MADONNA’S REBEL HEART TOUR
I’m writing this blog because at the heart of the onstage antics with a young 17 year old there was no consent. Madonna’s behaviour, is suggesting that as a pop star she can do what she wants and it gives out mixed messages to her younger audience.
Josephine is wondering what all the fuss is about as she feels it was just an accident and appears to be so in awe of her idol, that nothing she would do, could possibly be wrong in her eyes. Does this make idolisation wrong? No – however I believe in this era, where consciousness is expanding, that those in positions of influence and power can use their leadership qualities in ways that inspire, uplift and motivate.
Prince Ea, Will Smith, Jada Prinkett, Leonardo Di Caprio, Lady Gaga, Sting and Kate Winslet, to name a few, are some of the actors, actresses & singers that lead by example. The problem with what Madonna did was that it very much gives the wrong message to the younger generation.
Josephine obviously loves her body and is proud of it, bravo, that there is a 17 year old young woman that doesn’t have any body issues. She’s been quoted as wondering what all the fuss is about, “it’s her breast”, “her nipple” and she’s not bothered by it.
Madonna is Out of Line!
The younger generation learn about sex and how to behave with people they are sexually attracted to predominantly through porn. Unfortunately, this gives them the wrong idea of what sex is about and how to relate to the other person. They also learn from people who are influential such as pop stars, actors and actresses as well as movies and music clips.
What this tells people is that “it’s just a bit of a laugh, it’s ok, to pull someone’s top down and expose their breast, or you can go and pull some guys pants down and then all laugh at the size of his penis, which then traumatises him for most of his life, thinking he is not up to standard. The trauma these types of acts of non consent can actually cause can be huge, with people having problems for many years for incidences which some people may think are small, however if consent was there, they would not have to go through what they are experiencing.
These things happen, continually and regardless of whether the young girl in question is ok with it or not, it still comes down to consent and breaking boundaries and exploitation.
This non consensual behaviour was at this young girls expense and could have had even more consequences. It would seem from the non-consensual behaviour on stage, that Madonna is very much working in the shadow of consent with it all being about her and using tactics of manipulation and entrapment for her own gain.
Unfortunately it is wired into us at a very young age that unacceptable touch is ok. Think about the days when a baby was born, hung upside down and smacked on their back. Or young baby boys, being circumcised and enduring the pain as they are cut and then as we are growing up, having to put up with uncles, aunts or parents friends giving us a hug or a kiss hello, when all we really want to do is run the other way, but being told by our parents, to be polite!
This then becomes wired into our neurology and most people have a challenge expressing what they really want or don’t want, in particular when it comes to sexual experiences of any sort.
WHEN DO YOU NEED CONSENT?
The answer to that is you ALWAYS need consent. You cannot assume, that someone wants to have sex, engage in any form of sexual activity or sexual play unless you ask them directly and receive a verbal answer. No-one is a mind reader and no-one has the right to assume.
Consent is Key When it Comes to the Boundaries of Sexual Play
CONSENT IN THE LIGHT & IN THE SHADOW
There is authentic touch and consent, where both parties are giving consent to engage in any form of touch which may or may not be sexual. It can be done by either giving, receiving, allowing or absorbing and can be done for your own experience or for the other person or both. Some of the attributes of this type of touch is; connection, appreciation, devotion, gratitude, responsibility, integrity, pleasure, nurturing and adoration.
Then there is the opposite, which is the Shadow of Touch or Non Consent. When one person thinks they’re giving, allowing, receiving or absorbing. When it’s in the shadow it has a much more sinister edge to it and can be manipulating, controlling, cohersing, bullying or trapping the other person. It can also be lecherous, raping, abusing, groping, molesting and selfish, for the other person’s gain.
WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY?
Legally you cannot do what you want, regardless of the other person. Both people involved have to give verbal consent that they are happy to engage in a sexual activity of any sort, otherwise there is not full consent.
