What is self love?
Self love is a state of appreciation for oneself that can be cultivated from conscious efforts to support your mental and physical growth. Being in love with oneself means to have a high regard for your own body and well-being. Loving oneself means to take care of your own needs and prioritize yourself so that you are not sacrificing your well-being to please someone else. Having more self-compassion builds resilience in the face of adversity, helping people to recover more quickly from trauma or romantic separation.
Figuring out what being in love with oneself looks like for you as an unique individual should be a vital part of your mental health journey.
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How masturbation can positively impact you?
Touching oneself, or any part of your body, in a caring and loving manner is beneficial to your mental wellbeing. Through self touch, you can uncover the parts of yourself that yearn to be touched, the parts that make you feel amazing and the parts that make you feel anxious or upset. It is a wonderful way to learn, soothe and stimulate your own body. This also means that you are less reliant on someone else for touch and to feel in the void of being loveless. You can enjoy the sensation and state of love for the sake of enjoyment rather than a desperate need for intimacy.
Furthermore, when you come to understand the ins and outs of your body, you gain a deep respect for it. The human body is a beautiful piece of artwork. Masturbation allows you to experiment, explore and play with different sensations, stimulation areas and pleasure points in a safe manner. Through this, you learn to be in tune with your body and you are able to discover what makes you feel good. With this valuable knowledge, it will be easier to replicate in real time with someone else in the bed, should you desire so.