Lockdown, Libido and Intimacy

These are stressful times we’re living in!

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And stress can really shut down libido. Maybe it’s your libido, maybe it’s your partners; or perhaps both.

Stressed woman looking away from partner who is not paying attention.

Further, pandemic stress isn’t any old type of stress. For many people, it’s financial stress, which is a type of survival stress and it can have a negative effect on your body’s ability or interest in touching. Survival stress sends the body into a state of fight or flight, so the only thing that matters is survival, not procreating; We become hormonally less interested in sex.

If you and your partner aren’t having sex but want to boost intimacy Sensual Touch can help. Intimacy has many forms.

Sex is one kind of physical intimacy. It isn’t the only kind.

Incorporating skin-on-skin contact can help regulate your nervous systems and make you feel safer and calmer. Even if it’s not sexual touch. These types of touches can include; oil massage, foot massage, back scratching, head rub, back wash in the shower, cuddling, hand holding, kissing and hugging.

If you’d like one or more of these intimacies included in your Inspired Touch Session just mention it in the contact form. I will do my best to include the ones you feel are missing in your life.

Lockdown, Libido and Intimacy