Living with fibroids can be tough, especially when the imbalance in your hormones begins to take a toll on your sexual desire. Having sex can sometimes be painful because of those annoying masses of muscle sitting within the uterus, and it may make some women feel sexually inadequate in their relationships. Black women are three times more likely to get fibroids than other women and if you are part of this number, living with fibroids doesn’t have to rob you of your birthright to have amazingly intimate situations with the one that you love.
Fibroids and Sex: How to Get Your Sex Life Back
Here are a few ways to keep your sex life vibrant while living with fibroids.
There is nothing more intimate than the experience of touch between two partners. Erotic massage helps to relax the body and mind, all while bringing stimulation and sexual arousal. You can build intimacy with your partner through experimenting with several hand-to-body techniques and by incorporating aroma therapy into the mix by using massage oils infused with essential oils. You will feel sexy, adored and alive after having your physical and sensual body catered to.
Petting the “Pearl”
Sometimes the physical act of sex can be painful, yet the desire to have a climatic release lingers on your mind. You can solve this issue by having your partner massage your “pearl” (a coquette word for clitoris) with his fingers, his lips or one of your favorite personal massagers.
The very opening of the vagina has hundreds of nerve endings that can bring great stimulation to both you and your partner. If getting into the physical entry portion of sex is your desire, then using the shallow entry method will work for you. As your body begins to relax and settle into sensual bliss, your yoni (sacred word for vagina) will begin to open and blossom as well, allowing for deeper entry. Taking things slowly helps with managing pain, but if pain persists and becomes more uncomfortable than pleasurable, stop and switch to a non-entry sexual arousal technique.
Manage Estrogen Levels
When living with fibroids, we have the imbalance of estrogen hormones to thank for the fleeting desire to engage in sexual activity. Keep your libido in check by adding more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Oats, apples, beans and berries contain insoluble fiber that bind to estrogren to keep the body from absoring too much. Consulting your physician about medications that can help maintain a healthy level of estrogen is also an option.
Focusing on breathing and pushing your breath into the sexual centers of your body to create arousal is essential in pain management. While in physical activity, focus on breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth, envisioning the breath moving down into your pelvis. Your mind will begin to relax and so will your lady parts.
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