Boost your self-esteem in the bedroom
We actually live in a fairly frigid culture, and I’m not referring to winters in Iqaluit. Despite the popular belief that sexualized media and prolific pornography indicate an ease with all things sexual, North Americans are at heart still more Victorian than they are Victoria’s Secret. Sure, fashions and attitudes have changed dramatically; our great-grandmothers would have been scandalized if their sisters had flashed too much ankle. Now, some teens flaunt cleavage and underwear every day.
But rapid social change is an external phenomenon. Internally and psychologically, many of us have not kept pace. We may wish we could feel comfortable flaunting our erotic selves with our husbands, but we still carry some of the old embarrassment in our DNA.
As a psychologist and sex therapist, I have worked with many women (and men) to help boost their self-esteem and develop a more positive body image. Here’s the advice I share.