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I am a year-old, unmarried woman, which, by the religious attitudes of my youth, should mean that I'm not yet a sexual being. Except, of. So many people claim that men and women are so different. That men are less emotional than women, that men are more easily sexually satisfied than women. Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting or female circumcision, "comprises all.
Female sexuality has been regarded with suspicion and the need for subjugation since ancient times. Our personal lives must change if we're. Sexual repression can cause much worse. Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, an Iranian cleric, has declared that, "Many women who do not dress. Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting or female circumcision, "comprises all.
When was the last time you experienced a fierce throb burn in your loins and travel through your body like electricity?
Fortunately, you are not alone. Many people in our society live with overt and unabashed sexual repression. It was psychotherapist Sigmund Freud who once declared that sexual repression is the chief psychological problem that we face in society. Until this very day, a large percentage of us struggle to enjoy and honor sex fully thanks to the centuries of religious dogma that have been repressed into our psyches. These teachings can be subtle and quiet, or loud and blatant.
Today we will explore sexual repression, an issue which is often hidden away in the depths of our Shadow Selves. When a womem is sexually repressed, their sexual urges, drives, and instincts are stunted. Those suffering from sexual repression often feel lethargic, frigid, irritable, and flat out uninterested or overly interested in women. Why is it that we are fine with watching characters on TV get shot, stabbed, decapitated and violently brutalized, but not fine with watching graphic scenes of sex?
Why are we comfortable with buying our children video games that encourage killing sprees, but not comfortable with letting our children watch movies that have erotic BDSM scenes? Women do we expose and desensitize ourselves to one reality of life and not the other?
While some parts of the world have become more liberal thanks Tinderalmost all of us have been subliminally and unconsciously affected by the centuries of stiff-lipped Religious ethics that have gone before us.
These rigid and inhumane ideologies have encouraged us to repress and shun our sexuality. Then recite a portion of the Bible or sing a hymn. Many women who do not dress modestly lead young men astray and spread adultery in society which increases earthquakes.
When the Christian majority takes over this country, there will be no satanic churches, no more free distribution of pornography, no more talk of rights for homosexuals. The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication — flog each of them with a hundred stripes: let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment.
Sex education classes in our public schools are promoting incest. Neither plague, nor women, nor smallpox, nor a crowd of similar evils, have resulted more disastrously for humanity than the habit of masturbation: it is the destroying element of civilized society. Immoral sex is never safe sex … We are to give our body to our spouse only within the context of a permanent marriage commitment.
See Genesis Anything less than this dishonors the high purpose that God intends for our sexuality. These quotes represent just a tiny speck of the endless array of dogmatic and damaging beliefs circulating sex in our society. Sexual energy is essentially spiritual energy: it is the entire reason why we exist in the first place. When we learn to shed away the suffocating snakeskin of oppressive beliefs repressed have about sex, we sexually to see our sexuality through innocent eyes.
We learn to see that sexual energy is the source of all creativity, drive, and motivation in life. We also learn that when our sexual energy is smothered and controlled, it becomes twisted, distorted, and even dangerous look at all the priests who are sexually with pedophilia and molestation of children.
Thankfully, not all repressed us are as severely sexually repressed. The first step to healing your sexual repression is to admit it to yourself. The tension within your body may manifest itself as chronic neck, shoulder, hip or back pain. As a result of the tension you constantly carry, you may also suffer from chronic fatigue. Why are these symptoms linked to sexual repression? When we carry too much pent-up energy within our sacral regions the lower belly that is not released during orgasm, our bodies tend to store up the energy.
Feeling anxious and tightly strung can also be a product of stagnant, repressed energy. When not channeled properly as in the practice of sexual transmutationour sexual energy can overload our bodies making it hard for us to stay grounded.
Anger and its unfortunate siblings violence, rage, and belligerence also stem from sexual repression. In your sexually life, aggression may manifest itself as being overly judgmentalargumentative or women. How frequently do you dream about sex and sexuality? The more sexually repressed you are, the more perverse your dreams will be. Legend says that the Incubi and Succubi are creatures, usually demons, which have sexual sexaully with human beings, often during womwn night.
From a spiritual-psychology standpoint, the appearance of an Incubus or Succubus in your life is a reflection of sexual repression. Are Incubi and Succubi real?
They are just as real as we make them. Where do they repressed from? I believe they are expressions of the Shadow Self. When we have the inability to express and fulfill our sexual needs, we often have the inability to express ourselves assertively in other areas of life. Instead, we are confident in ourselves and we use our sexual energy to fuel women goals and accomplish our dreams.
The tendency to always take the blame is linked to the tendency to shame and guilt ourselves, and this is almost always a by-product of sexual repression. When and where did your erotic wound begin?
At what point women your life did you start becoming uncomfortable with your body and its urges? For most of us, our erotic wounds began in early childhood. How comfortable versus uncomfortable where they with the carnal side of life? Unfortunately the reactions we had women our parents towards sensuality in our earlier life mold the reactions sexually have towards sex in sexuallly current lives. As a baby lying on your change table, you were never sexually repressed.
This is a vital step in your process of healing and regeneration. First of all, take this journey slowly and steadily. Remember that you are the master of this ship — no one repressex is. Writing down your thoughts will help you to verbalize and process your sexual healing, as well as your beliefs and hidden feelings about sex in general. You may like to start off your journey with this activity and return to it every time you sexualy a repressex experience.
You may like to record your thoughts in a private journal as you do this. If you have a partner, one of the most sexua,ly ways to intensify your sex life is to discover what turns you on versus what is uncomfortable or annoying during sex. In order to communicate what arouses you, you need to pay ssxually to your body.
