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A Complete Guide For Female Sexual Confidence

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Building Sexual Confidence Naturally: An Essential Guide for Women

How to build female sexual confidence naturally? This vital topic is often overlooked. What influences female sexual confidence? It may be perceived as having a sexy body, wearing lingerie, or having certain skills, but people may feel pressured to invest in these areas but still have low self-esteem in their sex lives and relationships. In this article, I will help you understand how to develop sexual confidence naturally. 

Many women experience low sexual confidence, especially when articulating their desires and initiating conversations around intimacy. I used to be like this, unable to comprehend why I could present myself effectively in business and social settings, yet struggled to naturally communicate my wants, needs, and desires in a relationship.

Many women who are confident in professional settings, and exude confidence and charisma in the boardroom, may find it hard to tap into that same self-assuredness in more intimate contexts.

This disparity in confidence is a recurring theme, and I have heard my female clients of all ages, from 20s to 70s, share the same struggle.

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This guide will uncover the layers of sexual confidence and how to build sexual confidence naturally, empowering women to embrace their sexuality.

(This guide offers 5 practices you can begin anytime - Download The Embodied Women Starter Guide)

Understanding Female Sexual Confidence

To truly address the issue, let's first clarify what sexual confidence is and debunk some common misconceptions.

The True Essence of Female Sexual Confidence

Sexual confidence is the ability to feel comfortable in your sexuality and intimate experiences. It can be demonstrated through expressing what you want, communicating your needs, setting boundaries, sharing your emotions openly, and joyfully displaying your sensuality.

All in all, sexual confidence is about advocating for your own pleasure and establishing genuine connections in sexual and intimate activities. Clear communication of desires promotes a closer relationship between partners.

Achieving true sexual confidence requires having a solid relationship with oneself, feeling good about one's body, and self-esteem, and believing that you deserve love and pleasure. It is also closely related to how women define their desires. Desires are closely related to how we feel with our bodies, and are not always spontaneous.

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Dispelling limiting Beliefs: What Sexual Confidence is Not.

Sexual confidence does not equate to dominance in a relationship. It is NOT determined by the number of partners, the wildness of your fantasies, or the frequency of sex. I have heard tales of individuals frequently changing partners to seek validation and compensate for feelings of inadequacy. 

One common misconception is the expectation that shyness, anxiety, or avoidance - often symptoms of lacking confidence - will naturally dissipate as a relationship matures.

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While a nurturing relationship can indeed help foster trust and confidence, it doesn't necessarily resolve deep-seated issues. This can often lead to situations where couples, despite their mutual love and respect, struggle to create a satisfying sexual relationship.

Sexual Confidence has multi-facets

Sexual confidence encompasses various aspects, including mental, emotional, physical, and erotic factors. It isn't just about proficiency in intimate skills. 

While these skills are now openly available in books and online, an individual lacking confidence may have learned various techniques but remains hesitant to apply them due to emotional or mental blocks.

It is quite common to see women who are body and health conscious, and competent in their careers, yet still struggling with cultivating their confidence in the bedroom.

Having said this, let's delve into the emotional factors that contribute to low sexual confidence and how to build sexual confidence naturally.

The Emotional Factors Underlying Low Sexual Confidence

There are emotional aspects that need to be evaluated in order to achieve sexual confidence, as it is deeply intertwined with our emotional well-being and self-expression.

When people ask me how to become sexually confident or how to build their partner's sexual confidence, firstly I will clarify if there are any physical issues e.g. chronic illness standing in the way. And then we explore the emotional factors, which are highly critical but often overlooked. 

Do you relate to any of the emotions below?

The Fear of Rejection and Judgment

Fear of rejection and judgment is a significant emotional factor that can cause women to worry about not meeting their partner's expectations or fear the repercussions of expressing their desires. This can lead to a lack of open communication, reducing the potential for a genuine connection. Rejection in the bedroom can be more difficult to process than in other social or work environments since it can feel highly personal. If we were driven by fear to approach intimacy and relationship.

This fear can create a continuous loop of questioning and self-censorship, further damaging a woman's self-esteem and ability to appreciate intimate relationships.

In denial of your Personal Needs

A significant barrier to sexual confidence is the struggle with self-worth and acknowledging personal needs. If you often find yourself prioritizing others' needs over your own in relationships, it could be indicative of low self-worth. And that could lead to the dark side of overgiving. 

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It's crucial to ask yourself the following questions and catch your instinctive answers:

Am I worthy of pleasure? 

Am I deserving of love without overextending myself? 

Do I believe my needs should come first?

When individuals are not secure in their belief that their needs matter, their sex life can become dull and uninspiring. Growing sexual confidence requires us to accept ourselves, express our needs, and share our desires without fear or embarrassment. 