It’s important when having sex to know that your partner is giving you full consent. The only way to know for sure that you have consent is to ask them and not to assume by their body language that are wanting it or that they are actually happy about what’s going on because often that is not the case.
Consent also applies to any form of sexual contact & does not mean just for sexual intercourse
Unfortunately these sorts of things continue to happen and regardless of whether the young girl in question is ok with it or not, it still comes down to consent, breaking boundaries and exploitation. It’s time everyone learns to find their voice and find their NO!
Sometimes our libido completely vanishes, one minute it’s there and the next it’s not and you don’t know what to do about it. We can suddenly be left with absolutely no desire or urge to engage in any sexual activity and other times we have the urge without getting the results we desire.
There are many reasons why we can have loss of libido and it can be due to bad health, medication, erectile difficulties, premature ejaculation, menopause, surgeries, stress and anxiety, having babies, young children.
The 3 biggest problems with libido is lack of communication, not enough time, too tired and so it can become a vicious cycle
Libido can come back
The good news is with libido whether you have it, or don’t have it, or never had it, can come back, can be improved & you can learn ways to open yourself to experience more.
If you are in a relationship it often becomes a very big problem when one of you is not interested in sex. Maybe you’ve had a conversation about it that ended in an argument and or tears and so it just gets swept aside and is never discussed again. When that happens it’s like there’s an elephant in the room, or in this instance, in the bed and it’s something that is sitting there between you and creates an energy which effects you. It’s often not discussed because for some reason we have trouble communicating our sexual needs, desires and wants. Couples can talk about all sorts of things, personal things too but for some reason we are still challenged to talk about sex.
Without communication, there is no intimacy, without intimacy there is no sex!
HAVE A CONVERSATION
So sometimes we just have to be brave and sit down and have that conversation and then together you can look for answers. Relationships are all about give and take and that also applies to sex. Sex is your creative life force energy and creates harmony in your mind, body and spirit and to shut it off completely means that your life force is being shut down.
Often to get the libido moving, It’s important to connect back to yourself and start with some solo activity. There’s a few things you can do to reconnect with yourself.
WHERE TO START?
A great place to start is with an exercise where you place your right hand on your heart and your left hand on your genitals. Imagine breathing into your heart, sending the breath down to your genitals and exhaling. Repeating this cycle about 10 times in the morning and at night starts to connect you into your body and more importantly into your genitals. It’s a very healing activity which starts to open your heart, brings forgiveness into yourself for any pain, dissapointment, grief etc that can be connected with the genitals from experiences in life as well as loss of libido.
It’s also really good to start activating your pelvic floor muscles, by tightening them and toning them as well as bringing in some breath techniques to start activating and moving the sexual energy. It’s also good to start connecting with your body, doing some light touch with no expectations or desired outcome, but sinking into your body to create new sensations. From there it can be a gradual build up.
If things still don’t get moving, then it’s great to get in touch with someone that can coach and guide you with a simple plan to shake up and turn the volume up on your libido.
When there is an erection, the nerve impulses travel either from the brain or the genitals to encourage blood to the penis. The nerve impulses tell the arteries around the penis to allow blood to flow into the muscle at the base of the penis to contract. If the pubo-coccygeus (PC) muscle is too tight, then that will stop the blood flow.
BALANCE IS KEY
It’s important to find a balance between having a strong PC muscle and a toned one. Quite often we are in stress mode and it’s important to allow the body to relax by turning on the parasympathetic nervous system through the use of breath.
What’s causing the problem?
If erectile problems are occurring, we need to determine if it’s an organic cause such as: damage to nerves through surgery or cycling. Is there any chronic health conditions such as diabetes, MS or heart problems and medications. Assess alcohol consumption and smoking as well as prostate problems, any pain in the body, scar tissue and checking testosterone and hormonal levels.
What emotional aspects are going on?
