I am woman, hear me roar. Sexually empowered women aren’t to be messed with. These women know themselves, what they need, and what they want. For me, this sounds like every woman’s dream, yet many women struggle with sexual empowerment.
Why? Well, the world has spent much of its time against women. History hasn’t been kind to women. If anything, historically speaking, the powerful have invested ample time trying to keep women down—and they use female sexuality to do that.
Whether through religious, cultural, or societal expectations, women are told how they should act, look like, what they need, and how to be intimate.
But what do women want? Well, the reality is often the opposite of religious, cultural, or societal expectations.
However, times are changing, and women are starting to reconnect with themselves. Welcome to the era of sexually empowered women.
But what do sexually empowered women do? What does sexual empowerment even mean? You’re about to find out.
What is Sexual Empowerment?
So before we start talking about it, we need to know what it is.
Sexual empowerment is the acceptance of your own sexual desire. It’s when you take charge of your own sexual pleasure and meet your intimate needs without feeling shame or guilt (which, as we all know, isn’t as easy as it sounds).
When you’re sexually empowered, you do the following:
- Feel open to exploring your sexuality.
- Take control of your sexual pleasure through self-pleasure.
- Communicate your sexual needs and desires to your partner.
- Feel good while being intimate with another or yourself.
Essentially, sexual empowerment is living your authentic and sexual self freely.
What you may feel empowering may not be the same for another woman, and that’s completely normal. We’re all different, after all.
So before you keep reading, think about what sexual empowerment means to you.
Do you feel sexually empowered? What areas do you need to work on?
The 5 Daily Habits of Sexually Empowered Women
To become a sexually empowered woman, you need to work on it. It’s not something you achieve overnight—sexual empowerment takes years to master and is a life-long battle.
But you will get there, and I want to help you along your journey. Here are some daily habits you can incorporate to become a sexually empowered woman.
Feed your body the nutrients it needs
You know the saying, you are what you eat? Well, they didn’t come up with it for no reason.
And while you’re thinking, oh eating healthy and exercising are easy to do, it’s not. Many women don’t put their health first and it plays a serious role in your sexual empowerment.
How can you feel sexually empowered when you don’t feel good? Food and exercise play vital roles in your mental and emotional health.
When your body is working at its best, you feel your best (and so does your libido). If you’re filling yourself with processed food and aren’t exercising, your sexual health will take a hit.
Build your own daily ritual
You control your day. And I know you’re going to say, but I don’t have time. Come on, you don’t have time for yourself?
If you want to become a sexually empowered woman, make time for yourself. Whether it’s an hour or 30 minutes, build a time that’s only for you.
During that time, worship yourself. Have a hot bath and appreciate the moment. Read a book naked. Yes, naked. Sit on your balcony and enjoy a cup of tea (preferably naked).
Build a daily ritual that’s only for you.
Get naked more often
Yes, you read right. You need to get naked more often. Not just in front of your partner, but alone by yourself.
While it may not feel completely natural for you to bear all, stepping out of your comfort zone can help reconnect yourself to your body.
Spend a little time every day, whether it’s the morning or evening, naked. Don’t jump into the shower or put clothes on right away. Just be naked with yourself.
With time, you’ll become comfortable with your body and eventually with sex.
Ps. If you can start to sleep naked, that’s even better.
Sexually empowered women explore their sexuality and sexual desires through self-pleasure.
Now, it’s your turn. Take some time to explore your body and learn its curves and sensations.
Sure, you may not be in the mood for self-pleasure every day, but self-pleasure doesn’t have to be masturbation.
Think about what self-pleasure means to you. Perhaps it’s you simply massaging your breasts and caressing your inner thigh.
Self-pleasure is just about connecting with yourself and your body. You decide how.
I can already hear you sighing. Ugh, meditation. I get it. Meditation isn’t easy. Our days are designed to distract our minds and disconnect us from ourselves. But now it’s time to change that.
You don’t have to meditate for two hours – traditional meditation isn’t for everyone. But you should find your own way to meditate, whether it’s with mantras, dancing, or singing.
It may seem like a lot, but once you incorporate these habits into your daily routine, it’ll start to feel natural.
What’s important is that these habits make you feel good. If you notice you’re struggling, I suggest seeking intimacy counselling.