Get back to your body

How do I know if I’m over reliant on visual stimulus for arousal?

Firstly, let me underline there is nothing wrong with watching or reading material that we enjoy either alone or with a lover so long as it brings pleasure.

Let’s remember pleasure is good for us.

However sometimes our system can become overwhelmed, porn addiction is a common issue.

Porn sites receive more traffic than Netflix, Amazon, & Twitter combined each month. It’s no secret that porn has become mainstream entertainment in our society, it feels like porn is everywhere you look from social media to porn sites it’s estimated at least 30% of all data transferred across the internet is porn-related.

What if using porn is leaving me feeling anxious, sad, alone or guilty?

Quick visual based gratification gives us a fast dopamine release. This type of orgasm can be a great stress reliever but can leave us with a sense of disappointment or disconnect from intimacy based pleasure.

Some very regular porn users worry that they can not become fully aroused without a watching porn .. lets face it lots of porn is far from what real sex is like, so expectations can be unrealistic. It can also cause erection difficulty when it comes to intimacy as arousal was happening in the mind.

If this happens it’s time to get back to your body. Don’t worry it just takes committing to a few simple changes in your self pleasure practice.

Through somatic sexological sessions you begin to explore different routes to pleasure.

Here at Body Conscious we developed a somatic programme to support you to reduce your use and need for gratification from watching pornography, to expand your erotic menu, taking you back to the most amazing source of pleasure…your body.