5 liberating ways women can spend time with themselves during lockdown

Apr 17 2020, 6:15 am

The world can feel like a tough place right now, but there’s also a lot of silver linings about being isolated from the outside world. Namely, now is the perfect time to practice self-care, self-reflection, and get to know yourself — and your body — better.

If you’ve been saving some self-love for a rainy day, well, we have a lot of time for that. Physically distancing from others doesn’t mean you can’t nurture your own body.

Spending the next few months to prioritize your sexuality, whether that’s through self-love, masturbation, or trying orgasmic yoga (or all of the above) can be a great way to make the most of our extra time.

Set the mood

First things first, let’s set the mood. One of the best ways to get yourself in the mood can be both wearing something you feel confident in (whether that’s your favourite boyshorts or a lacy lingerie set) and decorating your space (whether that’s with candles or some new bed linen). Another key way to get some ambience going is to research a playlist that will set the mood — no matter if it’s R&B or lounge music that turns you on.

Masturbation

Becoming more comfortable pleasuring yourself is not only a great way to pass the time, but it’s a stress reliever, can build more self-love and acceptance, and boost your mood, too.

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Date virtually

Whether you’re locked away from your partner who doesn’t live with you or are currently swiping right on dating apps, not being able to see people IRL right now can lead to one thing: virtual intimacy.

If you’re not a seasoned pro with getting sexy virtually, there are tons of articles out there that can help you and encourage you to stay safe. Most importantly though, just be yourself and do whatever you feel comfortable with. For a video date, dressing up can be a fun way to get yourself and your partner in the mood.

Orgasmic yoga

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One of the best ways to get back in touch with your body is to start moving it, and with a lot of us having more time at home, now can be the perfect time.

Who said yoga needs to be all about getting abs? It can be all about getting in touch with your sexuality, too. Whether it’s through karmamudra or orgasmic yoga, there are a number of different types of the exercise specifically designed to embody your sexuality — and there are tons of videos online to guide you.

Self-love

Being isolated, it can be easy to fall into feelings of helplessness or depression. But with some extra time on our hands, now can also be a great opportunity to get in touch with your emotions and boost your self-esteem.

If you’re suffering from poor body image, finding time to really love your body can be as easy as looking in the mirror each day and finding things about yourself that you really love. These can be physical as well as emotional — you’re the whole package.


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