice to women, as it misinforms and confuses us. Airbrushed from head to toe our celebrities and stars have a team of staff ensuring that they look perfect in every scene. What this is doing is teaching us that our natural imperfections are undesirable and even shameful.
It is time for us to become one with our bodies. Having poor body image significantly affects your mental, and physical health as well as your ability to care for others. The saying that you can’t love others until you love yourself has a lot of truth to it. The only way to cultivate your mind and body is intrinsically because neither can function if the other is not in sync.
Both society and body image affect a woman’s sexuality. Society is sending a message about how we should look and also about our sexuality. Because of this message, many women feel pressure to look like a lingerie model. When we allow ourselves to be pulled into the demands of society, it will prevent us from working towards a healthy body image, and a healthy sex life. Having a healthy sex life requires us to accept our needs and desires and to communicate them to our partners.
The ability to communicate our desires and requirements is a skill and one that we can only master once we become aware and in tune with reality. The first thing that you do is tune into your body’s needs. First, know and acknowledge the negative messages that you have internalized about your body and your sexuality. Once you do this, you can begin to understand the words that are true about your body. The true feelings and needs of your body and this is when you take on the responsibility and opportunity to nourish your body in areas that will allow you to get in touch with your natural desires and your sexuality.
When we speak honestly, we can create a culture that embraces females in all of its many aspects. We can then create a culture that honors the most basic human desires and the beauty of women’s bodies. The stigma surrounding female sexuality and body image is pervasive and affects girls and ladies of all ages. What we want o do is cultivate confidence, we aspire to inspire a real expression that is empowering, not demeaning despite the many influences that teach us otherwise.
Until the next time my friend, take good care and be well.
Joy Ruffen, AKA The Goddess Of Wealth
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