We love sex -- steamy, fun, passionate, joyful sex. Sex is about more than just pleasure (although that part is pretty great). Sex provides a profound and deeply human way to connect with others and to connect with yourself. Sex can improve your health by relieving stress, lowering your blood pressure, and improving your sleep. Sex is the fire that fuels everything from great works of literature to top 40 songs. Sex is basically the best.
That’s why we are so in love with the sex positive movement. Haven’t heard of it? Being sex positive basically means that you celebrate all sexual activity that is consensual as being fundamentally healthy and good -- and it’s as great as it sounds. Being sex positive not only allows you to enjoy your sexuality more, but it can have some really wonderful effects on the other areas of your life, as well. Here are four reasons why being sex positive rules:
It’s amazing how much can change when you take shame out of the equation. When you fully embrace being sex positive, you can suddenly feel much more comfortable with your sexual needs and desires. Regarding sexual activity as a healthy and integral part of the human experience makes it easier to ask for what you want and to indulge in your own pleasure.
The sex positive movement’s focus on consensual sexual activity has the added bonus of resulting in people who are better educated about sexuality. Afterall, in order to consent to something you need to be fully informed, right? From an extensive understanding of the clitoris to the best lube to use with condoms, sex positive people tend to know their stuff -- and they put all that knowledge to very good use.
Whether the new guy you’re dating has a quirky fetish or you and your girlfriend of a year just tried something new in bed -- at one time or another we all have some serious sexual tea to spill. In those moments, you need a friend who can lend an ear, a high five, or some much needed advice without getting all judgey. When you’re sex positive, you can be that friend for other people (and when it’s your turn, they’ll be there for you).
What makes for a great lover? Is it relishing in giving and receiving pleasure? Is it being well educated about sex and sexuality? Is it being comfortable with yourself and understanding of others? If you said “all of the above”, you’d be right. Sex positive people are all of those things and makes them fantastic lovers.
Being sex positive is a frame of mind, and like anything else, it can take practice. If you’re not there yet, be patient and just focus on gently retraining yourself to think of sex in a more positive way. You’ll get there. The most important part of any journey is making the decision to start -- and we could not be more excited for you. We can even send you some free lube and a coupon for $1.00 off of a full-size bottle to celebrate.
What do you think of our list of reasons why being sex positive rules? Are there any that you would like to add? Tweet us @Astroglide and tell us your thoughts.
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