NYLON recently shared five things that can happen when you focus on your mind and body and put your pleasure first.
It’s common to lose touch with your own pleasure. Between work, relationships, and 2020’s never-ending news cycle, getting through the day has become a feat in itself, and spending time focusing on what makes us feel good can easily fall to the wayside.
September is Sexual Health Month, AKA the perfect time to celebrate our sensuality, which is all about experiencing our senses more fully, getting in tune with ourselves, and figuring out what works for our bodies. That’s why NYLON partnered with Rae Wellness, a brand that champions well-being for all—including sexual well-being. Rae offers a universe of supplements that are vegan, non-GMO, and free of artificial preservatives, so you can focus on getting your mind and body right and reconnecting with what makes you happy.
Here are five benefits of putting your pleasure first.
You’ll cultivate a strong mind-body connection
Everything from stress, a lack of energy, and even nutritional deficiencies can lead to a disconnect between your mind and your body. A good first step of putting your pleasure first is listening to what your body tells you—and respecting how much it knows.
This means being aware when you’re lacking in certain areas, like energy and mood, and seeking solutions, like Rae Wellness’s In The Mood supplement. Each capsule contains Ginseng and ashwagandha to help reduce stress, Taurine to give a natural boost of energy, Vitamin D to help support and improve mood, and so much more.
Once you start being intentional about your mind-body communication, you might be surprised at how much easier it becomes to feel good in all aspects of your life.
You’ll discover a whole new part of yourself
Touching yourself may seem like a super obvious way to embrace your pleasure, but mindful masturbation isn’t just about going through the motions. Use your solo sessions to focus on breaking patterns, following what feels good, surprising yourself, and trying new things. Not only will this help you learn what makes you tick, but mindful masturbation is a great way to explore your own body and discover how it works in totally new ways.
If you’re finding that the stress of daily life is taking away from the pleasure of self-discovery, check out DeStress Drops—they’re chock full of GABA to help support a balanced mood, plus L-Theanine to support mental focus and cognition, so you can focus on what’s most important—you!
You’ll learn to live in the moment
Finding your pleasure through sensuality is all about paying attention to your five senses. Noticing how things look, feel, sound, smell, and taste will give you an automatic connection to your inner self.
Stuff that keeps you from being present—like too much screen time and an overcommitted schedule—can present a barrier to getting the most out of your pleasure. Be intentional about how you move through your day and you may just find that your pleasure will follow.
You’ll learn to get a good night’s sleep
Once you start putting your pleasure first, you’ll start to notice that getting enough sleep can totally affect your libido (even science agrees!). When you feel rested and recharged instead of foggy and drained, it’s easier to connect with what’s going on in and around your body, which is crucial when it comes to channeling your sensuality.
Get the shut-eye you need (and deserve) with a sleep supplement from Rae Wellness. Featuring pure and powerful ingredients and botanicals like melatonin and lemon balm, this capsule helps calm your mind, relax your body, and induce sleep—so you can wake up well-rested, and feeling like your best self.
You’ll feel empowered to take charge of your health
Being mindful of your pleasure also means paying closer attention to what your body is trying to tell you … and taking charge of your health when it’s something that requires a closer look. If you’re finding yourself having trouble sleeping, concentrating, or feeling aroused, take note and schedule a check-in with your healthcare provider.
Following your pleasure means being empowered to advocate for yourself and what feels right—which, at the end of the day, is what being sensual is all about.