As a sexual wellness company, we feel an obligation to help consumers focus on pleasure and love, and we are being called to step up right now, to help lead our community towards feeling good - mind *and* body.
Connection and intimacy should be a priority in a relationship every day - but we all know that's not always easy. During a time of crisis, like the current coronavirus pandemic, it is imperative to make the effort and time for connection.
Just in case you needed a reason or two to have sex....
Physical pleasure, whether solo or partnered, gets us out of our minds, into our bodies, and provides refuge when we are in the moment.
Also - having an orgasm releases a rush of dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin - AKA the feel-good hormones that BALANCES the stress-producing hormone, cortisol. And when we have balanced cortisol, our immune system benefits.
Instead of figuring out when to schedule sex, or how to navigate your intimate life (especially if it's not exactly where you want it to be)....start from the end result and work backwards.
By "end result" we mean state of mind.
What is the ideal state of mind you'd like to achieve during these times? Perhaps the feeling of safety, calm, or resilience?
In what ways can you connect with your partner that will, in turn, get you to that place? Mentally, physically, spiritually, or otherwise?
In the kitchen:
In the bedroom:
Be INTENTIONAL. Write a list. Put it on the fridge. Stick to it. Keeping a routine will keep the connection going, and inspire new things to explore as time goes on.
These tips aren't one-size-fits-all for every relationship - but with everyone around the globe trying to adapt to more time at home, we've got plenty of time to figure it out.