We also need to look at, if it’s an internal/interpersonal or an environmental dynamic: such as grief, fear, anxiety or stress, body attitude, sex, shame, self hate, guilt. As well as beliefs, sexual skills, education, fear of intimacy and other variants.
HOW COACHING CAN HELP
As a libido coach I take all of these things into consideration and some of the techniques I teach are strengthening and toning the PC muscle. As well as introducing a whole range of exercises to connect you into your body and slowing down your autonomic nervous system through breath and movement.
A few other things that require consideration are:
A: If the condition is chronic, how long it’s been a problem
B: If it’s something that is occurring from time to time, perhaps getting a little more frequent
C: If it’s occurring due to the interpersonal factors such as stress, anxiety etc.
Unless a man has serious health issues which include medication, erectile difficulties can be turned around.
STEP OUTSIDE THE BOX
There is also a need for sexual education as men and women are conditioned that you can only have a good sexual experience if there is an erection present. There are many ways to experience sexual pleasure and sometimes it’s a matter of looking outside the box and learning how to open your orgasmic experience through learning new skills.
Imagine what it would be like to awaken yourself, to be able to experience sex at a level that is beyond your comprehension. Opening yourself to fully engage with your sexuality so that you can reach the sexual potential that is your birth right as a human being.
WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO DO THAT?
When you are doing the same thing over and over it can become boring and your sexual experiences can become limited. Your body also gets used to the same thing and when you introduce new activities it creates change. It’s no different to when you are wanting to lose weight and you hit a plateau…you need to change what you are eating to revitalise your system. Sex is no different!
Most people tend to put a limit on to how much pleasure they can experience
This sounds kind of crazy but is often very true. There are things that run in the background, in the sub-conscious that come from our belief systems that limit us. We don’t believe we are worth it, maybe we have low self esteem, shame or guilt running and so we limit what we can experience.
Sex has become an action
It’s become very outcome driven, something we do or have done to. When it’s outcome driven we are functioning from our head, our mind is in control and dictating what we should or shouldn’t be doing.
WE NEED TO LEARN TO SLOW DOWN!
Sex is an energy that you surrender to, that you open to and allow. So we need to learn how to get into the body more and get out of our head. When you learn to be in your body the possibilities are endless!
Would you be open to experiencing something new?
Using breath is the quickest way to move your sexual energy. Breath can transform your orgasmic experience and open you to experience more.
When we bring breath in, it helps us to connect to our bodies quickly. People tend to breathe very shallowly, when you take deep breaths, it connects you to yourself, gets you into your body and out of your head. So by bringing in some quick fast breaths as you are pleasuring yourself, or engaged with your partner, it activates your sympathetic nervous system. When that happens, your heart beats faster, your pupils dilate, your internal anal and urethral sphincters constrict and the blood gets pumped to the muscles and organs and excitement and arousal increases.
However you also need to balance that with long deep, slow breaths, relaxed breaths by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. When you bring the slower breath in it calms your body and relaxes it. So your pupils constrict, the blood moves to the core of the body, and your internal anal & urethral sphincters relax.
WHY WOULD I WANT TO RELAX IN THE MIDDLE OF SEX?
At one end of the scale you have excitement and at the other end is joy and bliss. The bits in between is the pleasure and often we miss out on the real pleasure because we are too busy chasing the excitement. When you bring the breath into it you can move between each end of the scale and your body will take over and you will find yourself opening up and experiencing more. The breath allows you to surrender to the energy and go with it and the magic happens in those moments.
It will feel odd at first, like anything new, but if you want to experience more in your orgasm, more in your pleasure, more in your sexual experience, then it’s worth giving it a go. Just ask your body ” Whatever energy space and consciousness can my body and I be to have wilder sex that I’ve ever thought possible with total ease”.
What would it take for you to become more at peace with your body, more at peace with your sexual pleasure?
Hope you enjoy your new Sexy self! xx
HOW SCAR REMEDIATION WORK CAN HELP
When we injure ourselves through accidents or surgery, scars are created.
