What exactly is Self-Love?
Internet research provides many different things: self-esteem, self-worth, self-compassion, and
even the “taboo”: masturbation. Oh dear, not that! Why do people stray away from that word?
What is it about masturbation that makes people suddenly hush up?
Possibly shame has something to do with it. Maybe people were taught to never touch
themselves, for whatever reason. That would bring about feelings of confusion and discomfort
for sure. Yet, how do we ignore what our bodies desire?
Let’s face it: masturbation is natural. Just as we cannot deny sexual attraction or desires, we
cannot deny the incredible, pleasurable, and satisfying act of self-love. In fact, masturbation
relieves stress, as endorphins are released during the process. It is not always about climaxing
either, the process of self-discovery can be just as healthy. As you learn what is comfortable (or
not so much) for you, you will likely know what will feel good (or not) with your partner. Even
more, you can share the experience with your partner – it does not always have to be about
Being healthy also includes being sexually healthy, and what better way to be sexually healthy
than to get to know yourself on the most private level possible. Plus, wouldn’t be fun if you
were your own best sexual partner? So take time to explore – no rush, no pressure, and best of
all, you know who you’re exploring! Here’s to your sexuality and self-love!