How do you ensure that your own needs are understood by your partner? 

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A good and healthy connection in intimacy is co-creation and promotes creative solutions. Meeting our needs is not at the cost of taking away others.

Shame around open communication about Sex

Talking about sex can be difficult due to the feelings of guilt and shame caused by upbringing, religious beliefs, or societal norms. This shame can stop us from expressing our desires, leading to unhappiness and decreased libido. 

If these belief systems are causing pain in intimate relationships, it is important to reexamine them and find empowering beliefs that fit with your life and energy. Without addressing the shame and limiting beliefs, it is not possible to open up to intimacy and learn communication skills or sexy techniques. 

Do you feel shame or guilt when connecting with your sexual self? 

It is time to reflect on whether you want to let the beliefs of your family or society dictate your life or break free from them and build sexual confidence. Changing these beliefs is not easy, but it is super rewarding. There are professionals such as sex therapists and certified sex coaches who can help you on making it happen.

It's crucial to address the emotional barriers surrounding this subject. Meanwhile, let’s look into what nurtures your sexual confidence based on the alignment of your body and mind.

Holistic Ways to Naturally Build Sexual Confidence

Cultivating Sensuality Through Body Connection

Our sensuality lives in the body. Connecting with our body goes beyond diet, workout, sleep, and skincare. Our bodies express emotions and sensuality through sensations and movements.

Authentic sensuality extends beyond flirting or wearing sexy lingerie. It's about developing a profound connection with our senses, and emotions. 

You may ask how?!

(This guide offers 5 practices you can begin anytime - Download The Embodied Women Starter Guide)

To build sexual confidence naturally, we need to start by listening to our bodies and understanding what they are telling us. This will help us to enjoy the sensations our bodies offer and expand. By tuning into our bodies, releasing stored tension, and awakening our senses, we can honor our sensual nature, reduce overthinking, and achieve alignment. 

Ask yourself how in tune you are with your body's yes, no, likes, and dislikes. We have a natural instinct that helps us to distinguish between being close to or distant from certain people. Our bodies will expand or shrink in response to these feelings.

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When we learn to listen to our bodies, boundaries, desires, and a sense of pleasure will become second nature to us. This is not only true in intimate situations but in all of our relationships and interactions.

Love, sex, and intimacy are expressed through embodiment.

Embracing Pleasure as the natural

Female pleasure is highly varied and unique to each individual; there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Unfortunately, the mainstream media often places too much emphasis on achieving orgasm, creating an environment of performance anxiety. 

If women learn to shift their focus from orgasm to pleasure itself, they can explore different sensations and experiences that bring both sensual and sexual satisfaction. Pleasure education is essential in this process and involves becoming familiar with one's body, such as identifying erogenous zones beyond the breasts and vulva, and learning what types of touch and stimulation bring the most pleasure without having orgasms as an end goal.

With practice, it will become easier to express what brings pleasure and to ask for it. How we experience pleasure is also known as our pleasure map. Our bodies are diverse. Use this quiz to find what is your erotic blueprint known as our pleasure map. 

Unlocking the Power of the Pelvis

The phrase "happy pelvis, happy sex life" speaks to the importance of pelvic health in sexual confidence and pleasure.

Emotional stress, sedentary lifestyle, and past traumas can lead to pelvic tension.

To counteract this, exercises like yoga poses and Kegels can help restore pelvic mobility. These activities can help create a sense of comfort and freedom of movement, leading to increased sexual confidence. Below is a list of movements to get you started. 

Additionally, exploring dance styles like belly dancing or bachata which involve hip movement can be both fun and beneficial. Unlocking the power of the pelvis is a journey that can have a positive impact on both physical and emotional wellbeing, and be a key factor in developing natural sexual confidence. It could be moving your pelvis during each coffee break, using more yoga movements for hip tension release, or taking dancing lessons.

(My Practice guide - Download the Art of Self-Intimacy For Women Starter Guide to learn 5 practices you can begin anytime.)

Conclusion

Sexual confidence holds a significant place in the realm of personal empowerment for women. It has a lasting impact on womanhood and reflects our self-love and trust in an unfiltered way. 

Harness the power within you and let your sexual confidence blossom naturally. If you would like to take a more personal approach, I offer a one-on-one discovery call to discuss your needs and desires and create a custom plan to tackle the issue. Additionally, there are resources on my YouTube and Podcast interviews to help you explore and start the journey.

There you have it! Building sexual confidence is not about fancy tools or techniques, but using daily tools to connect and align our body and mind. Have any questions? Let me know in the comments below.

Resources: 

This guide offers 5 practices you can begin anytime - Download The Embodied Women Starter Guide

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