This is a good thing, otherwise we’d be running around with big gaping festering holes
Scars are made up of collagen fibres and when an injury occurs, fibroblasts produce collagen to repair the injury. When this happens it repairs the area randomly, a bit like a birds nest, instead of following the grain of the original tissue, so this new collagen is thicker than the original collagen and can stick surfaces together internally.
Internal scars or adhesions are a little bit like octopus tendrils, where they travel from the original injury through many layers of tissue throughout the body.
You’re probably thinking, yeah, so what!
SO THAT PAIN IN MY……
You may feel your scar isn’t effecting you but maybe your scar is, but you would never, ever imagine what is going on in your body, could be coming from that scar or from the internal adhesions.
As a trained Somatic Sexological Body Worker we have been taught how to massage both internally and externally with women and men to work with these adhesions. We work externally with the scar, by applying organic castor oil packs and then massaging and palpating the area to give movement to the scar with organic castor oil and an organic solvent combination. By doing this we are causing the internal adhesions to release. We work internally to release the adhesions as well if required.
Scars can sometimes be very painful to touch, even years later
MASSAGE CAN HELP
By massaging the scars using 4 different techniques, we can release pain within the scar and release referred pain in other parts of the body, which can occur from releases in the actual scar. It’s a little bit like trigger point work that a general massage therapist would apply.
Here’s a list of just a few areas that can be effected by internal adhesions, but not limited to these only:
Any surgery to do with childbirth, episiotomies, natural tears, C-sections, hysterectomies, ectopic pregnancy removal, abortion, prostatectomy, bladder infections, endometriosis, organs, ligaments, tendons, fascia, muscles, any abdominal surgery, injuries to the coccyx, breast implants, head injuries, circumcision, peyronies disease & bowel surgery etc.
Are you experiencing painful sex? – There could be numbness or inflammation internally
BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THIS
Many women are unaware of lack of feelings or sensations experienced internally in the vaginal passage. This can come from childbirth, uncomfortable of painful sex, hard thrusting etc. By mapping internally with the organic castor oil we can determine any numbness and any pain sensations and slowly restore the vaginal walls to being able to feel sensations and pleasure. This is also done using the organic castor oil and an organic solvent combination.
Do you have low libido? – There could be internal adhesions in the vaginal canal
This can happen for women due to childbirth, sexual abuse, painful sex, vaginitis, pelvic floor inflammation, menopause, endometriosis, hysterectomies etc.
Again, massaging the scar with organic castor oil and applying castor oil packs can make very big changes, quite quickly to how the scar looks and feels. By palpating the scar you can free up the internal adhesions as well as release any pain associated with the scar. Quite often scars can be sunk in and this is due to the adhesions attaching to the organs. Scars can also have a lot of lumps which is known as keloids and scar remediation can assist with this as well.
Your scar WILL NOT disappear but it’s going to look & feel dramatically different!
Massaging the scar can bring back sensation in the area. Here are some photos taken over a period of 2 weeks of an abdominal scar.
This person had 10 inches of their small intestine taken out, as well as their appendix and about 2 inches of their large intestine. Luckily they have no problem with their gut or bowel because after the surgery 34 years ago, they gave up eating rubbish and eat very clean food and exercise. However the scar is quite sore in places and they were not happy with the original appearance, but are now after a week, are very happy with the look and feel.
“Can’t believe the difference in the scar in such a short time, it feels lighter and other areas of my body where the adhesion trail ended, such as my bicep, is feeling better as well – DE.”
Are you curious and want to know more? Please feel free to contact me.
Vaginoplasy & Labia surgery is an invention that prays on women & lines surgeons pockets with “blood” money. It amazes me how the surgeons get away with it & it amazes me that women are gullable enough to think this type of surgery can be a good thing. We as women are bombarded with false imaging in all forms of advertising, most women know it, yet still get caught up in the phenomenon of being & looking perfect.
