The Importance of Self-Love

 

We all know the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”.  We’ve rolled our eyes, chuckled, and went on our way.  No one EVER seems to debate the wisdom of “An ORGASM a day keeps the doctor away,”.  But it’s true!  Here’s an article that encapsulates a study:

“affirms a positive association between later-life health, sexual partnership and sexual activity,”

Now, if you actually read that article, it talks about how over-all, men have a shorter lifespan than women.  I don’t think that’s a revelation for many people.  What is interesting, is that unlike women, men actively desire sex longer (72% vs only 11% ages 57-85), and those men who do have an active sex life can add 5-11 years onto their life.  That number is increased even more if the man is not just sexually active, but physically active and moving about.

In all fairness, the above article that references the study done by the British Medical Group has come under fire; it’s not an accurate subsection of people, it could have been coincidence, but based on my (admittedly self-selected) data, I’d like to believe it’s true.  I don’t care if it’s confirmation bias!

So, for better health, take your sexuality in hand (or someone else’s) and maybe send a bit of that good energy my way!

What I really want to talk about, though, is the concept of self-love to keep one happy and whole.  (And before you start making masturbation jokes, I’ve heard them all) Here’s an article discussing non-sexual things one might do to pamper your body and calm your mind.  It’s geared mostly to women but who says a manly man can’t take a bubble bath?

My business and lifestyle can take tolls on my body.  If I want to be in tip-top condition, I have to remember to eat right, sleep enough, drink lots of water and be mindful of when was the last time I was outside?  Today, I decided that I should have a monthly ritual in which to pamper and self-love myself to get me back into 100% mode.  It is my personal opinion that these things are omnisexual, and I encourage my men to at least try some or all of these things (you can thank me later!)

  • Take the day off!
  • Moisturizing facial
  • Full-body massage
  • Deluxe Pedicure
  • Shop My Favorite Stores
  • Eat an Artisan Cupcake

Then, at night, when I’m curled up comfy on my couch with a mug of tea and some kettle corn, I watch a comfort movie (Disney, a musical, or a documentary about puppies), and when I put myself to bed on freshly laundered sheets I thank myself for a day well spent (sorry boys, a lady never kisses and tells, even if it’s with herself!)

I’ve been trying to do this once a month for a year; I always seem to find something else that is more important.  Nothing is more important than your health.  Physical, mental, sexual, psychological, they are all important.  And we tend to ignore one for the other, if we pay attention at all.  No more.  I’ve found the salon of my dreams and a LMP who is easy to schedule with and adores me.  Why shouldn’t I take care of myself first?

I would LOVE to hear what you do to relax after a hard day/week/month.  Give me ideas!

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