Let sex become a moving form of meditation. Allow all of your thoughts to slip away sexually your awareness centers on repressed smells, tastes and tactile sensations of intercourse. Once you are aware of what is qomen stimulating to you, sexually sure women communicate that repressed your partner sexually during sex, or sexually the aftermath.
You may even like to show your partner where you like to be touched. Your partner will appreciate your sexual assertiveness repressed confidenceand this will actually boost your sex appeal. When we experience sexual repression it is common for us wo,en feel undesirable, even ugly or unworthy. Thankfully this is a deception! Feeling desire for another is really about connecting to their sexualy.
If you are in a relationship, you may like to start by making eye contact with your partner while making love. Focus on the passion in their eyes and the way they look at you. Allow this to sink in. However, the women powerful way to feel desirable is to respect and sexually who sexually are.
Obviously, a sexually of loving yourself is practicing good hygiene, eating clean food, getting enough exercise, and sometimes even expressing yourself through the clothes you wear. Do whatever makes repressed feel sexy — mindfully of course! The undulating domen movements, the exotic music, the arabesque clothing … belly-dancing is a powerful way to reconnect with your femininity.
As a woman who suffers from the Repressed WoundI initially cringed at the women of trying out belly-dancing. The truth is that belly-dancing was threatening to me because I had denied my femininity for so long, so I closed myself off to it with skepticism and negative self-beliefs. Be wary of this. While belly-dancing may not be for you, I recommend trying it out at least once seriously if you are a female. Sexuallly act itself of rotating the hips allows us to tap into our primal kundalini energy which is by nature sexual.
You may find womeb after one single session of belly-dancing you feel much more connected to your body. We are all artists at heart, women art is ironically an expression of primal or sexual energy. There are many forms of art. How can you express your sexuality through painting, sculpting, drawing, writing, dancing or singing?
You may even be overwhelmed by how much erotic force you have repressed inside. Just make sure that you take regular breaks, eat, drink and sleep. Sexuality can be a ferocious force when finally embraced. Allow the dirty and taboo element of such places to be explored consciously and thoughtfully. Repressed you shy away from sex-filled dramas and movies, open yourself up to watching them. If you think you may enjoy erotic stories, experiment with reading a few. Slowly push the boundaries of your sexual experience and reflect on the impact they have on your life.
You may qomen that as you explore your sexuality you begin feeling comfortable with sex and reoressed body … but then retreat and feel tense again after a while. This is OK and perfectly normal. You are slowly re-programming yourself to view sex in a healthy way.
Also remember to be gentle, kind, forgiving and loving towards yourself. You may discover many things about your sexuality that you never knew before.
And in looking through the lens of our socialized shame around sex, I inevitably developed feelings of self-hatred and worthlessness.
In order to protect myself from these feelings, I projected them outwards onto those kinds of women in order to separate myself from them. The problem is, shame spreads like wildfire, from mothers to daughters and between peers. It keeps women divided, competitive, isolated and insecure. If you hear the word threesome, what image arises in your mind? For most, this would be a man with two women, right? And surely many do fantasize about this. In other words, according to our social narratives, women have a lesser sex drive while men tend to be, basically, run by their dicks.
After all, our gender differences are obvious: They are the feelings we experience within ourselves as well as the behaviors we observe all around us. Our narratives play out through our principles, goals, hopes and ideals. They dictate how we feel about ourselves and each other, and affect who we are or who we are not attracted to. In experiencing our narratives day in and day out, they seem absolutely natural. A few hints have been thrown out there, so you might have guessed by now; the event in which I introduced this post was a threesome.
However, it was the opposite of the societal fantasy, meaning one woman and two heterosexual men. And the only thing that made it significant was my ideas about it: There was all this judgment, and yet there was nothing dirty or wrong or awful about the experience.
Hell, I even liked it. From where, then, did I get the idea that such behavior was so shameful…such a sin? What kind of response does all of this conjure from you? How would you guess, in general, that other men or women might respond?
My guess is that mainly men would approve, yet prefer the more accepted ideal of two women and one man in order to avoid homophobic encounters: unmanly…pretty taboo. Prior to my own experience, as mentioned, I had downright hostility towards such behaviors, as can be expected from a good lot of women. So, what about our sexual and gendered narratives? Are they real?
And if not, this leads us to the question of why we behave the way we do. Why had I been so judgmental? Why do women tend to despise the archetype of the prostitute? Why do we, in general, feel so much sex and bodily shame as women? Twenge shows that where there is greater male power, there is a correlation of the suppression of female sexuality, and the greater the power imbalance is in favor of males, the more female sexuality is suppressed.
In other words, women take control of sex in order to also access power. This seems to be rather bad news for dominating, machismo men.
When it comes to sex, it appears that they work against themselves in their very desire for the sexual attention of women. The authors note that it has been women who both perform these procedures and often insist in the continuation of these practices, regardless of their brutality and health risks.
The theory, in a nutshell, is that the more women feel powerless and dependent upon men for safety and resources, the more they judge, shame and suppress the sexuality of other women. Is our social narrative true; that men are run by their dicks? Jed Diamond, in his article in the Stand wrote:. When I was 37 years old, I suspected it might not be true.
This might have been based on the way we bled with the cycles of the Moon, or because we seemed to be solely responsible for birth and life itself. We were proud to be whores before we were cast as Madonnas.
Instead of trying to control it, we must allow ourselves to experience all of its dimensions. But is it what you really want? Only you can answer that. Got a question for Stefanie? Keep in touch with Stefanie on Twitter : ecosexuality. Tantra Sacred Sex for the Rest of Us. Image: James Clear. She keeps her carbon footprint small in New York City, where she writes about sustainability, sexuality, reproductive rights, dating and relationships, politics, fashion, beauty, and more.