GUESS WHAT YOUR MAN OR LADY LIKES IT JUST THE WAY IT IS!
I’ll give you a hint ladies, guys or chicks, don’t really care that much! If they have a woman that likes them, wants to have sex with them, then they are pretty happy.
Learn to love your vagina/vulva
I just recently read an article on Vaginoplasty where it stated, that no-one wants a sloppy vagina!
Like all parts of our bodies as we age things change & our vaginas are no different, They can change from having babies & as we get older they can change through menopause, but there is still no viable reason to have surgery on them. Surgery will come at a huge cost!
Those nerve endings inside your vagina help you to become aroused
Sexual feelings will be numbed & the scarring from surgery can cause even more complications as well as more loss of sensation.
Think about it…the procedure is to remove excess vaginal lining & tightening of tissues & muscles.
Did you know there are over 8,000 nerve endings in the female genitalia & they are cutting away a lot of those nerve endings! The majority of women are not even experiencing the fullness of their natural orgastic selves & to have this surgery will even lessen it.
Another statement in the article stated that once the vaginal walls are stretched like elastic, there is no coming back. This is absolute garbage.
There are many natural ways to tighten weak muscles and the first place to start is doing the Kegel or PC strengthening exercises. For some women this can be tough to do, so it’s important to be checked out to ensure that there are not other issues going on, for example a prolapsed bladder. Natural methods will work, you just have to find the right person to work with you & guide you with the right things to do.
CAN IT GET ANY WORSE? – APPARENTLY IT DOES
The article then went on to talk about Gspot amplification where collagen is inserted into the Gspot to make it easier to find! For F@*k’s sake, really?
I can guide anyone within 1 minute to finding the Gspot, it really isn’t that difficult to find
IT’S GETTING CRAZIER!
More unethical & ridiculous surgery being offered is Clitoral unhooding to remove the hood from the clitoris. Why to make it easier to find? To make it easier to stimulate? What is shown in porn has been air brushed and is fact law here in Australia which makes them look all tidy and neat with nothing showing,
There are different types of vulvas & vaginas & they are all beautiful. As women we don’t grow up looking at them because of the fact that they are tucked away, unlike male genitals.
Ladies learn to love yourself & all parts that make you the individual, beautiful female that you are
Women, you need to educate yourselves fully and stop taking the easy way out. If you want to have a fantastic sexual, orgastic life and you aren’t then seek out someone who can help you. There are plenty of us, Sex Educators out there!
TANTRA CAN MEAN SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE
We hear the term Tantra & it can mean different things to people and that’s because there are many layers and ways to use Tantra. A lot of people think it’s some weird & wacky “sex thing” or something like the Kama Sutra which involves lots of strange & complicated positions. For relationships it’s a way to deepen intimacy & the sexual experience.
So what is it and how and how can it can benefit you?
Very briefly, the word Tantra is Sanskrit from the sacred language of Hinduism. It comes from the word tan, which really translates to expanding and extending, spreading, weaving or manifesting. So like the world we live in, Tantra is the continual expansion of energy, spreading out like a cosmic wave which is made up of different energies.
So why would you want to tap into this energy and ride the wave?
CONNECT MORE WITH SELF AND PARTNER
Tantra is a way to connect more deeply to yourself through various practices of breath, specific exercises, connection to self & to your partner. It opens you to experience more sexually & become more intimate within your relationship. When you practice these techniques it will allow you to connect on a much deeper level which brings you together in a conscious way, being present with each other and allowing yourself to explore sexually together. It’s about creating harmony and balancing the energies of the masculine and the feminine within yourself and your partner.
Tantric practice will connect you with your partner on a much deeper and more intimate level. It brings you into presence with each other and will certainly reignite the spark in any relationship. It will bring a stronger awareness to everything you do when you engage sexually and allow you to slow down, explore each other with no fixed idea of what and how your love making will be or look like.
