Depending on what kind of personality you have and what kind of way you were brought up, it might be the case that you are carrying a lot of sexual guilt around with you in your adult life. It is something that a lot of people deal with, and it is something that can have a negative impact on your personal life. There are, however, a few ways to try to unlearn these attitudes and feelings. Here are some ways to overcome sexual guilt.
You might have been brought up in an environment where the prospect of feeling sexual excitement and lust was considered a bad thing, so you need to take some time to explore your own body to help you see that these feelings are natural, biological, and essential for positive mental health. When you are in a relaxed, loving, and consensual environment, sexual exploration is a beautiful and pleasurable thing.
It is often the case that you can trace back your feelings of guilt around sex to a specific period or moment in your life when you were made to feel embarrassed or scared or just wrong in some way. If you can stand to think back on your past, discovering a revelatory moment can lead to clarity and to unlocking your attitude towards sex in the future.
The unknown is often what can make you feel guilty or uncomfortable about your sexuality, so please do not hesitate to explore your own body through self-pleasure and touching. Get to know what makes you feel good, and by causing that pleasure yourself, you can see that there is nothing forbidden or ‘wrong’ about craving those sensations. The more you get to know your own body, the less mysterious and scary sex becomes.
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