Self-pleasure is one way women can ignite their desires – and boost their physical and mental health.
|Scooped by Carol Mei-Lan Morikawa|
Masturbation is a missing ingredient in your desire (and weight loss) plan. Well, not just masturbation, but anything that brings you sincere physical pleasure that also balances your hormones. Arousal and orgasm are most easily achieved through masturbation.
Orgasm helps the body release oxytocin, the *love and bonding* hormone. Oxytocin release lowers cortisol, the main stress hormone chronically-elevated in many women that can lead to stress eating and weight loss resistance. Higher levels of oxytocin make us happy and keep those emotionally-triggered food cravings for sugars, cheese and other 'happy foods' at bay.
You don’t need to be an expert or have your own personal red room of pain to find pleasure: Your own digits are ready to help you begin at home. Oxytocin levels are usually increased simply through the physical stimulation of the clitoris, vagina, cervix and breasts. So even if you don't reach climax, you'll still be releasing this powerful neurotransmitter.
Another way to get started? Daydream! Sexy daydreams release testosterone in women. So when you read erotic fiction or watch any kind of adult entertainment that excites you, your body will begin anticipating a sexual encounter, which naturally raises your libido. www.babeland.com and www.goodvibes.com (Good Vibrations is SFO-based; female owned and operated) have some great options for the desire seeker.
In my book, “Women, Food, And Desire,” I tell the story of a client who wasn't dating and wasn't masturbating. She had also been suffering tummy trouble for years, and worked a very stressful job. She was tired of the bloating, gas and the dreaded 'muffin top' that wouldn't budge. I took her to Babeland, a clean, well-lit place for sex toys, and we talked with a knowledgeable staff member who helped her pick out a vibrator. After a couple of weeks of self-exploration, she noticed a marked difference in her digestion. (And she certainly had a nice spring in her step.)
- Alexandra Jamieson (NYC) http://alexandrajamieson.com
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