Sex is usually focused on the outcome
The man must have an erection and the woman must have x amount of orgasms. How long foreplay should be before you can have intercourse, lots of internal dialogue and how the foreplay should look with a demand sometimes of this is what I want so I can “get” sometimes consciously and sometimes not.
Tantra is a journey, bringing in an awareness to everything you do…how you touch, how you feel, how you breathe, how you smell and taste as well as how you engage or connect with your partner.
By using our breath in sexual practice it assists with allowing the “prana” or life force to flow through our body and this energy can take you to a higher spiritual place.
SPIRITUAL AND SEXUAL ENERGIES COMBINED
Tantra is where spiritual and sexual energies go hand in hand. It’s being in your truth around everything, your feelings and emotions which then effects how you communicate with your partner on all levels, not just sexually.
When you are consciously working with your sexual energy it’s very different to just having sex, it goes beyond that.
There are also many exercises that can help with flagging libido for both men & women. As well as exercises & breathing techniques to help with erectile challenges, becoming multi-orgasmic for men & women as well as teaching men to separate their ejaculation from orgasm, so they can last longer. All of these exercises will increase energy and stamina, because the sexual energy is being cultivated. Then there is Tantra massage which is a specific type of massage designed to awaken new pleasure pathways as well as prolonging the sexual experience.
So why wouldn’t you want to learn more about Tantra?
Tantra is like a pathway to another world that engages and connects you, physically, spiritually & emotionally firstly to yourself and then to your partner.
SEX – WHAT SEX! Here are some great tips to revive your relationship
If your relationship and any form of intimacy or sex has taken a bit of back seat in the period leading up to the Christmas period, now will be a great time to reconnect.
The holiday season can be very stressful for a lot of people. Everyone’s running around doing last minute shopping, finishing off the year at work or in their business and generally everyone is looking forward to some down time, whether it’s just the public holidays or a week or two of time out.
So why not use this time to do a little work on your relationship and reconnect with each other – who knows it may even lead to sex!
So whilst you’re in holiday mode, it’s a great time to recreate new patterns and release the old ones, which can be done by just doing things differently. So, time to turn the tv off, maybe go to bed at the same time as well as getting out into nature and doing things together. When you start to do these basic things, you’ll find that you’ll start talking to each other.
Without conversation, you are definitely not going to have sex, let alone any form of intimacy.
THINGS TO DO TOGETHER
Prepare a meal together, this gets you connecting and interacting together. Sit at a table and talk over meals, regardless whether you have children or not. This is the perfect time to reconnect.
Spend 5 minutes just sitting with each other and look into each other’s eyes. You’ll probably start laughing, thinking this is silly but it is actually a very powerful process. The laughing and other emotions that come up can be from nerves and can also be from experiencing the feeling of really being seen by your partner. I mean how often do you really look at your partner? This helps you to connect with each other, on another level. Give it a go, you’ve got nothing to lose and much to gain. Look into each other’s left eye, this is known as the Window to the Soul.
If you have children then make it a ritual before you climb into bed at night or when you first wake up in the morning.
Look at ways at how you can get your “sexy” back on together. Maybe it’s time to have some heart to heart conversations. Always speak from your perspective of how you feel, never from blaming them otherwise you’ll only get into an argument and that’s not what you want. Be really clear in your communication and listen to each other.
Get creative with how you can have some intimate touch. A morning kiss or hug, holding hands walking on the beach or at the movies. Make a game of it with yourself and see how many times you can do that. Statistics show that the more intimate touch you have the higher possibility will be that you will have sex. Be attentive with each other when you are interacting.
Look at ways you can bring some nice intimacy back together, maybe learn how to give each other a sexy massage. You don’t have to be an expert, just have an intention to pamper your partner with lots of oil and yummy moves, that will relax them and maybe even turn them on!
Maybe do some role playing or dress ups, to spice things up.
Guaranteed if you do these basic things, you will put a booster back into your relationship and once you’ve injected some connection and communication, you’ll be having more sex and intimacy.